MANUEL BERBERIAN, Ph.D. (University of Cambridge, U.K., 1981), PG. (U.S.A.)Member, New York Academy of Sciences
PUBLICATIONS (1971-2010)

2014:
Berberian, M., Petrie, C.A., Potts, D.T.,  Asgari Chaverdi, A., Dusting, A., Ghāssemi, P., Noruzi, R., Sardari Zarchi, A., and Weeks, L., 2014. Archaeoseismicity of the Mounds and Monuments along the Kāzerun Fault (Western Zāgros, SW Iranian Plateau) since the Chalcolithic Period. Iranica Antiqua, 49. Forthcoming.

2013:
Petrie, C.A., Sardari, A., Ballantyne, R., Berberian, M., Lancelotti, C., Mashkour, M., McCall, B., Potts, D.T., and Weeks, L., 2013. Mamasani in the Fourth Millennium B.C. In: Daniel T. Potts (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Iranian Archaeology. Oxford University Press. Forthcoming.

In Honor of the 40 Years of Dr. Manuel Berberian's Research Contributions by the Geological Society of America. PDF COPY

2012:
Berberian, M., Malek Shahmirzadi, S., Nokandeh, J., and Djamali, M., 2012. Aecheoseismicity and environmental crises at the Sialk mounds, Central Iranian Plateau, since Early Neolithic. Journal of Archaeological Science. 39(9), 2845-2858, DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2012.04.001. PDF COPY


Persian Brief Biography, Manuel Berberian, 2012. PDF COPY

2011:
Berberian, M., 2011a. Letter to the Managing Director of the Geological Survey of Iran regarding unjust expulsion from the GSI and denying the retirement benefits (pension & medical insurance), September 12, JPG COPY


Berberian, M., 2011b. Interview with Sāfir Journal. Sāfir Scientific Journal, 10, 8-15, Eslāmshahr Azad University, Āzar 1389 (in Persian). PDF COPY


2010:

Djamali, M., Miller, N.F, Ramezani, E., Andrieu-Ponel, V., de Beaulieu, J.-L., Berberian, M., Guibal, F., Lahijani, H., Lak, R.,., and Ponel, P., 2010. Notes on Arboriculture and agricultural practices in ancient Iran based on new pollen evidence. Paléorient. 36.2, 175-188. PDF COPY


Berberian, M., 2010. Interview with Tethys Journal. Tethys Scientific Journal, 1(1), 13-19, Mehr 1389, Geological Society of the Beheshti University, Tehran (in Persian). PDF COPY

Berberian, M., and Walker, R., 2010. The Rudbār Mw earthquake of 1990 June 20; seismotectoniocs, coseismic and geomorphic displacements, and historic earthquakes of the western ‘High-Alborz’ of Iran. Geophys. Jl. Int., 182(3), 1577-1602. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04705.x. PDF COPY

2009:

Berberian, M., 2009. Bam Earthquake of December 26, 2003. Encyclopaedia Iranica Online. www.iranica.com. PDF COPY

Djamali, M., de Beaulieu, J.-L., Andrieu-Ponel, V., Berberian, M., Miller, N.F., Gandouin, E., Lahijani, H., Shah-Hosseini, M., Ponel, P., Salimian, M., and Guiter, F., 2009. A late Holocene pollen record from Lake Almalou in NW Iran: Evidence for changing land-use in relation to some historical events during the last 3700 years. Journal of Archaeological Sciences, 36, 1364-1375. PDF COPY

2005:

Berberian, M., 2005- The 2003 Bam urban earthquake: A predictable seismotectonic pattern along the western margin of the rigid Lut Block, southeast Iran. Earthquake Spectra, 21(S1), S35-S99. Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. DOI:10.1193/1.2127909. PDF COPY

Berberian, M., 2005- Final Remedial Action Report (RAR) for Soils, Society Hill at Droyers Point Residential Development Site, Jersey City, Hudson County, NJ. A report prepared for K. Hovnanian Companies and submitted to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Najarian Associates,Eatontown, NJ, 28 vols.

