"Sans la liberté de blâmer, il n'est point d'éloge flatteur."
Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, Le Mariage de Figaro [1778]

Emile A. Okal

Field survey of the 1946 Aleutian tsunami in the Marquesas:
Interview of a witness, 31 July 2000.
Detailed caption here.

Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
Northwestern University
Telephone:[+1-847] 491-3238
FAX:[+1-847] 491-8060
Electronic Mail:emile "AT" earth.northwestern.edu

Postal address:Evanston, IL 60208-2150, USA
Street Address:Locy Hall
1850 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60201, USA

42.0515 North
87.6747 West
181 m

I am a Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at Northwestern University, which I joined in 1984. My degrees are from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris (M.S., 1972), and the California Institute of Technology (Ph.D., 1978). I am involved in teaching at all levels in the University, research in Seismology and other aspects of Geophysics, and advising of students. Here are a few links to these and other activities:

Summary c.v.

Classes offered

-->> 103 Geological Hazards, Fall 2015

-->> 350 Physics of the Earth (ISP), Fall 2015

-->> 320 Global Tectonics, Fall 2013

Present research projects

Full publication list

Pending abstracts

My students

My Itinerary

Eclipse photos


Version française

Человек есть существо, ко всему привыкающее и я думаю, что это лучшее его определение.

Ф. М. ДОСТОЕВСКИЙ, Записки из мëртвого дома.