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BSL Earthquake of the Week

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Fall 2014 Seminars:

September 2Pierre BoueStanfordTeleseismic body waves retrieval from ambient seismic noise correlation
September 9Allen McNamaraASUUnderstanding the compositional structure of Earth’s mantle
September 16Yousef BozorgniaUC BerkeleyNGA-West2 Research Project
September 23Angie ChungStanford Rapidly Evaluating Damage Using High Density Networks in Noisy Urban Environments
September 30Artie RodgersLLNLSimulations of Earthquake Ground Motions in the San Francisco Bay Area
October 7Justin RubinsteinUSGSDeterminig the Seismic Hazard of Natural and Induced Earthquakes
October 14Zhongwen ZhanUC San DiegoRupture complexity of deep earthquakes: the large, the hot, and the fast
October 21Adrien ArnulfUC San Diego Anatomy of an active submarine volcano using wavefield based techniques
October 28Ben BrooksUSGSHarvesting point clouds: Near field deformation from the South Napa Earthquake from Mobile Laser Scanning geodesy
November 4Meghan MillerUSC Imaging the upper mantle structure of northwest Africa: Influence of mantle flow on continental deformation
November 11NONE - Veterans Day
November 18Sang-Ho YunJPLInSAR Error Budget in the Air
November 25Diego MelgarUC BerkeleyTsunami inundation prediction with kinematic earthquake source models
December 2Florent GimbertCaltechCan seismic observations be used to improve our knowledge on fluvial erosion processes and Arctic sea-ice dynamics?


Spring 2014 Seminars:

Speaker Affiliation Title
Jaunary 21 Emily Brodsky UC Santa Cruz Sress on Faults.
Jaunary 28 David Schmidt U. of Washington The interseismic accumulation and transient release of strain on the Cascadia Subduction Zone
February 4 Marco Calo UC Berkeley (BSL) Fluid-related induced seismicity and Enhanced Geothermal fields. Insights from the 4D seismic tomography.
February 18 Thorsen Becker U of Southern California Seismic anisotropy as a tool for understanding regional tectonics
February 25 James Badro Institut de Physique du Globe Paris Accreting the Earth and Forming its Core: Experimental and Theoretical Constraints
March 3 Eric Geist USGS, Menlo Park. Tsunami Edge Waves: An Oceanic Analog to Love Waves
March 11 Michael Thorne U. of Utah Ultra-low velocity zones and deep mantle flow.
March 18 Maxim Ballmer U. of Hawaii at Manoa Long-term survival of compositional layering across the Transition Zone in the presence of whole-mantle convection
April 1 Heidi Houston U. of Washington Slow slip,tremor, and tidal stressing: Fault weakening during ETS
April 8 Yuning Fu California Institute of Technology /JPL-NASA GPS as a high resolution technique for estimating water storage variations in Washington, Oregon, and California
April 15 Anna Kelbert Oregon State University High resolution global electrical conductivity variations in the Earth's mantle
April 22 Scott French UC Berkeley (BSL) New Constraints on Whole-mantle Structure using Full-Waveform Tomography
April 29 Romain Jolivet California Institute of Technology Bayesian exploration of the sources parameters of the 2013, Mw 7.7, Balouchistan earthquake
May 6 Zhao Zheng (Allen) UC Berkeley (BSL) High resolution upper mantle discontinuity images across the Pacific from SS precursors


Fall 2013 Seminars:

Speaker Affiliation Title
September 03 Norm Abrahamson UC Berkeley, Geoengineering & BSL Seismological Research that will have the largest effects on seismic hazard evaluations in California in the next 5-10 years.
September 10 Yan Hu UC Berkeley, EPS Upper Mantle Rheology Constrained From Subduction Zone Earthquake Cycle Deformation and Post-Glacial Rebound
September 17 Abhijit Ghosh UC Riverside Slow earthquakes and tremor -- where are we headed?
September 24 Charlie Sammis USC The Role of Deep Creep in the Timing of Large Earthquakes
October 01 Estelle Chaussard UC Berkeley, EPS Characterization of geohazards at regional scales using space geodesy: examples of land subsidence and volcanic eruptions
October 08 Lingsen Meng UC Berkeley, BSL Application of Back Projection Imaging to Earthquake Early Warning and Deep-Focus Earthquakes
October 15 Dave Stegman UC San Diego, SIO The amazing story of Yellowstone-related volcanism
October 22 Ken Hudnut USGS, Pasadena UAVSAR Reveals Surface Faulting and GPS PPP(AR) Assists in Earthquake Early Warning
October 29 Peter Shearer UC San Diego Has the probability of big earthquakes recently increased?
November 05 Fukashi Maeno ERI, Univ. Tokyo
November 12 Tom Parsons USGS, Menlo Park The global aftershock zone
November 19 Julian Lozos UC Berkley, PEER Rupture and Ground Motion Models on the Claremont - Casa Loma Stepover of the San Jacinto Fault, Incorporating Complex Fault Geometry, Stresses, and Velocity Structure
November 26 Donna Eberhart-Phillips UC Davis Imaging P and S Attenuation in the Termination Region of the Hikurangi Subduction Zone, New Zealand
December 03 Jennifer Frederick UC Berkeley, EPS Exit Seminar - Relict Arctic permafrost-associated gas hydrate deposits: Methane gas escape in response to warming due to natural climate variability


Spring 2013 Seminars:

Speaker Affiliation Title
January 22 Tom Heaton Caltech The statistics of long-period ground motion; is probabilistic design of tall buildings feasible?
January 29 Weisen Shen U. Colorado, Boulder Modeling the crust and uppermost mantle of W. US from surface wave and receiver functions
February 5 Michael Pasyanos LLNL LITHO1.0 – An updated crust and lithospheric model of the Earth developed using multiple data constraints
February 12 Jane Kanitpanyacharoen UC Berkeley, EPS Exit Seminar, Synchrotron X-ray applications toward an understanding of elastic anisotropy
February 19 Brandon Schmandt University of New Mexico Mantle seismic structure beneath USArray and the origin of the Yellowstone hotspot
February 26 Nathan Simmons LLNL Global P-wave tomography for prediction of regional and teleseismic travel times
March 5 Ru-shan Wu UCSC Break the border of the Linear Kingdom of waveform inversion
March 12 Walter Mooney USGS, Menlo Park Understanding Intraplate Earthquakes
March 19 Satoshi Ide University of Tokyo,ERI The mechanism and spatial variation of slow earthquakes
March 26 Holiday
April 2 Lars Hansen Stanford Feeling olivine fabrics: Implications of seismic anisotropy for the mechanical properties of upper mantle
April 9 Jianbao Sun Visiting Scholar, BSL Probabilistic inversion of geodetic data with applications to recent large earthquakes
April 16 Lori Dengler Humboldt State Three decades of chasing tsunamis: successes, failures and challenges
MONDAY, April 22
(Note special day.)
Rob Porritt BSL Exit Seminar - Tracing the Farallon plate through seismic imaging with USArray
April 30 No BSL Seminar Prof Barbara Romanowicz will be giving the Chancellor's Research Lecture at International House, 2299 Piedmont Ave.
May 7 Sanne Cottaar BSL Exit Seminar - Piles and puddles in the deep mantle