Gary Carver

Professor Emeritus

Gary's chief interests are neotectonics, especially rates active faulting and dating of subduction zone earthquakes and tsunamis in the Cascadia Subduction Zone. He is also involved in study of archaeological sites in the Aleutians.

Specialty Area

Quaternary tectonics, active faulting, geoarchaeology, geomorphology, engineering geology


Ph.D, Geology, University of Washington, Seattle, 1972
M.S., Geology, University of Nevada, Reno, 1969
B.A., Geology, University of Nevada, Reno, 1967


Clarke, S.H. and G.A. Carver, 1992, Late Holocene tectonics and paleoseismicity, southern Cascadia subduction zone: Science. 255, p. 188-191.

Berger, G.W., R.M. Burke, G.A. Carver, and D.J. Easterbrook, 1991, Test of thermoluminesecence dating with coastal sediments from northern California: Chemical Geology (Isotope Section) 87, p. 21-37.

Carver, G. and R. B. Burke, 1989, Active convergent tectonics in northwestern California, in K.R. Aalto and G. Harper, eds. Geologic evolution of the northernmost Coast Ranges ans western Klamath Mountains, California: Field Trip Guidebook T308, 28th International Geologic Congress, p. 64-82.

Kelsey, H.M. and G.A. Carver, 1988, Late Neogene and Quaternary tectonics associated with northward growth of the San Andreas Transform Fault, Northern California: Jornal of Geophysical Research 93(B5), p. 4797-4819.

Carver, G.A., 1985, Quaternary tectonics north of the Mendocino Triple Junction -- the Mad River Fault Zone, in M.E. Savina, ed, American Geomorphological Field Group Field Conference Guidebook, p. 169-83.

Lehre, A.K., and G. Carver, 1985, Thrust faulting and earthflows: speculations on the sediment budget of a tectonically active drainage basin, in M.E. Savina, ed.: American Geomorphological Field Group Field Trip Guidebook 1985 Conference, p. 169-183.