Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Research Associate in Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1969 - 1970)
  • Assistant Professor of Geophysics, Stanford University (1970 - 1974)
  • Associate Professor of Geophysics, Stanford University (1974 - 1979)
  • Visiting Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel (1974 - 1977)
  • Professor of Geophysics, Stanford University (1979 - 2008)
  • Academic Director, Overseas Studies Program, Stanford University (2000 - 2005)
  • Burke Family Director, Overseas Studies Program, Stanford University (2002 - 2005)
  • Professor Emeritus of Geophysics, Stanford University (2008 - Present)

Honors & Awards


  • Research Fellow, A. P. Sloan Foundation (1972-1974)
  • Mellon Fellowship, Stanford (1974-1975)
  • J.B. Macelwane Award, American Geophysical Union (1974)
  • Newcomb Cleveland Prize, American Association for the Advancement of Science (1975)
  • Fellow, American Geophysical Union (1976)
  • University Fellow, Stanford (1980-1982)
  • Fellow, Geological Society of America (1980)
  • Fellow, Sackler Institute, Tel Aviv University (1985-1987)
  • Bicentennial Fellow, Universidad de los Andes, Merida, Venezuela (1988)
  • D.B. Harris Distinguished Lecturer, Texas A&M (1989)
  • Fellow, California Academy of Sciences (1990)
  • Silver Apple Award, National Educational Film & Video Festival (1991)
  • Honorary Member, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (1996)
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Society of Exploration Geophysicists (1997)
  • Distinguished Lecturer, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (1998)
  • Dobrin Distinguished Lecturer, University of Houston (1999)
  • School of Earth Sciences Teaching Award, Stanford University (1999)
  • Elected member, National Academy of Engineering (2001)
  • Chancellors Distinguished Lecturer, Louisiana State University (2004)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Director, Stanford Rock Physics and Borehole Geophysics Project (1977 - Present)
  • Chair, Department of Geophysics (1985 - 1991)
  • Member, Senior Advisory Board, INTEVEP, Caracas, Venezuela (1989 - Present)
  • Advisory Board, Bolivar House (1995 - 1998)
  • Member, Earth Sciences Council (1995 - Present)
  • Speaker, Stanford Parents Weekend (1996 - Present)
  • Chair, Department of Geophysics (1997 - 2000)
  • Member, Search Committee for University Provost (1999 - 1999)
  • Invited Speaker, MIT, Lamont, Caltech, Virginia Tech, Duke, U. Calgary, Rice, Ohio State U., Michigan State U., U. of Miami, U. Texas at Dallas, Colorado School of Mines, U. of Colorado at Boulder, U.C. Berkeley, U. of Nebraska at Lincoln, Hebrew U. (1999 - 1999)
  • Member, ODP Review Panel (1999 - 1999)
  • Invited Speaker, Caltech, U.of Houston, U.C. Berkeley, annual meeting of American Assoc. Oriental Research, Orlando, FL; Poroelasticity Conference, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; International Gas Hydrates Conf. Tokyo, Japan (2000 - 2000)
  • Invited Speaker, Schlumberger Research Center, Ridgefield, USA; UK; Meeting of European Assocn. of Geophysics and Engineers, Paris, France; American Inst. of Archaeology; Annual Meeting of Seismology Soc. of America, San Diego (2000 - 2000)
  • Invited Speaker, USGS Menlo Park; UC Berkeley; UC San Diego (2001 - 2001)
  • Invited Speaker, UCLA; Caltech; University of Florence, Italy; American Inst. Archaeology, Berkeley; University of Central Washington; USGS Menlo Park (2002 - 2002)
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Stanford Japan Center (2002 - 2004)
  • Organizer Chairman, The OSP/WWII Annual Conferences, Berlin, Germany (2002 - 2004)
  • Member, Provost's International Initiative Committee (2004 - Present)
  • Co-convener, International University Collaboration Program (2006 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Geophysics (1969)
  • B.Sc., Hebrew University, Geology (1962)

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Rock physics, tectonophysics, fossil energy exploration, earthquake archaeology

All Publications


  • Unconventional Petroleum Geology Second Edition Foreword UNCONVENTIONAL PETROLEUM GEOLOGY, 2ND EDITION Li Desheng, Nur, A., Zou, C. 2017: IX-+
  • Rock physics analysis and time-lapse rock imaging of geochemical effects due to the injection of CO2 into reservoir rocks GEOPHYSICS Vanorio, T., Nur, A., Ebert, Y. 2011; 76 (5): O23-O33
  • Elastic wave speeds and moduli in polycrystalline ice Ih, sI methane hydrate, and sII methane-ethane hydrate JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Helgerud, M. B., Waite, W. F., Kirby, S. H., Nur, A. 2009; 114
  • The catastrophic end of the Bronze Age: Earthquakes or Sea people Seismological Research Letters Nur, A. 2008; 79: 288
  • Seismic velocities of unconsolidated sands: Part 2 - Influence of sorting- and compaction-induced porosity variation GEOPHYSICS Zimmer, M. A., Prasad, M., Mavko, G., Nur, A. 2007; 72 (1): E15-E25

    View details for DOI 10.1190/1.2364849

    View details for Web of Science ID 000243728500009

  • Pressure Seismic velocities of unconsolidated sands: Part 1 trends from 0.1 to 20 MPa Geophysics Zimmer, Michael A., Prasad, M., Mavko, G., Nur, A. 2007; 72: E1-E13
  • Seismic velocities of unconsolidated sands: Part 2 - Influence of sorting and compaction induced porosity variation Geophysics Zimmer, Michael A., Prasad, M., Mavko, G., Nur, A. 2007; 72: E15-E25
  • Subsurface fluid flow and its implications for seabed pockmarks and mud volcanoes: An approach of distinct element method(DEM) SEG Expanded Abstracts Bui, H., Dvorkin, J., Nur, A. 2007; 26
  • Seismic velocities of unconsolidated sands: Part 1 - Pressure trends from 0.1 to 20 MPa GEOPHYSICS Zimmer, M. A., Prasad, M., Mavko, G., Nur, A. 2007; 72 (1): E1-E13

