Kell, Annie

Status: Education/Outreach Seismologist

Dr. Annie Kell received her Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2014. Her thesis topics include fault studies

of the San Andreas and Imperial fault system beneath the Salton Sea, and faulting beneath Pyramid Lake and SW Reno,

using both marine and land-based seismic imaging techniques. Annie has also been involved with various aspects of

geothermal exploration. Dr. Kell was at ground zero for the M7.1 Christchurch earthquake in 2010. This event gave

her keen interest in Education and Outreach, and has been involved with the Great Nevada ShakeOut since it's inception

in 2010.

Contact Info

Address: Nevada Seismological Laboratory, 1664 N. Virginia Street MS 0174, UNR, Reno, NV 89557-0174

email: annie.kell@gmail.com


Degree Year Conferred Institution and Location

High School

B.S. University of Houston , Houston, TX

Ph.D 2014 University of Nevada, Reno

Honors & Awards

Annie wins Best Paper: Geothermal Resource Council Award

1st Place UNR College of Science 2011 Video Contest

Major Research Interests

Education/Outreach, Seismic Reflection and Tomographic Techniques, Visualization, Geothermal, LiDAR studies

Exploration and Tectonics of the Walker Lane and western U.S.

2015 Publications:

Eisses, A.K., A. Kell, G.M. Kent, N.W. Driscoll, R.L. Baskin, K.D. Smith, R.E. Karlin, J.K. Louie and S.K Pullammanappallil, New constraints on fault architecture, slip rates and strain partitioning beneath Pyramid Lake, Nevada, Geosphere, v. 11(3), p. 1-22, doi: 10.1130/GES00821.1, 2015.

2013 Publications:

Maloney, J. M., P. J. Noble, N. W. Driscoll, G. M. Kent, S. B. Smith, G. C. Schmauder, J. M. Babcock, R. L. Baskin, R. Karlin, A. M. Kell, G. G. Seitz, S. Zimmerman and J. A., Paleoseismic history of the Fallen Leaf segment of the West Tahoe–Dollar Point fault reconstructed from slide deposits in the Lake Tahoe Basin, California–Nevada, Geosphere, 1-26, vol. 9(4), doi: 10.1130/GES00877, 2013.

Rose, E.J., Fuis, G.S., Stock, J.M., Hole, J.A., Kell, A.M., Kent, G., Driscoll, N.W., Goldman, M., Reusch, A.M., Han, L., Sickler, R.R., Catchings, R.D., Rymer, M.J., Criley, C.J., Scheirer, D.S., Skinner, S.M., Slayday-Criley, C.J., Murphy, J.M., Jensen, E.G., McClearn, R., Ferguson, A.J., Butcher, L.A., Gardner, M.A., Emmons, I., Loughran, C.L., Svitek, J.R., Bastien, P.C., Cotton, J.A., Croker, D.S., Harding, A.J., Babcock, J.M., Harder, S.H., and C.M. Rosa, 2013, Borehole-explosion and air-gun data acquired in the 2011 Salton Seismic Imaging Project (SSIP), southern California—Description of the survey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1172, 83 p.,http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20131172.

In Review Publications:

Kell, A., V. J. Sahakian, G. M. Kent, N. W. Driscoll, A. J. Harding, R. L. Baskin, M. Barth, J. A. Hole, J. M. Stock and G. S. Fuis, New Constraints on the Architecture and Evolution of the Imperial–San Andreas pull-apart system beneath the Salton Sea, California, Geosphere, in review, 2016.

Kent, G., G. Schmauder, J. Maloney, N. Driscoll, A. Kell, Rob Baskin, Gordon Seitz and Ken Smith, Reevaluating late-Pleistocene and Holocene active faults in the Tahoe Basin, California-Nevada, in review, AEG Special Volume, Applied California Geology, 2016.

In Prep Publications:

Kell, A., J. Louie, A. Harding, G. Kent and S. Pullammanappallil, Short Note: A high resolution seismic survey across the Mt. Rose pediment: Implications for faulting and landslides, to be submitted to Bulletin Seismological Society of America, 2016.

Kell. A., N. Driscoll, A. Harding, G. Kent, V. Sahakian, and R. Baskin, Metasedimentary alteration and earthquake nucleation in the shallow crust beneath the Salton Sea pull-apart basin, to be submitted to Geophysical Research Letters, 2016.

D. Brothers, N.W. Driscoll, G.M. Kent, A.J. Harding, R.L. Baskin, A.M. Kell, Late-Holocene tectonic activity and sedimentation in the Salton Sea, California, to be submitted to Bulletin Seismological Society of America, 2016.

Synergistic Activities:

Coordinator, The Great Nevada ShakeOut

Recent Collaborators & Other Activities:

Graham Kent, Neal Driscoll, Alistair Harding, Gordon Seitz, Rob Baskin, Danny Brothers, Ken Smith, Jillian Maloney, John Hole,

Joann Stock, Gary Fuis, Steve Wesnousky and John Louie

Doctoral Advisors:

Graham Kent and John Louie, Nevada Seismological Laboratory, University of Nevada, Reno


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