Maya Tolstoy

Maya Tolstoy
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Marine Geology and Geophysics
303B Oceanography
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000


(845) 365-8791


(845) 365-8156

Fields of interest: 

marine geophysics, earthquake seismology, seafloor volcanism, mid-ocean ridges, plate tectonics, seafloor instrumentation.
List of Degrees from highest to lowest
B.Sc. Honors Geophysics
University of Edinburgh
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD

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Selected Publications:
Seismic identification of along-axis hydrothermal flow on the East Pacific Rise, Tolstoy, M.; Waldhauser, F.; Bohnenstiehl, D. R.; Weekly, R. T.; Kim, W. Y. Nature Jan 10, Volume: 451, Issue: 7175 p.: 181-U7 (2008) Doi 10.1038/Nature06424
A sea-floor spreading event captured by seismometers, Tolstoy, M.; Cowen, J. P.; Baker, E. T.; Fornari, D. J.; Rubin, K. H.; Shank, T. M.; Waldhauser, F.; Bohnenstiehl, D. R.; Forsyth, D. W.; Holmes, R. C.; Love, B.; Perfit, M. R.; Weekly, R. T.; Soule, S. A.; Glazer, B. Science Dec 22, Volume: 314, Issue: 5807 p.: 1920-1922 (2006) DOI 10.1126/science.1133950
Hydroacoustic constraints on the rupture duration, length, and speed of the Great Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake, Tolstoy, M.; Bohnenstiehl, D. R. Seismological Research Letters Jul-Aug, Volume: 76, Issue: 4 p.: 419-425 (2005)
Broadband calibration of R/V Ewing seismic sources, Tolstoy, M.; Diebold, J. B.; Webb, S. C.; Bohnenstiehl, D. R.; Chapp, E.; Holmes, R. C.; Rawson, M. Geophysical Research Letters Jul 27, Volume: 31, Issue: 14 p.: - (2004) Doi 10.1029/2004gl020234
Breathing of the seafloor: Tidal correlations of seismicity at Axial volcano, Tolstoy, M.; Vernon, F. L.; Orcutt, J. A.; Wyatt, F. K. Geology Jun, Volume: 30, Issue: 6 p.: 503-506 (2002)
Seismic character of volcanic activity at the ultraslow-spreading Gakkel Ridge, Tolstoy, M.; Bohnenstiehl, D. R.; Edwards, M. H.; Kurras, G. J. Geology Dec, Volume: 29, Issue: 12 p.: 1139-1142 (2001) Doi 10.1038/Nature06424
Crustal Thickness on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge - Bulls-Eye Gravity-Anomalies and Focused Accretion, Tolstoy, M.; Harding, A. J.; Orcutt, J. A. Science Oct 29, Volume: 262, Issue: 5134 p.: 726-729 (1993)