Publications

BOOKS:

Morra, G., D.A.Yuen, S.D. King, S.-M. Lee, and S. Stein, Subduction Dynamics: From Mantle Flow to Mega Disasters,
American Geophysical Union Monograph 211, 2016

Landgraph, A., S. Kubler, E. Hintersberger and S. Stein (eds), Seismicity, Fault Rupture and Earthquake Hazards in Slowly Deforming Regions,
Geological Society of London, Special Publications series, volume 432, 2015.

Stein, S. and J. Stein, Playing Against Nature: Integrating Science and Economics to Mitigate Natural Hazards in an Uncertain World, Wiley/AGU, 2014.

Stein, S., Disaster Deferred: How New Science is Changing our View of Earthquake Hazards in the Midwest, Columbia University Press, 2010.

Stein, S. and S. Mazzotti (eds), Continental Intraplate Earthquakes: Science, Hazard, and Policy Issues, Geological Society of America Special Paper 425, 2007. 

Pinter, N., G. Grenerczy, J. Weber, S. Stein, and D. Medak (eds), The Adria Microplate: GPS Geodesy, Tectonics and Hazards, Nato Science Series, Springer, 2005.

Stein, S. and M. Wysession, Introduction to Seismology, Earthquakes, and Earth Structure, Blackwell Publishing, 2003. 

Stein, S. and J. Freymueller (eds), Plate Boundary Zones, American Geophysical Union, 2002. 

Pringle, M., W. Sager, W. Sliter, and S. Stein (eds), The Mesozoic Pacific, American Geophysical Union, 1993.

 

ARTICLES:

Neely, J.S.,  Stein, S.⁠, Merino, M., and Adam, J., Have we seen the largest earthquakes in eastern North America?⁠, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 284, November 2018, Pages 17-27, 2018. Click here for link.

Stein, S.,  McDonnell, J., and Miller, M.M., Discussing scientific ethics: what would you do?,  Astronomy & Geophysics, 59, 4, 1 August 2018, Page 4.12, 2018. Click here for link

Salditch, L., Hough, S.E., Stein, S., Spencer, B.D., Brooks, E.M., Neely, J.S. and Lucas, M.C. The 1952 Kern County, California earthquake: A case study of issues in the analysis of historical intensity data for estimation of source parameters. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 283, 140-151, 2018. Click here for link

Stein, S., Stein, C.A., Elling, R., Kley, J., Keller, R., Wysession, M., Rooney, T., Frederiksen, A. and Moucha, R.. Insights from North America’s failed Midcontinent Rift into the evolution of continental rifts and passive continental margins. Tectonophysics, July 2018. Click here for pdf. Click here for link

Steckler, M. S., S. Stein, S. H. Akhter, and L. Seeber, The wicked problem of earthquake hazard in developing countries, Eos, 99, 2018. Click here for pdf

Stein, C.A., Stein, S., Elling, R., Keller, G.R. and Kley, J. Is the “Grenville Front” in the central United States really the Midcontinent Rift?. GSA Today, 28(5, 2018). Click here for link

Brooks, E.M., Stein, S., Spencer, B.D., Salditch, L., Petersen, M.D. and McNamara, D.E. Assessing earthquake hazard map performance for natural and induced seismicity in the central and eastern United States. Seismological Research Letters, 89(1), pp.118-126, 2018. Click here for link

Vanneste, K., Stein, S., Camelbeeck, T. and Vleminckx. Insights into earthquake hazard map performance from shaking history simulations. Scientific reports, 8(1), p.1855, 2018. Click here for pdf

Salaree, A., Stein, S., Saloor, N. and R. Elling, Turn your smartphone into a geophysics lab, Astronomy and Geophysics, December 2017, Vol. 58. Click here for pdf

Stein, S., Salditch, L.,  Brooks, E., Spencer, B. and M. Campbell, Is the coast toast? Exploring Cascadia earthquake probabilities, GSA Today 27, Nov. 2017, 6-7. Click here for pdf

Stein, S., Brooks, E.,  Spencer, B. and M. Liu, Should all of Nepal be treated as having the same earthquake hazard? in J.H. Kruhl et al. (eds.), Living Under the Threat of Earthquakes, Springer Natural Hazards, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68044-6_2. Click here for pdf

Grenerczy, G.,  Jambor, T.,  Stein, S.,  Farkas, P. and M. Ferenc, Towards global space geodetic mapping of the dynamic deformation field after great earthquakes, Terra Nova. 2017; 1–7. Click here for pdf

Stein, S.,  Brooks, E., Spencer, Vanneste, K., Camelbeeck, T. and B. Vleminckx. Assessing how well earthquake hazard maps work: Insights from weather and baseball. Earth magazine, March 2017, 36-41. Click here for pdf

Brooks, E., S. Stein, and B. Spencer, Investigating the effects of smoothing on the performance of earthquake hazard maps, J. Earthquake and Impact Engineering, 2017. Click here for pdf

Iaffaldano, G. and Stein, S., 2017. Impact of uncertain reference-frame motions in plate kinematic reconstructions: A theoretical appraisal. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 458, pp.349-356. Click here for link

Stein, S.,  Peresan, A. and E. Brooks, Italy’s chain of earthquakes poses a forecasting challenge, Physics Today, 07 December 2016.  Click here for pdf

Liu, M. and S. Stein, Mid-continental earthquakes: Spatiotemporal occurrences, causes, and hazards, Earth-Science Reviews 162, 364 – 386, 2016. Click here for pdf

Stein, S., C. Stein, J. Kley, R. Keller, M. Merino, E. Wolin, D. Jurdy, D. Wiens, M. Wysession, G. Al-Equabi, W. Shen, A. Frederiksen, F. Darbyshire, G. Waite, W. Rose, E. Vye, T. Rooney, R. Moucha, and E. Brown, New insights into North America’s Midcontinent Rift, EOS, 97, doi:10.1029/2016EO056659.  04 August 2016. Click here for pdf

