Reilinger Award News

Helen Hill
Thursday, July 7, 2016

Robert Reilinger receives the Paul G. Silver Award

Congratulations to EAPS Principal Research Scientist Robert Reilinger who has been awarded the Paul G. Silver Award, a joint award of the Geodesy, Seismology, and Tectonophysics Sections of the American Geophysical Union. He will receive his award during the Fall Meeting.

Dr. Reilinger’s research focuses on using geodesy, primarily the Global Positioning System (GPS) and Interferemetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR), to observe crustal motions and deformations. His earlier studies were directed to the southern San Andreas Fault and other tectonically active areas of the western US. Subsequent research has principally involved the Arabia-Africa-Eurasia plate system and “greater” Mediterranean region. Results of this research are relevant to understanding the dynamics of plate motions, lithospheric rheology, and earthquake/tsunami and volcanic hazards.