    View details for DOI 10.1190/1.2399459

    View details for Web of Science ID 000243728500008

  • Permeability-porosity transforms from small sandstone fragments GEOPHYSICS Kameda, A., Dvorkin, J., Keehm, Y., Nur, A., Bosl, W. 2006; 71 (1): N11-N19

    View details for DOI 10.1190/1.2159054

    View details for Web of Science ID 000235322700020

  • Detection of stress-induced velocity anisotropy in unconsolidated sands The Leading Edge Vega, S., Mavko, G., Nur, A., Prasad, M. 2006; 25: 252-256
  • Evidence for Tectonic Activity During the Mature Harappan Civilization, 2600-1800 BCE Eos Trans Grijalva, Kelly A., Kovach, Robert L., Nur, A. 2006; 87
  • Earthquakes and Archeology: Neocatastrophism or Science? EOS, Transactions American Geophysical Union Kovach, Robert L., Nur, A. 2006; 87: 317
  • Evaluation of Porosity and Permeability for an Oil Prospect, Offshore Vietnam by using Artificial Neural Networks Eos Transactions American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting Suppl Bui, Huyen T., Ho, L. T., Ushijima, K., Nur, A. 2006; 87
  • Permeability prediction from thin sections: 3D reconstruction and Lattice-Boltzmann flow simulation GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Keehm, Y., Mukerji, T., Nur, A. 2004; 31 (4)
  • Transport property modeling in partially-saturated rocks using pore-scale simulations, EOS Trans American Geophysical Union Keehm, Y., Nur, A. 2004; 85
  • Permeability prediction from thin sections: 3D reconstruction and Lattice-Boltzmann flow simulation Geophysical Research Letters Keehm, Y., Mukerji, T., Nur, A. 2004; 31: L04606
  • Elastic properties of dry clay mineral aggregates, suspensions and sandstones GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL Vanorio, T., Prasad, M., Nur, A. 2003; 155 (1): 319-326
  • Material and stress rotations: The key to reconciling crustal faulting complexity with rock mechanics INTERNATIONAL GEOLOGY REVIEW Nur, A., Ron, H. 2003; 45 (8): 671-690
  • Rock property determination using digital rock physics SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts Dvorkin, J., Walls, J., Tutuncu, A., Prasad, M., Nur, A., Mese, A. 2003: 1660-1663
  • Elastic properties of dry clay mineral aggregates, suspensions and sandstones GJI Vanorio, T., Prasad, M., Nur, A. 2003; 155: 319
  • Rock physics of a gas hydrate reservoir The Leading Edge Dvorkin, J., Nur, A., Uden, R., Tanner, T. 2003; 22: 842-847
  • Correction to Liquefaction and dynamic poroelasticity in soft sediments by Ran Bachrach, Amos Nur, and Amotz Agnon Journal of Geophysical Research Bachrach, R., Nur, A., Agnon, A. 2003; 108: ESE 4-1
  • 2003 Rock Physics for Gas Hydrate Reservoir Characterization AAPG Annual Meeting Dvorkin, J., Nur, A. 2003
  • Measured temperature and pressure dependence of compressional (V-p) and shear (V-s) wave speeds in compacted, polycrystalline ice Ih CANADIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS Helgerud, M. B., Waite, W. F., Kirby, S. H., Nur, A. 2003; 81 (1-2): 81-87

    View details for DOI 10.1139/P03-008

    View details for Web of Science ID 000183264100011

  • Real time monitoring of permeability elastic moduli and strength in sands and shales using Digital Rock Physics Dvorkin, J., Kameda, A., Nur, A., Mese, A., Tutuncu, A. 2003
  • Us Patent No: 6516080 - Numerical method of estimating physical properties of three-dimensional porous media Patent Nur, A. 2003
  • Measured temperature and pressure dependence of V-p and V-s in compacted, polycrystalline sI methane and sII methane-ethane hydrate CANADIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS Helgerud, M. B., Waite, W. F., Kirby, S. H., Nur, A. 2003; 81 (1-2): 47-53

