M.S., Geophysics, Pennsylvania State University, 2012
B.S., Geological Sciences, University of Idaho, 2009
GEL 100 Our Earth
GEL 201 Introduction to Physical Geology
GEL 408 Structural Geology
GEL 415 Geomorphology
GEL 463 Engineering and Environmental Geology
I study the pattern, distribution, and effects of ongoing, regional-scale crustal deformation by using geophysical information, such as seismic, GPS, gravity, and InSAR data. My current research focuses on surface deformation as well as the spatial pattern of intraplate earthquakes in the Northern Rockies.
I also study volcano-earthquake interactions through the analyses of changes in stress field.
Kobayashi, D., K.F. Sprenke, M.C. Stickney, and W.M. Phillips, 2016: Seismotectonic Interpretation of the 2015 Sandpoint, Idaho, Earthquake Sequence, Idaho Geological Survey Staff Report S-16-1.
Kobayashi, D., P.C. LaFemina, H. Geirsson, E. Chichaco, A.A. Abrego, H. Mora, and E. Camacho, 2014: Kinematics of the Western Caribbean: Subduction of the Cocos Plate and Collision of Cocos Ridge, Geophys., Geochem., Geosyst. 15, 1671-1683, doi:10.1002/ 2014GC005234.
Folnagy, A.J., J.L. Osiensky, D. Kobayashi, and K.F. Sprenke, 2013: Specific Storage from Sparse Records of Groundwater Response to Seismic Waves, J. Hydro. 503, 22-28, doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2013.08.037.
Chesley, C., P.C. LaFemina, C. Puskas, and D. Kobayashi, 2012: The 1707 MW 8.7 Hoei Earthquake Triggered the Largest Historical Eruption of Mt. Fuji, Geophys. Res. Lett. 39, L24309, doi:10.1029/2012GL053868.
Kobayashi, D. and K.F. Sprenke, 2010: Lithospheric Drift on Early Mars: Evidence in the Magnetic Field, Icarus, 210, 37-42, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2010.06.015.