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James F. Dolan

University of Southern California
Professor of Earth Sciences

Expertise: Earthquake Geology, Tectonic Geomorphology, Structural Geology
 
 
About Me Publications
Zinke, R., Hollingsworth, J., Dolan, J. F., & Van Dissen, R. J. (2017, 08). Quantifying 3D deformation in the 14 November MW 7.8 Kaikoura, New Zealand earthquake using a novel technique for correlation of optical satellite imagery. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7889
Wolfe, F. D., Dolan, J. F., Plesch, A., & Shaw, J. H. (2017, 08). Activity and earthquake potential of the Wilmington blind thrust, Los Angeles, CA: The largest earthquake source not on current southern California hazard maps?. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7772
Hatem, A. E., & Dolan, J. F. (2017, 08). A model for the initiation, evolution and continued activity of the Garlock fault, California. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7595
Dolan, J. F., McGill, S. F., Rhodes, E. J., & Crane, T. M. (2016, 08). Progress towards a comprehensive incremental slip rate and paleo-earthquake age and displacement record for the central Garlock fault. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6964
Zinke, R., Dolan, J. F., Van Dissen, R. J., Rhodes, E. J., & McGuire, C. P. (2016, 08). Lidar mapping and luminescence dating reveal highly variable latest Pleistocene-Holocene slip rates on the Awatere fault at Saxton River, South Island, New Zealand. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6951
Hatem, A. E., Dolan, J. F., & Milliner, C. W. (2016, 08). Progress towards deriving the three-dimensional coseismic deformation field along the White Wolf fault during the Mw ~7.3 1952 Kern County earthquake. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6765
Milliner, C. W., Dolan, J. F., Zinke, R., Hollingsworth, J., Leprince, S., & Ayoub, F. (2016, 08). Aerial2lidar3d: A New Point Cloud-Optical Image Matching Technique to Quantify Near-Field, Surface Co-Seismic Deformation in 3D: Application to the 1999 Mw 7.1 Hector Mine Earthquake and New Surface Offset Measurements of the 1999 Mw 7.6 Izmit earthquake. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6760
Berelson, W., Sessions, A., West, J., & Dolan, J. F. (2016, 08). Sedimentation in Nearshore Basins as Related to Paleoseismicity. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6669
McAuliffe, L. J., Dolan, J. F., Rhodes, E. J., Hubbard, J. A., Shaw, J. H., & Pratt, T. L. (2015). Paleoseismologic evidence for large-magnitude (Mw≥7.5) earthquakes on the Ventura blind thrust fault: Implications for multi-fault ruptures in the Transverse Ranges of southern California. Geosphere, (under review). SCEC Contribution 2076
Dolan, J. F., McAuliffe, L. J., Rhodes, E. J., McGill, S. F., & Zinke, R. (2016). Extreme multi-millennial slip rate variations on the Garlock fault, California: Strain super-cycles, potentially time-variable fault strength, and implications for system-level earthquake occurrence. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 446, 123-136. SCEC Contribution 6243
Hollingsworth, J., Leprince, S., Ayoub, F., Dolan, J. F., Milliner, C. W., Tong, X., Sandwell, D. T., & Xu, X. (2016). Refining the shallow slip deficit. Geophysical Journal International, 204(3), 1843-1862. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv563. SCEC Contribution 6198
Dolan, J. F., & Haravitch, B. (2014). How Well Do Surface Slip Measurements Track Slip at Depth in Large Strike-Slip Earthquakes? The Importance of Fault Structural Maturity in Controlling on-Fault Slip versus off-Fault Surface Deformation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 388(15), 38-47. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.11.043. SCEC Contribution 1988
Miller, M. S., Zhang, P., Okaya, D. A., & Dolan, J. F. (2014). Moho structure across the San Jacinto fault zone: insights into strain localization at depth. Lithosphere, 6(1), 43-47. doi: 10.1130/L295.1. SCEC Contribution 1755
Hubbard, J. A., Shaw, J. H., Dolan, J. F., Pratt, T. L., McAuliffe, L. J., & Rockwell, T. K. (2014). Structure and seismic hazard of the Ventura Avenue anticline and Ventura fault, California: Prospect for large, multisegment ruptures in the Western Transverse Ranges. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 104(3), 1070-1087. doi: 10.1785/0120130125. SCEC Contribution 1736
