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Ramon Arrowsmith

Ramon Arrowsmith

Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University

ramon.arrowsmith@asu.edu

480-965-3541

School of Earth and Space Exploration
Arizona State University
PO Box 876004
Tempe, AZ 85287-6004

Titles

  • Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University

Biography

Ramon Arrowsmith has been at Arizona State University since 1995 where he teaches field geology, structural geology, geomorphology, and computers in earth and space exploration. He has more than 20 years experience studying the earthquake geology, paleoseismology, and geomorphology of fault zones and publishing about their history of activity and hazards. He is cofounder and co-PI of the OpenTopography effort—a portal to the largest collection of freely available high resolution topography data (http://www.opentopography.org/).

He has lead many short courses, workshops, and visioning activities emphasizing high resolution topographic data and tectonic geomorphology. He and his students research on active faulting, earthquake geology, tectonic geomorphology, and the geologic framework for human origins. He has held a number of administrative positions in the ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) including associate chair (of Geological Sciences Department), associate directors of graduate studies and of operations, and is currently the deputy director of SESE.

Education

  • PhD, Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, 1995
  • BS (summa cum laude), Geology and Spanish, Whittier College, 1989

External Links

Journal Articles

In Press

Carr, B. B., A. B. Clarke, L. Vanderkluysen and J. R. Arrowsmith. Mechanisms of lava flow emplacement during an effusive eruption of Sinabung Volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia). Joornal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2018.03.002. (link )

2018

Salisbury, J. B., J. R. Arrowsmith, N. Brown, T. Rockwell, S. Akciz and L. Grant Ludwig. 2018. The age and origin of small offsets at Van Matre Ranch along the San Andreas Fault in the Carrizo Plain, California. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 108(2):639-653. DOI: 10.1785/0120170162. (link )

2017

Patyniak, M., A. Landgraf, A. Dzhumanbaeva, K. Abdrakhmatov, S. Rosenwinkel, O. Korup, F. Preusser, J. Fohlmeister, J. R. Arrowsmith and M. R. Strecker. 2017. Paleoseismic record of three Holocene earthquakes rupturing the Issyk-Ata Fault near Bishkek, North Kyrgyzstan. Bulleton of the Seismological Society of America 107(6):2721-2737. DOI: 10.1785/0120170083. (link )

2016

Barton, C. M., I. I. Ullah, S. M. Bergin, H. Sarjoughian, G. R. Mayer, J. Bernabeu Auban, A. Heimsath, M. F. Acevedo, J. Riel-Salvatore and J. R. Arrowsmith. 2016. Experimental socioecology:Integrative science for anthropocene landscape dynamics. Anthropocene 13(Mar):34-45. DOI: 10.1016/j.ancene.2015.12.004. (link )

2014

Toke, N. A., C. G. Boone and R. Arrowsmith. 2014. Fault zone regulation, seismic hazard, and social vulnerability in Los Angeles, California: Hazard or urban amenity?. Earth's Future 2(9):440-457. DOI: 10.1002/2014EF000241. (link )

2011

Toke, N. A., R. Arrowsmith, M. J. Rymer, A. Landgraf, D. Hadden, M. Busch, J. Coyan and M. Hannah. 2011. Late Holocene slip rate of the San Andreas fault and its accommodation by creep and moderate magnitude earthquakes at Parkfield, California. Geology 39:243-246. DOI: 10.1130/G31498.1.

2008

Roach, W. J., J. B. Heffernan, N. B. Grimm, R. Arrowsmith, C. Eisinger and T. Rychener. 2008. Unintended consequences of urbanization for aquatic ecosystems: A case study from the Arizona desert. BioScience 58(8):715-727. DOI: 10.1641/B580808.

2006

Rymer, M., J. Tinsley, J. Treiman, R. Arrowsmith, K. Clahan, A. Rosinski, W. Bryant, K. A. Snyder, G. Fuis, N. A. Toke and G. Bawden. 2006. Surface fault slip associated with the 2004 Parkfield, California, earthquake. The Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 96(4B):11-27. (link )

Toke, N. A. and R. Arrowsmith. 2006. Reassessment of a slip budget along the Parkfield segment of the San Andreas fault. The Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 96(4B):339-348. (link )

Toke, N. A., R. Arrowsmith, J. Young and C. Crosby. 2006. Paleoseismic and postseismic observations of surface slip along the Parkfield segment of the San Andreas fault. The Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 96(4B):221-238. (link )

1997

Arrowsmith, R., D. D. Rhodes and D. D. Pollard. 1997. Application of a hillslope development model to scarps along the San Andreas Fault, Carrizo Plain, California.. Journal of Geophysical Research

1996

Arrowsmith, R., D. D. Pollard and D. D. Rhodes. 1996. Hillslope development in areas of active tectonics. Journal of Geophysical Research 6255-6275.

