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Juan M. Lorenzo

Department of Geology and Geophysics at LSU


Associate Professor (Ph.D. Columbia University, 1991)
Reflection and refraction seismology. Deciphering the behavior of stressed continental crust from the sedimentary record in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans




I study the tectonics of continental margins using shallow-earth seismology





My undergraduate and graduate students use an industry-funded Subsurface Workstation Laboratory and a Seismology Instrument Lab.   These labs  contain field equipment, Linux workstations with commercial seismic processing and inter-pretation software to analyze, gravity, well, and 2D and 3D seismic data sets.


Short Abstract by Topic

 Growth faults 


  Flexure in the Gulf of Mexico


  AVO fingerprint of Ice sheets in Antarctica


  Actividades de investigaci6n Chile, (Fulbright)


 Continental Flexure at Convergent Margins


 Evolution of Continent-Ocean  Transform Margins


Extended Abstract

 Seismic Landstreamer/Land Streamer [*.pdf]



Abstract by Geographical locality

Falkland/Malvinas Plateau (south  Atlantic Ocean),  Ivory Coast (West Africa), NW Shelf of Australia

   Alboran Sea Basin (Western Me- diterranean)

   Ross Sea, Antarctica


  USACE 2004 Seismology and Archaeology (Ch.6)

Last updated: 16 Jan 2007 by
Juan M. Lorenzo .




My students

Educational Seismic Network

  2006 Report to SEG [*.pdf]

   LSU Football Seismology [*.ppt]

  Abstracts 2003-05

  History of Network Installation


 GAEMP (Geoscience Alliance to Enhance Minority Participation)

  Abstracts 2003-04 

  Notes to AGU Fall 2004  abstract


Fulbright 2001


Mapping Project 1999


Reflection Seismology

  Syllabus and Notes 2005

  Seminar Syllabus, 2004 

  Syllabus , lectures 200

  Past lectures & syllabi

  Field survey  2000

   Projects  1997


Physical Geology (Geol 1001)

  Syllabus 2007, 2006,2005, 2004

Basin Analysis (Geol 4131)

  Syllabus 2006

  2004, 2003

  Special Industry Lecture

Theoretical Seismology (Geol 7900)    2002

Structural Geology (Geol 2071)

 Lectures , labs and Syllabus  2001

 Other lecture notes


 Field Trips

  Alabama 2000, 1999, 1998, 1996, 1995

  Arkansas  1997

  Mississippi 1996  

  Oman 1996

Gravity & Seismic Surveys (Geol 7900)

  Lectures for 1998

Plate Tectonics (Geol 4066)

 Guest lectures on Earthquake Seismology 

 Free Geophysics Software 

  Data loading tutorial for SeisWorks (Landmark Corporation)