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Curriculum Vitae
December 2010
Patricia Alvarado

alvarado@geo.arizona.edu
www.geo.arizona.edu/~alvarado

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Education
PostDoc.(Seismology, Tectonics), University of Arizona, (Fulbrigth Program), 2010
Ph.D. (Geociences, Seismology, Tectonics), University of Arizona,  2006
M.Sc. (Geophysics), Universidad de Chile (UCH), 1998
Lic en Geofisica, Universidad Nacional de San Juan, 1992


Professional Experience

CONICET Researcher, Argentina
Profesor Titular,Universidad Nacional de San Juan, 2006-present
Teaching Associate, University of Arizona, 2004-2005
Research Associate, University of Arizona, 2002-2005
Profesor Adjunto,Universidad Nacional de San Juan, 1998-2006
Profesor Auxiliar, Dep. de Geofisica (DGF), Universidad de Chile, 1996-1997
Graduate research assistant, Universidad de Chile, 1996-1997
Graduate research assistant, Instituto Nacional de Prevencion Sismica (INPRES), Argentina, 1992


Funding (last 5 years)

PICTO 2007-00233 Inversion del Tensor Momento sismico para la caracterizacion del fallamiento activo en la region de mayor Peligro Sismico de Argentina. $280.000.- FONCYT.

PME 2006-02675. Sistemas de Observacion Integrados para el desarrollo de las Geociencias en Argentina. $720.000.- FONCYT

PICT 2006-0122. Estudio de la deformacion sismica cortical en el trasarco andino (28o-34oS) utilizando formas de onda de Banda Ancha Regionales.$280.000.- FONCYT

PERISHIP Project, Characterization of the most damaging historical earthquakes of the last century in Argentina, funded by NSF (National Sciences Foundation), the Public Enttity Risk Institute and The University of Colorado Natural Hazards Center. 2004. US$ 10,000.-

Students/Research Assistants

Doctoral: Marcelo Perarnau, Silvana Ines Bilbao, Daniel Gregori, Master: Miryam Llarena, Adriana Valenzuela. Undergraduate (Licenciatura): Mariana Aguiar, Silvana Blanco, Gustavo Racioppi, Evelin Codes, Guillermo Caro, Guillermo Corona.

 

Publications (last 5 years)

Gans, C.; Beck, S.; Zandt, G.; Gilbert, H.; Alvarado, P.,  (2011). Continental and oceanic crustal structure of the Pampean flat slab region, western Argentina, using receiver function analysis: New high-resolution results. Geophysical Journal International, in press.

Costa, C. H.; Alvarado, P.; Navarro, C.; Araujo, M. (2011). Peligrosidad sismica asociada a eventos neotectonicos. Relatorio XVIII Congreso Geologico Argentino en Geologia y Recursos Naturales de la Provincia de Neuquén. In press.

Alvarado, P; Ramos, V. (2011). Earthquake deformation in the northwestern Sierras Pampeanas of Argentina based on seismic waveform modeling. Journal of Geodynamics. 10.1016/j.jog.2010.08.002. vol. 51 p. 205 – 218.

Alvarado, P.; Sanchez, G.; Saez,  M.; Castro, B., (2010). Nuevas evidencias de la actividad sismica del terreno Cuyania en la region de subduccion de Placa Horizontal de Argentina. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geologicas, vol. 27 p. 278 – 291.

Perarnau, M.; Alvarado, P.; Saez, M. (2010). Estimacion de la estructura cortical de velocidades sismicas en el suroeste de la Sierra de Pie de Palo, provincia de San Juan (Argentina). Revista de la Asociacion Geologica Argentina, vol. 67.

Alvarado, P.; Ramos, V. (2010). La Estructura Andica de las Sierras Pampeanas basada en los Mecanismos Focales de Terremotos en su Region Noroeste. Revista de la Asociacion Geologica Argentina. vol. 67 p. 461 – 472.

Alvarado, P.; Barrientos, S.; Saez, M.; Astroza, M. (2009). Source Study and Tectonic Implications of the Historic 1958 Las Melosas Crustal Earthquake, Chile, Compared to Earthquake Damage. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors. doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2008.03.015,  vol. 175 p. 26 – 36.

