Anne Sheehan
Professor • Department Chair
Geological Sciences • CIRES

Office: Benson Rm 440A


My research involves the use of geophysical methods, primarily seismology, but also including geodesy and electromagnetic methods, to understand mountain belts, subduction zones, and earthquakes. I am interested in the properties of the Earth’s crust and mantle, the nature of lithospheric deformation, and the causes and consequences of induced seismicity. My group’s field based projects include broadband and short period seismometer deployments, ocean bottom seismic and seafloor pressure gauge measurements, magnetotellurics, and geodesy.


Geophysics, seismology, tectonics, earthquakes, subduction, mantle, seismicity

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Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991
  • B.S., University of Kansas, 1984