D. Malone, C. Stein, J. Craddock, J. Kley, S. Stein, and J. Malone, Maximum depositional age of the Neoproterozoic Jacobsville Sandstone, Michigan: Implications for the evolution of the Midcontinent Rift. Geosphere, doi:10.1130/GES01302.1., 12, 4, 2016. Click here for pdf

Vanneste, K., B. Vleminckx, S. Stein, and T. Camelbeeck, Could Mmax be the same for all continental interiors? Seism. Res. Lett., 87,5, 2016. Click here for pdf

Calais, E., Camelbeeck, T., Stein, S., Liu, M. and Craig, T.J. A new paradigm for large earthquakes in stable continental plate interiors. Geophysical Research Letters, 43(20), 2016. Click here for link

Stein, S., Assessing and mitigating natural hazards in a very uncertain world, in Routledge Handbook of Risk Studies, A. Burgess, A. Alemanno and J. Zinn (eds), 2016. Click here for pdf

Stein, C., J. Kley, S. Stein, D. Hindle, and G.R. Keller, North America’s Midcontinent Rift: when rift met LIP, Geosphere, 11, 5, 1607-1616, 2015. Click here for pdf

Stein, S., M. Liu, T. Camelbeeck, M. Merino, A. Landgraph, E. Hintersberger and S. Kubler, Challenges in assessing seismic hazard in intraplate Europe, in Seismicity, Fault Rupture and Earthquake Hazards in Slowly Deforming Regions, A. Landgraph, S. Kubler, E. Hintersberger and S. Stein (eds), Geological Society of London, Special Publications series, volume 432, 2015. Click here for pdf

A. Landgraph, S. Kubler, E. Hintersberger and S. Stein, Active tectonics, earthquakes and palaeoseismicity in slowly deforming continents, in Seismicity, Fault Rupture and Earthquake Hazards in Slowly Deforming Regions, A. Landgraph, S. Kubler, E. Hintersberger and S. Stein (eds), Geological Society of London, Special Publications series, volume 432, 2015.

Stein, S., C. Stein, E. Blavascunas, and J. Kley, Using Lake Superior parks to explain the Midcontinent Rift, Park Science, 32, 1, 19-29, 2015. Click here for pdf

Stein, S., M. Liu, B. Spencer, and E. Brooks, Promise and paradox: why improved knowledge of plate tectonics hasn’t yielded correspondingly better earthquake hazard maps, in Plate Boundaries and Natural Hazards, Geophysical Monograph 219, First Edition. Edited by João C. Duarte and Wouter P. Schellart Plate Boundaries and Natural Hazards, Amer. Geophys. Un. monograph 2016. Click here for pdf

Brooks, E., M. Diggory, E. Gomez, A. Salaree, M. Schmid, N. Saloor, and S. Stein, Should Fermi have secured his water heater?, Seism. Res. Lett., 87, 2A, 2016. Click here for pdf

Brooks, E., S. Stein, and B. Spencer, Comparing the performance of Japanese earthquake hazard maps to uniform and randomized maps, Seism. Res. Lett.,87, 1, 2016. Click here for pdf

Ola, O., Frederiksen, A. W., Bollmann, T., van der Lee, S., Darbyshire, F., Wolin, E., Revenaugh, J., Stein, C., Stein, S., and Wysession, M., Anisotropic zonation in the lithosphere of Central North America: Influence of a strong cratonic lithosphere on the Mid-Continent Rift, Tectonophysics, 683, 367-381, 2016. Click here for link 

Stein, S., B. Spencer, and E. Brooks, Metrics for assessing earthquake hazard map performance, Bull. Seism. Soc. Amer., 105, 2015. Click here for pdf

Stein, C., and S. Stein, Are large oceanic depth anomalies caused by thermal perturbations?, in GSA Special Paper 514: The Interdisciplinary Earth: A Volume in Honor of Don L. Anderson, doi:10.1130/2015.2514(12), 2015. Click here for pdf

Stein, S., J. Kley, D. Hindle, and A. Friedrich, Exploring natural hazard policies with bike helmets and bus fares, EOS, 96, doi:10.1029/2015EO027187, 31 March 2015. Click here for pdf

Stein, S., B. Spencer, and E. Brooks, Bayes and BOGSAT: issues in when and how to revise earthquake hazard maps, Seism. Res. Lett., 86, 6-10, 2015. Click here for pdf

Stein, C., Stein, S., Merino, M., Keller, G.R., Flesch, L. and D. Jurdy, Was the Mid-Continent Rift part of a successful seafloor-spreading episode? Geophys. Res. Lett., 10.1002/2013GL059176, 2014. Click here for pdf

Liu, M., G. Luo, H. Wang and S. Stein, Long aftershock sequences in North China and Central U.S.: implications for hazard assessment in mid-continents,Earthquake Science, 27, 27-35, 2014 .Click here for pdf

Stein, S. and A. Friedrich, How much can we clear the crystal ball?, Astronomy and Geophysics, 55, 2.11-2.17, 2014. Click here for pdf

Merino. M., Stein, S. and J. Adams, Have we seen the largest earthquakes in eastern North America? submitted, 2014. Click here for pdf

Stein, J.L. and S. Stein, Formulating natural hazard policies under uncertainty, SIAM/ASA J. on Uncertainty Quantification, 1, 42-50, 2013. Click here for pdf

Stein, S. and J.L. Stein, How good do natural hazard assessments need to be?, GSA Today, 23, no. 4/5, doi: 10.1130/GSATG167GW.1 (April/May), 2013. Click here for pdf

Stein, S. and J.L. Stein, Shallow versus deep uncertainties in natural hazard assessments, EOS, 94, 4, 133-140 (2 April), 2013. Click here for pdf

Merino, M., Keller, G.R., Stein, S. and Stein, C., Variations in Mid-Continent Rift magma volumes consistent with microplate evolution, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 1513-1516, doi:10.1029/2011GL050310, 2013. Click here for pdf

