California Institute of Technology
Seismological Laboratory Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences

Past Seismo Lab Seminars


2016: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

2017: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

2018: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

2019: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

2020: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

   
January 8, 2016 Michael Manga UC Berkeley
Title: Changes in permeability caused by earthquakes
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January 15, 2016 Noemi Petra UC Merced
Title: A Fast and Scalable Method for A-Optimal Design of Experiments for Infinite-dimensional Bayesian Nonlinear Inverse Problems
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January 22, 2016 Nathan A. Simmons Lawrence Livermore national Lab
Title:Global seismic tomography for event monitoring and the discovery of ancient subducted plate
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January 29, 2016 Paul Bodin University of Washington
Title:Scientific and engineering challenges for earthquake early warning: view from the Pacific Northwest
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February 5, 2016 Jeanne Hardebeck USGS
Title:Stress orientations in subduction zones and the strength of subduction megathrust faults
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February 12, 2016 Sylvain Barbot Earth Observatory of Singapore
Title:Geodetic constraints on water in the Wharton Basin asthenosphere
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February 19, 2016 Alex Robel Caltech
Title:Granular Dynamics of Iceberg Mélange
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February 26, 2016 Andrew Campbell The University of Chicago
Title:Chemistry of iron-rich alloys and Earth's core
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March 4, 2016 No Seminar
Title:
   
March 11, 2016 Naofumi Aso University of Tokyo
Title: Volcanic DLPs in Japan and cooling magma model
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March 18, 2016 Nicolas Brantut University College London
Title: Recovery of seismic speed waves after deformation: A rock physics approach
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April 1, 2016 Diego Melgar UC Berkeley
Title: The 2015 Mw8.3 Illapel, Chile earthquake: Along-dip segmentation of megathrust properties and lessons for local tsunami warning
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April 8, 2016 Frederic Cappa Universite Nice Sophia Antipolis
Title: Seismicity triggered by fluid injection-induced aseismic slip
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April 15, 2016 David Wald USGS Golden,Colorado
Title: Advances in USGS Real-time Earthquake Shaking & Loss Estimation
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April 22, 2016 Fenglin Niu Rice University
Title: Lithosphere structure and dynamics beneath mainland China revealed by the CEArray
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April 29, 2016 Lauren Waszek University of New Mexixo
Title: Linking the seismic structure of Earth's uppermost inner core to features at the inner core boundary
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May 6, 2016 Patricia Martinez Garzon GFZ Potsdam
Title: Seismo-Mechanical Reservoir Characterization at The Geysers Geothermal Field
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May 13, 2016 Rebecca Bendick University Of Montana
Title: Lithosphere-scale patterns in geodetic observations and their implications for tectonic dynamics
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May 20, 2016 **No Seminar Friday, May 20**
 
 
   
May 27, 2016 Roel Snieder Colorado School of Mines
Title:Variations and healing of the seismic velocity
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August 5, 2016 Daniel Faulkner University of Liverpool
Title:The nature and properties of fracture damage surrounding faults
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August 12, 2016 Daniel Faulkner University of Liverpool
Title:Fault strength, earthquake nucleation and rupture propagation in clay-rich fault zones
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September 2, 2016 Sidao Ni USTC
Title:The enigmatic persistent and localized microseismic sources
N/A
   
September 9, 2016
**Special Seminar**
Zhongliang Wu Institute of Geophysics Director, CEA
Title:A few words about ChinArray
N/A
   
September 9, 2016
**Special Seminar**
Xiadong Zhang Institute of Earthquake Science, CEA
Title:A brief introduction to the National Observatory of Earthquake Prediction and Seismic Hazard Evaluation
N/A
   
September 30, 2016
Heather Ford University of California Riverside
Title: From cratons to plate boundaries: Receiver functions and the structure of the continental lithosphere
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October 7, 2016
**SEMINAR October 7 CANCELED**
Title:
N/A
   