    View details for DOI 10.1139/P03-016

    View details for Web of Science ID 000183264100007

  • Aftershocks and pore fluid diffusion following the 1992 Landers earthquake JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Bosl, W. J., Nur, A. 2002; 107 (B12)
  • The 1993 M4.7 Kuwait earthquake: Induced by the burning of the oil fields KUWAIT JOURNAL OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING Bou-Rabee, F., Nur, A. 2002; 29 (2): 155-163
  • Erroneous interpretation of historical documents related to the epicenter of the 1927 Jericho earthquake in the Holy Land JOURNAL OF SEISMOLOGY Avni, R., Bowman, D., Shapira, A., Nur, A. 2002; 6 (4): 469-476
  • Ultrasonic velocity measurements in volcanic rocks: correlation with microtexture GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL Vanorio, T., Prasad, M., Patella, D., Nur, A. 2002; 149 (1): 22-36
  • Stratigraphy-guided rock physics The Leading Edge Gutierrez, M., Dvorkin, J., Nur, A. 2002; 21: 98-103
  • Us Patent No: 6,374,186 B1. Method for over pressure detection from compressional and shear-wave data. Patent et al., Dvorkin 2002
  • Efficient parallel implementation of two-phase Lattice-Boltzmann flow simulation. 72nd International Symposium of Society of Exploration Geophysicists Keehm, Y., Mukerji, T., Nur, A. 2002: 1829-1832
  • Aftershocks and pore fluid diffusion following theLanders earthquake Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 107, No. B Bosl, W. J., Nur, A. 2002; 107: 2366
  • Us Patent No: 6,516,080 B1. Numerical method of estimating physical properties of three-dimensional porous media Patent Nur, A., Bosl, W. 2002
  • The 1993 M4.7 Kuwait earthquakes: Induced by the burning of the oil fields Kuwait J. Sci. Eng. Bou-Rabee, F., Nur, A. 2002; 29
  • Parallel two-phase flow simulation and representative elementary volume EOS Trans American Geophysical Union, Vol. , Fall Meeting Supplement Abstract, Keehm, Y., Mukerji, T., Nur, A. 2002; 83: H71B-0795
  • On the universality of diagnetic trends The Leading Edge (SEG) Dvorkin, J., Gutierrez, M., Nur, A. 2002; 21: 40-43
  • Liquefaction and dynamic poroelasticity in soft sediments JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Bachrach, R., Nur, A., Agnon, A. 2001; 106 (B7): 13515-13526
  • Residual topography, lithospheric structure and sunken slabs in the central Mediterranean EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS Gvirtzman, Z., Nur, A. 2001; 187 (1-2): 117-130
  • Linking oil production to surface subsidence from satellite radar interferometry GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Xu, H. B., Dvorkin, J., Nur, A. 2001; 28 (7): 1307-1310
  • Effect of initial distribution of two fluids on relative permeability using Lattice-Boltzmann method, EOS Trans Fall Meeting Supplement Abstract, American Geophysical Union Keehm, Y., Mukerji, T., Nur, A. 2001; 82: T32E-0917
  • Computational rock physics at the pore scale: Transport properties and diagenesis in realistic pore geometries The Leading Edge Keehm, Y., Mukerji, T., Nur, A. 2001; 20: 180-183
  • Two-phase flow in complex porous media using Lattice-Boltzmann method SEG International Exposition and 71st International Symposium of Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Expanded Abstract Keehm, Y., Mukerji, T., Nur, A. 2001: 1724-1727
  • Theoretical rock physics for bypassed oil detection behind casing: La Cira-Infantas Oil Field The Leading Edge Gutierrez, M., Dvorkin, J., Nur, A. 2001; 20: 192-197
  • 3-D seismic interperation of tectonic wrenching and faulting in La Cira-Infantas The Leading Edge, July Gutierrez, Mario A., Nur, A. 2001; 2001: 752-760
  • Permeability and porosity of sandstone from 2D microimages Geophysics, Kameda, A., Dvorkin, J., Keehm, Y., Nur, A., Bosl, B. 2001: 2004-0112
  • What riggered the collapse? Earthquake storms. Odyssey Magazine Nur, A., Cline, Eric H. 2001: 31-36
  • Integrating reservoir engineering and sattelite remote sensing for (true) continuous time-lapse reservoir monitoring The Leading Edge Xu, H., Nur, A. 2001; 20: 1176-1179
  • Permeability as a toggle switch in fluid-controlled crustal processes EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS Miller, S. A., Nur, A. 2000; 183 (1-2): 133-146
  • Estimating the amount of gas hydrate and free gas from marine seismic data GEOPHYSICS Ecker, C., Dvorkin, J., Nur, A. M. 2000; 65 (2): 565-573
  • Seismic velocities and Poisson's ratio of shallow unconsolidated sands GEOPHYSICS Bachrach, R., Dvorkin, J., Nur, A. M. 2000; 65 (2): 559-564
  • Permeability as a toggle switch in fluid-controlled crustal processes Elsevier, Earth and Planetary Science Letters Miller, Stephen A., Nur, A. 2000; 183: 133-146
  • Seismic velocities and Poisson's ration of shallow unconsolidated sands Geophysics, v Bachrach, R., Dvorkin, J., Nur, A. 2000; 65: 559-564
  • Crustal fluids and earthquakes -GeoComplexity and the Physics of earthquakes. Geophysical Monograph 120, AGU. Bosl, William J., Nur, A. 2000
  • Poseidon's horses: Plate tectonics and earthquakes storms in the Late Bronze Age Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean Journal of Archaeology Science Nur, A., Cline, Eric H. 2000; 27: 43-63
  • Permeability Estimation by Numerical Flow Simulation on 3-D Porous Media Extended from Thin Sections, EOS Trans AGU Keehm, Y., Mukerji, T., Prasad, M., Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G., Nur, A. 2000; 81
  • Flow-limited Diagenesis and Transport Properties of Porous Media using Lattice-Boltzmann Method, 70th International Symposium of Society of Exploration Geophysicists Expanded Abstract Keehm, Y., Mukerji, T., Nur, A. 2000: 1854-1857
  • Plate detachment, asthenosphere upwelling, and topography across subduction zones Geology, no Zohar, G., Nur, A. 2000; 6: 563-566
  • Use of compressional and shear wave velocity for overpressure detection, Proceedings - Offshore Technology Conference Proceedings - Offshore Technology Conference Walls, J., Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G., Nur, A. 2000; 32: 199-203