Wolin, E., S. Stein, F. Pazzaglia, A. Meltzer, A. Kafka, and C. Berti, Mineral, Virginia, earthquake illustrates seismicity of a passive-aggressive margin, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L02305, doi:10.1029/2011GL050310, 2012. Click here for pdf

Stein, S., R. Geller, and M. Liu, Why earthquake hazard maps often fail and what to do about it, Tectonophysics, 562-563, 1-25, 2012. Click here for pdf

Stein, J.L. and S. Stein, Rebuilding Tohoku: a joint geophysical and economic framework for hazard mitigation GSA Today, 22(9) 2012. Click here for pdf

Stein, S. and R.J. Geller, Communicating uncertainties in natural hazard forecasts, EOS, 93, 361-362, 2012. Click here for pdf

Stein, J.L. and S. Stein, Gray Swans: comparison of natural and financial hazard assessment and mitigation, Natural Hazards, doi 10.1007/s11069-012-0388-x, 2012. Click here for pdf

Stein, J.L. and S. Stein, Formulating Natural Hazard Policies Under Uncertainty, SIAM News, 45/10, 6-7, 2012. Click here for pdf

Ebeling, C., and S. Stein, Seismological identification and characterization of a large hurricane, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 101, 2011. Click here for pdf

Chang, S.-J., M. Merino, S. Van der Lee, S. Stein, and C. Stein, Mantle flow beneath Arabia offset from the opening Red Sea, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L04301, doi:10.1029/2010GL045852, 2011. Click here for pdf, Click here for supplemental material pdf

Liu, M., S. Stein, and H. Wang, 2000 years of migrating earthquakes in North China: How earthquakes in mid-continents differ from those at plate boundaries, Lithosphere, 3, doi: 10.1130/L129, 2011. Click here for pdf

Hubenthal, M., Stein, S. and J. Taber, A big squeeze: examining and modeling the causes of intraplate earthquakes in the earth science classroom, The Earth Scientist, 27, 33-39, 2011. Click here for pdf

Stein, S., S. van der Lee, D. Jurdy, C. Stein, D. Wiens, M. Wysession, J. Revenaugh, A. Frederiksen, F. Darbyshire, T. Bollmann, J. Lodewyk, E. Wolin, M. Merino, and K. Tekverk, Learning from failure: the SPREE Mid-Continent Rift Experiment, GSA Today, 21, 9, pp 5-7, September 2011. Click here for pdf

Stein, S. and E. Okal, The size of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake needn’t have been a surprise, EOS, 92, 227-228, 2011. Click here for pdf

Stein, S., R. Geller, and M. Liu, Bad assumptions or bad luck: why earthquake hazard maps need objective testing, Seis. Res. Lett., 82, 623-626, 2011. Click here for pdf

Calais, E., A. Freed, R. Van Arsdale, and S. Stein, Triggering of New Madrid seismicity by late Pleistocene erosion, Nature, 466, 608-611, 2010. Click here for pdf

Merino, M., S. Stein, M. Liu, and E. Okal, Comparison of seismicity rates in the New Madrid and Wabash Valley seismic zones, Seis. Res. Lett., 81, 951-954, 2010. Click here for pdf

Stein, S., M. Liu, E. Calais, and Q. Li, Midcontinent earthquakes as a complex system, Seis. Res. Lett., 80, 551-553, 2009. Click here for pdf

Stein, S. and M. Liu, Long aftershock sequences within continents and implications for earthquake hazard assessment, Nature, 462, 87-89, 2009. Click here for pdf

Okal, E. and S. Stein, S., Observations of ultralong period normal modes from the December 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, Phys.Earth. Planet Int., 175 53-62, 2009. Click here for pdf

Stein, S. and J. Hebden, Time-dependent seismic hazard maps for the New Madrid seismic zone and Charleston, South Carolina areas, Seis. Res. Lett., 80, 12-20, 2009. Click here for pdf

Schramm, K. and S. Stein, Apparent slow oceanic transform earthquakes due to source mechanism bias, Seis. Res. Lett., 80, 102-107, 2009. Click here for pdf

Li, Q., M. Liu and S. Stein, Spatial-temporal complexity of continental intraplate seismicity: insights from geodynamic modeling and implications for seismic hazard estimation, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 99, 52-60, 2009. Click here for pdf

Blewitt, G., W. C. Hammond, C. Kreemer, H.-P. Plag, S. Stein, and E. Okal, GPS for real-time earthquake source determination and tsunami warning systems, J. Geod., 83, S335-343, 2009. Click here for pdf

Calais, E. and S. Stein, Time-variable deformation in the New Madrid seismic zone, Science, 5920, 1442, 2009. Click here for pdf, Click here for supplemental material pdf

Jeanloz, R. S. Beck, M. Lisowski, J. Lorenzo, C. Mora, J. Rimstidt, S. Shirey, S. Stein and K. Wirth, Big science, little science: Review of NSF’s Earth Science Instrumentation and Facilities Program, EOS, 89 61-62, 2008.

Stein, S. and E. Okal, Ultralong period seismic study of the December 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and implications for regional tectonics and the subduction process, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 97, S279-S295, 2007. Click here for pdf

Stein, S. Education, outreach, and marketing, EOS, 88, 39-40, 2007. Click here for pdf

Stein, S. New Madrid GPS: much ado about nothing?, EOS, 88, 58-60, 2007. Click here for pdf

Sella, G., S. Stein, T. Dixon, M. Craymer, T. James, S. Mazzotti and R. Dokka, Observations of glacial isostatic adjustment in stable North America with GPS, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L02306, doi:10.1029/2006GL027081, 2007.  Click here for pdf

Stein, S., Approaches to continental intraplate earthquake issues, in Continental Intraplate Earthquakes, Special Paper 425, 1-16, S. Stein and S. Mazzotti, eds., GSA, Boulder, CO, 2007. Click here for pdf

