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Leigh House


Leigh House

Research Interests

  • Seismic Reflection Modeling and Imaging
  • Seismicity and Tectonics
  • Induced Microseismicity


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  • Ph.D., Earthquake Seismology, Columbia University, 1982.
  • M.S., Seismology, Columbia University, 1977.
  • B.S., Applied Geophysics, Columbia University, 1972.


  • Technical Staff Member, Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, 1983 to present
  • Program Director, Geophysics Program, National Science Foundation (1 year assignment), 2000 to 2001
  • Research Geophysicist, Exploration Research Division, Gulf Science and Technology Co, Pittsburgh, PA, 1981 to 1983
  • Research Assistant, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1975 to 1981
  • Electronics Technician, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, Columbia University, New York, NY. (sailed 80 N to 70 S on RVs Vema and Conrad), 1972 to 1975

Awards, Professional and Personal Activities

  • SEG Research Committee, 1996-present
  • Organizer of research workshops, Member of Technical Program Committees, SSA, SEG
  • Los Alamos Achievement Award, STA/NSF fellowship for research in Japan
  • USSF Soccer Referee, Cub Scout Den Leader, Northern New Mexico District
  • (BSA) Award of Merit


Selected Recent Publications

Fehler, M., W.S. Phillips, L. House, R.H. Jones, R. Aster, and C. Rowe, Improved relative locations of clustered earthquakes using constrained multiple event location, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 90, 775-780, 2000.

Fehler, M. L. House, W.S. Phillips, and R. Potter, A method to allow temporal variation of velocity in travel-time tomography using microearthquakes induced during hydraulic fracturing, Tectonophysics, 298, 189-201, 1998.

House, L., and R. Flores, Seismological studies of a fluid injection in sedimentary rocks, East Texas, Pure appl. geophys., 159, 371-401, 2002.

Phillips, W.S., J.T. Rutledge, L.S. House, and M.C. Fehler, Induced microearthquake patterns in hydrocarbon and geothermal reservoirs: Six Case Studies, Pure appl. geophys., 159, 345-369, 2002.

Phillips, W.S., L.S. House, and M.C. Fehler, Detailed joint structure in a geothermal reservoir from studies of induced microearthquake clusters, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 11,745-11,763, 1997.

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