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Nooshin Saloor

PhD Candidate

M.Sc. Earth and Planetary Sciences, Northwestern University, 2016
M.Sc. Exploration Seismology, Institute of Geophysics, University of Tehran, 2011
B.Sc. Solid State Physics, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), 2006
Curriculum Vitae


My research focuses on earthquake magnitude among other source parameters. Currently, I am working on a theoretical explanation for the depth and distance correction in the body wave magnitude equation. I am also working on the energy to moment ratio of earthquakes at different ranges of depth and distance.


Outstanding Student Paper Award, American Geophysical Union, 2017

Selected Publications

Okal, E.A., N. Saloor, S.H. Kirby, and M. Nettles, An implosive component to  the source of the deep Sea of Okhotsk earthquake of 24 May 2013: Evidence from radial modes and CMT inversion, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 2018 

N. Saloor,  and Okal, E.A., Extension of the energy-to-moment parameter Θ to intermediate and deep earthquakes, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 2018

Salaree, A., S. Stein, N. Saloor, and R. Elling, Smartphones -- the Geophysics Lab in Your Students' Pocket, Journal of Astronomy & Geophysics, Royal Astronomical Society,2017 

Okal, E.A., and N. Saloor, Historical tsunami earthquakes in the Southwest Pacific: An extension to Δ > 80° of the Energy-to-Moment parameter Θ, Geophysical Journal International, Volume 210, Issue 2, 1 August 2017, Pages 852–873.

Brooks, E.M., Diggory, M., Gomez, E., Salaree, A., Schmid, M., Saloor, N. and Stein, S.. Should Fermi Have Secured His Water Heater? Seismological Research Letters, 87(2A), pp.387-394, 2016.


Conference Presentations

Saloor N., E. A. Okal,  An Attempt to Rationalize the Depth-Distance Correction Q(Δ,h) of the mb Formula, AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, USA, 2017

Salaree, A., S. Stein, N. Saloor, and R. Elling, Smartphones -- The Geophysics Lab in Your Students' Pocket, AGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, USA, 2017

Saloor N., E. A. Okal  Fast Identification of Potentially Destructive Earthquakes Using the Slowness Parameter, Offshore Geophysical Monitoring of Cascadia for Early Warning and Hazards Research

Saloor N., E. A. Okal, Extension of the Slowness Parameter, Θ , to  > 80∘: Application to the 1947 Hikurangi, N.Z. and 1934 Santa Cruz “Tsunami Earthquakes”, American Geophysical Union (AGU),  San Francisco, United States  

Saloor N., E. A. Okal, Energy-to-Moment ratios for Deep Earthquakes: No evidence for scofflaws, American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, United States

Brooks E. M., M. Diggory, E. Gomez, A. Salaree, M. Schmid, N. Saloor, and S. Stein, Should Fermi Have Secured His Water Heater?, eduquakes, Seismol. Geological Society of America (GSA), Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Zhelezinskaia, I., Sh. Ding, E. Mulyukova, N. Martirosyan, A. Johnson, J. West, M. Kolesnichenko, N. Saloor, Moucha R., How to draw down CO2 from severe Hadean to habitable Archean? American Geophysical Union (AGU), San Francisco, United States

Okal E.A., Saloor N., Fereymueller J., Steblov G. and Kogan M., “The implosive component of the 2013 Okhotsk Sea deep earthquake: Evidence from radial modes and constraints from geodetic data” EGU General Assembly

Saloor, N. and M. A. Riahi, Designing a new filter to reduce the spatially aliased energy in slowness-frequency domain, Istanbul International Geophysical Conference.

Saloor N. and M. A. Riahi , Spatial antialias filtering in the slowness frequency domain, 15th Iranian Geophysics Conference.

Saloor N. and M. A., Riahi , Introducing a new antialias filter for removing spatial aliasing in   the frequency-slowness domain, Society of Exploration Geophysics of Japan (SEGJ), Tokyo, Japan

Teaching Assistantships

Grading assistantships:

EARTH 351: Forming a Habitable Planet, 2017

EARTH 342: Topics in Contemporary Energy and Climate Change, 2016

Teaching assistantships:

Physics Laboratory 136-3 Waves and Modern Physics, 2018

EARTH 106: The Ocean, the Atmosphere & Our Climate, 2017

EARTH 101: Earth Science for the 21st Century, 2015

Community Service

Correspondent, Professional Chess Magazine (2006-2011)
Executive Committee Member, 14th Geophysics Conference, Department of Geophysics, University of Tehran, 2010

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