Berberian, M., 2005- Preliminary Assessment, Site Investigation, Remedial Investigation, Remedial Action Workplan (PA/SI/RI/RAW) for Valleyview at Montvale Residential Development Site, Bergen County, NJ. A report prepared for K. Hovnanian Companies and submitted to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Najarian Associates, Eatontown, NJ, 5 vols. 

2004:

Berberian, M., 2004- Thoughts on the Bam Earthquake; A memorandum submitted to Alliance for Disaster Reduction (GADR). Global Institute for Energy and Environmental System, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Radix, UK.

Berberian, M., 2004- An Open Letter to Mr. Kofi Annan, United Nations, NY, USA, Re: the Bam earthquake.

Berberian, M., 2004- Preliminary Assessment, Site Investigation, Remedial Investigation, Remedial Action Workplan, Remedial Action Report (PA/SI/RI/RAW/RAR) for Four Seasons at Weatherby Phase-I Residential Development Site, Woolwich Township, Gloucester County, NJ. A report prepared for K. Hovnanian Companies and submitted to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Najarian Associates, Eatontown, NJ, 6 vols.

Berberian, M., 2004- Site Specific Health and safety Plan for the Villages at Manalapan Residential Development Site, Township of Manalapan, Monmouth County, NJ. A report prepared for K. Hovnanian Companies and submitted to Township of Manalapan. Najarian Associates, Eatontown, NJ.

2003:

Berberian, M., 2003- Managing Earthquakes in Iran. Iran Analysis Quarterly, Iranian Studies Group at MIT, 1(2), 2-4. PDF COPY

2002:

Jackson, J., Priestley, K., Allen, M., and Berberian, M., 2002- Active tectonics of the South Caspian Basin. Geophys. J. Int., 148 (2), 214-245. PDF COPY

Berberian, M., 2002- Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst Terrain, Andover Residential Development Site, Borough of Andover, Andover Township, Sussex County, NJ. A report prepared for K. Hovnanian Companies. Najarian Associates, Eatontown, NJ.

2001:

Berberian, M., and Yeats, R.S., 2001- Contribution of archaeological data to studies of earthquake history in the Iranian Plateau. Paul Hancock Memorial Issue, J. Struct. Geol.,23, 536-584. PDF COPY

Berberian, M., Jackson, J.A., Fielding, E., Parsons, B.E., Priestly, K., Qorashi, M., Talebian, M., Walker, R., Wright, T.J., and Baker E., 2001- The 1998 March 14 Fandoqa earthquake (Mw6.6) in Kerman, southeast Iran: Re-rupture of the 1981 Sirch earthquake fault, triggering of slip on adjacent thrusts, and the active tectonics of the Gowk fault zone. Geophys. J. Int., 146 (2)371-398. PDF COPY

Berberian, M., 2001- Environmental Cleanup Specification for Society Hill at Jersey City III (Droyers Point) Residential Development Site, City of Jersey City, Hudson County, NJ. A report prepared for K. Hovnanian Companies, Edison, NJ. Najarian Associates, Eatontown, NJ, 3 vols.

Berberian, M., 2001- Preliminary Geo-Forensic Report: Assessment and Cause of Ground/Structure Fissures, Hudson Riverfront Buildings, Jacobs Ferry/Bulls Ferry, Town of West New York & Guttenberg, Hudson County, NJ. A report prepared for K. Hovnanian Companies, Edison, NJ. Najarian Associates, Eatontown, NJ.

2000:

Berberian, M.,  Jackson, J.A., Qorashi, M., Talebian, M., Khatib, M., and Priestley, K., 2000-The 1994 Sefidabeh earthquakes in eastern Iran: blind thrusting and bedding-plane slip on a growing anticline, and active tectonics of the Sistan suture zone. Geophys. J. Int., 142 (2), 283-299. PDF COPY

Berberian, M., Qorashi, M., Shoja-Taheri, J., and Talebian, M., 2000- Seismotectonics and Earthquake-Fault Hazard Investigations in the Mashhad-Neyshabur Region. Contribution to the seismotectonics of Iran (part VIII). Geol. Surv. Iran, 72, 233p (in Persian).
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Berberian, m., and Yeats, R., 2000- Recurrence intervals of several 20th-century earthquakes in the Iranian Plateau based on archaeological evidence. 31st International Geological Congress, August 2000, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Fielding, E.J., Jackson, J.A., and Berberian, M., 2000- Complex deformation in Eastern Iran: Implications from SAR Interferometric analysis of the 10 May 1997 Zirkuh M=7.2 earthquake. AM. Geophys. Union, Fall Meeting.

