Eunseo Choi

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Assistant Professor

Center for Earthquake Research and Information
3890 Central Ave.
Memphis, TN 38152
USA

email: echoi2 at memphis.edu

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Research
Research Interests Current projects Completed projects
Journal Articles

  1. Tian, X., and E. Choi (2017). Effects of axially variable diking rates on faulting at slow spreading midocean ridges, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 458, 14-21, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2016.10.033. (PDF)
  2. Logan, L. C., L. L. Lavier, E. Choi, E. Tan, and G. A. Catania (2017). Semi-brittle rheology and ice dynamics in DynEarthSol3D, The Cryosphere, 11, 117-132, doi:10.5194/tc-11-117-2017.
  3. Hong, T.-K., E. Choi, S. Park, and J. S. Shin (2016). Prediction of ground motion and dynamic stress change in Baekdusan (Changbaishan) volcano caused by a North Korean nuclear explosion, Sci. Rep., 6, 21477, doi:10.1038/srep21477. (PDF)
  4. Choi, E., and K. D. Petersen (2015). Making Coulomb angle-oriented shear bands in numerical tectonic models, Tectonophysics, 657, 94–101, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2015.06.026 (PDF)
  5. Wu, G., L. Lavier and E. Choi (2015). Modes of continental extension in a crustal wedge, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 421, 89-97. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.04.005 (PDF)
  6. Ta, T., K. Choo, E. Tan, B. Jang and E. Choi (2015). Accelerating DynEarthSol3D on Tightly Coupled CPU-GPU Heterogeneous Processors, Comp. & Geosci., 79, 27-37. doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2015.03.003 (PDF)
  7. Feng, L., E. Choi and M. J. Bartholomew (2015). Spatial arrangement of décollements as a control on development of thrust fault systems, J. Struct. Geol., 75, 49-59. doi:10.1016/j.jsg.2015.03.002 (PDF)
  8. Choi, E., W. R. Buck, L. L. Lavier, and K. D. Petersen (2013), Using core complex geometry to constrain fault strength, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, doi:10.1002/grl.50732 (PDF).
  9. Logan, L., Catania, G., Lavier, L., and Choi, E. (2013). A novel method for predicting fracture in floating ice. , 59(216), 750-€“758. doi:10.3189/2013JoG12J210 (PDF).
  10. Choi, E., Tan, E., Lavier, L. L., and Calo, V. M. (2013). DynEarthSol2D: An efficient unstructured finite element method to study long-term tectonic deformation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 116. doi:10.1002/jgrb.50148 (PDF).
  11. Choi, E. and W. R. Buck (2012). Constraints on the Strength of Faults from the Geometry of Rider Blocks in Continental and Oceanic Core Complexes, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B04410, doi:10.1029/2011JB008741 (PDF).
  12. Choi, E. et al. (2011). One-sided basins at "inverted curtains" along strike-slip faults: Implications for the tectonics at releasing bends, Tectonics, 30, TC6006, doi:10.1029/2011TC002943 (PDF).
  13. Choi, E., W. R. Buck (2010). Constraints on shallow mantle viscosity from morphology and deformation of fast-spreading ridges, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L16302, doi:10.1029/2010GL043681 (PDF).
  14. Choi, E., L. Lavier, and M. Gurnis (2008). Thermomechanics of mid-ocean ridge segmentation, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2008.08.010, 171, 374-386 (PDF).
  15. Choi, E. and M. Gurnis (2008). Thermally induced brittle deformation in oceanic lithosphere and the spacing of fracture zones, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2008.02.025, 269 (1-2), 259-270 (PDF).
  16. Tan, E., E. Choi, and others (2006). GeoFramework: Coupling multiple models of mantle convection within a computational framework, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 7, Q06001, doi:10.1029/2005GC001155 (PDF).
  17. Choi, E. and M. Gurnis (2003). Deformation in transcurrent and extensional environments with widely spaced weak zones, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30 (2), 1076, doi:10.1029/2002GL016129 (PDF).
Talks (*: invited)
  1. *Improving Reproducibility of Numerical Tectonic Models. Workshop on Analog Modeling of Tectonic Processes, Austin TX, May 17-19, 2017.
  2. *3D numerical models for variable modes of faulting along slow spreading mid-ocean ridges. Dept. of Earth Sciences, Texas A&&M, Feb. 3, 2017.
  3. *Quantity make Quality: Advances enabled by HPC in Geodynamics. Dept. of Earth Sciences, Undergraduate and Graduate class, Texas A\&M, Feb. 2, 2017.
