William Menke
Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Professional Preparation
BS, MS 1976, Dept of Earth and Planetary Science, Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
M.Phil, 1978, Ph.D, 1882, Dept of Geological Sciences, Columbia University

Professor, Columbia University, 1992-
Chairman, Earth & Env. Sci., Columbia U., 2002-2004
Associate Chairman, Dept. Earth & Env. Sci., Columbia U., 2000-2002
Associate Director, Lamont-Doherty Earth Obs., 1989-1992

Relevant Publications
Menke, W., R.C.Holmes and J. Xie, On the nonuniqueness of the coupled origin time - velocity tomography problem, in press in Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. 2006.
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.
Menke, W., Case studies of seismic tomography and earthquake location in a regional context, in Seismic Earth: Array Analysis of Broadband Seismograms, Alan Levander and Guust Nolet, Eds., Geophysical Monograph Series 157. American Geophysical Union, 7-36, 2005.
Menke, W. and V.Levin, The Cross-Convolution Method for Interpreting SKS Splitting Observations, with Application to One and Two Layer Anisotropic Earth Models, Geophys.J.Int. 154, 379-392, 2003.

Other Publications
Hong, T.-K. and W. Menke, Tomographic investigation of the wear along the San Jacinto fault, southern California, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, in press, 2005.
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. and D. Abbott, Geophysical Theory (Textbook), Columbia University Press, 458p, 1989.

Synergistic Activities
Seismological Field Experiments: SIST (Iceland), ONYNEX (NY-New England), Katla Volcano (Iceland), Krafla Volcano (Iceland), Baradalur '96 (Iceland), Grinsfjall Volcano (Iceland) '98, Axial Volcano (Juan de Fuca Ridge, 1999).
Development of 3-semester "The Earth System" undergraduate course at Columbia U., 1994-1996.

Collaborators B. Brandsdottir (U. Iceland), P. Einarsson (U. Iceland), V. Levin (Rutgers)
Graduate Advisors A. Brecher (Undergraduate), P. Molnar (Masters), P. Richards (PhD)
Advisor and Sponsor V. Levin (Rutgers U.), M. West (U. ALaska, Fairbanks), C. Rodriguez (Columbia U.). Total: 8.