McAuliffe, L. J., Dolan, J. F., Kirby, E., Rollins, C., Haravitch, B., Alm, S., & Rittenour, T. M. (2013). Paleoseismology of the southern Panamint Valley fault: Implications for regional earthquake occurrence and seismic hazard in southern California. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 118(9), 5126-5146. doi: 10.1002/jgrb.50359. SCEC Contribution 1746
Ganev, P. N., Dolan, J. F., McGill, S. F., & Frankel, K. L. (2012). Constancy of geologic slip rate along the central Garlock fault: Implications for strain accumulation and release in southern California. Geophysical Journal International, 190(2), 745-760. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05494.x. SCEC Contribution 1525
Roder, B. J., Lawson, M. J., Rhodes, E. J., Dolan, J. F., McAuliffe, L. J., & McGill, S. F. (2012). Assessing the potential of luminescence dating for fault slip rate studies on the Garlock fault, Mojave Desert, California, USA. Quaternary Geochronology, 10, 285-290. doi: 10.1016/j.quageo.2012.03.013. SCEC Contribution 1518
Ganev, P. N., Dolan, J. F., McGill, S. F., & Frankel, K. L. (2012). Constancy of geologic slip rate along the central Garlock fault: Implications for strain accumulation and release in southern California. Geophysical Journal International, 190(2), 745-760. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05494.x. SCEC Contribution 1483
Ganev, P. N., Dolan, J. F., Blisniuk, K. D., Oskin, M. E., & Owen, L. A. (2010). Paleoseismologic evidence for multiple Holocene earthquakes on the Calico fault: Implications for earthquake clustering in the Eastern California Shear Zone. GSA Lithosphere, 2(4), 287-298. doi: 10.1130/L82.1. SCEC Contribution 1320
Elliott, A. J., Dolan, J. F., & Oglesby, D. D. (2009). Evidence from coseismic slip gradients for dynamic control on rupture propagation and arrest through stepovers. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114(B2), B02312. doi: 10.1029/2008JB005969. SCEC Contribution 1583
Leon, L. A., Dolan, J. F., Shaw, J. H., & Pratt, T. L. (2009). Evidence for Large Holocene Earthquakes on the Compton Thrust Fault, Los Angeles, California. Journal of Geophysical Research,. doi: 10.1029/2008JB006129, 2009. SCEC Contribution 1351
Frankel, K. L., Glazner, A. F., Kirby, E., Monastero, F. C., Strane, M. D., Oskin, M. E., Unruh, J., Walker, J., Anandakrishnan, S., Bartley, J. M., Coleman, D. S., Dolan, J. F., Finkel, R., Greene, D., Kylander-Clark , A., Marrero, S., Owen, L. A., & Phillips, F. (2008). Active Tectonics of the Eastern California Shear Zone. In E. Dubendorfer, & G. Smith (Eds.), GSA Field Guide 11: Field Guide to Plutons, Volcanoes, Faults, Reefs, Dinosaurs, and Possible Glaciation in Selected Areas of Arizona, California, and Nevada, (, pp. 43-81) Boulder, : Geological Society of America doi: 10.1130/2008.fld011(03). SCEC Contribution 1131
Frankel, K. L., Brantley, K. S., Dolan, J. F., Finkel, R., Klinger, R. E., Knott, J., Machette, M., Owen, L. A., Phillips, F., Slate, J. L., & Wernicke, B. P. (2007). Cosmogenic 10Be and 36Cl geochronology of offset alluvial fans along the northern Death Valley fault zone: Implications for transient strain in the eastern California shear zone. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 112(B06407). doi: 10.1029/2006JB004350. SCEC Contribution 958
Dolan, J. F., Bowman, D., & Sammis, C. G. (2007). Long-Range and Long-Term Fault Interactions in Southern California. Geology, 35(9), 855-858. doi: 10.1130/G23789A.1. SCEC Contribution 1010
Leon, L. A., Christofferson, S., Dolan, J. F., Shaw, J. H., & Pratt, T. L. (2007). Earthquake-by-Earthquake Fold Above the Puente Hills Blind Thrust Fault, Los Angeles, California: Implications for Fold Kinematics and Seismic Hazard. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 112(B03S03). doi: 10.1029/2006JB004461. SCEC Contribution 1001
Dolan, J. F., Christofferson, S., & Shaw, J. H. (2003). Recognition of Paleoearthquakes on the Puente Hills Blind Thrust Fault, California. Science, 300(5616), 115-118. doi: 10.1126/science.1080593. SCEC Contribution 713
Shaw, J. H., Plesch, A., Dolan, J. F., & Pratt, T. L. (2002). Puente Hills blind-thrust system, Los Angeles, California. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 92 (8), 2946-2960. doi: 10.1785/0120010291. SCEC Contribution 687