  • Overpressure detection from compressional- and shear-wave data GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G., Nur, A. 1999; 26 (22): 3417-3420
  • Identifying patchy saturation from well logs GEOPHYSICS Dvorkin, J., Moos, D., Packwood, J. L., Nur, A. M. 1999; 64 (6): 1756-1759
  • The formation of Mount Etna as the consequence of slab rollback NATURE Gvirtzman, Z., Nur, A. 1999; 401 (6755): 782-785
  • Holocene stratigraphy of the Dead Sea: Correlation of high-resolution seismic reflection profiles to sediment cores JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Ben-Avraham, Z., Niemi, T. M., Heim, C., Negendank, J., Nur, A. 1999; 104 (B8): 17617-17625
  • Elastic moduli of cemented sphere packs MECHANICS OF MATERIALS Dvorkin, J., Berryman, J., Nur, A. 1999; 31 (7): 461-469
  • Elastic-wave velocity in marine sediments with gas hydrates: Effective medium modeling GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Helgerud, M. B., Dvorkin, J., Nur, A., Sakai, A., Collett, T. 1999; 26 (13): 2021-2024
  • Plate detachment, asthenosphere upwelling, and topography across subduction zones GEOLOGY Gvirtzman, Z., Nur, A. 1999; 27 (6): 563-566
  • Elastic-wave velocities in sandstones with non-load-bearing clay GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Gal, D., Dvorkin, J., Nur, A. 1999; 26 (7): 939-942
  • Sediments with gas hydrates: Internal structure from seismic AVO Geophysics Ecker, C., Dvorkin, J., Nur, A. 1999; 63: 1659-1669
  • High-resolution shallow-seismic experiments in sand, Part II: Velocities in shallow unconsolidated sand Geophysics Bachrach, R., Nur, A. 1999; 63: 1234-1240
  • High-resolution shallow-seismic experiments in sand, Part 1: Water table, fluid flow, and saturation Geophysics Bachrach, R., Nur, A. 1999; 63: 1225-1233
  • Holocene stratigraphy of the Dead Sea: correlation of high-resolution seismic reflection profiles to sediment cores JGR Avraham, B., Z., T. M. Niemi, Heim, C., Negendank, J., Nur, A. 1999; 104: 617-17, 625
  • Note: A new estimate for the epicenter of the Jericho earthquake of 11 July, 1927 Israel J. of Earth Sci. Shapira, A., Avni, R., Nur, A. 1999; 42: 93-96
  • Overpressure detection from compressional and shear-wave data Geophys Res. Lett. Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G., Nur, A. 1999; 26: 3417-3420
  • Identifying patchy saturation from well logs Geophysics Dvorkin, J., Moos, D., Packwood, J., Nur, A. 1999; 64: 1-5
  • Poseidon's horses: Plate tectonics and earthquake storms in the Late Bronze Age Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean J. Arch. Sci. Nur, A., Cline, E. H. 1999; 27: 43-63
  • Acoustic signatures of patchy saturation INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES Dvorkin, J., Nur, A. 1998; 35 (34-35): 4803-4810
  • Sediments with gas hydrates: Internal structure from seismic AVO GEOPHYSICS Ecker, C., Dvorkin, J., Nur, A. 1998; 63 (5): 1659-1669
  • Elastic strain energy as a control in the evolution of asymmetric pressure-solution contacts GEOLOGY Gal, D., Nur, A. 1998; 26 (7): 663-665
  • A study of porosity and permeability using a lattice Boltzmann simulation GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Bosl, W. J., Dvorkin, J., Nur, A. 1998; 25 (9): 1475-1478
  • Stability analysis of a pressure-solution surface GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Gal, D., Nur, A., Aharonov, E. 1998; 25 (8): 1237-1240
  • Time-average equation revisited GEOPHYSICS Dvorkin, J., Nur, A. 1998; 63 (2): 460-464
  • A physical model for porosity reduction in sandstones GEOPHYSICS Gal, D., Dvorkin, J., Nur, A. 1998; 63 (2): 454-459
  • Acoustic signatures of partial saturation GEOPHYSICS Knight, R., Dvorkin, J., Nur, A. 1998; 63 (1): 132-138
  • Vertical axis rotations in the Mojave: Evidence from the Independence dike swarm: Reply GEOLOGY Ron, H., Nur, A. 1997; 25 (11): 1052-1052
  • The effect of a percolation threshold in the Kozeny-Carman relation GEOPHYSICS Mavko, G., Nur, A. 1997; 62 (5): 1480-1482
  • Vertical axis rotations in the Mojave: Evidence from the Independence dike swarm GEOLOGY Ron, H., Nur, A. 1996; 24 (11): 973-976
  • Elasticity of high-porosity sandstones: Theory for two North Sea data sets GEOPHYSICS Dvorkin, J., Nur, A. 1996; 61 (5): 1363-1370
  • Stress sensitivity of sandstones GEOPHYSICS Dvorkin, J., Nur, A., Chaika, C. 1996; 61 (2): 444-455
  • Earthquakes as a coupled shear stress high pore pressure dynamical system GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Miller, S. A., Nur, A., Olgaard, D. L. 1996; 23 (2): 197-200
  • SCALE EFFECTS ON DYNAMIC WAVE-PROPAGATION IN HETEROGENEOUS MEDIA GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Yin, H. Z., Mavko, G., Mukerji, T., Nur, A. 1995; 22 (23): 3163-3166
  • SQUIRT FLOW IN FULLY SATURATED ROCKS GEOPHYSICS Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G., Nur, A. 1995; 60 (1): 97-107
  • EFFECTIVE PROPERTIES OF CEMENTED GRANULAR-MATERIALS MECHANICS OF MATERIALS Dvorkin, J., Nur, A., Yin, H. Z. 1994; 18 (4): 351-366
  • SEISMIC SIGNATURES OF RESERVOIR TRANSPORT-PROPERTIES AND PORE FLUID DISTRIBUTION GEOPHYSICS Akbar, N., Mavko, G., Nur, A., Dvorkin, J. 1994; 59 (8): 1222-1236
  • PORE PRESSURE PROFILES IN FRACTURED AND COMPLIANT ROCKS GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTING Yilmaz, O., NOLENHOEKSEMA, R. C., Nur, A. 1994; 42 (6): 693-714
  • THE SQUIRT-FLOW MECHANISM - MACROSCOPIC DESCRIPTION GEOPHYSICS Dvorkin, J., NOLENHOEKSEMA, R., Nur, A. 1994; 59 (3): 428-438
  • NARROW SUBDUCTING SLABS AND THE ORIGIN OF BACKARC BASINS TECTONOPHYSICS Dvorkin, J., Nur, A., Mavko, G., BENAVRAHAM, Z. 1993; 227 (1-4): 63-79
  • ROTATION OF STRESS AND BLOCKS IN THE LAKE MEAD, NEVADA, FAULT SYSTEM GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Ron, H., Nur, A., Aydin, A. 1993; 20 (16): 1703-1706
  • THE NATURE OF THE LANDERS-MOJAVE EARTHQUAKE LINE SCIENCE Nur, A., Ron, H., Beroza, G. C. 1993; 261 (5118): 201-203

