Dr. Bartlow joined the University of Kansas in 2020. Her research focuses on the mechanics of earthquakes and fault slip with a special interest in subduction zones. She uses techniques from geodesy, especially Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and strainmeters, to study and interpret the behavior of earthquake producing faults.
Ph.D. Geophysics, Stanford University, 2013
B.S. Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007
- Crustal Deformation
- Inverse Theory
- Natural Hazards
- Slow slip Events (Slow Earthquakes)
- Subduction Zones
- Fault Mechanics
Walton, M. A. L., Staisch, L., Dura, T, Pearl, J.K., Sherrod, B., Gomberg, J., Engelhart, S., Tréhu, A., Watt, J., Perkins, J., Witter, R.C., Bartlow, N., Goldfinger, C., Kelsey, H., Morey, A., Sahakian, V., Tobin, H., Wang, K., Wells, R., & Wirth, E. (submitted). Toward an integrative geological and geophysical view of Cascadia subduction zone earthquakes. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences.
Shaddox, H., Schwartz., S., & Bartlow, N. (submitted). Triggered and Spontaneous Slow Slip Transients on the Anza Segment of the San Jacinto Fault Zone, Southern California. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth.
Bartlow, N. M. (2020). A Long‐Term View of Episodic Tremor and Slip in Cascadia. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(3), e2019GL085303.
Rousset, B., Fu, Y., Bartlow, N., & Bürgmann, R. (2019). Week-long and year-long slow slip and tectonic tremor episodes on the South Central Alaska Megathrust. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 122, 13-392.
Materna, K., Bartlow, N., Wech, A., Williams, C., & Bürgmann, R. (2019). Dynamically triggered changes of plate interface coupling in Southern Cascadia. Geophysical Research Letters, 46(22), 12890-12899.
Yohler, R., Bartlow, N., Wallace, L. M., & Williams, C. (2019). Time‐Dependent Behavior of a Near‐Trench Slow‐Slip Event at the Hikurangi Subduction Zone. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20(8), 4292-4304.
Murray, J. R., Bartlow, N., Bock, Y., Brooks, B. A., Foster, J., Freymueller, J., ... & Mann, D. (2019). Regional Global Navigation Satellite System networks for crustal deformation monitoring. Seismological Research Letters, 91(2A), 552-572.
Hawthorne, J. C., & Bartlow, N. M. (2018). Observing and modeling the spectrum of a slow slip event. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123(5), 4243-4265.
Wallace, L. M., Kaneko, Y., Hreinsdóttir, S., Hamling, I., Peng, Z., Bartlow, N., D’Anastasio, E. & Fry, B. (2017). Large-scale dynamic triggering of shallow slow slip enhanced by overlying sedimentary wedge. Nature Geoscience, 10(10), 765-770.
Wallace, L. M., Bartlow, N., Hamling, I., & Fry, B. (2014). Quake clamps down on slow slip. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(24), 8840-8846.
Wech, A. G., & Bartlow, N. M. (2014). Slip rate and tremor genesis in Cascadia. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(2), 392-398.
Bartlow, N. M., Wallace, L. M., Beavan, R. J., Bannister, S., & Segall, P. (2014). Time‐dependent modeling of slow slip events and associated seismicity and tremor at the Hikurangi subduction zone, New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 119(1), 734-753.
Bartlow, N. M., Lockner, D. A., & Beeler, N. M. (2012). Laboratory triggering of stick‐slip events by oscillatory loading in the presence of pore fluid with implications for physics of tectonic tremor. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 117(B11).
Bartlow, N. M., Miyazaki, S. I., Bradley, A. M., & Segall, P. (2011). Space‐time correlation of slip and tremor during the 2009 Cascadia slow slip event. Geophysical Research Letters, 38(18).
Agency: National Science Foundation Marine Geology and Geophysics
Period: 06/01/2020 - 05/31/2024
Collaborator: Mark Zumberge, UC San Diego
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Deployment of Seafloor Optical Fiber Strainmeters
for the Detection of Slow Slip Events
Agency: U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards External Grants Program
Period: 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020
Collaborator: Kaj Johnson, Indiana University
Project Title: Bridging the Gap between Locking and ETS in Cascadia using Geodetic Data and Viscoelastic Models: Collaborative Research with Indiana University and University of California - Berkeley
Agency: National Science Foundation GeoPRISMS #1551929
Period: 04/01/16 - 03/31/20
Collaborator: Laura Wallace, University of Texas Institute for Geophysics
Project Title: Collaborative Research: Improving models of interseismic locking and slow slip events in Cascadia and New Zealand (with Laura Wallace, University of Texas)
Agency: Southern California Earthquake Center
Period: 10/01/2018 - 09/30/2019
Collaborator: Susan Schwartz, UC Santa Cruz
Project Title: 2017 Southern California Earthquake Center proposal: Searching for Transient Aseismic Slip Events on the San Jacinto Fault
Agency: University of Missouri Research Board
Period: 06/01/2017 - 05/31/2018
Project Title: Using strain data to study Episodic Tremor and Slip
Selected Awards & Honors
NSF Graduate Research Fellow 2010 - 2013
Gabilan Stanford Graduate Fellow 2009 - 2013
NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes fellowship, New Zealand 2012
Outstanding Student Paper Award, Seismology section, AGU fall meeting 2010
Mellon College of Science Research Honors, Carnegie Mellon University 2007