Department of Earth SciencesWestern Science

Dr. Gail Atkinson


Gail Atkinson

Professor & NSERC/TransAlta/Nanometrics Industrial Research Chair in Hazards from Induced Seismicity
Ph.D. Western University, 1993
Office: BGS 1068
Lab: BGS 1012
Phone: 519-661-2111 x.84207
Fax: 519-661-3198

Research Interests

Seismic hazards, with a focus on eastern North America and the Cascadia subduction zone; Empirical analysis of earthquake ground motions; study of earthquake ground motions processes, including source, path and site; Real-time seismological applications (SHAKEMAP); Ground-motion modeling algorithms; Seismic hazards due to induced seismicity.

Selected Publications

Courses Taught

Geophysics 9508A/B: Engineering Seismology
Earth Sciences 4423A/B: Applied Seismology
Earth Sciences 2222A/B: Data Analysis & Signal Processing


Dr. Atkinson currently has openings for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students interested in seismic hazard analysis in Canada, empirical studies of earthquake ground-motion processes, induced seismicity, and ground-motion modeling. Contact Dr. Atkinson for more information.