    Abstract

    The Landers, California, earthquake of 28 June 1992 (magnitude = 7.3) is the latest of six significant earthquakes in the past 60 years whose epicenters and slip directions define a 100-kilometer alignment running approximately N15 degrees W across the central Mojave region. This pattern may indicate a geologically young throughgoing fault that replaces numerous older strike-slip faults by obliquely cutting across them. These older faults, and perhaps also the bend in the San Andreas fault, may be losing their ability to accommodate upper crustal deformation because they have become unfavorably oriented with respect to the regional stress field.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1993LL59600037

    View details for PubMedID 17829278

  • DYNAMIC POROELASTICITY - A UNIFIED MODEL WITH THE SQUIRT AND THE BIOT MECHANISMS GEOPHYSICS Dvorkin, J., Nur, A. 1993; 58 (4): 524-533
  • ULTRASONIC VELOCITIES IN SANDS - REVISITED GEOPHYSICS BLANGY, J. P., STRANDENES, S., Moos, D., Nur, A. 1993; 58 (3): 344-356
  • RELATING P-WAVE ATTENUATION TO PERMEABILITY GEOPHYSICS Akbar, N., Dvorkin, J., Nur, A. 1993; 58 (1): 20-29
  • PETROPHYSICAL CLASSIFICATION OF SILICICLASTICS FOR LITHOLOGY AND POROSITY PREDICTION FROM SEISMIC VELOCITIES AAPG BULLETIN-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS Vernik, L., Nur, A. 1992; 76 (9): 1295-1309
  • FILTRATION FRONTS IN PRESSURE COMPLIANT RESERVOIRS GEOPHYSICS Dvorkin, J., Nur, A. 1992; 57 (8): 1089-1092
  • ISOTOPIC COMPOSITION OF VEIN CALCITE AND ITS FLUID INCLUSIONS - IMPLICATION TO PALEOHYDROLOGICAL SYSTEMS, TECTONIC EVENTS AND VEIN FORMATION PROCESSES CHEMICAL GEOLOGY Shemesh, A., Ron, H., Erel, Y., Kolodny, Y., Nur, A. 1992; 94 (4): 307-314
  • THE DYNAMICS OF VISCOUS COMPRESSIBLE FLUID IN A FRACTURE GEOPHYSICS Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G., Nur, A. 1992; 57 (5): 720-726
  • ULTRASONIC VELOCITY AND ANISOTROPY OF HYDROCARBON SOURCE ROCKS GEOPHYSICS Vernik, L., Nur, A. 1992; 57 (5): 727-735
  • PETROPHYSICAL ANALYSIS OF THE CAJON PASS SCIENTIFIC WELL - IMPLICATIONS FOR FLUID-FLOW AND SEISMIC STUDIES IN THE CONTINENTAL-CRUST JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH Vernik, L., Nur, A. 1992; 97 (B4): 5121-5134
  • COMPRESSIONAL VELOCITY AND POROSITY IN SAND-CLAY MIXTURES GEOPHYSICS Marion, D., Nur, A., Yin, H., Han, D. 1992; 57 (4): 554-563
  • THE EFFECT OF CEMENTATION ON THE ELASTIC PROPERTIES OF GRANULAR MATERIAL MECHANICS OF MATERIALS Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G., Nur, A. 1991; 12 (3-4): 207-217
  • DISTRIBUTED DEFORMATION AND BLOCK ROTATION IN 3 DIMENSIONS JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH AND PLANETS Scotti, O., Nur, A., Estevez, R. 1991; 96 (B7): 12225-12243
  • AND THE WALLS CAME TUMBLING DOWN NEW SCIENTIST Nur, A. 1991; 131 (1776): 45-48
  • ULTRASONIC VELOCITIES IN PURE HYDROCARBONS AND MIXTURES JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Wang, Z. J., Nur, A. 1991; 89 (6): 2725-2730
  • KOZENY-CARMAN RELATION FOR A MEDIUM WITH TAPERED CRACKS GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Dvorkin, J., Gvirtzman, H., Nur, A. 1991; 18 (5): 877-880
  • PORE-FILLING MATERIAL AND ITS EFFECT ON VELOCITY IN ROCKS GEOPHYSICS Marion, D., Nur, A. 1991; 56 (2): 225-230
  • MULTIPLE STRIKE-SLIP-FAULT SETS - A CASE-STUDY FROM THE DEAD-SEA TRANSFORM TECTONICS Ron, H., Nur, A., Eyal, Y. 1990; 9 (6): 1421-1431
  • THE OSCILLATIONS OF A VISCOUS COMPRESSIBLE FLUID IN AN ARBITRARILY-SHAPED PORE MECHANICS OF MATERIALS Dvorkin, J., Mavko, G., Nur, A. 1990; 9 (2): 165-179
  • DISPERSION ANALYSIS OF ACOUSTIC VELOCITIES IN ROCKS JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Wang, Z. J., Nur, A. 1990; 87 (6): 2384-2395
  • WAVE VELOCITIES IN HYDROCARBON-SATURATED ROCKS - EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS GEOPHYSICS Wang, Z., Nur, A. 1990; 55 (6): 723-733
  • ACOUSTIC VELOCITIES IN PETROLEUM OILS JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY Wang, Z. J., Nur, A. M., Batzle, M. L. 1990; 42 (2): 192-200
  • PALEOMAGNETIC EVIDENCE FOR COUNTERCLOCKWISE BLOCK ROTATION IN THE NORTH NEVADA RIFT REGION GEOLOGY Li, Y., Geissman, J. W., Nur, A., Ron, H., Huang, Q. 1990; 18 (1): 79-82
  • STRIKE-SLIP FAULTING AND BLOCK ROTATION IN THE LAKE MEAD FAULT SYSTEM - RESPONSE GEOLOGY Ron, H., Aydin, A., Nur, A. 1989; 17 (11): 1058-1058
  • PALEOMAGNETIC RESULTS FROM LATE PALEOZOIC DIKES FROM THE NORTHWESTERN JUNGGAR BLOCK, NORTHWESTERN CHINA EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS Li, Y. P., Sharps, R., McWilliams, M., Nur, A., Li, Y. G., Li, Q., Zhang, W. 1989; 94 (1-2): 123-130
  • PERCOLATION OF ELECTRICAL AND ELASTIC PROPERTIES OF GRANULAR-MATERIALS AT THE TRANSITION FROM A SUSPENSION TO A LOOSE PACKING PHYSICA A Marion, D., Nur, A. 1989; 157 (1): 575-579
  • EMPLACEMENT OF FORELAND THRUST SYSTEMS TECTONICS Cello, G., Nur, A. 1988; 7 (2): 261-271
