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Kyren Rix Bogolub

Kyren Rix Bogolub, Ph.D.

Seismologist and Geophysicist
Colorado Geological Survey
Colorado Earthquakes

Introduction

My research interests are primarily in seismology and western US tectonics. I am particularly interested in seismic methods for probing the subsurface structure of enigmatic high elevation regions in the US such as the Sierra Nevada of California, and the Rocky Mountains and High Plains of central/western North America.

In 2016, I was responsible for coordinating the deployment and installation of 14 telemetered seismometers in Weld County, Colorado for the purposes of monitoring induced seismicity. This includes continued maintenance and service of the network: including data management, earthquake catalog management (including determining earthquake locations), and developing scripts for automated state-of-health monitoring.

Since 2018, I have been the manager of the Colorado Geological Survey Seismic Network including ongoing maintenance for out eight permanent stations and new site selection. I am also responsible for quality control of the data and ensuring the data is useful and accessible to the scientific community.

In addition to science research, I am very passionate about science communication, education, and outreach. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to request my participation in your outreach event!

Education

  • BA in Physics, University of Montana, 2015
  • PhD in Geophysics, University of Colorado, 2021

Research

  • Seismology
  • Induces earthquakes
  • Full waveform modeling
  • geophysical methods

Publications / Presentations

Bogolub, Kyren R. “Geophysical Characteristics of the High Plains of Colorado and the Sierra Nevada, California.” PhD, University of Colorado Boulder, 2021. https://www.proquest.com/docview/2572580390?accountid=25386.

Bogolub, Kyren R. “A Brief History of Notable Colorado Seismicity & Seismic Stations.” Outcrop Magazine 69, no. 11 (November, 2020): 12–21. https://rmag1.app.box.com/s/d8bl4kot8q155f0y8rskbxkh81r6w8ip

Pankow, Kristine L., Michael Stickney, Jeri Y. Ben-Horin, Mairi Litherland, Suzette Payne, Keith D. Koper, Susan L. Bilek, and Kyren Bogolub. “Regional Seismic Network Monitoring in the Eastern Intermountain West.” Seismological Research Letters 91, no. 2A (March 1, 2020): 631–46. https://doi.org/10.1785/0220190209.

Bogolub, Kyren R., Craig H. Jones, and Steve W. Roecker.  “Finding Focus in the Pn Shadow Zone of the Sierra Nevada Using P Coda Migration.” Poster presented at the Seismological Society of America, Seattle, WA, April 2019. https://seismosoc.secure-platform.com/a/gallery/rounds/7/details/4094.

Bogolub, Kyren R., Matthew L. Morgan, F. Scot Fitzgerald, Martin J. Palkovic, and Lauren D. Broes.  “Increasing Colorado’s Seismic Network – New Developments by the Colorado Geological Survey.” Poster presented at the Seismological Society of America, April, 2019. https://seismosoc.secure-platform.com/a/gallery/rounds/7/details/3763.

Bogolub, Kyren R., Craig H. Jones, and Steve W. Roecker.  “Illuminating the Sierra Nevada Pn Shadow Zone with 2.5D Full-waveform Forward Modeling” Poster presented at the Americam Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 12, 2017. https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017AGUFMDI23A0406B/abstract.

Holmes, Rebecca, Kyren R. Bogolub, Anne F Sheehan, and Megan R. M. Brown. “Induced Seismicity in Greeley, Colorado: The Effects of Pore Pressure on Seismic Wave Character.” Poster presented at the Americam Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 12, 2017. https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017AGUFM.S23C0837B/abstract.

Contact

Moly Building
1801 Moly Rd
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401
303-273-2634
kbogolub@mines.edu