1994

Arrowsmith, R. and D. D. Rhodes. 1994. Original forms and initial modifications of the Galway Lake Road scarp formed along the Emerson fault during the 28 June 1992 Landers, California, earthquake.. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 511-527.

Burgmann, R., R. Arrowsmith, T. A. Dumitru and R. J. McLaughlin. 1994. Rise and fall of the southern Santa Cruz Mountains, California, from fission tracks, geomorphology, and geodesy.. Journal of Geophysical Research 20181-20202.

Book Chapters

2004

Grimm, N. B., R. Arrowsmith, C. Eisinger, J. B. Heffernan, D. B. Lewis, A. MacLeod, L. Prashad, W. J. Roach, T. Rychener and R. W. Sheibley. 2004. Effects of urbanization on nutrient biogeochemistry of aridland streams. Pp. 129-146 In: DeFries, R., G. Asner and R. Houghton eds., Ecosystem interactions with land use change. Vol 153. American Geophysical Union. Washington, DC.

Posters

2009

El-Ashmawy, L., N. A. Toke and R. Arrowsmith. 2009. Geologic investigations of urban sedimentation in Tempe, AZ using retention structures. Poster presented August 31-September 2 at the Arizona Hydrological Society Symposium Posters, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2008

Hale, R. L., N. A. Toke, N. B. Grimm and R. Arrowsmith. 2008. Aridland urban hydrology in Phoenix, AZ. Poster presented January 10 at the Central Arizona Project Long Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2007

Toke, N. A. and R. Arrowsmith. 2007. Fluvial processes in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona: A natural laboratory for studying dryland fluvial systems. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. Poster presented January 10, 2007 at the Central Arizona Project Long Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Ninth Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Toke, N. A. and R. Arrowsmith. 2007. Paleoseismic and Holocene slip rate investigations along the San Andreas fault at Parkfield, California. Poster presented September 9-12 at the 2007 Annual Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) meeting, Palm Springs, CA. Proceedings and Abstracts Vol 17.

TokÃ, N. A. and R. Arrowsmith. 2007. Paleoseismic and Holocene slip rate investigations along the San Andreas Fault, at Parkfield, California. Poster presented December 13 at the Annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA. (link )

2006

Grimm, N. B., C. L. Redman, J. M. Briggs, C. Gries, M. M. Elser, B. Bolin, J. O. Allen, S. L. Harlan, S. H. Faeth, J. M. Anderies, J. C. Stutz, C. A. Martin, P. K. Westerhoff, R. Arrowsmith, J. A. Zehnder, J. Wu and A. P. Kinzig. 2006. Central Arizona -- Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Project. Poster presented at the September 20-23 LTER All Scientist Meeting, YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO.

Toke, N. A. and R. Arrowsmith. 2006. Fluvial geomorphology, hydrology and urbanization in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona: A natural laboratory for studying human alteration of dryland fluvial systems. Poster presented at the 37th International Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium, October 20-22 at Department of Geography, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC on The Human Role in Changing Fluvial Systems.

2004

Roach, W. J., R. Arrowsmith, C. Eisinger, N. B. Grimm, J. B. Heffernan and T. Rychener. 2004. Anthropogenic modifications influence the interactions between the geomorphology and biogeochemistry of an urban desert stream. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004, Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ.

2003

Ivanich, P. A., J. A. Tyburczy, R. Arrowsmith and M. Diaz. 2003. Measuring bedrock topography using gravity to understand subsidence along a portion of the CAP canal in northeast Scottsdale. Presented at February 19, 2003, CAP LTER Fifth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2002

Ivanich, P. A., J. A. Tyburczy and R. Arrowsmith. 2002. Measuring bedrock topography using gravity to understand subsidence along a portion of the CAP canal in northeast Scottsdale. Poster presented at January 17, 2002, CAP LTER Fourth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

2001

Arrowsmith, R., S. E. Robinson, K. C. Fergason, J. A. Tyburczy, S. D. Holloway and S. E. Wood. 2001. CAPLTER geology and geophysics. Poster presented at the January 19, 2001, CAP LTER Third Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link )

Fergason, K. C., R. Arrowsmith and J. A. Tyburczy. 2001. Investigations of changes in groundwater elevation, associated with Tempe Town Lake. Poster presented at the January 19, 2001, CAP LTER Third Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ.

2000

Fergason, K. C., R. Arrowsmith and J. A. Tyburczy. 2000. Changes of groundwater elevation associated with Tempe Town Lake. Poster presented at 19 January 2000, CAP LTER Second Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Fergason, K. C., R. Arrowsmith and J. A. Tyburczy. 2000. Changes of groundwater elevation associated with Tempe Town Lake. Poster presented at February 2000, Graduates in Earth and Life Sciences Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

1999

Robinson, S., R. Arrowsmith, D. E. Granger and F. M. Phillips. 1999. Using cosmogenic dating nuclides to determine the chronology and geometry of alluvial fan deposits. Poster presented at the 22 January 1999, CAP LTER First Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe.