1999:

Berberian, M., Jackson J. A., Qorashi, M., Khatib, M.M., Priestley, K., Talebian, M., and Ghafuri-Ashtiani, M., 1999- The 1997 May 10 Zirkuh (Qa'enat) earthquake (Mw 7.2): faulting along the Sistan suture zone of eastern Iran. Geophys. J. Int., 136 (3), 671-694. PDF COPY

Berberian, M., and Yeats, R.S., 1999- Patterns of historical rupture in the Iranian Plateau. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 89 (1), 120-139. PDF COPY

Berberian, M., 1999- SIR/RIR/RAW-Addendum for the Villages at Manalapan Residential Development Site, Township of Manalapan,  Monmouth County, NJ. A report prepared for K. Hovnanian Companies and submitted to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Najarian Associates,Eatontown, NJ..

1998:

Berberian, M., 1998- Seismicity and seismotectonic re-evaluation of the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant Site. Ira-Tom/Khak-e-Khoob Consulting Engineers, 228p., Tehran.

Berberian, M., 1998- Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences from Zarathushtra (mid 2nd millennium B.C.) to Ferdowsi (AD 1010); A 2500 year of the Persian Scientific Thoughts between two renaissance period. International Iranian Conference; The University of Sydney, Faculty of Arts, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, School of Studies in Religion; February 6-16, 1998, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 24p. PDF COPY

1997:

Berberian, M., 1997- Seismic sources of the Transcaucasian historical earthquakes. In: Historical and Prehistorical Earthquakes in the Caucasus (D. Giardini and S. Balassanian, eds.), NATO ASI Series, 2. Environment- Vol. 28, 233-311, Kluwer Academic Press, the Netherlands. PDF COPY

Berberian, M., 1997- An Investigation into the History of Cosmology and Earthsciences in Ancient Iran. Balkh/Neyshabur Foundation Publication, 573p., (in Persian).

Berberian, M., 1977- Tectonics and fault re-evaluation study of the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant Site. Khak-e-Khoob Consulting Engineers, 98p., Tehran.

1996:

Berberian, M., 1996- The Historical Record of Earthquakes in Persia. Encyclopaedia Iranica, VII (F.6): Drugs-Ebn al-Atir, Mazda Publishers, Costa Mesa, California, 635-640, U.S.A. PDF COPY

Berberian, M., Ghorashi, M., Talebian, M., and Shoja-Taheri, J., 1996- Seismotectonic and earthquake-fault hazard investigations in the Semnan region (Contribution to the Seismotectonics of Iran, Part VII). Geol. Surv. Iran, 63, 266p. PDF COPY

1995:

Berberian, M., 1995- Master 'Blind' thrust faults hidden under the Zagros folds: active basement tectonics and surface morphotectonics. Tectonophysics, 241, 193-224. PDF COPY

Berberian, M., 1995- Natural Hazards and the First Earthquake Catalogue of Iran. Volume 1: Historical Hazards in Iran Prior to 1900. A UNESCO/IIEES Publication during UN/IDNDR, 649 p., IIEES, Tehran. PDF COPY

Berberian, M., 1995- Paleo Seismic Sources in the Iranian Plateau: Implications for behavioral characteristics of the major seismogenic faults and seismic hazard of large-magnitude earthquakes.  Proceedings, International School of Solid Earth Geophysics, 11th course: Active Faulting Studies for Seismic Hazard Assessment, Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica, Erice - Sicily, 27 September - 5 October 1995, Italy.

