Stephen Richard

Senior Geologist, Chief Geoinformatics Section (Geology not elsewhere classified)

Tucson, Arizona

Education: Mass. Inst. of Technology, Cambridge, MA Earth and Planetary Science; Electrical Engineering B.S. 1978 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ Geosciences M.S. 1983 University of California, Santa Barbara, CA Geology Ph.D. 1988 Professional Experience: Senior Geologist, Arizona Geological Survey 2010-present Chief, Geoinformatics Section, Arizona Geological Survey 2006-present Research Geologist, Arizona Geological Survey 1992-2010 Adjunct Professor of Geosciences, University of Arizona 1992-present Post doctoral researcher, Institute for Crustal Studies, Santa Barbara, CA 1988-1992 Electrical Engineer, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory 1978-1979 Activities: 1. Chair, Concept Definition Task Group of IUGS CGI Interoperability Working group 2007-2011 2. Member, Data model team (GeoSciML), IUGS CGI Interoperability Working Group 2004-present; Co-Chair, GeoSciML Standards Working Group, Open Geospatial Consortium. Kick off meeting, Redlands, CA, January 2013 3. Member, Energistics Energy-Industry Metadata Working Group, 2010-present 4. Member, DOE Geothermal Data System Technical Working Group, 2011-present 5. Editor, ISOTC211 Workgroup for XML implementation of ISO19115-1. Kick off meeting Toulouse, France, June 2012.


  • Age and tectonic setting of the Mesozoic McCoy Mountains Formation in western Arizona, USA DOI: 10.1130/B30224.1
  • Data exchange facilitated DOI: 10.1038/ngeo1335
  • Semantic mediation in the national geologic map database (US)
  • Geoscience concept models DOI: 10.1130/2006.2397(07)
  • Paleomagnetic study of the northern Ford Ranges, western Marie Byrd Land, West Antarctica: Motion between West and East Antarctica
  • Cooling history of the northern Ford Ranges, Marie Byrd Land, West Anarctica
  • Palinspastic reconstruction of southeastern California and southwestern Arizona for the Middle Miocene
  • Tertiary structure and thermal history of the Harquahala and Buckskin Mountains, west central Arizona: implications for denudation by a major detachment fault system
  • Mineral resources of the Harquahala Mountains Wilderness Study Area, La Paz and Maricopa Counties, Arizona

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