Tim Stahl

Senior LecturerTim Stahl

Beatrice Tinsley Rm 219
Internal Phone: 92449


Research Interests

I study how faults deform the Earth and lead to the uplift of mountains, as well as all the surface processes that occur in the million year interim. My research spans the spatial scale of centimeter-scale displacement of faults in trenches, to several kilometers of accumulated mountain topography across active plate boundaries. Likewise, I am interested in processes that occur over the timescale of a single earthquake to many millions of years. My work involves a broad range of survey, mapping, geochronology, and modelling techniques to quantify rates and styles of faulting. I have worked in the Basin and Range of the western USA, throughout New Zealand, and the Caucasus of Georgia.

Recent Publications

  • Stahl TA., Niemi NA., Delano JE., Wolfe FD., Bunds MP. and Howell A. (2021) Diffuse Tectonic Deformation in the Drum Mountains Fault Zone, Utah, USA: Testing the Utility of Legacy Aerial Photograph-Derived Topography. Frontiers in Earth Science 8 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/feart.2020.600729.
  • Howell A., Nissen E., Stahl T., Clark K., Kearse J., Van Dissen R., Villamor P., Langridge R. and Jones K. (2020) Three-Dimensional Surface Displacements During the 2016 MW 7.8 Kaikōura Earthquake (New Zealand) From Photogrammetry-Derived Point Clouds. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 125(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2019JB018739.
  • Olsen T., Borella J. and Stahl T. (2020) Clast transport history influences Schmidt hammer rebound values. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 45(6): 1392-1400. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/esp.4809.
  • Stahl T. and Tye A. (2020) Schmidt hammer and terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) used to detect single-event displacements on the Pleasant Valley fault (Nevada, USA). Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 45(2): 473-483. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/esp.4748.
  • Stahl TA., Niemi NA., Bunds MP., Andreini J. and Wells JD. (2020) Paleoseismic patterns of quaternary tectonic and magmatic surface deformation in the eastern basin and range, USA. Geosphere 16(1): 435-455. http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/GES02156.1.