Earthquake Science at the Border Between Real Time Response and Long-Term Research
Dr. Gavin Hayes, United States Geological Survey
At the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC), our research interests are aligned with the identification and application of approaches that help improve the speed and accuracy of earthquake response and advance studies of earthquake hazard reduction. Over the past several years, this research has included the use of the W-Phase and finite fault inversions for understanding the earthquake source; the construction of three-dimensional slab geometry models for understanding subduction zone characteristics; earthquake relocation studies to better image aftershock sequences of major events. Such research products also have applications beyond their use in rapid earthquake characterization, for example, the integration of all of these methods and their results provide a more complete understanding of seismogenic and tectonic processes than any one method alone can give.
In this webinar I will discuss these research applications: how they have developed and have been applied at the NEIC, and how they are being used for both real time earthquake response and longer-term research. I hope to be able to provide a better understanding of the ongoing science conducted at the NEIC, of our interactions with exciting research coming from the academic community, and of the integration of both to drive improvements in rapid earthquake response and our understanding of the earthquake source.
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