Presentations

2010

Toke, N. A., C. G. Boone and R. Arrowsmith. 2010. Distribution of seismic hazard, regulation, and vulnerability in greater Los Angeles. Presentation September 11-15 at the Annual Southern California Earthquake Center Meeting, Palm Springs, CA Volume 20 Proceedings and Abstracts.

2009

El-Ashmawy, L., N. A. Toke and R. Arrowsmith. 2009. Sedimentary geology of urban environments: An example of measuring sediment production and composition in Tempe, AZ. Presentation October 18-21 at the Annual Geological Society of America Meeting, Portland, Oregon. Abstracts with programs.

Toke, N. A., R. Arrowsmith, M. J. Rymer, A. Landgraf, J. Coyan, M. Busch and D. Haddad. 2009. Long-lived creep, M6 earthquakes, and a Holocene slip rate for the main race of the San Andreas fault at Parkfield, California. Presentation September 12-16 at the Annual Southern California Earthquake Center Meeting, Palm Springs, California. Volume 19 Proceedings and Abstracts.

2004

Roach, W. J., R. Arrowsmith, C. Eisinger, N. B. Grimm, J. B. Heffernan and T. Rychener. 2004. Anthropogenic modifications influence the interactions between the geomorphology and biogeochemistry of an urban desert stream. Presented at July 30-August 7, 2004, 89th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR. (link )

2002

Arrowsmith, R., G. R. Keller, L. Prashad, M. Diaz, W. L. Stefanov, C. Eisinger, M. Fouch, S. J. Reynolds, S. M. Richards and P. A. Pearthree. 2002. A geospatial data systems for the transition between the Colorado Plateau and Basin and Range Provinces: An essential tool for basic and applied research in earth science and urban ecology.

2001

Keller, G. R., R. Arrowsmith, M. Fouch, A. Gates, N. Hicks, V. Kreinovich, K. Mickus, S. J. Reynolds, S. Richard and W. L. Stefanov. 2001. The southern Colorado Plateau and adjacent Basin and Range Province: A testbed for geoinformatics and data integration. Presented at the Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, Annual Meeting, Abstract 72-65.

2000

Fergason, K. C., R. Arrowsmith and J. A. Tyburczy. 2000. Changes of groundwater elevation associated with Tempe Town Lake. Presented at September 2000, Arizona Hydrological Society Meeting.

Robinson, S. E. and R. Arrowsmith. 2000. Alluvial fan depositional events identified by cosmogenic dating. Presented at 14-15 April 2000 44th Annual Meeting of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

1999

Robinson, S., R. Arrowsmith, D. E. Granger and . Phillips F M. 1999. Using remote sensing and cosmogenic nuclides to determine spatial variability and timing of alluvial fan deposits. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America.

Conference Papers

2008

Toke, N. A., R. Arrowsmith, M. Rymer, A. Landgraf, J. Coyan, M. Busch and D. Haddad. 2008. Paleoseismic interpretation and a preliminary geologic slip rate for the Parkfield segment of the San Andreas fault. Presentation December 15-19 at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California. Abstract no. T.

2007

Toke, N. A. and R. Arrowsmith. 2007. Paleoseismic and Holocene slip rate investigations along the San Andreas fault at Parkfield, California. Presentation December 10-14 at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Abstract:T43A-1097.

2006

Akciz, S., L. Grant, R. Arrowsmith, O. Zielke, N. A. Toke, G. Noriega , J. Cornoyer, E. Starke, N. Rousseau and B. Campbell. 2006. Does the new paleoseismological evidence from the Carrizo Plain section of the San Andreas fault indicate abnormally high late Holocene slip rates?. Presentation December 11-15 at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA. Abstract T21E-0. (link )

Busch, M., R. Arrowsmith, P. J. Umhoefer, G. M. Gutierrez, N. A. Toke, D. Brothers, E. DiMaggio, S. Maloney, O. Zielke and B. Buchanan. 2006. Late Quaternary faulting in the Cabo San Lucas-La Paz region, Baja California. Presented December 11-15 at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA Abstract T41D-1612. (link )

Toke, N. A. and R. Arrowsmith. 2006. Fluvial processes in Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona: A natural laboratory for studying urbanized dryland fluvial systems. Presentation December 11-15 at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Abstrac. (link )

Reports

2009

Arrowsmith, R. and N. A. Toke. 2009. Paleoseismic characterization of earthquakes and a geologic slip rate at Parkfield. NEHPR External Grant 07HQGR0094. (link )