Curriculum Vitae

Link: My CV

 

DANIEL ANDREW FROST
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Earth & Planetary Science
College of Letters and Science
307 McCone Hall Website
Berkeley, CA 94720-4767
USA

Education
Ph.D. The University of Leeds 2010 -2014
Thesis: ”Seismic observation of the Earth’s small-scale structure”
Structure of lower mantle using scattered seismic waves and relation to large-scale features
Detecting the edge of the Pacific Large Low Shear Velocity Province using P-waves

MEarthSci The University of Oxford 2006 -2010
Earth Sciences 2 .1  Classification
Masters thesis: ”A marine geophysical study of the Tonga Trench-Louisville ridge collisional system in the South-West Pacific Ocean”

Employment
Assistant Project Scientist University of California, Berkeley commencing Fall 2019

  • Funded by NSF grant 1829283 : Resolving the influence of mantle heterogeneity on estimates of inner core anisotropy
  • Understanding structure and tectonics of mantle beneath Alaska
  • Implementing regional box tomography
  • Improving resolution of deep Earth by understanding shallow mantle influence


Postdoctoral Scholar University of California, Berkeley 2016 -present

  • Funded by NSF grants 1135452  and 1829283 : Resolving the influence of mantle heterogeneity on estimates of inner core anisotropy
  • Inner core anistoropy using exotic seismic phases and seismic arrays and mineral physics
  • Supporting the research output and organisation of the Cooperative Institute for Dynamic Earth Research (CIDER) program
  • Preparing educational reports on multidisciplinary topics for CIDER
  • PDRA: Barbara Romanowicz


Postdoctoral Scholar Arizona State University 2014 -2016

  • Funded by NSF grant PVS0695 : Deep mantle cycling of oceanic crust
  • Distribution of small-scale heterogeneities throughout both the upper and lower mantle and their relation to mantle dynamics and subduction
  • The influence of broad lower mantle heterogeneities on deep-travelling S-waves and the effect on analysis of outer core structure
  • PDRA: Edward Garnero

Research Interests
Whole Earth structure, earth evolution, cross-disciplinary studies, influence of convection on mantle structure, seismic scattering, core structure, anisotropy, chemical heterogeneity, D′′ complexity, array seismology, tomographic inversion, developing seismic methodologies

Publications
Frost, Daniel A. ; Romanowicz, Barbara; Lasbleis, Marine; Chandler, Brian: Seismic evidence of slow translation and preferential equatorial growth of the inner core, A , submitted to Science

Frost, Daniel A. ; Romanowicz, Barbara; Roecker, Steve: Upper mantle slab under Alaska: contribution to anomalous core-phase observations on south-Sandwich to Alaska paths, B , in review at Phys. Earth. Planet. Int.

Frost, Daniel A. ; Romanowicz, Barbara: On the orientation of the fast and slow directions of anisotropy, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 2019 , 286 , p. 101 -110

Frost, Daniel A. ; Garnero, Edward J.; Rost, Sebastian, Dynamical links between small- and large-scale mantle heterogeneity: seismological evidence, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 2018 , 482 , p. 135 -146

Frost, Daniel A. ; Romanowicz, Barbara, Constraints on Inner Core anisotropy using array observations of P′P′ , Geophys. Res. Lett., 2017 , 44 , p. 10 ,878 -10 ,886

Frost, Daniel A. ; Rost, Sebastian; Garnero, Edward J.; Li, Mingming; Seismic evidence for Earths crusty deep mantle, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 2017 , 470 , p. 54 -63

Rader, Erika; Emry, Erica; Schmerr, Nicholas; Frost, Daniel A. ; Cheng, Cheng; Menard, Julie; Yu, Chunquan; Geist; Dennis, Characterization and Petrological Constraints of the Midlithospheric Discontinuity, G-Cubed, 2015 , p. 3484 -3504

Rost, Sebastian; Earle, Paul S.; Shearer, Peter M.; Frost, Daniel A. ; Selby, Neil D; Seismic Detections of small-scale heterogeneities in the deep Earth, Springer Monograph, 2015 , in The Earths Heterogeneous Mantle, c. 12 , p. 367 -390

Frost, Daniel A. ; Rost, Sebastian; The P-wave Boundary of the Large-Low Shear Velocity Province beneath the Pacific, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 2014 , 403 , p. 380 -392

Frost, Daniel A. ; Rost, Sebastian; Selby, Neil D.; Stuart, Graham W., Detection of a tall ridge at the core-mantle boundary from scattered PKP energy, Geophys. J. Int, 2013 , 195 , p. 558 -574

Publications – in preparation
Frost, Daniel A. ; Avery, Margaret S.; Buffett, Bruce A.; Chidester, Bethany A.; Deng, Jie; Dorfman, Susannah M.; Li, Zhi; Liu, Lijun; Lv, Mingda; Martin, Joshua F.: Multidisciplinary constraints on the thermal-chemical boundary between Earth’s core and mantle

