Assistant Professor, Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
UCLA - University of California, Los Angeles
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PhD, Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, 2013
MS, Earth System Science, Seoul National University, 2007
Research focuses on understanding the interactions between climate, tectonics, and surface processes that drive landscape evolution. Understanding these interactions provides a key to understand how landscapes may have changed in the past and may change in the future. At the Boulder Creek and Calhoun CZOs, Dr. Moon is working on modeling 3D topographic stresses and the depth of bedrock weathering zone.
A model of three-dimensional topographic stresses with implications for bedrock fractures, surface processes, and landscape evolution. Moon, S., J.T. Perron, S.J. Martel, W.S. Holbrook, and J. St. Clair (2017): Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 122 (4): 823-846 Cross-CZO
Geophysical imaging reveals topographic stress control of bedrock weathering. St. Clair, J., S. Moon, W. S. Holbrook, J. T. Perron, C. S. Riebe, S. J. Martel, B. Carr, C. Harman, K. Singha, D. deB. Richter (2015): Science 350 (6260): 534-538 Cross-CZO National
Papers and books that explicitly acknowledge a CZO grant are highlighted in PALE ORANGE.
Ordering interfluves: quantifying critical zone landscape structure and function. Brecheisen, Zachary S., Seulgi Moon, Patrick Halpin, Daniel deB. Richter (2017): Critical Zone Science: Current Advances and Future Opportunities, Arlington, VA, 4-6 June, 2017
Ordering interfluves: an analytical framework for hierarchical patterns in landscape structure and function. Brecheisen, Zachary, Seulgi Moon, Daniel Richter, Patrick Halpin (2017): American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 7 April 2017