Image from iOSWelcome to my research website. I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Alaska Earthquake Center at the Geophysical Institute University of Alaska Fairbanks. 

My research focuses on utilizing seismology to improve the characterization of source parameters of various processes, such as earthquakes, landslides, and explosions. I currently work on developing landslide monitoring techniques in southern Alaska. Coastal landslides present a hazard as the climate warms and has the potential to initiate catastrophic local tsunamis. Seismic data from landslides and glaciers provide a unique long-term view of the changing environment. It is directly tied to geohazards monitoring and allows for rapid hazard assessment. We focus specifically on the unstable mountainside of Barry Arm as the focal point to study a hazard that spans much of coastal Alaska.

 

E-mail: ekarasozen@alaska.edu & ekarasoz@mines.edu