Keith Nolte

Keith Nolte
  • PhD Student, Geophysics

Contact Info

Slawson G170
1475 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045



Dr. George Tsoflias


M.S. in Geology-Geophysics , The University of Kansas
B.S. in Physics, The University of Kansas
B.S. in Geology-Geophysics, The University of Kansas


  • Geophysics
  • Induced seismicity
  • Shear wave splitting

Selected Publications

Erika D. Nolte, Keith A. Nolte, Shirley S.D. Yan, Anxiety and task performance changes in aging mouse model, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 2019.

Keith A. Nolte, George P. Tsoflias, Tandis S. Bidgoli, W. Lynn Watney, Shear-wave anisotropy reveals pore fluid pressure induced seismicity in the US midcontinent. Science Advances, 2017.

Keith A. NolteMonitoring induced seismicity near the Wellington oil field, south-central Kansas. The University of Kansas, MS thesis. 2017.


Selected Presentations

Keith A. Nolte, Georgios P. Tsoflias, W. Lynn Watney, Automated shear-wave analysis of earthquakes in Sumner county, south-central Kansas reveals temporal anisotropy changes, American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., December 10-14, 2018.

Keith A. Nolte, George P. Tsoflias, Shear-wave anisotropy in southern Kansas correlate temporally to pore fluid pressure changes, International Induced Seismicity Workshop, Banff, Alberta, Canada, October 24-27, 2018.

Keith A. Nolte, George P. Tsoflias, George Kaviris, Nikolaos Voulgaris, Ioannis Spingos, Temporal change in shear-wave anisotropy from induced seismicity in the US midcontinent linked to change in pore fluid pressure, European Seismological Commission General Assembly, Valletta, Malta, September 2-7 2018.

Keith A. Nolte, George P. Tsoflias, Tandis S. Bidgoli, W. Lynn Watney, A new earthquake monitoring method? Change in shear-wave anisotropy as a tool to monitor induced seismicity in Kansas and Oklahoma, American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 11-15, 2017

Keith A. Nolte, George P. Tsoflias, Tandis S. Bidgoli, W. Lynn Watney, Understanding Injection-Induced seismicity: Temporal link between pore pressure increase and shear-wave anisotropy. SEG/SPE Workshop: Injection-Induced Seismicity-Intersection of evolving science and regulations, Dallas, TX, November 6-8, 2017.

Keith A. Nolte, George P. Tsoflias, Tandis S. Bidgoli, and W. Lynn Watney, (2017), Monitoring seismicity near an active CO2 EOR injection, DOE NETL Mastering the subsurface through technology innovation, partnerships and collaboration: carbon storage and oil and natural gas technologies review meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, August 1-3, 2017.

Awards & Honors

William W. Hambleton Student Research Award, 2018

ESC/SSA Travel Award for annual meeting in Malta, 2018

KU Research Excellence Award, 2018

Erasmus Haworth Distinguished Masters Student Award, 2017

C&C Chaffee Award, 2015, 2017

Gerhard award for field research, 2017