Swafford, L. and S. Stein, Limitations of the short earthquake record for seismicity and seismic hazard studies, in Continental Intraplate Earthquakes, Special Paper 425, 49-58, S. Stein and S. Mazzotti, eds., GSA, Boulder, CO, 2007. Click here for pdf

McKenna, J., S. Stein, and C. Stein, Is the New Madrid Seismic Zone hotter and weaker than its surroundings? in Continental Intraplate Earthquakes, Special Paper 425, 167-175, S. Stein and S. Mazzotti, eds., GSA, Boulder, CO, 2007. Click here for pdf

Lopez, A., S. Stein, T. Dixon, G. Sella, E. Calais, P. Jansma, J. Weber, and P. LaFemina, Is there a Northern Lesser Antilles Forearc block?, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L07313, doi:10.1029/2005GL025293, 2006. Click here for pdf

Stein, S., Limitations of a young science, Seis. Res. Lett., 77, 351-353, 2006. Click here for pdf

Blewitt, G., C. Kreemer, W. Hammond, H. Plag, S. Stein, and E. Okal, Rapid determination of earthquake magnitude by GPS for tsunami warning systems,Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L11309, doi:10.1029/2006GL026145, 2006. Click here for pdf

Dye, S. and S. Stein, Exploring Earth’s composition and energetics with geoneutrinos, EOS, 87, 253-260, 2006. Click here for pdf

Stein, S. and G. Sella, Pleistocene change from convergence to extension in the Apennines as a consequence of Adria microplate motion, in The Adria Microplate: GPS Geodesy, Tectonics and Hazards, Nato Science Series, 21-34, edited by Pinter, N., G. Grenerczy, J. Weber, S. Stein, and D. Medak, Springer, 2005. Click here for pdf

Stein, S. and E. Okal, Size and speed of the Sumatra earthquake, Nature, 434, 581-582, 2005. Click here for pdf

Stein, S. and E. Okal, Sumatra earthquake – what happened and why The Earth Scientist, 21, 6-11, 2005. Click here for pdf

Park, J., T.-R. A. Song, J. Tromp, E. Okal, S. Stein, et al., Earth’s free oscillations excited by the 26 December 2004 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, Science, 308, 1139-1144, 2005. Click here for pdf

Stein, S., A. Friedrich, and A. Newman, Dependence of possible characteristic earthquakes on spatial sampling: illustration for the Wasatch seismic zone, Utah, Seis. Res. Lett., 76, 432-436, 2005. Click here for pdf

DeLaughter, J., C. A. Stein, and S. Stein, Hotspots: a view from the swells, in Foulger, G. R., J. Natland, D. C. Presnall, and D. L. Anderson (eds.), Plates, plumes, and paradigms, Geol. Soc. Am. Sp. Paper 388, 257-278, doi: 10.1130/2005.2388(16), 2005. Click here for pdf

Tectonic implications of the GPS velocity field in the northern Adriatic region, Grenerczy, G., G. Sella, S. Stein, and A. Kenyeres, Geopys. Res. Lett., 32, doi10.1029/2005GL022947, 2005. Click here for pdf

Calais, E.,G. Mattioli, C. DeMets, J.-M.Nocquet, S. Stein, A. Newman, and P. Rydelek, Tectonic strain in plate interiors? Nature 438, doi: 10.1038/nature04428, 2005. Click here for pdf

Stein, S. and A. Newman, Characteristic and uncharacteristic earthquakes as possible artifacts: applications to the New Madrid and Wabash seismic zones, Seis. Res. Lett., 75, 173-187, 2004. Click here for pdf

Stein, S., No free lunch, Seis. Res. Lett., 75, 555-556, 2004. Click here for pdf

Stein, C. and S. Stein, Mantle plumes: heat flow near Iceland Astronomy and Geophysics, 44, 8-10, 2003. Click here for pdf

Stein, S., J. Tomasello, and A. Newman, Should Memphis Build for California’s Earthquakes? EOS, 84, 177,184-185, 2003. Click here for pdf, Click here for discussion pdf

Yang, Y., M. Liu and S. Stein, A 3-D geodynamic model of lateral crustal flow during Andean mountain building, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(21), 10.1029/2001GL018308, 2003. Click here for pdf

Ware, R., D. Fulker, S. Stein, D. Anderson, S. Avery, R. Clark, K. Droegemier, J. Kuettner, J. Minster, and S. Sorooshian, Real-time national GPS networks for atmospheric sensing, J. Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 63, 1315-1330, 2001.

Stein, S. and E. Klosko, Earthquake mechanisms and plate tectonics, in W. Lee, H. Kanamori, and P. Jennings (eds.) Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology , 2002.

Hindle, D., J. Kley, E. Klosko, S. Stein, T. Dixon, and E. Norabuena, Consistency of geologic and geodetic displacements during Andean orogenesis,Geophys. Res. Lett., 29(7), 10.1029/2001GL013757, , 2002. Click here for pdf

Stein, S., G. Sella, and E. Okal, The January 26, 2001 Bhuj earthquake and the diffuse western boundary of the Indian plate, in Plate Boundary Zones, edited by S. Stein and J. Freymueller, Geodynamics Series 30, AGU, Washington, D. C., 243-254, 2002. Click here for pdf

Klosko, E. R., S. Stein, D. Hindle, T. Dixon, and E. Norabuena, Comparison of geodetic, geologic, and seismological observations in the Nazca-South American plate boundary zone, in Plate Boundary Zones, edited by S. Stein and J. Freymueller, Geodynamics Series 30, AGU, Washington, D. C., 123-134, 2002. Click here for pdf

Liu, M., Y. Yang, S. Stein, and E. Klosko, Crustal shortening and extension in the Andes from a viscoelastic model, in Plate Boundary Zones, edited by S. Stein and J. Freymueller, Geodynamics Series 30, AGU, Washington, D. C., 325-340, 2002. Click here for pdf

Stein, S. and G. Sella, Plate boundary zones: concept and approaches, in Plate Boundary Zones, edited by S. Stein and J. Freymueller, Geodynamics Series 30, AGU, Washington, D. C., 1-26, 2002. Click here for pdf

A. Newman, J. Schneider, S. Stein, and A. Mendez, Uncertainties in seismic hazard maps for the New Madrid Seismic Zone and implications for seismic hazard communication, Seis. Res. Lett., 72, 653-667, 2001. Click here for pdf

Bina, C., S. Stein, F. Marton, and E. VanArk, Implications of slab mineralogy for subduction dynamics, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 127, 51-66, 2001. 

