Steven Wayne Mueller

Curriculum Vitae

National Center for Atmospheric Research
Research Applications Program
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, Colorado 80307-3000
(303) 497-8438 (Office)
(303) 497-8401 (FAX)

1990   Southern Methodist University; Dallas, TX, USA Ph.D. in Geophysics
1985   Washington University; St. Louis, MO, USA M.A. in Earth & Planetary Sciences
1982   Washington University; St. Louis, MO, USA B.A. in Physics

1999-present   National Center for Atmospheric Research
Boulder, Colorado, USA
Data Analyst/Algorithm Developer
1996-1999   Electronic Data Systems
St. Louis, Missouri and Denver, Colorado, USA
Software Performance Specialist
1994-1996   Washington University, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Research Associate
1993-1994   University of Tokyo, Earthquake Research Institute
Tokyo, Japan
Visiting Scholar/Postdoctoral Fellow
1991-1993   United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
Golden, Colorado, USA
National Research Council Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow
1990-1991   Southern Methodist University, Department of Geological Sciences
Dallas, Texas, USA
Research Associate

Academic and Professional Distinctions
  • Dean's List, Washington University
  • 4.0 Graduate School GPA
  • Amoco Fellowship, Southern Methodist University
  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship with the U. S. Geological Survey
  • National Science Foundation/Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Visiting Scholar/Postdoctoral Fellow with the University of Tokyo
  • Research cited in The New York Times and Scientific American

  • Selected Publications
  • Mueller, S., and W. B. McKinnon, Three-layered models of Ganymede and Callisto: Compositions, structures and aspects of evolution, Icarus, 76, 437-464, 1988.
  • Mueller, S., G. J. Taylor, and R. J. Phillips, Lunar composition: A geophysical and petrological synthesis, J. Geophys. Res., 93, 6338-6352, 1988.
  • McKinnon, W. B., and S. Mueller, Pluto's structure and composition suggest origin in the solar, not a planetary nebula, Nature, 335, 240-243, 1988.
  • Mueller, S., and W. B. McKinnon, The changing status of Pluto (magazine article), The World & I, 4, 274-281, 1989.
  • McKinnon, W. B., and S. Mueller, The density of Triton: A prediction, Geophys. Res. Lett., 16, 591-594, 1989.
  • Mueller, S., and R. J. Phillips, On the initiation of subduction, J. Geophys. Res., 96, 651-665, 1991.
  • Mueller, S., The Science and Art of Earthquake Prediction (magazine article), The World & I, 7, 187-193, 1994.
  • Mueller, S., and R. J. Phillips, On the reliability of lithospheric constraints derived from elastic models of outer-rise flexure, Geophys. J. Int., 123, 887-902, 1995.
  • Mueller, S., and W. B. McKinnon, Pluto, an entry in the Encyclopedia of Planetary Science, Chapman & Hall, 1996.
  • Mueller, S., G. L. Choy, and W. Spence, Inelastic models of lithospheric stress--I: Theory and application to outer-rise plate deformation, Geophys. J. Int., 125, 39-53, 1996.
  • Mueller, S., W. Spence, and G. L. Choy, Inelastic models of lithospheric stress--II: Implications for outer-rise seismicity and dynamics, Geophys. J. Int., 125, 54-72, 1996.
  • Mueller, S., S. A. Cohn, A. Praskovsky, R. Barron, and L. Cornman, Observations of weather-related aviation hazards in Juneau, Alaska, Proceedings of the American Meteorological Society, 11th Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation, 165-167, 2001.
  • Cohn, S. A., R. K. Goodrich, C. S. Morse, E. Karplus, S. W. Mueller, L. B. Cornman, and R. A. Weekley, Radial velocity and wind measurement with NIMA-NWCA: Comparisons with human estimation and aircraft measurements, Journal of Applied Meteorology, 40, 704-719, 2001.