Dennise Templeton

Staff Scientist
Atmospheric, Earth, & Energy Division
Phone: +19254222021


  • Ph.D., Geophysics, University of California at Berkeley, 2007
  • M.Sc., Geophysics, University of California at Berkeley, 2004
  • B.A., Geology and Geophysics, Rice University, 1999

Research Interests

  • Modeling the deformation of geomaterials surrounding underground manmade structures.
  • Determining non-double-couple earthquake source components from seismic waveform data.


Templeton, D. C., R. M. Nadeau, and R. Bürgmann, Distribution of postseismic slip on the Calaveras fault, California, following the 1984 M6.2 Morgan Hill earthquake, Earth Planet. Sci. Let. 277, 1-8 (2009).

Rolandone, F., R. Bürgmann , D. C. Agnew, I. A. Johanson, D. C. Templeton, M. A. d'Alessio, S. J. Titus, C. DeMets, and B. Tikoff, Aseismic slip and fault-normal strain along the central creeping section of the San Andreas fault, Geophys. Res. Lett. 35 L14305, doi:10.1029/2008GL034437 (2008).

Templeton, D. C., R. M. Nadeau, and R. Bürgmann, Behavior of repeating earthquake sequences in central California and the implications for subsurface fault creep, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. 98, 52-65 (2008).

Templeton, D. C., and D. S. Dreger, Non-double-couple earthquakes in the Long Valley volcanic region, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. 96, 69-79 (2006).

Henning, A., D. S. Sawyer, and D. C. Templeton, Exhumed upper mantle within the ocean-continent transition on the northern west Iberia margin: Evidence from prestack depth migration and total tectonic subsidence analysis, J. Geophys. Res. 109, B05103, doi: 10.1029/2003JB002526 (2004).