Stein, S., M. Hamburger, C. Meertens, T. Dixon, and S. Owen, UNAVCO Conference discusses advances in volcano geodesy, EOS, 81, 121-126, 2000. Click here for pdf

Klosko, E., J. DeLaughter, and S. Stein, Technology in introductory geophysics: the high-low mix, Computers and Geosciences, 26, 693-698, 2000.

Ware, R., D. Fulker, S. Stein, D. Anderson, S. Avery, R. Clark, K. Droegemier, J. Kuettner, J. Minster, and S. Sorooshian, SUOMINET: A real-time national GPS network for atmospheric research and education, Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 81, 677-694, 2000.

Liu, M., Y. Yang, S. Stein, Y. Zhu, J. Engeln, Crustal shortening in the Andes: Why do GPS rates differ from geological rates? Geophys. Res. Lett., 27, 3005-3008, 2000. Click here for pdf

Marton, F., C. Bina, S. Stein, and D. Rubie, Effects of slab mineralogy on subduction rates, Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, 119-122, 1999.

Newman, A., S. Stein, J. Weber, J. Engeln, A. Mao, and T. Dixon, Slow deformation and low seismic hazard at the New Madrid seismic zone, Science, 284,619-621, 1999. Click here for pdf

Stein, S. and D. Rubie, Deep earthquakes in real slabs, Science, 286 909-910, 1999. Click here for pdf

Norabuena, E., T. Dixon, S. Stein, and C. Harrison, Decelerating Nazca-South America convergence and Nazca-Pacific spreading, Geophys. Res. Lett., 26,3405-3408, 1999. Click here for pdf

DeLaughter, J., S. Stein, and C. Stein, Extraction of the lithospheric aging signal from satellite geoid data, Earth. Planet Sci. Lett., 174, 173-181, 1999. Click here for pdf

Norabuena, E., L. Leffler-Griffin, A. Mao, T. Dixon, S. Stein, I. S. Sacks, L. Ocala and M. Ellis, Space geodetic observations of Nazca-South America convergence along the Central Andes, Science, 279, 358-362, 1998. Click here for pdf

Weber, J., S. Stein, and J. Engeln, Estimation of intraplate strain accumulation in the New Madrid Seismic Zone from repeat GPS surveys Tectonics, 17, 250-266, 1998.

Stein, S. and T. Dixon, Looking for bears: space geodesy for earthquake studies, Seis. Res. Lett., 69, 377-379, 1998.

DeLaughter, J., S. Stein, C. Stein, and K. Bain, Preconceptions about earth science among students in an introductory course, EOS, 79, 429, 1998. Click here for pdf

Silver, P., Y. Bock, D. Agnew, T. Henyey, A. Linde, T. McEvilly, J.-B. Minster, B. Romanowicz, I. Sacks, R. Smith, S. Solomon, and S. Stein, A plate boundary observatory, IRIS Newsletter, 16, 2, 3-7, 1998.

Stein, S., and C. Stein, Ocean depths and the Lake Wobegone Effect, Science, 275, 1613-1614, 1997. Click here for pdf

Leffler, L., A. Mao, T. Dixon, S. Stein, and M. Ellis, Constraints on the present-day shortening rate across the Central Eastern Andes from GPS measurements, Geophys. Res. Lett., 24, 1031-1034, 1997.

Stein, S., Hot-spotting in the Pacific, Nature, 387, 345-346, 1997.

Stein, C., and S. Stein, Estimation of lateral hydrothermal flow distance from spatial variations in oceanic heat flow, Geophys. Res. Lett., 24, 2323-2326, 1997. Click here for pdf

Stein, S. and J. DeLaughter, Upgrading a beginning geophysics course: taking a “small-is-beautiful” approach, EOS, 78, 521-532, 1997.

Seno, T., T. Sarkuri, and S. Stein, Can the Okhotsk plate be discriminated from the North American plate?, J. Geophys. Res., 101, 11305-11316, 1996. Click here for pdf

Kirby, S., S. Stein, D. Rubie, and E. Okal, Deep earthquakes and metastable phase changes in subducting oceanic lithosphere, Rev. Geophys., 34, 261-306, 1996. Click here for pdf

Stein, S., and C. Stein, Thermo-mechanical evolution of oceanic lithosphere: implications for the subduction process and deep earthquakes, in: Subduction: Top to Bottom, Geophysical Monograph 96 edited by G. Bebout, D. School, and S. Kirby, Am. Geophys. Un., Washington, D.C., 1-17, 1996. Click here for pdf

Stein, S., Launching an environmental science major: experience at Northwestern, GSA Today, 38-39, March, 1996. Click here for pdf

Dixon, T. H., A. Mao, and S. Stein, How rigid is the stable interior of the North American plate?, Geophys. Res. Lett., 23, 3035-3038, 1996. Click here for pdf

Stein, C. and S. Stein, Modeling heat flow and hydrothermal circulation in young crust, Ridge Events, 6, 1, 9-11, 1995.