1994:

Berberian, M., and Qorashi, M., 1994- Coseismic fault-related folding during the South Golbaf earthquake of November 20, 1989, in southeast Iran. Geology, 22, 531-534. PDF COPY

Berberian, M., 1994- Preliminary assessment of surficial geologic features on the Sussex Properties Development Site in Andover Borough, Borough of Andover, Andover Township, Sussex County, NJ. A report submitted to Sussex County Advisory Committee, Newton, NJ. Najarian Associates, Eatontown, NJ.

Berberian, M., 1984- Geological map of the Hajiabad quadrangle. Geol. Surv. Iran. pdf

1992:

Berberian, M., Qorashi, M., Jackson, J.A., Priestley, K., and Wallace, T., 1992- The Rudbar-Tarom earthquake of June 20, 1990 in NW Persia: preliminary field and seismological observations, and its tectonic significance.  Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 82(4), 1726-1755.  PDF COPY

Berberian, M., 1992- Biruni Kharazmi and the theory of Continental Drift.  Iranshenasi, IV(1), 139-147, 17, Bethesda, MA.,.

Berberian, M., and Qorashi, M., 1992- Earthquake-fault map of Azarbaijan sheet, northwest Persia, 1:1,000,000. Jamab Consulting Engineers, Internal Report Ministry of Power, Tehran (in Persian).

Berberian, M., 1992- Earthquake-fault hazard study using Satellite Spot imagery along the Caspian Sea-Black Sea Pipeline, Amoco Azeri Project. EQE Engineering Consultants, Internal Report, San Francisco, 46p.

Qorashi, M., and Berberian, M., 1992- The Rudbar-Tarom earthquake of June 1990 in NW Iran: a preliminary field reconnaissance report. Part 2.  Geo Sciences, Quaterly Journal of Geol. Surv. Iran, 1(2), 6-17 (in Persian).

Berberian, M., 1992- Political Memoranda. Simorgh Monthly Magazine, Los Angeles, CA., 31, 20-22.

Berberian, M., 1992- Political Memoranda. Simorgh Monthly Magazine, Los Angeles, CA., 32&33, 14-15.

1991:

Berberian, M., and Soheili, M., 1991- Geological map of Char Deh, east Dehsalm, 1:250,000. Geol. Surv. Iran, K9.

Berberian, M., 1991- Ground rupture of Iran’s catastrophic June 20, 1990 earthquake. EOS Trans. Am. Geophys. Union, 72, 49.

Berberian, M., 1991- Is the theory of earthquake Greek or Iranian? The oldest theory on earthquakes and faulting. Iranshenasi, II (4), 835-845, Bethesda, MA..

Qorashi, M., and Berberian, M., 1991- The Rudbar-Tarom earthquake of June 1990 in NW Iran: a preliminary field reconnaissance report. Part 1. Geo Sciences, Quaterly Journal of Geol. Surv. Iran, 1(1), 16-29 (in Persian).

Berberian, M., and Qorashi, M., 1991- Seismic hazard assessment of the Farsjin (SW Qazvin) Glass Factory.  Qazvin Glass Co. Internal Report, Tehran (in Persian).

Qorashi, M., and Berberian, M., 1991- Seismotectonics-Earthquake-fault hazard study of the Alamut Nuclear Plant site.  Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Internal Report (in Persian).

Berberian, M., and Qorashi, M., 1991- Seismotectonics and Earthquake-fault hazard study of the proposed site for the Baharestan township site, Esfahan. Building and Housing Research Center, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Internal Report, Tehran (in Persian).

Berberian, M., and Qorashi, M., 1991- Seismic hazard assessment of the Majlesi Township site, Esfahan.  Building and Housing Research Center, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Internal Report, Tehran (in Persian).

Berberian, M., 1991- Political Memoranda. Simorgh Monthly Magazine, Los Angeles, CA., 19&20, 34-38.

Berberian, M., 1991- Political Memoranda. Simorgh Monthly Magazine, Los Angeles, CA., 24, 14-17.

Berberian, M., 1991- Political Memoranda. Simorgh Monthly Magazine, Los Angeles, CA., 25&26, 9-13.

