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Corné Kreemer

Research Professor, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology


I am a geophysicist by training, and mostly a geodesist by profession. I use geodetic measurements, mostly GPS, to track very precisely how the tectonic plates move and the crust deforms. This information opens various types of inquiries into the implication for seismic hazard, the forces that drive the lithosphere, and the evolution of plate boundary zones. In related work I am finding ways to improve the analysis of GPS time-series, and tackle earthquake statistics.

Research interests

  • Application of Space-Geodesy to Solid Earth Geophysics
  • Plate Motion and Crustal Deformation
  • GPS Time-Series Analysis
  • Seismic Hazard


  • Ph.D., Earth and Space Science, Stony Brook University, 2001
  • M.S., Geophysics, Utrecht University, 1997

Courses taught 

  • GPH 333

Select publications

Corné Kreemer on Google Scholar

  • Hammond, W.C., C. Kreemer, I. Zaliapin, G. Blewitt, Drought-triggered magmatic inflation, crustal strain and seismicity near the Long Valley Caldera, Central Walker Lane, Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, 124(6), p. 6072–6091, doi:10.1029/2019JB017354, 2019.
  • Kreemer, C., and I. Zaliapin, Spatio-temporal correlation between seasonal variations in seismicity and horizontal dilatational strain in California, Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 9559-9568, doi:10.1029/2018GL079536, 2018.
  • Kreemer, C., W.C. Blewitt, and G. Blewitt, A robust estimation of the 3-D intraplate deformation of the North American plate from GPS, Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, 123, 4388-4412, doi: 10.1029/2017JB015257, 2018.
  • Blewitt, G., W.C. Hammond, C. Kreemer, Harnessing the GPS Data Explosion for Interdisciplinary Science, Eos, 99, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018EO104623, 2018. 
  • Zaliapin, I., and C. Kreemer, Systematic fluctuations in the global seismic moment release, Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 4820-4828, doi:10.1002/2017GL073504, 2017.
  • Hammond, W.C., G. Blewitt, and C. Kreemer, GPS Imaging of vertical land motion in California and Nevada: Implications for Sierra Nevada uplift, Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, doi: 10.1002/2016JB013458, 2016.
  • Blewitt, G., C. Kreemer, W.C. Hammond, and J. Gazeaux, MIDAS Robust Trend Estimator for Accurate GPS Station Velocities Without Step Detection, Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JB012552, 2016. 
  • Bird, P., D.D. Jackson, Y.Y. Kagan, C. Kreemer, and R.S. Stein, GEAR1: A Global Earthquake Activity Rate model constructed from geodetic strain rates and smoothed seismicity, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 105, 2538-2554, 2015.