October 14, 2016
Min Chen Rice University
Title: Spatial Relationships between Deep-focus Earthquakes and Structural Heterogeneities within the Subducting Slabs of the Western Pacific Subduction Zones
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October 21, 2016
Wenyuan Fan UCSD
Title: Local near instantaneously dynamically triggered aftershocks of large earthquakes
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October 28, 2016 Eric Fielding JPL
Title: Spatial Relationships between Deep-focus Earthquakes and Structural Heterogeneities within the Subducting Slabs of the Western Pacific Subduction Zones
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November 4, 2016 Mike Gurnis CALTECH
Title: Geodynamics of the Pacific Hemisphere at 50 Ma
Abstract N/A.
   
November 11, 2016 Charles Sammis USC
Title: The Role of Deep Creep in the Timing of Large Earthquakes
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November 18, 2016 Bruce Buffett Berkeley
Title: Probing the structure and dynamics of Earth’s core using low-frequency MAC waves
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December 2, 2016 Chris Grose Caltech
Title:Are Grain-Scale Models the Future of Mantle Geodynamics?
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December 9, 2016 Carl Tape University of Alaska Fairbanks
Title:Slow-to-fast earthquake nucleation in the lower crust of central Alaska
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January 6, 2017 Thomas Rockwell San Diego State University
Title:Clustering of earthquakes in the southern San Andreas Fault System based on 1100 years of paleo-earthquakes: Is the 200 year open interval for large earthquakes unusual?
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January 13, 2017 Robin Matoza University of California Santa Barbara
Title:Seismo-acoustic signatures of volcanic unrest and eruption
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January 20, 2017 Men-Andrin Meier Caltech
Title:Observations of the Temporal Behavior of Earthquake Ruptures - Physical and Practical Implications
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January 27, 2017 Adriano Gualandi Caltech
Title:Independent Component Analysis applied to GPS position time series
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February 3, 2017 Loukas Kallivokas University of Texas, Austin
Title:Three-dimensional imaging of geotechnical sites using full-waveform inversion
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February 10, 2017 Wang-Ping Chen University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Title:From Continental Collision to the Earth's Deep Water Cycle
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February 17, 2017 Roby Douilly UC Riverside
Title:Rupture Dynamics and Crustal Structure Investigation in the Aftermath of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake
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February 24, 2017 Jeroen Ritsema University of Michigan
Title:Tomographic signals of compositional layering in the upper mantle
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February 28, 2017
**Special Seminar**
Jeroen Ritsema University of Michigan
Title:Modeling ScS2 / ScS amplitudes & time with Tomography
Abstract N/A.
   
March 3, 2017
**Special Seminar**
Yoshi Kaneko GNS SCIENCE
Title: Complex rupture process during the 2016 M7.8 Kaikoura (NZ) earthquake
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March 3, 2017
David Shelly USGS Menlo Park
Title: Earthquake swarms in high definition: migrating seismicity and fluid-faulting interactions beneath Long Valley Caldera, California
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March 10, 2017
Samer Naif LDEO Columbia
Title: Imaging fluid-tectonic processes across the Nicaragua Trench with marine electromagnetic data
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March 17, 2017
Tim Melbourne Central Washington University
Title: Global Seismic Monitoring with real-time GPS
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March 24 & 31, 2017
No Seismo Lab Seminars March 24 and 31 due to Spring Break
 
 
   
