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 Expert  723901

Expert in Earthquake Detection, Soil Dating, Paleoseismology, Faults & Soils, Stratigraphy, Seismology, etc.


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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Co-developer of the Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis method for correlating geologic materials. Developer of the SIMAN coefficient for use in similarity analysis. Co-developer of planning scenarios for major earthquakes. Developer of soil mineralogical techniques for fault activity investigations involving the new field of "soil tectonics." Co-discoverer of the Holocene slip rates of the Hayward, Honey Lake, and Concord faults.

He calls his approach to paleoseismology "soil tectonics." He combines field observation, soil and geomorphological description, and sampling with laboratory work involving mineralogical, physical, and chemical analyses to discover the relationships between faults and soils. The data are interpreted through perspectives gained from pedochronology, Quaternary stratigraphy, seismology, geodesy, as well as tectonics. Long term goals in this research include the determination of Holocene slip rates, dates of prehistoric events, recurrence intervals, and ultimately, predictions involving the date, magnitude, and location of future events. Soils are especially important in this work because evidence for the most recent activity usually involves the youngest geologic unit overlying a fault: the soil.

He used this approach in dozens of fault studies in both northern and southern California. The most important involved the proposed Auburn Dam, the proposed Point Conception LNG Terminal, the Vallecitos Reactor near Livermore, USGS-sponsored studies of the Raymond, San Gabriel, Hayward and Concord faults, as well as numerous evaluations of faults for the state's fault zoning program.

His work in soil tectonics has been supported by the National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program of the USGS, the California Geological Survey, and various geotechnical consulting firms. Over the years he has received research support from the University of Wisconsin, Oregon State University, AEC, NSF, and NRC-NAS.

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azimuth

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earthquake

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earthquake engineering

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environmental geology

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forensic geology

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forensics

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geochemistry

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geodesy

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geology

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geophysics

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geotechnical centrifuge modeling

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geotechnical engineering

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geotectonics

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land

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land development

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land management

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land planning

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land surveying

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petrology

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rift tectonics

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seismic interpretation

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seismic sensor

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seismograph

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soil

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soil compaction

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soil conservation

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soil mechanics

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soil mineralogy

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soil sampling

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soil testing

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strain analysis

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stratigraphy

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weathering

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California

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paleoseismology

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soil dating

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geophysics seismology


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1969   Ph.D.   Soil Science   OSU  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1991 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Principal

 

1972 to 2004

 

California Geological Survey

 


 

Associate Geochemist and Earthquake Hazard Specialist

 

1984 to 1991

 

Self

 


 

Soils Consultant

 

1990 to 1990

 

University of California

 

Department of Soil Science

 

Visiting Professor in Soil Mineralogy

 

Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Soil Science Society of America, Clay Minerals Society, Geological Society of America (Associate Editor, 1972-1982), American Geophysical Union, Association of Engineering Geologists, California Association of Professional Scientists, Professional Soil Scientists Association of California, Seismological Society of America, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, National Society of Consulting Soil Scientists, California Council of Geoscience Organizations, Northern California Geological Society, Philosophy of Science Association.

Licenses/Certifications

Certified Professional Soil Scientist No. 24836 (ARCPACS), 1998

Professional Appointments

National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associateship, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO, 9/69 to 12/71.

Awards/Recognition

American Men and Women of Science, Who's Who in Technology Today, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the World, AEG San Francisco Speaker of the Year, Sigma Xi, Louis Ware Scholarship (UW), Herfurth Efficiency Award (UW), Alpha Zeta, Phi Kappa Phi


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Hundreds of abstracts, theses, books, chapters, journals, etc.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Describes soil profiles, examines soil horizons in relation to faults, fissures, and other evidence of earth movement, prepares written soil descriptions, obtains carbon samples, interprets results, and prepares a report giving age estimates for soil development.
  • Since 1977 his research involved the use of soils in studying fault activity in conjunction with the state's Geohazards Program. Since 1984 he has been studying the paleoseismology of the Hayward and Concord faults with support from CGS and USGS.
  • Expert, Glenn, 1984, Soil mineralogical report for the Johnson property: Unpublished consulting report prepared for Merrill & Seeley Inc., Pleasanton, California: Berkeley, CA, Expert's Firm, 5 p.
  • Expert, Glenn, 1989, Pedochronological report for Quint Investment Associates 40 acre property, Laughlin Road, Livermore, California, in Berger, T.W., Glick, D.C., and Eskandari, A.Y., eds., Report: Geologic and seismic hazards investigation and preliminary soils investigation for Quint Investment Associates 40 Acre property, Laughlin Road, Livermore, California: Unpublished consulting report prepared for Quint Investment Associates, (Project No. P89006 [CDMG Consulting Report AP-2280]): Pleasanton, CA, BSK & Associates Geotechnical Consultants, Inc., p. B1-B33.
  • Expert, Glenn, 1998, Pedochronological report for the Napa Oaks Subdivision, Napa, California: Unpublished consulting report prepared for Phoenix Geotechnical, Napa, California: Berkeley, CA, Expert's Firm, 9 p.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He is certified as an expert in soil science. Most recent case was in 2005.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on expert witness re Soil/Dust related accident.
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Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Soil Stratigraphy for Trench Logging


 

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