William Menke
Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Professional Preparation
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology Earth and Planetary Science BS, MS 1976
Columbia University Geological Sciences M.Phil 1978, PhD 1982

ProfessorColumbia University1992-
ChairDept. Earth & Env. Sci.2002-2004
Assoc. ChairDept. Earth & Env. Sci.2000-2002
Associate DirectorLamont-Doherty Earth Obs.1989-1992
Associate ProfessorColumbia University1986-1992
Assistant ProfessorOregon St. University1982-1986

Relevant Publications
Menke, W. and V. Levin, Anomalous seaward dip of the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary beneath northeastern US detected using differential-array measurements of Rayleigh waves, Geophys. J. Int. 149, 413-421, 2002.
Levin, V., W. Menke, J. Park, No regional anisotropic domains in the northerneastern U.S. Appalachians J. Geophys. Res. Vol. 105 , No. B8 , p. 19,029, 2000.
Levin, V., W. Menke and J. Park, 1999. Shear wave splitting in the Appalachians and the Urals: A case for multilayered anisotropy J. Geophys. Res. Vol. 104 , No. B8 , p. 17,975-17,987.
Hu., G., W. Menke and C. Powell, Polarization tomography for P wave structure in southern California, J. Geophys. Res. 99, 15245-15256, 1994.
Menke, W. L. Shengold and B. Busby, Precison of broadband velocity measurements made with IRIS/PASSCAL instrumentation, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. 82, 2256-2262, 1992.

Other Publications
West, M., W. Menke. M. Tolstoy, S. Webb and R. Sohn, Magma storage beneath Axial volcano on the Juan de Fuca mid-ocean ridge, Nature 25, 833-837, 2001.
Menke, W., Geophysical Data Analysis: Discrete Inverse Theory, Revised Edition (textbook), Academic Press, Inc., New York, 1989.
Menke, W., M. West, B. Brandsdottir and D. Sparks, Compressional and shear velocity of the lithosphere in northern Iceland, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. 88, 1561-1571, 1998.
Menke, W. and D. Abbott, Geophysical Theory (Textbook), Columbia University Press, 458p, 1989.
Gudmundsson, O., B. Brandsdottir, W. Menke and H. Olafsson, The magma chamber of Katla volcano in the propagating volcanic zone of south Iceland revealed by seismic undershooting, Geophys. J. Int. 119, 227-296, 1994.

Synergistic Activities
Seismological Field Experiments: SIST (Iceland), ONYNEX (NY-New England), Katla Undershooting (Iceland), FIRE (Iceland), Baradalur '96 (Iceland), Axial Volcano (Juan de Fuca Ridge).
IRIS/PASSCAL Standing Committee, 1996-1997
Development of 3-semester "The Earth System" undergraduate course at Columbia University, 1994-1996.
Ridge Multibeam Synthesis Project and associated database, 1995.

Collaborators M. Brandon (Yale), B. Brandsdottir (U. Iceland), Evgeney Chesnokov (U Oklahoma), P. Einarsson (U. Iceland), V. Levin (Yale), J. Park (Yale), R. White (Cambridge), M. West (Alaska).

Graduate Advisors A. Brecher (Undergraduate), P. Molnar (Masters), P. Richards (PhD)

Advisor and Sponsor V. Levin (Yale), M. West (LDEO), C. Rodriguez (LDEO), C. Holmes (LDEO). Danielle Stroup (LDEO) Total: 10.