April 7, 2017
Johannes Bondzio University of California, Irvine
Title: The mechanisms behind Jakobshavn Isbræ's acceleration and mass loss: a thermodynamically coupled model study
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April 14, 2017
Richard Gordon Rice University
Title: True polar wander and the origin of the Hawaiian-Emperor Bend: New Evidence
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April 21, 2017
LingLing Ye Caltech
Title: Global Variations of Large Megathrust Earthquake Rupture Characteristics
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April 28, 2017
Chunquan Yu Caltech
Title: Compositional heterogeneity near the base of the mantle transition zone beneath Hawaii
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May 5, 2017
Tom Heaton Caltech
Title: The Tell-Tail Sound of Low Dynamic Friction During Slip Pulses
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May 12, 2017
Joshua "Bud" Davis University of Texas, Austin
Title: THE BREAKUP OF EAST GONDWANA: insights from plate modeling, basin analysis, and numerical experiments
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May 19, 2017
Jonathan Ajo-Franklin Lawerence Berkeley National Laboratory
Title: Using distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) to track a changing permafrost landscape
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May 26, 2017
Kurt Feigl University of Wisconsin Madison
Title: Coupled processes and material properties at Brady Hot Springs, Nevada: Overview of the PoroTomo Project
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June 9 , 2017
Jenny Suckale Stanford
Title: The role of multiphase flow in Nature’s extremes
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June 23 , 2017
Francoise Courboulex Geoazur.unice.fr
Title: Site effects and ground motion simulations in the Quito basin (Ecuador)
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July 21 , 2017
Karin Dahmen University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Title: Universal quake statistics:  from nanocrystals to earthquakes, and stars (?)
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August 31 , 2017
**Special Seminar**
Dan Shim Arizona State University
Title: Stability of ferrous-iron-rich bridgmanite under reducing midmantle conditions
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September 15, 2017
**Special Seminar**
Jing Liu China Earthquake Administration (CEA)
Title: Non-steady state topography in the Three Rivers region, SE Tibetan plateau
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October 6, 2017
Mark Panning JPL
Title: What Europa may sound like: signal and noise on an icy ocean world
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October 13 2017
John Vidale USC
Title: Flavors of Pacific Northwest Earthquakes
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October 20 2017
Wing Yin (Winnie) Chu Stanford
Title: Variability of Subglacial Drainage Across the Greenland Ice Sheet: A Joint Model/Radar Sounding Study
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October 27 2017
Arzhang Alimoradi Civil Engineering
Title: Eigenquakes and their utility in seismic hazard analysis 
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November 3 2017
Yuval Tal Caltech
Title:The role or roughness in earthquake source physics
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November 10, 2017
Surendra Adhikari JPL
Title:Massive pulse of glacial mass transport detected in Greenland crustal motion
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November 17, 2017
Lise Marie Christelle Retailleau Stanford
Title:Locating Microseism Sources Using Spurious Arrivals in Intercontinental Noise Correlations
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December 1, 2017
Ares Rosakis Caltech
Title:Using laboratory earthquake ruptures and ultra-high speed DIC to reveal the structure of dynamic friction
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December 8, 2017
Josie Nevitt USGS Menlo Park
Title: Mechanics of Shallow Faulting: Constraints from near-field geodesy, seismic imaging, and mechanical modeling
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December 19, 2017
Stephan Sobolev GFZ German Research center, Potsdam
Title: Modeling seismic cycles of giant subduction earthquakes from geological- to earthquake-time scales
No abstract.
   
January 12, 2018
Philippe Lognonne IGPPGerman Research Center, Potsdam
Title: Planetary Seismology: From Moon Apollo reprocessing to Mars
No abstract.
   
January 19, 2018
Emily Brodsky UC Santa Cruz
Title: Permeability that Changes over Times
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February 2, 2018
Kuangdai Leng Yale
Title: Global wave propagation in 3-D Earth: a new, fast method and its applications
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February 9, 2018
William Frank USC
Title:A multidisciplinary investigation of the slow grind of tectonic release
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February 16, 2018
Zhou Zhang UC San Diego
Title:Deep Mantle Composition and Structure: Constraints from Petrology and Rock Physics
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February 23, 2018
Daniel Frost UC Berkeley
Title:Seismological evidence of the dynamical links between small- and large-scale mantle structure
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March 2, 2018
Artie Rodgers Lawerence Livermore National Laboratory
Title:High Performance Computing Simulations of Broadband Ground Motions for an Mw 7.0 Hayward Fault Earthquake
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March 9, 2018
**No Seminar Friday, March 9, 2018**
 