  • EFFECTS OF POROSITY AND CLAY CONTENT ON WAVE VELOCITIES IN SANDSTONES - REPLY GEOPHYSICS Han, D., Nur, A., Morgan, D. 1987; 52 (10): 1439-1441
  • ACTIVE TRANSCURRENT FAULT SYSTEM ALONG THE NORTH AFRICAN PASSIVE MARGIN TECTONOPHYSICS BENAVRAHAM, Z., Nur, A., Cello, G. 1987; 141 (1-3): 249-260
  • STRIKE-SLIP FAULTING AND BLOCK ROTATION IN THE LAKE MEAD FAULT SYSTEM GEOLOGY Guth, P. L., Smith, E. I., Nur, A., Ron, H., Aydin, A. 1987; 15 (6): 579-580
  • THE DIELECTRIC-CONSTANT OF SANDSTONES, 60 KHZ TO 4 MHZ GEOPHYSICS Knight, R. J., Nur, A. 1987; 52 (5): 644-654
  • STRIKE-SLIP FAULTING AND BLOCK ROTATION IN THE LAKE MEAD FAULT SYSTEM GEOLOGY Ron, H., Aydin, A., Nur, A. 1986; 14 (12): 1020-1023
  • EFFECTS OF POROSITY AND CLAY CONTENT ON WAVE VELOCITIES IN SANDSTONES GEOPHYSICS Han, D., Nur, A., Morgan, D. 1986; 51 (11): 2093-2107
  • FAULT MECHANICS AND THE KINEMATICS OF BLOCK ROTATIONS GEOLOGY Nur, A., Ron, H., Scotti, O. 1986; 14 (9): 746-749
  • PERMEABILITY MEASUREMENT BY THE PULSE-DECAY METHOD - EFFECTS OF POROELASTIC PHENOMENA AND NONLINEAR PORE PRESSURE DIFFUSION INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROCK MECHANICS AND MINING SCIENCES Walder, J., Nur, A. 1986; 23 (3): 225-232
  • QUANTIFYING SOLID FLUID INTERFACIAL PHENOMENA IN POROUS ROCKS WITH PROTON NUCLEAR-MAGNETIC-RESONANCE JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS Schmidt, E. J., VELASCO, K. K., Nur, A. M. 1986; 59 (8): 2788-2797
  • ACOUSTIC REFLECTIVITY AND SHALLOW SEDIMENTARY STRUCTURE IN THE SEA OF GALILEE, JORDAN VALLEY MARINE GEOLOGY BENAVRAHAM, Z., Shaliv, G., Nur, A. 1986; 70 (3-4): 175-189
  • COLLISIONAL PROCESSES IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN GEOLOGISCHE RUNDSCHAU BENAVRAHAM, Z., Nur, A. 1986; 75 (1): 209-217
  • SPATIAL GAPS IN ARC VOLCANISM - THE EFFECT OF COLLISION OR SUBDUCTION OF OCEANIC PLATEAUS TECTONOPHYSICS McGeary, S., Nur, A., BENAVRAHAM, Z. 1985; 119 (1-4): 195-221
  • A PORE-SPACE MODEL FOR ROCK PERMEABILITY AND BULK MODULUS JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH SEEBURGER, D. A., Nur, A. 1984; 89 (NB1): 527-536
  • POROSITY REDUCTION AND CRUSTAL PORE PRESSURE DEVELOPMENT JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH Walder, J., Nur, A. 1984; 89 (NB13): 1539-1548
  • EFFECTS OF ATTENUATION ON REFLECTIONS - EXPERIMENTAL TEST JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH BOURBIE, T., Nur, A. 1984; 89 (NB7): 6197-6202
  • THE NATURE OF SEISMIC REFLECTIONS FROM DEEP CRUSTAL FAULT ZONES JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH Jones, T. D., Nur, A. 1984; 89 (NB5): 3153-3171
  • BLOCK ROTATION BY STRIKE-SLIP FAULTING - STRUCTURAL AND PALEOMAGNETIC EVIDENCE JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH Ron, H., Freund, R., Garfunkel, Z., Nur, A. 1984; 89 (NB7): 6256-6270
  • VELOCITY AND ATTENUATION IN SANDSTONE AT ELEVATED-TEMPERATURES AND PRESSURES GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Jones, T., Nur, A. 1983; 10 (2): 140-143
  • AN INTRODUCTORY OVERVIEW TO THE CONCEPT OF DISPLACED TERRANES CANADIAN JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES BENAVRAHAM, Z., Nur, A. 1983; 20 (6): 994-999
  • ACCRETED TERRANES REVIEWS OF GEOPHYSICS Nur, A. 1983; 21 (8): 1779-1785
  • VOLCANIC GAPS DUE TO OBLIQUE CONSUMPTION OF ASEISMIC RIDGES TECTONOPHYSICS Nur, A., BENAVRAHAM, Z. 1983; 99 (2-4): 355-362
  • SEISMIC VELOCITY AND ANISOTROPY IN MYLONITES AND THE REFLECTIVITY OF DEEP CRUSTAL FAULT ZONES GEOLOGY Jones, T., Nur, A. 1982; 10 (5): 260-263
  • EVOLUTION OF PULL APART BASINS AND THEIR SCALE INDEPENDENCE TECTONICS Aydin, A., Nur, A. 1982; 1 (1): 91-105
  • THE EMPLACEMENT OF OPHIOLITES BY COLLISION JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH BENAVRAHAM, Z., Nur, A., Jones, D. 1982; 87 (NB5): 3861-3867
  • OCEANIC PLATEAUS, THE FRAGMENTATION OF CONTINENTS, AND MOUNTAIN BUILDING JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH Nur, A., BENAVRAHAM, Z. 1982; 87 (NB5): 3644-3661
  • EFFECTS OF PRESSURE AND PARTIAL WATER SATURATION ON GAS-PERMEABILITY IN TIGHT SANDS - EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY Walls, J. D., Nur, A. M., BOURBIE, T. 1982; 34 (4): 930-936
  • THE ORIGIN OF TENSILE FRACTURE LINEAMENTS JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY Nur, A. 1982; 4 (1): 31-?
  • EFFECTS OF DIAGENESIS AND CLAYS ON COMPRESSIONAL VELOCITIES IN ROCKS GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS TOSAYA, C., Nur, A. 1982; 9 (1): 5-8
  • SEISMIC ATTENUATION - EFFECTS OF PORE FLUIDS AND FRICTIONAL SLIDING GEOPHYSICS Winkler, K. W., Nur, A. 1982; 47 (1): 1-15
  • VOLCANIC GAPS AND THE CONSUMPTION OF ASEISMIC RIDGES IN SOUTH-AMERICA GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA MEMOIRS Nur, A., BENAVRAHAM, Z. 1981; 154: 729-740
  • CONTINENTAL ACCRETION - FROM OCEANIC PLATEAUS TO ALLOCHTHONOUS TERRANES SCIENCE BENAVRAHAM, Z., Nur, A., Jones, D., Cox, A. 1981; 213 (4503): 47-54

