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Heather Bedle


Heather Bedle

Curriculum Vitae

Instructional Assistant Professor

PhD Earth and Planetary Sciences – Northwestern University Evanston, IL  2008
M.S. Geological Sciences - Northwestern University Evanston, IL  2005
B.S. Physics – Wake Forest University – Winston-Salem, NC 1999

Office: 131B - SR1

Phone: (713) 743-6111

Research Interests

Petroleum geoscience

     Seismic interpretation
     Seismic Attributes
     Rock physics modeling for hydrocarbon detection
     Source rock identification
     Gas hydrates rock modeling
     Clastic-carbonate interfaces as petroleum reservoirs

Tectonics and Tomography

     Surface wave tomography using partitioned waveform inversion
     Teleseismic tomography
     Ambient noise tomography     


     GEOL 6390: 3D Seismic Exploration I
     GEOL 6397: Reservoir Properties from Seismic Attributes
     GEOL 4397: Interpretation of Geophysical Data
     GEOL 6397: Advanced 3D Seismic Workflows
     GEOL 6397: Subsurface Mapping and Development Geology

Selected Publications

  • Chang, S., S. Van der Lee, M. Flanagan, H. Bedle, F. Marone, E. Matzel, M. Pasyanos, A. Rodgers, B. Romanowicz, C. Schmid, Joint inversion for three-dimensional S velocity mantle structure along the Tethyan marginJ. Geophys. Res., v115, B8, 2010
  • Chang, S., S. van der Lee, E. Matzel, H. Bedle,  Radial anisotropy along the Tethyan margin Geophysical Journal International, DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04662.x, June 10 2010
  • Bedle, H., and S. van der Lee, S velocity variations beneath North America, J. Geophys. Res., 114, B07308, doi:10.1029/2008JB005949 (2009)
  • Bedle. H., and S. van der Lee, Fossil flat-flab subduction beneath the Illinois basin, USA. Tectonophysics, v.424, 53-68, 2006.
  • Bedle, H., E. Matzel, and M. Flanagan. Partitioned Waveform Inversion Applied to Eurasia and Northern Africa. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA. Technical Report Number UCRL-TR-224057; DOE Contract Number: W-7405-ENG-48, 43p. 2006.


     LinkedIn -- www.linkedin.com/in/heather-b-29b5342
     Research Gate -- www.researchgate.net/profile/Heather_Bedle
     Google Scholar --scholar.google.com/citations