In 2016, IRIS intern Liam Toney and his mentor Rob Abbott of Sandia National Labs focused on developing velocity models and tomographic images for Yucca Flat, Nevada to aid in the physical modeling of Source Physics Experiment data (a series of chemical detonations of varying yields emplaced in different media at various depths). Since the summer of 2016, the two, along with their co-authors, have expanded their work which was recently published in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. Please join us in congratulating Liam, Rob and all their co-authors (including Tori Finlay, who was an IRIS intern at Sandia in 2015) on this acomplishment! Liam is currently a graduate research assistant at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute.
You can read a summary of the work or the full citation is below.
Liam D. Toney, Robert E. Abbott, Leiph A. Preston, David G. Tang, Tori Finlay, Kristin Phillips‐Alonge; Joint Body‐ and Surface‐Wave Tomography of Yucca Flat, Nevada, Using a Novel Seismic Source. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0120180322