Alvarado, P.; Pardo, M.; Gilbert, H.; Miranda, S.; Anderson, M.; Saez, M.; Beck, S. L. (2009). Flat-slab Subduction and Crustal Models for the Seismically Active Sierras Pampeanas Region of Argentina. MWR204: Backbone of the Americas: Shallow Subduction, Plateau Uplift, and Ridge and Terrane Collision, doi: 10.1130/2009.1204(12);  p. 261 - 278

Anderson, M.; Alvarado, P.; Zandt, G.; Beck, S. L. (2007). Geometry and brittle deformation of the subducting Nazca Plate, Central Chile and Argentina. Geophysical Journal International, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2007.03483.x;  vol. 171 p. 419 - 434

Alvarado, P.; Beck, S. L.; Zandt, G. (2007). Crustal structure of the southcentral Andes Cordillera and backarc region from regional waveform modeling. Geophysical Journal International, doi:10.1111/j.1365-244x.2007.x;  vol. 170 p. 858 – 875.

Fromm, R.; Alvarado, P.; Beck, S. L.; Zandt, G. (2006). The April 9, 2001 Juan Fernandez Ridge (Mw 6.7) tensional outer-rise earthquake and its aftershock sequence. Journal of Seismology, doi: 10.1007/s10950-006-9013-3; vol. 10 p. 163 – 170.

Alvarado P. and Beck S., (2006). Source characterization of the San Juan (Argentina) crustal earthquakes of 15 January 1944 (Mw 7.0) and 11 June 1952 (Mw 6.8). Earth and Planetary Science Letters. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2006.01.015, vol. 243 p. 615 – 631

Alvarado, P., Castro de Machuca, B. and Beck, S., (2005). Comparative crustal seismic study of the Western and Eastern Sierras Pampeanas region, Argentina, (31ºS). Revista de la Asociacion Geologica Argentina, Vol. 60 (4), 787-796.

Alvarado, P., Beck, S., Zandt, G., Araujo, M. and Triep, E., (2005). Crustal deformation in the south-central Andes backarc terranes as viewed from regional broad-band seismic waveform modelling. Geophysical Journal International 163 (2), 580-598.doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2005.02759.x

 

Academics Honors

Premio Arturo J. Amos. Academia Nacional de Ciencias Exactas, Fisicas y Naturales (ANCEFN), 2006.

Galileo Circle Scholarship. Award based on the excellence in research, academics, and service. (UofAZ), 2006.

National PERISHIP Award, funded by NSF and the Public Enttity Risk Institute. 2004

Lewis A. Tyler Trustees Fund Award , funded by LASPAU and the Univ. de Harvard, 2003.

Award ChevronTexaco Geology Fellowship, Summer 2004.

Fellowship holder by INPRES, 1992.

Distinguished Alumni Award, UNSJ, 1992.

Gold Medal, 1984 & 1979 (Distinguished Alumni Award).


Field Experience

Installation, maintenance and retrieval of broadband PASSCAL instruments, SIEMBRA experiment, Argentina, 2007-2009.

Installation, maintenance and retrieval of broadband PASSCAL instruments, CHARGE experiment, Argentina, 2000-2002.

Installation, maintenance and retrieval of EDA seismic station , RESICA-97 study of aftersocks, Venezuela , 1997

Installation, maintenance and retrieval of EDA seismic station , Poyects FONDECYT 1950623, FONDECYT 1970778 and FONDEF-D91I1098, Chile, 1996


Professional Service

Caracterizacion Sismotectonica para la Evaluacion del Peligro Sismico en el area de emplazamiento de la Central Nuclear ATUCHA II, Buenos Aires, Argentina. IDIA-UNSJ.

Caracterizacion de la sismicidad y principales fuentes sismogeneticas en el area del Proyecto Punta Negra, San Juan, Argentina. 2009.IDIA-UNSJ.

Prof. & tecnic service to Sec. de Mineria de la Nacion Argentina by Fund. UNSJ, 1994.

Prof. & tecnic service to Mining BMG Company by Fund. UNSJ, 1994.

Prof. & tecnic service to Geodatos Company (Chile) by DGF UCH, 1996.

Scientific mission member in the Moscu University and San Petersburgo University (UNSJ, 1993)

Member of American Geophysical Union, Asociacion Argentina de Geofisicos y Geodestas, Asociacion Geologica Argentina and Sociedad Brasilera de Geofisica



Lastest revision: december 20, 2010