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Eleanor 1.05

About me

In all of the courses I teach at UCR I enjoy sharing the perspective I have gained by bringing together multiple disciplines during my own research career. My earth science students learn to use the mathematical physics of a hydrogen atom to describe very low notes at which the earth rings, or to use computational analogues of genetics to make five-dimensional models of the earth’s interior. They also hear about the dangers of circular reasoning that trapped modern earth scientists in the paradigm of a mantle that acted too much like a hot pot of pasta sauce and too little like a cool lava lamp. Students in my introductory statistics and mathematics courses are shown the surprising similarities in the processes of finding the distinct components of Earth noises or social satisfaction surveys or artistic styles.

Short CV


Research Positions

Teaching Positions

Selected publications

  • Resovsky, J. S. and M. H. Ritzwoller, Constraining odd-degree mantle structure with normal modes, Geophys. Res. Letts., 22, 2301-2304, 1995.
  • Resovsky, J. S. and M. H. Ritzwoller, New and refined constraints on three-dimensional Earth structure from normal modes below 3 mHz, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 783-810, 1998.
  • Resovsky, J. S. and M. H. Ritzwoller, A degree 8 mantle shear velocity model from normal mode observations below 3 mHz, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 993-1014, 1999.
  • Resovsky, J. S. and M. H. Ritzwoller, Regularization uncertainty in normal mode density models, Geophys. Res. Letts., 26, 2319-2322, 1999.
  • Beghein C., J. Resovsky, and J. Trampert, P and S tomography using normal mode and surface wave data with a neighbourhood algorithm, Geophys. J. Internatl., 149, 646-658, 2002
  • Resovsky, J. S. and J. Trampert, Reliable mantle density error bars: an application of the neighbourhood algorithm to normal mode and surface wave data, Geophys. J. Internatl., 150, 665-672, 2002.
  • Resovsky, J. S. and R. Pestana, Improved lower mantle Vp constraints from spectral fitting of normal mode data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30, 1383-1386, 2003.
  • Resovsky, J. S., and J. Trampert, Using probabilistic seismic tomography to test mantle velocity-density relationships, Earth Planet. Sci Lett., 215, 121-134, 2003.
  • Resovsky, J. S., J. Trampert, and R.D. Van der Hilst, Error bars for the global seismic Q profile, Earth Planet. Sci Lett., 230, 413-423, 2005.
  • Beghein, C., Resovsky, J., and Van der Hilst, R.D., The effect of mantle anisotropy on normal mode coupling, Geophysical Journal International, vol. 175, p. 1209-1234, 2008.
  • Resovsky, J.S. and Visser, M., Toroidal Hum Excitation by Large Tidal Stick-Slip Ice Stream Movements, AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, 2009
  • J. Resovsky, L.F.L.M. Bakker, J.J.G. Karreman, L.L.Ngwa, S.A.J.G. Nijsingh, G. Schout, F. Sulu-Gambari, T. van Wijck and R.D. van der Weijden. “Prioritizing R\&D for seven radioactive waste disposal options – an independent, interactive approach,” Proc. Int. Conf. Radioactive Waste Disposal in Geological Formations (RepoSafe-07), Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (2007).
  • E. Broeks, L. Buck, A. Olloni, E. van der Reep, R. van der Weijden, Nuclear fuel and carbon capture as a means for CO2 mitigation: a comparison of related storage requirements and impacts, European Science Foundation conference “Geological Storage, Latest Progress”, Universitatszentrum Obergurgl, Austria, 22-27 November 2009.
  • Resovsky, J. R. and  R. van der Weijden, Deep Geothermal Versus Shale Gas: Comparisons Motivating Decisions,  IRENEC 2012, 2nd International 100% Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition, 28-30 June 2012, Istanbul