  4. Effects of axially variable diking rates on faulting at slow spreading mid-ocean ridges. E. Choi and X. Tian. AGU Fall Meeting T32A-07, Dec. 12-16, 2016, San Francisco, CA.
  5. Coupled Flow and Geomechanical Study of Intraplate Seismicity in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. R. Asaithambi, B. Jha and E. Choi. AGU Fall Meeting T54B-07, Dec. 12-16, 2016, San Francisco, CA.
  6. *3D numerical models for variable modes of faulting along slow spreading mid-ocean ridges
    Dept. Geology, Southern Illinois University, Nov. 3, 2016.
  7. *3D numerical models for variable modes of faulting along slow spreading mid-ocean ridges
    Wednesday Luncheon Seminar, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul National University, South Korea. June 8, 2016.
  8. *Along-axis variations in diking rates and faulting styles at slow-spreading mid-ocean ridges
    Seminar series in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Chonnam National University, South Korea. June 1, 2016.
  9. *Strong ground motions and dynamic stress changes around Baekdu (Changbai) volcano induced by nuclear explosions
    Department of Earth Sciences Colloquium, the University of Memphis, February 8, 2016.
  10. Strong ground motions and dynamic stress changes around Baekdu (Changbai) volcano induced by nuclear explosions
    ES-SSA meeting September 6-7, 2015 in Memphis, TN.
  11. Magma explains low estimates of lithospheric strength based on flexure of ocean island loads
    by W. Roger Buck et al., EGU Annual Meeting 2015.
  12. Making SNAC, StGermain and Pyre interoperable through BMI} at EarthCube workshop: Numerical Model Metadata for Solid Earth Sciences
    April 30 - May 2, 2015. Portland State University, Portland, OR.
  13. *Quantity makes quality: Advances in geodynamics enabled by large-scale parallel computing
    Guest lecture in an undergrad earth science class for the civil engineering department at Michigan State University. April 14, 2015.
  14. A new set of focal mechanisms and a geodynamic model for the Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone
    by M. Cooley et al., GSA Southeastern Section-64th Annual Meeting (19-20 March 2015) Paper No. 6-10, Chattanooga, TN.
  15. Development of Core Complex Domes Due to Along-Axis Variation in Diking
    Buck,W. R., E. Choi and X. Tian. Abstract T53D-05 presented at 2014, Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 15-19 December.
  16. Linking Tectonics and Surface Processes through SNAC-CHILD Coupling
    CERI Colloquium, Aug. 29, 2014.
  17. DynEarthSol3D: An Efficient and Flexible Unstructured Finite Element Method to Study Long-Term Tectonic Deformation
    E. Tan, E. Choi, L. Lavier and V. Calo, AOGS 11th Annual Meeting, Sapporo, Japan. July 28 - August 1, 2014.
  18. *DynEarthSol3D: An Unstructured-Mesh Finite Element Solver for Long-Term Tectonic Deformations Involving Strain Localization
    2014 CIG Crustal Deformation Modeling Workshop, Li Ka Shing Conference Center, Stanford University, 2014.06.23-27.
  19. *SNAC Clinic
    CSDMS Annual Meeting 2014, Boulder, Colorado. 2014.05.20-22.
  20. *Fault strength and the formation of rider blocks and domes in continental and oceanic core complexes
    Presented by W. Roger Buck (LDEO) EGU General Assembly 2014, Vienna, Austria, 2014.04.27-05.02.
  21. *Constraining Normal Fault Strengths Using Rider Blocks
    Dept. Earth and Env. Sci., Tulane Univ, 2013.01.25.
  22. Bridging Surface and Tectonic Processes with SNAC and CHILD
    Frontiers in Computational Physics: Modeling the Earth System, Boulder, Colorado, 2012.12.20.
  23. Finite Element Analysis of Lithospheric Deformation: Introduction to DynEarthSol2D
    Frontiers in Computational Physics: Modeling the Earth System, Boulder, Colorado, 2012.12.19.
  24. *Constraining Normal Fault Strengths from the Geometry of Rider Blocks
    CIG Workshop on Mantle and Lithospheric Dynamics, Davis, California, USA, 2012.07.30-08.01.
  25. *Bridging surface dynamics and tectonic modeling with SNAC
    CSDMS 2011 ANNUAL Meeting: Impact of time and process scales, Boulder, Colorado, USA, 2011.10.28.
