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Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Earth Science D-index 33 Citations 7,819 58 World Ranking 4442 National Ranking 1768

Research.com Recognitions

Awards & Achievements

2016 - Benjamin Franklin Medal, Franklin Institute

2007 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

1999 - Fellow of American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Paleontology
  • Plate tectonics
  • Oceanography

His primary areas of study are Subduction, Seismology, Holocene, Tectonic subsidence and Oceanography. His studies in Subduction integrate themes in fields like Natural, Indian ocean and Paleoseismology. Brian F. Atwater studied Holocene and Quaternary that intersect with Far East.

His Oceanography research includes elements of Glacial period and Archaeology. Brian F. Atwater usually deals with Tsunami earthquake and limits it to topics linked to Seismic moment and Shore. He has included themes like Intertidal zone, Sea level and Geomorphology in his Paleontology study.

His most cited work include:

  • Evidence for great holocene earthquakes along the outer coast of washington state. (609 citations)
  • Predecessors of the giant 1960 Chile earthquake (393 citations)
  • Unusually large earthquakes inferred from tsunami deposits along the Kuril trench (326 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His primary scientific interests are in Oceanography, Subduction, Seismology, Holocene and Paleontology. His work on Bay, Estuary and Shore as part of general Oceanography study is frequently linked to British Virgin Islands, bridging the gap between disciplines. His Shore research includes themes of Archaeology and Sea level.

His Subduction study incorporates themes from Sill and Plate tectonics. His Holocene research focuses on subjects like Quaternary, which are linked to Far East, Paleoclimatology and Glacial period. His work on Range, Clastic rock and Radiocarbon dating as part of general Paleontology research is frequently linked to Tectonic subsidence and Trench, thereby connecting diverse disciplines of science.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Oceanography (37.50%)
  • Subduction (33.33%)
  • Seismology (27.78%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2012-2018)?

  • Oceanography (37.50%)
  • Seismology (27.78%)
  • Subduction (33.33%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Brian F. Atwater mostly deals with Oceanography, Seismology, Subduction, Paleontology and Geomorphology. The Shore, Indian ocean and Acropora research Brian F. Atwater does as part of his general Oceanography study is frequently linked to other disciplines of science, such as Biogeosciences and British Virgin Islands, therefore creating a link between diverse domains of science. His work carried out in the field of Seismology brings together such families of science as Turbidite, Tributary, Quaternary and Turbidity current.

His Subduction course of study focuses on Holocene and Flooding. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Reef and Brain coral. Many of his research projects under Geomorphology are closely connected to Numerical models with Numerical models, tying the diverse disciplines of science together.

Between 2012 and 2018, his most popular works were:

  • Rethinking turbidite paleoseismology along the Cascadia subduction zone (45 citations)
  • The 1960 tsunami on beach-ridge plains near Maullín, Chile: Landward descent, renewed breaches, aggraded fans, multiple predecessors (27 citations)
  • Extreme waves in the British Virgin Islands during the last centuries before 1500 CE (13 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Paleontology
  • Plate tectonics
  • Oceanography

Brian F. Atwater mainly focuses on Shore, Oceanography, Holocene, Paleontology and Risk assessment. In the field of Shore, his study on Overwash overlaps with subjects such as British Virgin Islands. His Oceanography study frequently intersects with other fields, such as Ridge.

The various areas that Brian F. Atwater examines in his Holocene study include Seismology, Turbidite, Turbidity current and Submarine canyon. His Paleontology research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Fringing reef, Reef, Coral and Sea level. Brian F. Atwater integrates many fields, such as Risk assessment and engineering, in his works.

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Best Publications

Evidence for great holocene earthquakes along the outer coast of washington state.

Brian F. Atwater.
Science (1987)

947 Citations

Predecessors of the giant 1960 Chile earthquake

Marco Cisternas;Brian F. Atwater;Fernando Torrejón;Yuki Sawai.
Nature (2005)

582 Citations

Unusually large earthquakes inferred from tsunami deposits along the Kuril trench

Futoshi Nanayama;Kenji Satake;Ryuta Furukawa;Koichi Shimokawa.
Nature (2003)

483 Citations

Summary of Coastal Geologic Evidence for past Great Earthquakes at the Cascadia Subduction Zone

Brian F. Atwater;Alan R. Nelson;John J. Clague;Gary A. Carver.
Earthquake Spectra (1995)

411 Citations

The Orphan Tsunami of 1700: Japanese Clues to a Parent Earthquake in North America

Brian F. Atwater;Satoko Musumi-Rokkaku;Kenji Satake;Yoshinobu Tsuji.
Professional Paper (2005)

410 Citations

Recurrence Intervals for Great Earthquakes of the Past 3,500 Years at Northeastern Willapa Bay, Washington

Brian F. Atwater;Eileen Hemphill-Haley.
US Geological Survey professional paper (1997)

393 Citations

A Tsunami about 1000 Years Ago in Puget Sound, Washington

Brian F. Atwater;Andrew L. Moore.
Science (1992)

384 Citations

Medieval forewarning of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami in Thailand

Kruawun Jankaew;Brian F. Atwater;Yuki Sawai;Montri Choowong.
Nature (2008)

343 Citations

Fault slip and seismic moment of the 1700 Cascadia earthquake inferred from Japanese tsunami descriptions

Kenji Satake;Kelin Wang;Brian F. Atwater.
Journal of Geophysical Research (2003)

327 Citations

History, landforms, and vegetation of the estuary's tidal marshes

B.F. Atwater;S.G. Conrad;J.N. Dowden;C.W. Hedel.
(1979)

305 Citations

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