Kreemer, Corne

Status: Research Associate Professor

Corne Kreemer

Research Associate Professor

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology,

and Nevada Seismological Laboratory,

Joint appointment


Ph.D. Earth and Space Sciences, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 2001

M.S. Geophysics, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 1997

Areas of Expertise

Crustal Deformation Modeling

Relative and Absolute Plate Motions

GPS Time-Series Analysis

Lithospheric Dynamics

Reference Frames

Professional Experience

2010-Present, Research Associate Professor, NV Bureau of Mines and Geology, and Seismological Laboratory, University of Nevada, Reno

2005-2010, Research Assistant Professor, NV Bureau of Mines and Geology, and Seismological Laboratory, University of Nevada, Reno

2004-2005, Postdoctoral Fellow, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology. University of Nevada, Reno

2001-2004, Postdoctoral Fellow, Chaire de Geodynamique, College de France, Aix en Provence / Paris

1998-2001, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Geosciences, SUNY Stony Brook

1996, Research Scholar, Geodynamics Lab, Penn State University, College Park, PA

Awards and Honors

2011, Mackey Faculty Achievement Award, University of Nevada, Reno

2010, AGU Geodesy Section Award

2008, Travel Award, 3rd World Stress Map Conference, Potsdam, Germany

2005, Travel Award, UNAVCO-IRIS Joint Workshop, Stevenson, Washington

2005, Travel Award, EarthScope National Meeting, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

1999, Travel Award, GPS99 meeting, Tsukuba, Japan

1998, Excellence in Teaching Award, SUNY - Stony Brook

Recent Peer-reviewed Publications


Kreemer, C. W.C. Hammond, G. Blewitt, A.A. Holland and R.A. Bennett

A geodetic strain rate model for the Pacific-North American plate boundary, western United States

Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map 178, scale 1:1,500,000, 2012.

Hammond, W.C., G. Blewitt, Z. Li, H.-P. Plag, and C. Kreemer

Contemporary uplift of the Sierra Nevada, western United States, from GPS and InSAR measurements

Geology, v. 40, p. 667-670, doi:10.1130/G32968, 2012.

Del Pardo, C., B.R. Smith-Konter, L.F. Serpa, C. Kreemer, G. Blewitt, and W.C. Hammond

Interseismic deformation and geologic evolution of the Death Valley Fault Zone

Journal of Geopgysical Research, v. 117, B06404, doi:10.1029/2011JB008552, 2012.

Wesnousky, S.G., J.M. Bormann, C. Kreemer, W.C. Hammond, and J.N. Brune

Neotectonics, geodesy, seismic hazard in the northern Walker Lane of western North America: Thirty kilometers of crustal shear and no strike-slip? Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 329-330, p. 133-140, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2012.02.018, 2012. PDF

Bruyninx, C., Z. Altamimi, M. Becker, M. Craymer, L. Combrinck, A. Combrink, J. Dawson, R. Dietrich, R. Fernandes, R. Govind, T. Herring, A. Kenyeres, R. King, C. Kreemer, D. Lavall?©e, J. Legrand, L. S??nchez, G. Sella, Z. Shen, A. Santamar?­a-G??mez, and G. W?¶ppelmann

A dense global velocity field based on GNSS observations: Preliminary results

Geodesy for Planet Earth, IAG Symposia Series, v. 136, p. 19-26, 2012.


Argus, D.F., G. Blewitt, W.R. Peltier, and C. Kreemer

Rise of the Ellsworth mountains and parts of the East Antarctic coast observed with GPS

Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L16303, doi:10.1029/2011GL048025, 2011.

Hammond, W.C., G. Blewitt, and C. Kreemer

Block modeling of crustal deformation of the Northern Walker Lane and Basin and Range from the MAGNET GPS velocities

Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 116, B04402, doi:10.1029/2010JB007817

Hammond, W.C., G. Blewitt, C. Kreemer, J.R. Murray-Moleda, and J.L. Svarc

GPS constraints before and during the 21 February 2008 Wells, Nevada M6.0 earthquake

in C. dePolo and D.D. LaPointe (eds.) The 21 February 2008 Mw 6.0 Wells, Nevada Earthquake Special Publication, NBMG Special Publication 36


Kreemer, C. G. Blewitt, and R.A. Bennett

Present-day motion and deformation of the Colorado Plateau

Geophysical Research Letters, v. 37., L10311, doi:10.1029/2010GL043374, 2010.

Le Pichon, X., and C. Kreemer

The Miocene to Present kinematic evolution of the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East and its implications for dynamics

Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, v. 38, p. 323-351, 2010.

Kreemer, C. G. Blewitt, and W.C. Hammond

Evidence for an active shear zone in southern Nevada linking the Wasatch Fault to the Eastern California Shear Zone

Geology, v. 38, p 475-478, 2010.

Hammond, W.C., C. Kreemer, G. Blewitt, and H.-P. Plag

Effect of viscoelastic relaxation on estimates of interseismic crustal strain accumulation at Yucca Mountain, Nevada

Geophysical Research Letters, L06307, doi:10.1029/2010GL042795, 2010.

Bird, P., C. Kreemer, and W.E. Holt

A long-term forecast of shallow seismicity based on the global strain rate map

Seismological Research Letters, Vol. 81, p. 184-194, 2010.

Flesch, L.M., and C. Kreemer

Gravitational potential energy and regional stress and strain rate fields for continental plateaus: Examples from the central Andes and Colorado Plateau, Tectonophysics, Vol. 482, p. 182-192, 2010.


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