Harris, R. A., Dolan, J. F., Hartleb, R., & Day, S. M. (2002). The 1999 Izmit, Turkey Earthquake: A 3D Dynamic Stress Transfer Model of Intraearthquake Triggering. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 92(1), 245-255. doi: 10.1785/0120000825. SCEC Contribution 595
Yeats, R. S., Swanson, B. J., & Dolan, J. F. (2001). Geology and Tectonics of the East Ventura Basin. In T. L. Wright, & R. S. Yeats (Eds.), Geology and Tectonics of the East Ventura Basin and San Fernando Valley, (, pp. 203-224) Bakersfield, CA, : San Joaquin Geological Society SCEC Contribution 576
Tucker, A., & Dolan, J. F. (2001). Paleoseismologic Evidence for a >8 Ka Age of the Most Recent Surface Rupture on the Eastern Sierra Madre Fault, Northern Los Angeles Metropolitan Region, California. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 91(2), 232-249. doi: 10.1785/0120000093. SCEC Contribution 549
Weaver, K. D., & Dolan, J. F. (2000). Paleoseismology and Geomorphology of the Raymond fault, Los Angeles County, California. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 90(6), 1409-1429. doi: 10.1785/0119990075. SCEC Contribution 506
Dolan, J. F., Stevenson, D., & Rockwell, T. K. (2000). Paleoseismologic evidence for an early to mid-Holocene age of the most recent surface rupture on the Hollywood fault, Los Angeles, California. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 90(2), 334-344. doi: 10.1785/0119990096. SCEC Contribution 503
Dolan, J. F., Sieh, K., & Rockwell, T. K. (2000). Late Quaternary Activity and Seismic Potential of the Santa Monica Fault System, Los Angeles, California. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 112(10), 1559-1581. doi: 10.1130/0016-7606(2000)112<1559:LQAASP>2.0.CO;2. SCEC Contribution 267
Field, E. H., Jackson, D. D., & Dolan, J. F. (1999). A Mutually Consistent Seismic-Hazard Source Model for Southern California. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 89(3), 559-578. SCEC Contribution 453
Walls, C., Rockwell, T. K., Mueller, K. J., Bock, Y., Williams, S., Pfanner, J. L., Dolan, J. F., & Fang, P. (1998). Escape Tectonics in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Region and the Implications for Seismic Risk. Nature, 394, 356-360. doi: 10.1038/28590. SCEC Contribution 400
Dolan, J. F., & Pratt, T. L. (1997). High-resolution seismic reflection profiling of the Santa Monica Fault Zone, West Los Angeles, California. Geophysical Research Letters, 24(16), 2051-2054. doi: 10.1029/97GL01940. SCEC Contribution 380
Dolan, J. F., Sieh, K., Rockwell, T. K., Guptill, P., & Miller, G. (1997). Active Tectonics, Paleoseismology, and Seismic Hazards of the Hollywood Fault, Northern Los Angeles Basin, California. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 109(12), 1595-1616. doi: 10.1130/0016-7606(1997)109<1595:ATPASH>2.3.CO;2. SCEC Contribution 266
Dolan, J. F., Sieh, K., Rockwell, T. K., Yeats, R. S., Shaw, B. E., Suppe, J., Huftile, G. J., & Gath, E. M. (1995). Prospects for Larger or More Frequent Earthquakes in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Region. Science, 267(5195), 199-205. doi: 10.1126/science.267.5195.199. SCEC Contribution 119
Hummon, C., Schneider, C., Yeats, R. S., Dolan, J. F., Sieh, K., & Huftile, G. J. (1994). Wilshire Fault: Earthquakes in Hollywood?. Geology, 22(4), 291-294. doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(1994)022<0291:WFEIH>2.3.CO;2. SCEC Contribution 175
Dolan, J. F., & Sieh, K. (1992). Tectonic Geomorphology of the Northern Los Angeles Basin: Seismic Hazards and Kinematics of Young Fault Movement. , : . SCEC Contribution 80
Bausch, D., Gath, E. M., Gonzalez, T., Dolan, J. F., & Sieh, K. (1992). Application of New Developments in Seismic Hazards Assessment: Revised Safety Element of the General Plan of the City of Santa Monica. Presentation at 35th Assoc. of Engineering Geologists National Convention. SCEC Contribution 79
Dolan, J. F., & Sieh, K. (1992). Structural Style and Tectonic Geomorphology of the Northern Los Angeles Basin: Seismic Hazards and Kinematics of Recent Fault Movement. Presentation at 35th Assoc. of Engineering Geologists National Convention. SCEC Contribution 78

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