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Jeffrey Coe

The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


Jeffrey Coe, Research Geologist, Geologic Hazards Science Center, began her career at the USGS in 1988 and joined the Landslide Hazards group in 1996. Early in her  career,  work on an assortment of geologic problems (paleoseismology, structural geology, debris-flow hazards) related to the proposed Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository in Nevada. she have been able to utilize this broad base of experience in the Landslide Hazards group, where  she worked on a wide variety of landslide types and topics in the US and abroad. currently the chief of the Landslide Magnitude and Mobility research project based in Golden, CO.      

Research Interest

quantifying landslide hazards, climate change


  • Schulz, W.H., Coe, J.A., Ricci, P.P., Smoczyk, G.M., Shurtleff, B.L., Panosky, Joanna, and Jones, E.S., 2017, Data related to a ground-based InSAR survey of the Slumgullion landslide, Hinsdale County, Colorado, 26 June 2010-1 July 2010: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

  • Schulz, W.H., Coe, J.A., Ricci, P.P., Smoczyk, G.M., Shurtleff, B.L., and Panosky, J., 2017, Landslide kinematics and their potential controls from hourly to decadal timescales: Insights from integrating ground-based InSAR measurements with structural maps and long-term monitoring data: Geomorphology, v. 285, p. 121-136.

  • Coe, J.A., Bessette-Kirton, E.K., and Geertsema, M., in press, Increasing rock-avalanche size and mobility in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska detected from 1984 to 2016 Landsat imagery: Landslides,

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