Professor Emeritus (2010 – Present)

George Jiracek


  • Ph.D. – 1972 – UC Berkeley
  • Geophysics, especially electromagnetics including magnetotellurics, aimed at exploration and deep continental processes

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  • Jiracek, G.R. and Bentley, C. R., 1971, Velocity of electromagnetic waves in Antarctic ice: in Antarctic Snow and Ice Studies II, Antarctic Res. Ser., vol. 16, AGU, Washington, D.C., 199-208.
  • Jiracek, G.R. and Ward, S. H., 1971, Oblique Electromagnetic reflection from layered lunar models based on data from Apollo 11 and 12: J. Geophys. Res., 76 (26), 6237-6245.
  • Jiracek, G. R., 1983, Hydrological investigations near Socorro, New Mexico using electrical resistivity: New Mexico Geol. Soc. Guidebook 34, 319-324.
  • Jiracek, G. R., E. P. Gustafson, and P. S. Mitchell, 1983, Magnetotelluric results opposing magma origin of crustal conductors in the Rio Grande rift: Tectonophysics, 94, 299-326.
  • Jiracek, G. R., W. L. Rodi, and L. L. Vanyan, 1987, Implications of magnetotelluric modeling on the deep crustal environment in the Rio Grande rift: Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 45, 179-192.
  • Jiracek, G.R., Curtis, J.H., Ramirez, J., Martinez, M., and Romo, J., 1989, Two-dimensional magnetotelluric inversion modeling of the EMSLAB Lincoln line: J. Geophys. Res., 94, 14,145-14,151.
  • Jiracek, G.R., 1990, Near-surface and topographic distortions in electromagnetic induction: Surv. Geophys., 11, 163-203.
  • Jiracek, G. R., Haak, V., and Olsen, K. H., 1995, Practical magnetotellurics in a continental rift environment, in K.H. Olsen, ed., Continental rifts: evolution, structure, and tectonics, Elsevier, New York, 103-129.
  • Jiracek, G. R., Kinn, C. L., Scott, C. L., Kuykendall, M. G., Baldridge, W. S., Biehler, S., Braile, L.W., Ferguson, J.F., and Gilpin, B., 1996, Tracing of crustal isotherms, under the western margin of the Jemez Mountains using SAGE and industry magnetotelluric data: New Mexico Geol. Soc. Guidebook 47, 129-133.
  • Wannamaker, P. E., Jiracek, G. R., Stodt, J. A., Caldwell, T. G., Gonzalez, V. M., McKnight, J. D., and Porter, A. D., 2002, Fluid generation and pathways beneath an active compressional orogen, the New Zealand Southern Alps, inferred from magnetotelluric data: J. Geophys. Res., 107, ETG 6-1-ETG 6-20.
  • Jiracek, G. R., Gonzalez, V. M., Caldwell, T. G., Wannamaker, P. E., and Kilb, D., 2007, Seismogenic, electrically conductive, and fluid zones at continental plate boundaries in New Zealand, Himalaya, and California, USA: in D. Okaya, T. Stern, and F. Davey, eds., A continental plate boundary: Tectonics at South Island, New Zealand, Geophys. Mono. Ser. 175, AGU., Washington, DC, 347-369.
  • Jiracek, G. R., Baldridge, W. S., Biehler, S., Braile, L. W., Ferguson, J. F., Gilpin, B. E., McPhee, D. K., Pellerin, L., and Sussman, A. J., 2008, SAGE celebrates 25 years of learning geophysics by doing geophysics, The Leading Edge, 27 (10), 260 – 262.