Stein, C., S. Stein, and A. Pelayo, Heat flow and hydrothermal circulation, in: Physical, chemical, biological and geological interactions within hydrothermal systems, AGU Mono., edited by Humphris, S., L. Mullineaux, R. Zierenberg and R. Thomson, Am. Geophys. Un., Washington, D.C., 425-445, 1995. Click here for pdf

Stein, S., Deep earthquakes: a fault too big?, Science, 268, 49-50, 1995. Click here for pdf

Richardson, P., S. Stein, C. Stein, and M. Zuber, Geoid data and the thermal structure of oceanic lithosphere, Geophys. Res. Lett., 22, 1913-1916, 1995. Click here for pdf

Shoberg, T., and S. Stein, Investigation of spreading center evolution by joint inversion of seafloor lineation and magnetic data, Earth Planet Sci. Lett., 122 195-206, 1994. Click here for pdf

Pelayo, A., S. Stein, and C. Stein, Estimation of oceanic hydrothermal heat flux from the depths of midocean ridge seismicity and magma chambers and heat flow data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 21, 713-716, 1994. Click here for pdf

Stein, C. and S. Stein, Comparison of plate and asthenospheric flow models for the evolution of oceanic lithosphere, Geophys. Res. Lett., 21, 709-712, 1994. Click here for pdf

DeMets, C., R. G. Gordon, D. F. Argus, and S. Stein, Effect of recent revisions to the geomagnetic reversal time scale on estimates of current plate motion,Geophys. Res. Lett., 21, 2191-2194, 1994. Click here for pdf

Stein, C. and S. Stein, Constraints on hydrothermal flux through the oceanic lithosphere from global heat flow, J. Geophys. Res, 99, 3081-3095, 1994. Click here for pdf

Shoberg, T., C. Stein, and S. Stein, Constraints on lithospheric thermal structure for the Indian Ocean basin from depth and heat flow data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 20, 1095-1098, 1993.

Stein, C. and S. Stein, Constraints on Pacific midplate swells from global depth-age and heat flow-age models, in Pringle, M., W. Sager, W. Sliter, and S. Stein (eds), The Mesozoic Pacific, Geophysical Monograph 76, 53-76, American Geophysical Union, 1993. Click here for pdf

Seno, T., S. Stein, and A. Gripp, A model for the motion of the Phillipine Sea Plate consistent with NUVEL-1 and geological data, J. Geophys. Res, 98, 17941-17948, 1993. Click here for pdf

Stein, S., Space geodesy and plate motions, Contributions of Space Geodesy to Geodynamics, American Geophysical Union Geodynamics Series 23, 5-20, 1993. Click here for pdf

Helffrich, G. and S. Stein, Study of the structure of the slab/mantle interface using reflected and converted seismic waves, Geophys. J. Int., 115, 14-40, 1993.

Stein, S., Seismic gaps and grizzly bears, Nature, 356, 387-388, 1992.

Gordon, R. G. and S. Stein, Global tectonics and space geodesy, Science, 256, 333-342, 1992.

Stein, C. and S. Stein, A model for the global variation in oceanic depth and heat flow with lithospheric age, Nature, 359, 123-128, 1992. Click here for pdf

Shoberg, T., S. Stein and J. Karsten, Constraints on rift propagation history at the Cobb Offset, Juan de Fuca ridge, from numerical modeling of tectonic fabric, Tectonophysics, 197, 295-308, 1991. Click here for pdf

D. Naar, F. Martinez, R. Hey, T. Reed IV, and S. Stein, Pito Rift: how a large-offset rift propagates, Mar. Geophys. Res., 13, 287-310, 1991.

Stein, S. and A. Pelayo, Seismological constraints on stress in the oceanic lithosphere, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. A., 337, 53-72, 1991. Click here for pdf

DeMets, C., R. G. Gordon, D. F. Argus, and S. Stein, Current plate motions, Geophys. J., 101, 425-478, 1990. Click here for pdf

DeMets, C. and S. Stein, A present-day kinematic model for the Rivera plate and tectonics of Southwestern Mexico, J. Geophys. Res., 95, 21931-21948, 1990. Click here for pdf

Helffrich, G., S. Stein, and B. J. Wood, Implications for subduction zone thermal structure and mineralogy for seismic wave reflections and conversions at the downgoing slab/mantle interface, J. Geophys. Res., 94, 753-763, 1989.

Stein, S., S. Cloetingh, N. Sleep and R. Wortel, Passive margin earthquakes, stresses, and rheology, in S. Gregerson and P. Basham (eds) Earthquakes at North Atlantic Passive Margins, 231-259, Kluwer, 1989. Click here for pdf

Argus, D. F., R. G. Gordon, C. DeMets, and S. Stein, Closure of the Africa-North America-Eurasia plate circuit and tectonics of the Gloria fault, J. Geophys. Res., 94, 5585-5602, 1989. 

Stoddard, P. R., and S. Stein, A kinematic model of zero-offset and very-long-offset transforms, Mar. Geophys. Res., 3-4, 181-190, 1989. Click here for pdf

Spakman, W., S. Stein, R. van der Hilst, and R. Wortel, Resolution experiments for NW Pacific subduction zone tomography, Geophys. Res. Lett., 16, 1097-1100, 1989. Click here for pdf

Stein, S., C. DeMets, R. G. Gordon, J. Brodholt, J. F. Engeln, D. A. Wiens, D. Argus, P. Lundgren, C. Stein, and D. F. Woods, A test of alternative Caribbean plate relative motion models, J. Geophys. Res., 93, 3041-3050, 1988.

Engeln, J., S. Stein, J. Werner and R. Gordon, Microplate and shear zone models for oceanic spreading center reorganizations, J. Geophys. Res., 93, 2839-2856, 1988. Click here for pdf

Brodholt, J., and S. Stein, Rheological control on the distribution of Wadati-Benioff seismicity, Geophys. Res. Lett., 15, 1081- 1077, 1988. Click here for pdf

Lundgren, P. R., E. A. Okal, and S. Stein, Body wave deconvolution for variable source parameters; application to the December 6, 1987 Kuriles earthquake, Geophys. J., 94, 171-180, 1988.

