J. Barrett Salisbury

J. Barrett Salisbury

Neotectonics, earthquake geology, paleoseismology, geomorphology, high-resolution topography

  • Position:

    Geologist, Engineering Geology
  • Address:

    3354 College Road Fairbanks, AK 99709-3707
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Education and/or Training

Ph.D. 2016, Arizona State University - Geological Sciences
M.S. 2010, San Diego State University - Geological Sciences
B.S. 2007, Washington & Lee University - Geological Sciences

Projects and/or Research Interests

My research integrates aspects of earthquake geology and paleoseismology with high-resolution topographic analyses to characterize earthquake hazards and to understand the geomorphic evolution of active faults.

Selected Publications

  • Salisbury, J.B., Arrowsmith, J.R., Brown, Nathan, Rockwell, Thomas, Akciz, Sinan, and Ludwig, L.G., 2018, The age and origin of small offsets at Van Matre Ranch along the San Andreas Fault in the Carrizo Plain, California: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. https://doi.org/10.1785/0120170162
  • Nicolsky, D.J., Suleimani, E.N., Koehler, R.D., and Salisbury, J.B., 2017, Tsunami inundation maps for Juneau, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Report of Investigation 2017-9, 66 p., 5 sheets. http://doi.org/10.14509/29741
  • Salisbury, J.B., Rockwell, T.K., and Buga, M., 2017, Paleoseismic evidence for the 21 April 1928 Mw 6.9 surface rupture of the northern Clark Strand of the Central San Jacinto Fault, California: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 107, no. 2, p. 1027-1032. http://doi.org/10.1785/0120160026
  • Qin, J., Chen, J., and Salisbury, J.B., 2015, Photon transferred TL signals from potassium feldspars and their effects on post-IR IRSL measurements: Journal of Luminescence, v. 160, p. 1-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jlumin.2014.11.022
  • Rockwell, T.K., Fletcher, J.M., Teran, O.J., Hernandez, A.P., Mueller, K.J., Salisbury, J.B., Akciz, S.O., and Stepancikova, P., 2015, Reassessment of the 1892 Laguna Salada earthquake: fault kinematics and rupture patterns: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 105, no. 6, p. 2885-2893. http://dx.doi.org/10.1785/0120140274
  • Salisbury, J.B., Haddad, D.E., Rockwell, T.K., Arrowsmith, J.R., Madugo, C., Zielke, O., and Scharer, K.M., 2015, Validation of meter-scale surface faulting offset measurements from high-resolution topographic data: Geosphere, v. 11, no. 6, p. 1884-1901. http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/GES01197.1
  • Madden, C., Haddad, D.E., Salisbury, J.B., Zielke, O., Arrowsmith, J.R., Weldon, R.J., II, and Colunga, J., 2013, Compilation of slip-in-the-last-event data and analysis of last event, repeated slip, and average displacement for recent and prehistoric ruptures, Appendix R, in Field, E.H., Biasi, G.P., Bird, P., Dawson, T.E., Felzer, K.R., Jackson, D.D., Johnson, K.M., Jordan, T.H., Madden, C., Michael, A.J., Milner, K.R., Page, M.T., Parsons, T., Powers, P.M., Shaw, B.E., Thatcher, W.R., Weldon, R.J., II, and Zeng, Y., Uniform California earthquake rupture forecast, version 3 (UCERF3) - The time-independent model: U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File Report 2013-1165. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1165
  • Scharer, K.M., Salisbury, J.B., Arrowsmith, J.R., and Rockwell, T.K., 2013, Southern San Andreas fault evaluation field activity: Approaches to measuring small geomorphic offsets -- challenges and recommendations for active fault studies: Seismological Research Letters, v. 85, no. 1, p. 68-76. https://doi.org/10.1785/0220130108
  • Salisbury, J.B., Rockwell, T.K., Middleton, T.J., and Hudnut, K., 2012, LiDAR and field observations of slip distribution for the most recent surface ruptures along the central San Jacinto fault: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 102, no. 2, p. 598-619. http://dx.doi.org/10.1785/0120110068