  26. Diking as an integral part of rifting process
    2011 SIAM Conference on Mathematical & Computational Issues in the Geosciences, Long Beah, CA, 2011.3.24.
  27. 1. Axial morphology and shallow mantle viscosity at fast-spreading ridges. 2. Inverted Curtains: Why some continental transform basins are asymmetric?
    Geochemistry and Geodynamics Friday Seminar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, 2010.10.8.
  28. *SNAC Tutorial
    GLADE 2010: From grains to global tectonics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, 2010.07.29. pdf
  29. A numerical approach to localized deformations in oceanic lithosphere
    Joint MG&G and SG&T Seminar, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 2009.1.09.
Posters
  1. Calving Geometry of Thwaites Glacier Linked to Semi-brittle Ice Dynamics. Liz C. Logan et al. AGU Fall Meeting P31A-2085, Dec. 12-16, 2016, San Francisco, CA.
  2. Oedometer test as a benchmark for geodynamic models involving strain-weakening plasticity. C. Lee and E. Choi. AGU Fall Meeting T23C-2952, Dec. 12-16, 2016, San Francisco, CA.
  3. Possible Triggering Of Volcanic Eruption In Baekdusan (Changbaishan) Volcano By A North Korea Underground Nuclear Explosion Test? T.-K. HONG et al. AOGS 13th Annual Meeting SE17-A008, July 31-Aug. 5, 2016, Beijing, China.
  4. Improved Thermo-Mechanical theory in long-term tectonic modeling. Md. S. Ahamed and E. Choi. CIG All Hands Meeting, June 20-22, 2016, Davis, CA.
  5. Coupling long-term tectonic loading with short-term earthquake slip. Md. S. Ahamed and E. Choi. CIG All Hands Meeting, June 20-22, 2016, Davis, CA.
  6. 3D Numerical Models of the Effect of Diking on the Faulting Pattern at Incipient Continental Rifts and Steady-State Spreading Centers
    X. Tian et al., AGU Fall Meeting 2015, T51E-2945.
  7. Making Coulomb angle-oriented shear bands in numerical tectonic models
    E. Choi and K.D. Petersen, at the 14th International Workshop on Modeling of Mantle and Lithospheric Dynamics, Oleron, France, Aug. 31-Sep. 5, 2015.
  8. EarthCube - Earth System Bridge: Spanning Scientific Communities with Interoperable Modeling Frameworks
    Peckham, S., C. DeLuca, D. Gochis, J. Arrigo, A. Kelbert, E. Choi, R. Dunlap. Abstract IN31D- 3754 presented at 2014, Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 15-19 December.
  9. Linking Tectonics and Surface Processes through SNAC-CHILD Coupling: Preliminary Results Towards Interoperable Modeling Frameworks
    Choi, E., A. Kelbert and S. Peckham. Abstract T33B-4683 presented at 2014, Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 15-19 December.
  10. Modes of continental extension in a lithospheric wedge
    Wu, G., L. Lavier and E. Choi. Abstract T13A- 4613 presented at 2014, Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 15-19 December.
  11. 3D Numerical Models for Along-axis Variations in Diking
    Tian, X. and E. Choi. Abstract T43A-4708 presented at 2014, Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 15-19 December.
  12. A New Set of Focal Mechanisms and a Geodynamic Model for the Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone
    Cooley, M., C. Powell, and E. Choi. Abstract T13B-4635 presented at 2014, Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 15-19 December.
  13. Incorporating elastic and plastic work rates into energy balance for long-term tectonic modeling
    Ahamed, Md S. and E. Choi. Abstract T41A-4592 presented at 2014, Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 15-19 December.
  14. DynEarthSol3D: numerical studies of basal crevasses and calving blocks
    Logan, E., L. Lavier, E. Choi, E. Tan, and G. Catania. Abstract C33A-0367 presented at 2014, Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 15-19 December.
  15. DynEarthSol3D: An Efficient and Flexible Unstructured Finite Element Method to Study Long-Term Tectonic Deformation
    E. Tan, E. Choi, L. Lavier and V. Calo, AOGS 11th Annual Meeting, Sapporo, Japan. July 28 - August 1, 2014.
  16. Incorporating elastic and plastic work rates into energy balance for long-term tectonic modeling
    Md. S. Ahamed and E. Choi. CIG Mantle and Lithospheric Dynamics Workshop, Joint with the Canadian Geophysical Union 2014, Banff, Canada, May 4-8, 2014.
