Pascal Audet


Pascal Audet
Full Professor

BSc, Université de Montréal (2002)
MSc, Université du Québec à Montréal (2004)
PhD, University of British Columbia (2008)

Room: STM 455
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 2344
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Pascal Audet


The rheology, structure and evolution of the lithosphere on Earth and terrestrial planets. These questions are addressed using the tools of seismology and potential field analysis, with an emphasis on the development of data processing techniques. Primary foci of Dr. Audet's research are subduction zones, continental strike-slip fault zones, deformation of continents, and the thermal and mechanical structure and evolution of terrestrial planets.

Selected publications:

  • Audet, P., and Bürgmann, R. Possible control of subduction zone slow earthquake periodicity by silica enrichment. Nature, doi:10.1038/nature13391, 2014
  • Amos, C. B., Audet, P., Hammond, W. C., Bürgmann, R., Johansson, I., and Blewitt, G. Uplift and seismicity driven by groundwater depletion in central California. Nature, 509, 483-486, 2014
  • Audet, P. T Toward mapping the effective elastic thickness of planetary lithospheres from a spherical wavelet analysis of gravity and topography. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 226, 48-82, 2014
  • Audet, P., Burgmann, R. Dominant role of tectonic inheritance in supercontinent cycles. Nature Geoscience, 4, 184-187, 2011
  • Audet, P., Bostock, M.G., Christensen, N.I., Peacock, S.M. Seismic evidence for overpressured subducted oceanic crust and megathrust fault sealing. Nature, 457, 76-78, 2009

Fields of Interest

  • Geophysics
  • Seismology
  • Planetary science
  • Plate tectonics
  • Subduction zones
  • Structure and rheology of the lithosphere
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