Acton, G., S. Stein, and J. Engeln, Formation of curved seafloor fabric by changes in rift propagation velocity and spreading rate: application to the 95.5°W Galapagos propagator, J. Geophys. Res., 93, 11845-11861, 1988. Click here for pdf

Acton, G., S. Stein, and J. Engeln, Block rotation and continental extension in Afar: a comparison to oceanic microplate systems, Tectonics, 10, 501-526, 1991. 587-590, 1987. Click here for pdf

Stein, S., S. Cloetingh, D. Wiens and R. Wortel, Why does near ridge extensional seismicity occur primarily in the Indian Ocean?, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 82, 107-113, 1987. Click here for pdf

Schlanger, S. O. and S. Stein, Charles Darwin and Captain Moresby on the sudden drowning of the Great Chagos Bank: A 19th century discovery of the seismicity of `aseismic’ ridges and the `intraplate’ tectonics of the Indian Ocean, EOS, 68, 140-141, 1987. 

Okal, E. A. and S. Stein, The 1942 Southwest Indian Ocean Ridge earthquake: the largest known transform event, Geophys. Res. Lett., 14, 147-150, 1987.

Gordon, R., S. Stein, C. DeMets, D. Argus, and D. Woods, Statistical tests for closure of plate motion circuits, Geophys. Res. Lett., 14, 587-590, 1987. Click here for pdf

Shudofsky, G., S. Cloetingh, S. Stein, and R. Wortel, Unusually deep earthquakes in East Africa: constraints on the thermo-mechanical structure of a continental rift system, Geophys. Res. Lett., 14, 741-744, 1987.

DeMets, C., R. Gordon, S. Stein, and D. Argus, A revised estimate of Pacific-North America motion and implications for western North America plate boundary zone tectonics, Geophys. Res. Lett., 14, 911-914, 1987.

Stein, S., E. Okal and D. Wiens, Application of modern techniques to analysis of historical earthquakes, in: Historical Seismograms and Earthquakes of the World, edited by W.H.K. Lee, H. Meyers and K. Shimazaki, 85-104, Academic Press, London, 1987.

Anderson-Fontana, S., J. F. Engeln, P. Lundgren, R. L. Larson, and S. Stein, Tectonics of the Nazca-Antarctica plate boundary, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 86, 46-56, 1987.

Stein, S., D. Wiens, J. Engeln and K. Fujita, Comment on “Subduction of aseismic ridges beneath the Caribbean plate” by W. McCann and L. Sykes, J. Geophys. Res., 91, 784-786, 1986.

Engeln, J., D. Wiens and S. Stein, Mechanisms and depths of Atlantic transform fault earthquakes, J. Geophys. Res., 91, 548-578, 1986.

Stein, S. and E. Okal, Seismological studies of the deformation of the oceanic lithosphere, in Anderson, A. and A. Cazenzve (eds), Space Geodesy and Geodynamics, Academic Press, London, 1986.

Anderson-Fontana, S., J. Engeln, P. Lundgren, R. Larson and S. Stein, Tectonics and evolution of the Juan Fernandez microplate at the Pacific – Antarctic – Nazca triple junction, J. Geophys. Res., 91, 2005-2018, 1986.

Stein, S. and D. A. Wiens, Depth determination for shallow teleseismic earthquakes: methods and results, Rev. Geophys., 24, 806-832, 1986.

Stein, S., J. Engeln, C. Demets, R. Gordon, D. Woods, D. Argus, P. Lundgren, C. Stein, and D. Wiens, The Nazca-South America convergence rate and the recurrence of the great 1960 Chilean earthquake, Geophys. Res. Lett., 13, 713-716, 1986. Click here for pdf

Wiens, D., S. Stein, C. Demets, R. Gordon and C. Stein, Plate tectonic models for Indian Ocean “intraplate” deformation, Tectonophysics, 132, 37-48, 1986.

Wiens, D. and S. Stein, Implications of oceanic intraplate seismicity for plate rheology, stresses and driving forces, Tectonophysics, 116, 143-162, 1985. Click here for pdf

Wiens, D., C. Demets, R. Gordon, S. Stein, D. Argus, J. Engeln, P. Lundgren, D. Quible, C. Stein, S. Weinstein and D. F. Woods, A diffuse plate boundary model for central Indian Ocean tectonics, Geophys. Res. Lett., 12, 429-423, 1985. Click here for pdf

Engeln, J. and S. Stein, Tectonics of the Easter Plate, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 68, 259-270, 1984. Click here for pdf

Stein, S. and R. Gordon, Statistical tests of additional plate boundaries from plate motion inversions, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 69, 400-412, 1984. Click here for pdf

Wiens, D. and S. Stein, Intraplate seismicity and stresses in young oceanic lithosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 89, 11442-11464, 1984.

Wiens, D. and S. Stein, Age dependence of oceanic intraplate seismicity and implications for lithospheric evolution, J. Geophys. Res., 88, 6455-6468, 1983. Click here for pdf

Stein, S., J. Engeln, D. Wiens, R. Speed and K. Fujita, Slow subduction of old lithosphere in the Lesser Antilles, Tectonophysics, 99, 139-148, 1983. Click here for pdf

Stein, S., J. Mills and R. Geller, Data space inversion of fundamental spheroidal mode attenuation measurements, in Stacey et al. (eds), Anelasticity in the Earth, Geodynamics Series 4, 39-53, AGU, Washington, 1982.

Stein, S., D. Wiens and K. Fujita, The 1966 Kremasta Reservoir earthquake sequence, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 59, 49-60, 1982.

Stein, S., J. Engeln, D. Wiens, K. Fujita and R. Speed, Subduction seismicity and tectonics in the Lesser Antilles arc, J. Geophys. Res., 87, 8642-8664, 1982. Click here for pdf

Sleep, N., R. Geller and S. Stein, A constraint on the earth’s lateral heterogeneity from the scattering of spheroidal mode Q-1 measurements, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 71, 183-198, 1981.

Stein, S. and J. Nunn, Analysis of split normal modes for the 1977 Indonesian earthquake, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 71, 1031-1047, 1981.