 
   
March 16, 2018
Elisa Mantelli Stanford
Title:Modeling the dynamics of ice stream flow
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March 23, 2018
**No Seminar Friday, March 23, 2018 due to Spring Break**
 
 
   
March 30, 2018
Caroline Eakin australian National University
Title:Mantle Dynamics of Seafloor Spreading: The Role of Oceanic Transform Faults
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April 6, 2018
Sunyoung Park Harvard
Title:Near- Surface P- and S-Wave Speeds Constrained by Body-Wave Polarization
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April 13, 2018
Greg Beroza Stanford
Title:Fingerprinting and Similarity Thresholding (FAST): A Data Mining Approach for Earthquake Detection
 
   
April 20, 2018
Thomas Goebel UC Santa Cruz
Title:What is the maximum spatial reach of fluid-injection operations?: Examining seismicity decay and poro-elastic effects around injection wells
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April 27, 2018
Donald Slater UC San Diego
Title: Understanding the effect of the ocean on the Greenland Ice Sheet with numerical modeling and unique field observations
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May 4, 2018
Jeffrey Shragge Colorado School of Mines
Title:
 
   
May 11, 2018
Dan McKenzie University of Cambridge
Title: The Mechanical Structure of Tibet
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May 18, 2018
Lucia Gualtieri Princeton
Title: Monitoring environmental processes through seismic signals
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May 25, 2018
Andrew Stuart Caltech
Title: Inverse Problems: A Computational Mathematics Perspective
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June 1, 2018
Lingsen Meng UCLA
Title: Inverse Problems: A Computational Mathematics Perspective
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June 8, 2018
Daniel Trugman Los Alamos National Laboratory
Title: Machine Learning Applications to Earthquake Source Characterization and Hazard Analysis
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August 13, 2018
Daniel Faulkner University of Liverpool
Title: Pore fluid pressure development in compacting fault gouge in theory, experiment, and nature
N/A
   
August 27, 2018
Daniel Faulkner University of Liverpool
Title: Weakening and instability in dehydrating rocks: implications for subduction zone seismicity
N/A
   
August 31, 2018
Yves Guglielmi Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Title: Seismicity and Aseismic Deformation from Decametric, In-Situ Experiments of Fault Reactivation by Fluid-Injection
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September 21, 2018
Elizabeth Cochran USGS Pasadena
Title: Evolutionary characteristics of families of repeated earthquakes in southern Kansas induced by wastewater disposal
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October 5, 2018
Yen Joe Tan Columbia University
Title: Dynamics of submarine volcanic eruptions
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October 12, 2018
Tobias Keller Stanford
Title:Magma matters: modelling multi-phase reactive transports in igneous systems
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October 19, 2018
Suguru Yabe Jamstec
Title:Quantification of slow earthquake activities & Frictionally heterogeneous fault model applied to the regular seismicity
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October 26, 2018
Harm Van Avendonk University of Texas Austin
Title: Continental breakup and the structure of oceanic crust
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November 2, 2018
Chen Ji UC Santa Barbara
Title: Subject-oriented finite fault inversion, Concepts and Applications
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November 9, 2018
Zachary Eilon UC Santa Barbara
Title: An adaptive Bayesian inversion for upper mantle structure using surface waves and scattered body wave
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November 16, 2018
Adriano Gualandi JPL
Title: Geodetic imaging of tectonic deformation: implications for earthquakes predictability
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November 30, 2018
Robert Clayton Caltech
Title: Discovering the Los Angeles Subsurface with Seismic Arrays
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January 11, 2019
Yisong Yue Caltech
Title: AI for Adaptive Experiment Design
   
January 18, 2019
Elias Rafn Heimisson Stanford
Title: Reconciling independent observations: lessons from slow slip mechanics and earthquake triggering
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January 25, 2019
Johannes Buchen Caltech
Title: Defining Seismic Signatures to Trace Deep Earth Material Cycle
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January 31, 2019
Dan Gish 3D Oil Company and Eric Campbell LA Seismic Inc.
Title:Mapping Faults in the Los Angeles Basin
N/A
   
