Dr. Harold Gurrola
Associate Professor of Geosciences

CAREER AND EDUCATION

2001-pres.
Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.

1995.
Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.

1995.
Ph.D., Geophysics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, San Diego, California.

1987.
M.S., Geophysics, Department of Geological Studies, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas.

1983.
B.S., Geophysics, Department of Geological Studies, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas.



GRADUATE STUDENTS SUPERVISED

Shanna Brown, current, MS, 3-D receiver function study of the upper mantle beneath Northern California.

Steve Manns, current, MS, Velocity structure and seismicity of the Texas Panhandle region.

Seth Conway, current, MS, Interpretation and processing of 9 component reflection seismic data.

Aziz Ozyavas, 2004, MS, Crustal structure of the southern high plains using seismic and gravity data.

Jenelle Baptiste, 2004, MS, Simultaneous iterative deconvolution of receiver functions applied to Caribbean Island seismic stations.

Jason Lewis, 2004, MS, 3-D receiver functions study of upper mantle structure beneath southern California.

Bob Rothengauss, 2004, MS, Interpretation of Miocene strata of the South Marsh Island area, off-shore Louisiana using 3-D reflection data seismic data.

Alexander Gribinko, 2002, MS, Refine methods using SP, and EM34 radar to study ground water and applied it to a shallow aquifer in Black Water Draw of Terry Co. Texas.

Ata Sagnak, 2002, PhD, Inversion of well logs data for rock properties.

Nathan Simmons, 2000, MS, Study of the upper mantle of southern California using receiver functions.

Jeff Burrell, 1998, MS, EM34 and GPR study of an ephemeral stream.



SELECTED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Benoit, M.H., A.A. Nyblade, J.C. VanDecar, and H. Gurrola, 2003, Upper mantle P wave velocity structure and transition zone thickness beneath the Arabian Shield, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30, 1531

Gurrola, H., and J. B. Minster, 2000, Evidence for local variations in the depth to the 410 km discontinuity beneath Albuquerque, New Mexico, Journal of Geophysical Research, 105, p10847-10856.

Owens, T.J., H. Gurrola, A.A. Nyblade, and C.A. Langston, 2000, Mantle Discontinuity Structure beneath East Africa, Geophysical Research Letters, 27, p 827.

Simmons, N.A. and H. Gurrola, 2000, Seismic evidence for multiple discontinuities near the base of the transition zone, Nature, 405, 559-562.

Nyblade, A. A., T. J. Owens, H. Gurrola, J. Ritsema, and C. A. Langston, 2000, Seismic Evidence for a mantle plume beneath east Africa, Geology, 28, 599-602.

Gurrola, H., and J. B. Minster, 1998, Thickness estimates of the upper mantle transition zone from bootstrapped velocity spectrum stacks of Receiver functions, Geophys. Jour. Int., 133, 31-43.

Baker, G. E., J. B. Minster, G. Zandt, and H. Gurrola, 1996, Constraints on crustal structure and complex Moho topography beneath Piņon Flat, California from teleseismic receiver functions, Bull. Seism. Soc. Amer., 86, 1830-1844.

Gurrola, H., G. E. Baker, and J. B. Minster, 1995, Simultaneous time domain deconvolution with application to the computation of receiver functions, Geophys. Jour. Int., 120, 537-543.

Gurrola, H., J. B. Minster, and T. Owens, 1994, The use of velocity spectrum in the stacking of receiver functions, Geophys. Jour. Int., 117, 427-440.



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