Stein, S. and G. Kroeger, Estimating earthquake source parameters from seismological data, in Nemat-Nassar (ed), Solid Earth Geophysics and Geotechnology, AMD 42, 61-71, Am. Soc. Mech. Eng., New York, NY, 1980.

Stein, S., Intraplate seismicity on bathymetric features: the 1968 Emperor Trough earthquake, J. Geophys. Res., 84, 4763-4768, 1979.

Stein, S., N. Sleep, R. Geller, S. Wang and G. Kroeger, Earthquakes along the passive margin of eastern Canada, Geophys. Res. Lett., 5, 537-540, 1979. Click here for pdf

Wang, S.-C., R. Geller, S. Stein and B. Taylor, Intraplate thrust faulting earthquakes in the South China Sea, J. Geophys. Res., 84, 5267-5631, 1979.

Geller, R. and S. Stein, Time domain attenuation measurements for fundamental spheroidal modes (0S6-0S28) for the 1977 Indonesian earthquake, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 69, 1671-1691, 1979. Click here for pdf

Sleep, N., S. Stein, R. Geller and R. Gordon, Comment on “The use of the minimum dissipation principle in tectonophysics,” Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 45, 218-220, 1979.

Stein, S. and R. Geller, Time domain observation and synthesis of split spheroidal and torsional free oscillations of the 1960 Chilean earthquake: preliminary results, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 68, 325-332, 1978. Click here for pdf

Stein, S. and E. Okal, Seismicity and tectonics of the Ninetyeast Ridge area: evidence for internal deformation of the Indian plate, J. Geophys. Res., 83, 2233-2246, 1978. Click here for pdf

Geller, R. and S. Stein, Normal modes of a laterally heterogeneous body: a one dimensional example, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 68, 103-116, 1978. Click here for pdf

Miller, W., R. Geller and S. Stein, Use of a bubble tiltmeter as a horizontal seismometer, Geophys. J., 54, 661-668, 1978.

Stein, S., A model for the relation between spreading rate and oblique spreading, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 39, 313-318, 1978.

Stein, S., An earthquake swarm on the Chagos-Laccadive Ridge and its tectonic implications, Geophys. J., 55, 577-588, 1978.

Stein, S. and R. Geller, Attenuation measurements of split normal modes for the 1960 Chilean and 1964 Alaskan earthquakes, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 68, 1595-1612, 1978.

Geller, R. and S. Stein, Split free oscillation amplitudes for the 1960 Chilean and 1964 Alaskan earthquakes, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 67, 651-660, 1977.

Stein, S., H. Melosh and J. Minster, Ridge migration and asymmetric seafloor spreading, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 36, 51-62, 1977.

Stein, S. and R. Geller, Amplitudes of the earth’s split normal modes, J. Phys. Earth, 25, 117-142, 1977. Click here for pdf

Dainty, A., N. Toksoz and S. Stein, Reply to comments on `Variation …’, Geophys. Res. Lett., 3, 405-406, 1976.

Dainty, A., N. Toksoz and S. Stein, Seismic investigation of the lunar interior, Proc. Lunar Sci. Conf., 7, 3057-3075, 1976.

Dainty, A., S. Stein and N. Toksoz, Variation in the number of meteoroid impacts on the moon with lunar phase, Geophys. Res. Lett., 2, 273-276, 1975.

 

OTHER:

Stein, S., Understanding earthquake hazard maps, Earth, January 2009. Click here for pdf

Hwang, D., M. Francis, B. Choi, J. Singh, S. Stein, J. Borrero, H. Thio, C. Ratti and D. Bergado, Mitigating the risk from coastal hazards: Strategies and concepts for recovery from the December 26, 2004 tsunami Univ. Hawaii Sea Grant report, 2005.

Stein, S. and C. Stein, Energy flows in the lithosphere, in Encyclopedia of Energy, Elsevier, 2004.

Stein, S. and J. Tomasello, When safety costs too much, New York Times, January 10, 2004. Click here for pdf

Stein, S. and E. Klosko, Earthquake mechanisms and plate tectonics, in W. Lee, H. Kanamori, and P. Jennings (eds.) Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology 69-78, Academic Press, 2002.

Stein, S., The media and the quake that wasn’t: reflections on news coverage of the December 1990 Midwest earthquake prediction, Chicago Journalist, October 1991.

Stein, S. and D. F. Woods, Earthquake mechanisms and plate tectonics, in D. James (ed.) Encyclopedia of Solid Earth Geophysics, 245-260, Van Nostrand, New York, 1989.

Stein, S. and D. F. Woods, Midocean ridge seismicity, in D. James (ed) Encyclopedia of Solid Earth Geophysics, 1050-1054, Van Nostrand, New York, 1989.

Stein, S., Fault plane solutions, in C. Seyfert (ed.) Encyclopedia of Structural Geology and Plate Tectonics, 223-228, Van Nostrand, New York, 1988.

 

BOOK REVIEWS:

Review of “The Earth in Turmoil: earthquakes, volcanoes, and their impact on humankind” by K. Sieh and S. LeVay, EOS, 81, 68, 2000.
Review of “Earthquake Fears, Predictions, and Preparations in Mid-America”, by John E. Farley, Science, 282, 247 (Oct. 9) 1998.
Review of “Exploration Seismology,” by R. Sheriff and L. Geldart, Am. Sci., 72, 627, 1984.
Review of “The Interior of the Earth,” by M.H.P. Bott, J. Geol., 92, 351-352, 1984.
Review of “Inside the Earth” by B. Bolt, Am. J. Sci., 283, 192, 1983.

 

FIELD PROGRAMS:

R/V Moana Wave Sea Marc survey of the Easter Microplate, East Pacific Rise, 1989
GPS survey, Hebgen Lake region, 1991
Principal investigator, GPS survey of strain accumulation in the New Madrid, Missouri seismic zone, 1991-1997
Principal investigator, GPS survey of South America – Nazca plate convergence zone 1994-2002