Berberian, M., 1991- Political Memoranda. Simorgh Monthly Magazine, Los Angeles, CA., 27&28, 21-27.

Berberian, M., 1991- Political Memoranda. Simorgh Monthly Magazine, Los Angeles, CA., 27&28, 95-97.

Berberian, M., 1991- Political Memoranda. Simorgh Monthly Magazine, Los Angeles, CA., 29&30, 17-21.

1990:

Berberian, M., 1990- Geological map of northeastern Jaz Murian quadrangle, 1:250,000. Geol. Surv. Iran, K13.

Berberian, M., 1990- Mountains and the geomorphic feature of the Albors Mountains in the ancient Iranian belief. Simorgh Monthly Magazine, Los Angeles, CA., 17&18, 10-11.

Berberian, M., and Qorashi, M., 1990- Seismotectonic study and earthquake-fault hazard assessment of the Rameh Dam Site, Iran.  Lar Consulting Engineers, Internal Report, Tehran (in Persian). 

Berberian, M., and Qorashi, M., 1990- Seismotectonic study and earthquake-fault hazard assessment of the Namrud (Firuzkuh) Dam Site, Iran.  Lar Consulting Engineers, Internal Report, Tehran (in Persian).

Berberian, M., and Qorashi, M., 1990- Seismotectonic study and earthquake-fault hazard assessment of the Darvazeh (Tehran) Dam Site, Iran.  Lar Consulting Engineers, Internal Report, Tehran (in Persian).

Berberian, M., and Qorashi, M., 1990- Seismotectonic study and seismic hazard assessment of the Astaneh (Shahrud) Dam Site, Iran.  Lar Consulting Engineers, Internal Report, Tehran (in Persian).

Berberian, M., and Qorashi, M., 1990- Seismic hazard assessment of the East Urumiyeh Site.  Zamiran Consulting Engineers, Internal Report, Tehran (in Persian).

Berberian, M., 1990- A preliminary note on the seismotectonics and earthquake-fault hazard study of the Lavarak Power Station, NE Tehran (reconnaissance, pre-feasibility, phase).  Lar Consulting Bureau, Internal Report, Tehran, 82 p. (in Persian).

Berberian, M., 1990- Seismic hazard study of the Sarcheshmeh Copper Mine (south Sirjan).  Sarcheshmeh Copper Industries, Internal Report, Tehran (in Persian).

Berberian, M., 1990- Seismic hazard study of the Chadormalu Iron Mine (NE Bafq). Chadormalu Iron Industries, Internal Report, Ministry of Mines and Metals, Tehran (in Persian).

Berberian, M., 1990- Seismic hazard assessment of the Diplomatic Town (Shahrak-e-Diplomatic) of Tehran (Deh Sabu, 25 Km NE Tehran).  Iran Khak Consulting Engineers, Internal Report, Tehran, 105 p. (in Persian).

Berberian, M., and Qorashi, M., 1990- Seismic hazard assessment of the proposed site for the Hashtgerd City, West Tehran.  Building and Housing Research Center, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Internal Report, Tehran (in Persian).

Berberian, M., and Qorashi, M., 1990- Seismic hazard assessment of the proposed site for the Tabriz City.  Building and Housing Research Center, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Internal Report, Tehran (in Persian).

Berberian, M., and Qorashi, M., 1990- Seismic hazard assessment of the proposed site for the Sahand township  (SW Tabriz).  Building and Housing Research Center, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Internal Report, Tehran (in Persian).

1989:

Berberian, M., 1989- Tectonics Evolution of Iranian mountain belts.  28th International Geological Congress, Washington, D.C., July 9-19, Abstract, Volume 1 of 3, 1-129-130. PDF COPY

Berberian, M., and Qorashi, M., 1989- Earthquake-fault hazard study of the Iranshahr Power Plant.  Moshanir Consulting Engineers, Internal Report, Tehran, 136p. (in Persian).

Berberian, M., and Qorashi, M., 1989- Earthquake-fault hazard study of the Kerman Power Plant.  Moshanir Consulting Engineers, Internal Report, Tehran (in Persian).