    Abstract

    Some of the regions of the anomalously high sea-floor topography in today's oceans may be modern allochthonous terranes moving with their oceanic plates. Fated to collide with and be accreted to adjacent continents, they may create complex volcanism, cut off and trap oceanic crust, and cause orogenic deformaton. The accretion of plateaus during subduction of oceanic plates may be responsible for mountain building comparable to that produced by the collision of continents.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1981LU76700014

    View details for PubMedID 17741169

  • THE ACCOMMODATION OF RELATIVE MOTION AT DEPTH ON THE SAN-ANDREAS FAULT SYSTEM IN CALIFORNIA JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH Prescott, W. H., Nur, A. 1981; 86 (NB2): 999-1004
  • THE ELEVATION OF VOLCANOS AND THEIR EDIFICE HEIGHTS AT SUBDUCTION ZONES JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH BENAVRAHAM, Z., Nur, A. 1980; 85 (NB8): 4325-4335
  • ROLE OF HETEROGENEITIES IN FAULTING PHYSICS OF THE EARTH AND PLANETARY INTERIORS Nur, A., Israel, M. 1980; 21: 225-236
  • EFFECTS OF FLUID SATURATION ON WAVES IN POROUS ROCK AND RELATIONS TO HYDRAULIC PERMEABILITY SOCIETY OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERS JOURNAL Nur, A. M., Walls, J. D., Winkler, K., DEVILBISS, J. 1980; 20 (6): 450-458
  • WAVE ATTENUATION IN PARTIALLY SATURATED ROCKS GEOPHYSICS MAVKO, G. M., Nur, A. 1979; 44 (2): 161-178
  • MICROCRACKING AND HEALING IN GRANITES - NEW EVIDENCE FROM CATHODOLUMINESCENCE SCIENCE Sprunt, E. S., Nur, A. 1979; 205 (4405): 495-497

    Abstract

    Quartz grains in granitic rocks usually have blue cathodoluminescence (CL). Within the blue-luminescing grains, there are often red-luminescing domains which are frequently impossible to detect without CL contrast. This finding suggests that the red-luminescing quartz is sealing preexisting mnicrocracks. The presence of these now-healed microcracks has important implications with respect to the role of pore fluid pressure and fluid transfer in metamorphism, the origih of granites, longperiod crustal deformation, earthquake mechanics, physical properties of rocks, and deep-seated geothermal energy.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1979HE02800021