Frost, Daniel A. ; Garnero, Edward J.: The influence of lower mantle structure on resolution of the Earth’s core

Frost, Daniel A. ; Rost, Sebastian: Physical properties of scattering heterogeneities throughout the mantle

Non-peer reviewed work
Frost, Daniel A. ; Romanowicz, Barbara: On the different flavours of seismic reference models, https://escholarship.org/uc/item/7 wb6377 n

Invited Presentations
2017  European Geophysical Association General Assembly Vienna
Frost, Daniel A. ; Rost, Sebastian; Garnero, Edward J.; Romanowicz, Barbara; The dynamic connection between small and large-scale mantle heterogeneity

2015  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting San Francisco
Frost, Daniel A. ; Rost, Sebastian; Garnero, Edward J.; Seismic detection of oceanic crust in Earths lower mantle and its relation to large-scale mantle structure

2013  European Geophysical Association General Assembly Vienna
Frost, Daniel A. ; Rost, Sebastian; Selby, Neil D.; A global study of the lowermost mantle using scattered PKKP waves (PK KP)

2012  Faculty of Environment Conference Leeds
Frost, Daniel A. ; Rost, Sebastian; Selby, Neil D.; Stewart, Graham W.; The Earth in detail: Seismology as a tool for studying the Earth’s fine-scale structure

2012  Congres de Doctorants IPGP, Paris
Frost, Daniel A. ; Rost, Sebastian; Selby, Neil D.; Stuart; PKP Scattering: Detecting a Heterogeneous Ridge Above the Core-Mantle Boundary

Campus Presentations
2019  Origins Seminar UC Davis
Frost, Daniel A. ; Seismological evidence of the dynamical links between small- and large-scale mantle structure

2019  Seismology and Tectonics Seminar UCLA
Frost, Daniel A. ; Inner core dynamics from patterns of seismic anisotropy

2018  Seismological Laboratory Seminar California Institute of Technology
Frost, Daniel A. ; Seismological evidence of the dynamical links between small- and large-scale mantle structure

2018  Department of Physics Colloquium New Mexico State University
Frost, Daniel A. ; The dynamical links between small- and large-scale mantle structures: seismological evidence

2016  Deep Thoughts, Earth and Life Science Institute, Tokyo
Frost, Daniel A. ; Seismically mapping kilometre-scale structures throughout the mantle

2016  Berkeley Seismological Lab Seminar University of California, Berkeley
Frost, Daniel A. ; Seismically mapping kilometre-scale structures throughout the mantle

Proposals – funded
2018  National Science Foundation Geophysics program
Value: $152 ,142
“Resolving the influence of mantle heterogeneity on estimates of inner core anisotropy”
Co-authored with Barbara Romanowicz. Named researcher.

2014  National Science Foundation Cooperative Studies Of The Earth’s Deep Interior program
Value: $550 ,121
“Deep Mantle Cycling of Oceanic Crust”
This proposal was authored by PIs at ASU, but the seismological investigations (one third of the proposed activities) were built around my skill base, to specifically fund my involvement in the multidisciplinary research

2014  Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)
Young Scientist Research Award
Value: 9  months
“Characterisation of small-scale heterogeneities beneath IMS arrays for improved source location and magnitude estimation”
Authored proposal and the project was awarded, but I turned this down to accept a postdoctoral position at Arizona State University

Proposals – submitted
2018  National Science Foundation Geophysics program
Requested: $407 ,729
“Collaborative Research: Investigating the Crust and Upper Mantle Structure of Alaska and the Yakutat terrain by full waveform inversion”
Myself as PI, with Barbara Romanowicz (UC Berkeley), Steve Roecker (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), and Josh Stachnik (Lehigh University) as co-PIs.

Proposals – in preparation
2018  National Science Foundation Geophysics program
“Combining global tomographic inversions with geodynamical growth models to constrain the origins of Earth’s inner core features”
CoI with PIs at New Mexico State University and Wayne State University.

2018  National Science Foundation Geophysics program
Improved imaging of the outermost core through determination of the effects of lowermost mantle heterogeneity and anisotropy
CoI with PI Edward Garnero (Arizona State University), and CoIs Ebru Bozdag (Colorado School of Mines) and Maureen Long (Yale University).