  17. Modeling the evolution of a thrust system: a geological application of DynEarthSol2D
    L. Feng, E. Choi, M. Bartholomew. CSDMS Annual Meeting 2014, Boulder, Colorado. May 20-22, 2014.
  18. DynEarthSol3D: An Efficient and Flexible Unstructured Finite Element Method to Study Long-Term Tectonic Deformation
    E. Tan, E. Choi, L. Lavier and V. Calo. CIG-EarthScope Institute for Lithospheric Dynamics, Tempe, AZ. 2014. Feb. 3-4.
  19. Modeling the evolution of a ramp-flat-ramp thrust system: A geological application of DynEarthSol2D
    L. Feng, E. Choi and M. J. Bartholomew. Abstract T31C-2530 presented at AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 9-13 December, 2013.
  20. Numerical investigation of the morphological transition of submarine lava flow due to slope change
    E. Choi, M. Tominaga, M. G. Baker, D. May, E. Fujita and T. Kozono. Abstract V51D-2704 presented at AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 9-13 December, 2013.
  21. DynEarthSol3D: An Efficient and Flexible Unstructured Finite Element Method to Study Long-Term Tectonic Deformation
    E. Tan, E. Choi, L. L. Lavier and V. M. Calo. Abstract DI31A-2197 presented at AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 9-13 December, 2013.
  22. Basement-surface coupling of northwest Bengal Basin
    Md S. Ahamed, D. Hossain and E. Choi. Abstract T41B-2584 presented at AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 9-13 December, 2013.
  23. Modes of Extension in Collapsing Orogens
    G. Wu, L. L. Lavier and E. Choi. GSA Annual Meeting 2013, Denver, CO, Oct. 27-30.
    Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 7, p.80.
  24. Effects of Flat Length on Deformation around a Ramp-Flat-Ramp Thrust System: A Numerical Approach
    L. Feng, E. Choi and M. J. Bartholomew. GSA Annual Meeting 2013, Denver, CO, Oct. 27-30.
    Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 45, No. 7, p.826.
  25. DynEarthSol3D: An Efficient and Flexible Unstructured Finite Element Method to Study Long-Term Tectonic Deformation
    E. Tan, E. Choi, L. Lavier and V. Calo. AOGS Annual Meeting Abstract SE29-A021. 2013.
  26. Bounds on fault strength based on geometry of rider blocks, E. Choi, W. R. Buck, L. Lavier and K. D. Petersen, AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA, 2012.12. pdf
  27. 3D Numerical Models for Faulting Patterns in Oblique Rifts, E. Choi and W. R. Buck, AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA, 2011.12. pdf
  28. Landslide Rupture and Length-Depth Scaling, Stark, C. P., E. Choi, and M. Convertino, CSDMS 2011 ANNUAL Meeting: Impact of time and process scales, Boulder, Colorado, USA, 2011.10.28-30. pdf
  29. Evolution of Fault Populations in 2- and 3-Dimensions, E. Choi and W. R. Buck, AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA, 2010.12.
  30. Asymmetric Basins at "Inverted Curtains" along Strike-Slip Faults, E. Choi and L. Seeber, GLADE 2010: From grains to global tectonics. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, 2010.7.26-29.
  31. 3D Numerical Models for Continental and Oceanic Core Complexes, Choi, E. and W. R. Buck, AGU Chapman Conference on Detachments in Oceanic Lithosphere: Deformation, Magmatism, Fluid Flow, and Ecosystems. Agros, Cyprus, 2010.5.8-16. pdf
  32. Can ridge axial deformations constrain mantle viscosity?, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2009.12. pdf
  33. Can ridge axial deformations constrain mantle viscosity?, Choi, E. and W. R. Buck, Ridge2000 Integration and Synthesis Workshop: Developing a holistic view of oceanic spreading center processes. 2009.10.1-3, St. Louis, MO.
  34. Applications of Rate-Dependent Plasticity in Tectonic Modeling, Choi, E. and W. R. Buck, MARGINS Workshop: Rupturing Continental Lithosphere: Synthesis and New Perspectives. Charleston, SC, 2009.4.30-5.2.
  35. Thermally-induced Brittle Deformation in Oceanic Lithosphere and the Spacing of Fracture Zones, Choi, E. and M. Gurnis, AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA, 2007.12. pdf
  36. Introduction to SNAC, CIG CFEM Conference, Golden, CO., 2007. pdf
  37. Factors Controlling the Variations in the Mid-Ocean Ridge Segmentation, Choi, E., L. Lavier, and M. Gurnis, AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA, 2006.12. pdf
  38. Coupling Codes through GeoFramework, Choi, E. et al., AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA, 2004.12.