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William Craddock

The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


William Craddock is a research geologist in the USGS Eastern Energy Resources Program, in Reston, VA. His interests include tectonics and the economic geology of sedimentary basins. He employs a broad range of techniques in order to address specific research questions, including geologic mapping, stratigraphic and structural analysis, geochronology, thermochronology and geomorphology. William obtained his Ph.D. in geology from Penn State University in 2011, his M.S. in geology from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2006, and his B.S. in environmental geology from the College of William and Mary in 2004. He is a member of the Geological Society of America, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and the Geological Society of Washington D.C

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  • Zhang, Huiping, Zhang, Peizhen, Champagnac, J.-D., Molnar, Peter, Anderson, R.S., Kirby, Eric, Craddock, W.H., and Liu, Shaofeng, 2014, Pleistocene drainage reorganization driven by the isostatic response to deep incision into the northeastern Tibetan Plateau:  Geology, v. 42

  • Craddock, W.H., and Houseknecht, D.W., 2016, Cretaceous-Cenozoic burial and exhumation history of the Chukchi Shelf, offshore Arctic Alaska: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 100, no. 1, p. 63-100

  • Houseknecht, D.W., Craddock, W.H., and Lease, R.O., 2016, Upper Cretaceous and Lower Jurassic strata in shallow cores on the Chukchi Shelf, Arctic Alaska, in Dumoulin, J.A., ed., Studies by the U.S. Geological Survey in Alaska, vol. 15: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1814–C, 37 p

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