Berberian, M., and Qorashi, M., 1989- Seismotectonic and earthquake - fault hazard study of the Neyshabur Power Plant Site, Moshanir Consulting Engineers, Internal Report, Ministry of Power, Tehran, 145p. (in Persian).

1988:

Berberian, M., 1988- Probability of Earthquake Occurrence and Earthquake Hazard Minimization in Iran.  Keyhan Newspaper, 13501, Tehran, 15p. (in Persian).

Berberian, M., and Qorashi, M., 1988- Iranian cities and the earthquake vicious circle.  Adineh Magazine, 31, Tehran, pp. 62-65 (in Persian).

Berberian, M., and Qorashi, M., 1988- The Tashan (Behbahan) earthquake of March 30, 1988.  Geol. Surv. Iran, Internal Report, 25p. (in Persian).

Berberian, M., 1988- Earthquake-fault hazard study of the Ostur Dam Site (Azarbaidjan).  Mahab Qods Consulting Engineers, Internal Report, Tehran, 32p. (in Persian).

Berberian, M., 1988- Earthquake-fault hazard study of the Shahr Babak Float Glass Plant.  Bank of Industry and Mine, Internal Report, Tehran, 14p. (in Persian).

Berberian, M., 1988- Seismotectonics and earthquake-fault study of the Bandar Abbas Refinery plant.  Mandro Consulting Engineers, Internal Report, Tehran, 73p.

Berberian, M., 1988- Geological study of the Bandar Abbas Refinery site.  Mandro Consulting Engineers, Tehran, 11p.

Berberian, M., 1988- Earthquake-fault hazard study of the Yazd Alloy Steel Project site.  Peykav Consulting Engineers and Ministry of Mines and Metals, Internal Report, Tehran, 57p. (in Persian).

Berberian, M., 1988- Structural evolution of the Iranian mountain belt.  Seventh Geological Symposium, Geol. Surv. Iran, p.33-38 (abstract, in Persian).

Qorashi, M., and Berberian, M., 1988- Structural analysis of the Neyshabur Turquoise Mine, Iran.  Geol. Surv. Iran, Internal Report, 37p. (in Persian).

Berberian, M., and Qorashi, M., 1988- Seismotectonics and earthquake-fault hazard study of the Mojan Dam Site, Shahrud, Iran.  Lar Consulting Engineers, Internal Report, Tehran, 239p. (in Persian).

1987:

Moinfar, A.A., Berberian, M., Qorashi, M., Zohurian, A.A., and Naderzadeh, A., 1987- Preliminary seismic zoning and earthquake hazard in Iran; for use in the Iranian code for seismic design of buildings. Building and Housing Research Center, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, 74, 35p. (in Persian).

Qorashi, M., Berberian, M., Arzhangravesh, B., and Pedrami, M., 1987- Earthquake - fault hazard study of Khatam Housing Plant site, Tehran.  Geol. Surv. Iran, Internal Report, 140p. (in Persian).

Berberian, M., and Qorashi, M., 1987- Geology and earthquake-fault hazard study of the Chalus, Sardabrud and Cheshmeh Kileh Dam Sites.  Pazhuhab Consulting Engineers, Internal Report, Tehran, (in Persian).

Berberian, M., and Qorashi, M., 1987- Earthquake-fault hazard study of the Lake Urumiyeh region.  Geol. Surv. Iran and Ministry of Roads and Transportation, Lake Urumiyeh Highway Project, 123p (in Persian).

Berberian, M., 1987- Earthquake and fault hazard study of the Saveh Dam Site area.  Mahab Qods Consulting Engineers, Internal Report, Tehran, 87. (in Persian). 

Berberian, M., and Qorashi, M., 1987- Geological and earthquake-fault study of the Bandar Abbas-Rafsanjan Pipeline project. National Iranian Oil Company.  Zamiran Consulting Engineers, Internal Report, Tehran (in Persian).

Berberian, M., Qorashi, M., and Barzehgar, F., 1987- Geological and earthquake - fault hazard study of Iran.  Jamab Consulting Engineers, Ministry of Power, Internal Report, Tehran (in Persian). 

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