Aaron C. Hirsch

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Aaron C. Hirsch

Geophysicist, Minnesota Geological Survey


Minnesota Geological Survey
2609 West Territorial Road
St. Paul, MN 55114


  • Ph.D. in Oceanography/Geophysics, 2021, University of Rhode Island
  • M.A. in Geology/Geophysics, 2014, Boston University
  • B.A. in Geology, 2004, St. John's University

Scientific & Professional Societies

  • Geological Society of America
  • Seismological Society of America
  • American Geophysics Union
Research Interests
  • Computational seismology
  • Active/Passive seismology
  • Near-surface geophysics
  • Geophysical modeling

Selected Publications

Hirsch, A.C., Byrnes, J.S., Bezada, M., Chandler, V.W., 2019. Bayesian Monte Carlo inversion of ellipticity and spatial autocorrelation dispersion curves for near-surface structure: a test case, Abstract S14A-07 presented at 2019 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA, 9-13 Dec.

Hirsch, A.C., Savage, B., Shen, Y., 2018, Anisotropic full waveform ambient noise and earthquake tomography and Pn analysis of the Ontong Java Plateau and surrounding Pacific upper mantle, Abstract T51D-0172 presented at 2018 Fall Meeting, AGU Washington, D.C., 10-14 Dec.

Hirsch, A.C., Savage, B., Shen, Y., 2017, Anisotropic full waveform ambient noise earthquake tomography of the Ontong Java Plateau and surrounding Pacific upper mantle, Abstract V43E-0573 presented at 2017 Fall Meeting, AGU, New Orleans, Louisiana, 11-15 Dec.

Hirsch, A.C., Dalton, C.A., Ritsema, J., 2015. Constraints on shear velocity in the cratonic upper mantle from Rayleigh wave phase velocity, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 16, 11, pp. 2982-4005.

Hefti, J., Lewallen, K.T., Steinhilber, T., Hirsch, A.C., McCammon, P.Z., Sabisky, M., Rochette, C., Shatilo, A., Matheney, M., Martinez, A., 2011. Early results from a high-effort 3D 3C surface seismic survey in northern Piceance Basin, Colorado, EAGE, 2011 – RMAG DGC 3D Seismic Symposium.

Lewallen, K.T., Hefti, J., Shatilo, A.P., Steinhilber, T.R., Hirsch, A.C., McCammon, P.Z., Vanneste, L., Sabisky, M.A., 2011. Survey design optimization through acquisition geometry field testing in Piceance Creek field, Colorado, SEG Annual Convention 2011, Extreme land seismic sampling, new frontiers in seismic acquisition Workshop.