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  • Born in Baghdad, Iraq

  • Married to Dr. Ghassan Al-Eqabi, three children (Safa, Mohammad, and Amir)

  • Came to United States in 1986

  • Ph.D, (Geophysics), St. Louis University, 1996

  • M.S (Geology), University of Baghdad, Iraq, 1982

  • B.Sc. (Geology), University of Baghdad, Iraq, 1979

Work/Research Experience:
  • Arabic Language Teacher, Saint Louis Public Schools, 2002-2022

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Washington University, 1997-2002

  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist, St. Louis University, 1996-1997

  • Graduate Research Assistant, St. Louis University, 1990-1996

  • Teacher Assistant, University of Baghdad, Dept. of Geology, Baghdad, Iraq, 1983-1986

Research Interest:

Recent Publications:

  • Baqer, S. A and B. J. Mitchell, Regional Variation of Lg Coda Q in the Continental United States and its Relation to Crustal Structure and Evolution, Pure and appl. geophys., 153, 613-638, 1998. This figure showing the distribution of Lg coda Q at 1 Hz for the conterminous United States.

  • Mitchell, B. J. and S. Baqer, Lg Coda Q in Australia and its Relation to Crustal Structure and Evolution, Pure and appl. geophys., 153, 639-653, 1998.

  • Baqer, S. A. and B. J. Mitchell, Lg Wave Excitation and Propagation from U.S. Earthquakes, Seism. Res. Lttrs. 68, p. 328, 1997. (Abstract)

  • Mitchell, B. J., J. Xie and S. A. Baqer, Lg Excitation, Attenuation and Source Spectral Scaling in Central and Eastern North America, Technical Progress Report NRC-04094-078, 11p., 1996.

  • Baqer, S. A. and B. J. Mitchell, A Tomographic Study of Lg coda Q and its Regional Variation across the Western United States, Seism. Res. Lttrs. 67, p.31, 1996. (Abstract)

Saadia A. Baker

Washington University

Campus Box 1169

St. Louis, Missouri 63130-4889

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