Teaching Experience
University of California, Berkeley
Guest instructor: Earthquake of the week EPS 256  (2018 , 2019 ) – Graduate level
Guest lecturer: Physics of the Earth‘s Interior EPS122  (2017 )

Arizona State University
Undergraduate student pitching workshop (2015 )

The University of Leeds
Teaching assistant: Global Seismology (2011 , 2012 , 2013 )
Guest lecture on graduate research: Global Seismology (2013 )
Teaching assistant: Computing (2011 , 2012 , 2013 )
Teaching assistant: Geological fieldwork courses (2011 , 2012 , 2013 )
Teaching assistant: Petrology (2013 )
Teaching assistant: Inverse theory (2012 )
Teaching assistant: Geological map skills (2012 )
Teaching assistant: Applied geophysics (2011 )
Teaching assistant: Geophysical data acquisition field course (2011 )

Multidisciplinary Research Experience
2018  CIDER Summer School UC Santa Barbara, California
”Relating geophysical and geochemical heterogeneity in the deep Earth” (attendant)
Worked to constrain the nature of the thermal boundary layer at the core-mantle boundary from a multidisciplinary approach

2017  MEXT Shin-Gakujutsu Winter school Kusatsu, Japan
”Origin and Evolution of Deep Primordial Reservoirs” (attendant)

2016  CIDER Summer School UC Santa Barbara, California
”Flow in the Deep Earth” (attendant)
Worked on integrating multidisciplinary observations and experiments of the lower mantle to understand its chemical and thermal structure

2014  ELSI Summer School Earth and Life Sciences Institute, Tokyo
”Computational Tools for Planetary Formation and Earth Evolution” (attendant)

2013  Seismic network deployment
Assisted in decommissioning Faultlab Dense Array in Northern Anatolia in Turkey

2013  CIDER Summer School UC Berkeley, California
”From mantle to crust: continental formation and destruction” (attendant)
Worked on the nature, prevalence, and possible explanations for observations of the Mid-Lithospheric Discontinuity

2010, 2012  Research Scientist AWE Blacknest, UK
Analysed seismic scattering using CTBTO data

2009  Volunteer Research Scientist
Centre of Exchange and Research in Volcanology, Colima University, Mexico
Volunteered as a research assistant for 2  months working with seismic data and thermal camera images to analyse volcanic activity at Volcan de Colima. Took part in several field trips to observe and sample Volcan de Colima

Scientific Service
Reviewer:  Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research, Geophysical Journal International, Geophysical Research Letters (Editor’s Citation for Excellence in Refereeing, 2018 )

2019  Facilitator at ”How to Be an Effective Mentor and Mentee” Workshop at the AGU Fall Meeting Student and Early Career Scientist Conference

2016 – 2019 Maintaining CIDER’s online presence

2019  Supported the organisation of CIDER summer program

2015 – 2018 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting OSPA Judge

2018  Volunteered as an undergraduate mentor at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

2018  Organised CIDER pre-AGU workshop

2018  Supported the running and organisation of CIDER summer program

2017  Volunteered as an undergraduate mentor at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

2017  Co-organised CIDER pre-AGU workshop

2017  Assisted with running CIDER summer program

2016  Organised student pitching competition at Arizona State University

2012  Assisted with delegate services for the SEDI 2012  meeting held in Leeds

2012  Co-organised the British Geophysical Association Postgraduate Research in Progress Meeting held in Leeds

Service to University
2019  Co-organised Berkeley Seismological Lab seminar series

2018  Organised lab-wide discussion meetings on recent seismicity and professional development

2017  Postdoc representative on UC Berkeley Seismological Lab web design committee

2016  Co-organised Berkeley Seismological Lab seminar series

2015  Organised research group-wide social meetings at Arizona State University

2013  Postgraduate student representative at both the research institute and school level at University of Leeds

Outreach
Winter 2019 Will organise visit and teach lesson on geophysics to Gifted and Talented Education program from Bay Area school

2019  Popping the Science Bubble – public research talk at Berkeley Public Library

2019  Remotely taught seismology to 3 rd and 4 th grade students at school in central Kansas

2019  Presented research and basic seismology lesson to 7 th grade students visiting from local school

2019  Presented at UC Berkeley CalDay on Earth’s core to advertise geophysics research to prospective students

2019  Support Berkeley Seismological Laboratory at UC Berkeley CalDay

2019  Taught tectonics to 6 th grade students with Bay Area Science in Schools

2019  Remotely engaged with third grade students at a rural school to discuss earthquake hazards and research

2018  Engaged with the public at a question and answer session at The Bay Area Science Festival

2018  Presented on behalf of UC Berkeley Seismological Lab at the City of Berkeley ShakeOut

2018  Presented at UC Berkeley Compass to advertise geophysics research across campus

2018  Presented at UC Berkeley CalDay on Earth’s core to advertise geophysics research to public

2018  Supported Berkeley Seismological Laboratory at UC Berkeley CalDay

2018  Taught statistical analysis to students for science fair projects in a Bay Area middle school

2018  STEM mentor for Be A Scientist program in a Bay Area middle school

2017  Taught seismology to 6 th grade students with Bay Area Science in Schools

2017  Presented on behalf of UC Berkeley Seismological Lab at the Bay Area Science Festival

Professional Development
2018  University of California, Beyond Diversity lectures
Discussion of inclusion in STEM education

2016  University of California, Berkeley Postdoctoral Development Courses
Management and Python programming

2015  Arizona State University Postdoctoral Development Course
Pitching and application writing

2015  IRIS Webinars
Programming skills and career development