L. Braile, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Purdue University         braile@purdue.edu





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List of Research Papers:


Seismic velocity structure of the Kenya rift.

Kenya and the East African Rift System


Crustal seismic refraction and reflection and gravity studies of the structure and evolution of the East African Rift System.

Topography and epicenters in the Yellowstone region.


Yellowstone – Snake River Plain


Seismology and geophysical studies of the Yellowstone hotspot and the Snake River Plain – the track of the hotspot over the past 15 million years.

    Gravity and epicenters in the New Madrid area.


The New Madrid Seismic Zone


Geophysical, tectonic and seismicity studies of the New Madrid Seismic Zone.

Seismic raypaths in a layered Earth model.


Crustal Seismic Studies


Seismic studies of the Earth’s crust, uppermost mantle and the Mohorovicic discontinuity.  Synthetic seismogram modeling of amplitudes of seismic phases.

Photograph of students on a geology field trip during SAGE.


SAGE (Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience)


Research papers from the SAGE program – an intensive, summer research and education program in geophysics that operates from Santa Fe, New Mexico (Sage web site: http://www.lanl.gov/sage.htm).

 Graphic of wave propagation in a slinky.


Earth Science Education


Journal articles and other publications on Earth science education, particularly seismology education topics, including lesson and activity descriptions.


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