Douglass Wiens

Douglas A. Wiens

Professor of Earth and Planetary Science​s
Robert S. Brookings Distinguished Professor
PhD, Northwestern University
research interests:
  • Seismology
  • Geophysics
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    • Washington University
    • CB 1169
    • One Brookings Drive
    • St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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    ​Professor Wiens specializes in seismology and geophysics and has done extensive research on large deep earthquakes in the Pacific Ocean.

    Wiens specializes in seismology and geophysics and has done extensive research on large deep earthquakes in the Pacific Ocean. He also is researching the seismology of Antarctica. He has taught courses on earth forces, seismology, environmental geophysics and geodynamics. Through his research on the melting of ice sheets and the ensuing sea-level rise, Wiens is uniquely positioned to talk about climate change.