February 1, 209, 2019
Thorne Lay UC Santa Cruz
Title:Evaluating the updip extent of large megathrust ruptures using Pcoda levels
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February 8, 209, 2019
Domniki Asimaki Caltech
Title: On the complexity of seismic waves trapped in the shallow crust
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February 15, 209, 2019
Chris Milliner JPL
Title: Using Novel Geodetic Techniques to Develop Next-gen Probabilistic Fault Displacement Hazard Analysis and Track Changes in the Stormwater Distribution Following Hurricane Harvey
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February 22, 209, 2019
McGuire Jeffrey USGS Menlo Park
Title: A high-resolution view of the Mendocino Triple Junction: Implications for the stress levels and rheology of the Cascadia subduction interface
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March 1, 2019
Zhongwen Zhan Caltech
Title: Potential of DAS in the next-generation seismic networks
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March 8, 2019
Jessica C. irving Princeton
Deeper and deepest: the seismic structure of Earth's outer and inner cor
N/A
   
March 15, 2019
Victor Tsai Caltech
The Theory Behind Ambient Seismic Noise Correlation
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March 22, 2019
Fabio Capitanio Monash
Tectonics and Seismicity in Continent Interiors: An Open Challenge
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April 5, 2019
Camilla Cattania Stanford
Fracture mechanics insights into earthquake cycles at different scales: small repeating earthquakes and vertical strike slip faults
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April 12, 2019
Yehuda Ben-Zion USC
Properties and Dynamics of the Shallow Crust
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April 19, 2019
Jose Andrade Caltech
What would it take to build on Mars?
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April 26, 2019
Wenbo Wu Caltech
Earth's discontinuous chemical layering inferred from the surprising 660-km discontinuity roughness
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May 2, 2019
Anne Socquet ISTerre (Institut des Sciences de la Terre)
Intriguing observations of the long-term preparation of subduction earthquakes
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May 3, 2019
Christine McCarthy Columbia University
Heat generating mechanisms in an icy crust as potential sources for cryovolcanism in the outer solar system
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May 10, 2019
Peter Shearer UC San Diego
Imaging Upper-Mantle Structure under USArray using Long-period Reflection Seismology
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May 17, 2019
Kate Allstadt USGS Golden, Colorado
Overcoming barriers to progress in seismic monitoring and characterization of debris flows and lahars
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May 24, 2019
Ekaterina Tymofyeyeva JPL
InSAR observations of accelerated shallow creep on California faults
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May 31, 2019
Anne Pommier UC San Diego-Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Investigation of Planetary Interiors using Electrical Experiments
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June 7, 2019
Walter Mooney USGS Menlo Park
The Structure and Evolution of the North American Upper Mantle
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July 17, 2019
Monica Kohler Caltech
Damage Detection in Buildings and the Community Seismic Network
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July 19, 2019
Christopher Johnson University of California San Diego
What's all that seismic noise? Classifying emergent and impulsive signals in continuous waveforms
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July 24, 2019
Special Earthquake Seminar
2019 Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence
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July 26, 2019
Men-Andrin Meier Caltech
Earthquake Early Warning: From Source Physics to Public Mass Alerts
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July 31, 2019
Daniel Trugman Los Alamos National Lab
Earthquake Nucleation: Observations and Applications From Megaquakes in Japan to Microforeshocks in California
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August 14, 2019
Allen Husker Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Characteristic Tectonic Tremor Activity Observed Over Multiple Slow Slip Cycles in the Mexican Subduction Zone
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October 4, 2019
Estelle Chaussard University of Oregon
Widespread Subsidence and Carbon Emissions across Southeast Asian Peatlands
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October 11, 2019
An Yin UCLA
Water hammers tremor during plate convergence: A quantitative mechanical model
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