California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences


Jeff Thompson

Jeffrey Thompson

Grad Student in Geophysics

California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory
1200 E. California Blvd., MS 252-21
So. Mudd Building, Rm 362
Pasadena, CA 91125

Phone: (626) 395-6974
Fax: (626) 564-0715


My research interest is to understand the role that viscoelasticity plays in the flow of glaciers. Currently, I am using observations of short time-scale processes, such as flow perturbations due to ocean tidal loading, to constrain models exploring the relevancy of viscoelastic rather than purely elastic or viscous rheologies. My long term goals with this research include providing a geophysical framework to quantitatively test hypotheses about the flow of glaciers and exploring the impact of small-scale changes on the long-term flow of glaciers.