    View details for PubMedID 17758791

  • STRIKE SLIP FAULTING IN A DOWNWARD VARYING CRUST JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH Mahrer, K. D., Nur, A. 1979; 84 (NB5): 2296-2302
  • PORE FLUIDS AND SEISMIC ATTENUATION IN ROCKS GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS Winkler, K., Nur, A. 1979; 6 (1): 1-4
  • COMPLETE SOLUTION OF A ONE-DIMENSIONAL PROPAGATING FAULT WITH NONUNIFORM STRESS AND STRENGTH JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH Israel, M., Nur, A. 1979; 84 (NB5): 2223-2234
  • STATIC STRIKE-SLIP FAULTING IN A HORIZONTALLY VARYING CRUST BULLETIN OF THE SEISMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Mahrer, K. D., Nur, A. 1979; 69 (4): 975-1009
  • COMPRESSIONAL AND SHEAR-WAVES IN SATURATED ROCK DURING WATER-STEAM TRANSITION JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH Ito, H., DEVILBISS, J., Nur, A. 1979; 84 (NB9): 4731-4735
  • FRICTION AND SEISMIC ATTENUATION IN ROCKS NATURE Winkler, K., Nur, A., Gladwin, M. 1979; 277 (5697): 528-531
  • EFFECT OF NON-ELLIPTICAL CRACKS ON COMPRESSIBILITY OF ROCKS JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH MAVKO, G. M., Nur, A. 1978; 83 (NB9): 4459-4468
  • STRENGTH CHANGES DUE TO RESERVOIR-INDUCED PORE PRESSURE AND STRESSES AND APPLICATION TO LAKE OROVILLE JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH Bell, M. L., Nur, A. 1978; 83 (NB9): 4469-4483
  • NONUNIFORM FRICTION AS A PHYSICAL BASIS FOR EARTHQUAKE MECHANICS PURE AND APPLIED GEOPHYSICS Nur, A. 1978; 116 (4-5): 964-989
  • EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN AND LEVANT - TECTONICS OF CONTINENTAL COLLISION TECTONOPHYSICS Nur, A., BENAVRAHAM, Z. 1978; 46 (3-4): 297-311
  • EXPERIMENTAL-STUDY OF EFFECTS OF STRESS ON SOLUTION RATE JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH Sprunt, E. S., Nur, A. 1977; 82 (20): 3013-3022
  • PREDICTION OF HAICHENG EARTHQUAKE TRANSACTIONS-AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION RALEIGH, B., Molnar, P., Hanks, T., Nur, A., Wu, F., SAVAGE, J., Scholz, C., Craig, H., Turner, R., Bennett, G. 1977; 58 (5): 236-272
  • DESTRUCTION OF POROSITY THROUGH PRESSURE SOLUTION GEOPHYSICS Sprunt, E. S., Nur, A. 1977; 42 (4): 726-741
  • NON-NEWTONIAN ANTIPLANE FLOW AND ITS APPLICATION TO PLATE DEFORMATION TECTONOPHYSICS Bell, M. L., CROUGH, S. T., Nur, A. 1977; 39 (4): 501-514
  • LOST PACIFICA CONTINENT NATURE Nur, A., BENAVRAHAM, Z. 1977; 270 (5632): 41-43
  • EFFECTS OF PRESSURE, TEMPERATURE, AND PORE WATER ON VELOCITIES IN WESTERLY GRANITE JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH Spencer, J. W., Nur, A. M. 1976; 81 (5): 899-904
  • REDUCTION OF POROSITY BY PRESSURE SOLUTION - EXPERIMENTAL-VERIFICATION GEOLOGY Sprunt, E. S., Nur, A. 1976; 4 (8): 463-466
  • SLIP RATES AND MORPHOLOGY OF CONTINENTAL COLLISION BELTS GEOLOGY AVRAHAM, Z. B., Nur, A. 1976; 4 (11): 661-664
  • TECTONICS, SEISMICITY AND STRUCTURE OF AFRO-EURASIAN JUNCTION - BREAKING OF AN INCOHERENT PLATE PHYSICS OF THE EARTH AND PLANETARY INTERIORS BENMENAHEM, A., Nur, A., Vered, M. 1976; 12 (1): 1-50
  • MELT SQUIRT IN ASTHENOSPHERE JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH Mavko, G., Nur, A. 1975; 80 (11): 1444-1448
  • WATER-LEVEL FLUCTUATIONS AND EARTHQUAKES ON SAN ANDREAS FAULT ZONE GEOLOGY Kovach, R. L., Nur, A., Wesson, R. L., Robinson, R. 1975; 3 (8): 437-440
  • NOTE ON CONSTITUTIVE LAW FOR DILATANCY PURE AND APPLIED GEOPHYSICS Nur, A. 1975; 113 (1-2): 197-206
  • POSTSEISMIC VISCOELASTIC REBOUND SCIENCE Nur, A., Mavko, G. 1974; 183 (4121): 204-206

    Abstract

    The sudden appearance of a dislocation, representing an earthquake, in an elastic layer (the lithosphere) overriding a viscoelastic half space (the asthenosphere) is followed by time-dependent surface deformation, which is very similar to in situ postseismic deformation. The spectacular postseismic deformation following the large Nankaido earthquake of 1946 yields for the asthenosphere a viscosity of 5 x 10(19) poise and a 50 percent relaxation of the shear modulus. Large thrust type earthquakes may provide, in the future, a new method for exploring the rheology of the earth's upper mantle.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1974R698800019

    View details for PubMedID 17777265

  • FLUID-PRESSURE VARIATIONS AND FAULT CREEP IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA TECTONOPHYSICS Johnson, A. G., Kovach, R. L., Nur, A. 1974; 23 (3): 257-266
  • COMPRESSIONAL AND SHEAR WAVE VELOCITIES IN GRANULAR MATERIALS TO 2.5 KILOBARS JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH Talwani, P., Nur, A., Kovach, R. L. 1973; 78 (29): 6899-6909
  • PORE PRESSURE CHANGES DURING CREEP EVENTS ON SAN-ANDREAS FAULT JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH Johnson, A. G., Kovach, R. L., Nur, A. 1973; 78 (5): 851-857
  • ROLE OF PORE FLUIDS IN FAULTING PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES Nur, A. 1973; 274 (1239): 297-304
  • EFFECTIVE STRESS LAWS FOR FLUID-SATURATED POROUS ROCKS JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH Garg, S. K., Nur, A. 1973; 78 (26): 5911-5921