Advances in Site Response I

Monday, 15 December 2014: 10:20 AM-12:20 PM
Chairs:  Jan Burjanek, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, Marta Pischiutta, National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Rome, Italy and Sebastiano D'Amico, University of Malta, Msida, Malta
Primary Conveners:  Marta Pischiutta, INGV, Roma, Italy
Co-conveners:  Jan Burjanek, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, Sebastiano D'Amico, University of Malta, Msida, Malta and Francesco Panzera, Icelandic Meteorological Office, Physics Department, Reykjavík, Iceland
OSPA Liaisons:  Sebastiano D'Amico, University of Malta, Msida, Malta

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

10:20 AM
On the Accuracy of Vs30-Based Site Response Amplifications in California
Eric Thompson, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, United States and David J Wald, USGS - Golden, Denver, CO, United States
10:40 AM
Strong Effects of Vs30 Heterogeneity on Physics-Based Scenario Ground-Shaking Computations
John N Louie, Univ of Nevada, Reno, NV, United States and Satish K Pullammanappallil, Optim Software and Data Solutions, Reno, NV, United States
11:00 AM
Ground Motion Site Effects from Multi-Method Shear-Wave Velocity Characterization at Seismograph Stations Deployed for Aftershocks of the August 2011 Mineral, Virginia, Earthquake
William J Stephenson1, Jack K Odum2, Daniel E McNamara2 and Robert A Williams3, (1)U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO, United States, (2)USGS, Denver, CO, United States, (3)USGS, Baltimore, MD, United States
11:20 AM
Nonlinear Site Response Validation Studies Using KIK-net Strong Motion Data
Domniki Asimaki and Jian Shi, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States
11:35 AM
Frequency-Scaled Curvature as a Proxy for Topographic Site-Effect Amplification and Ground-Motion Variability
Emeline Maufroy1, Fabrice Cotton1,2, Victor M Cruz-Atienza3 and Stephane Gaffet4,5, (1)ISTerre Institute of Earth Sciences, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Saint Martin d'Hères, France, (2)Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany, (3)Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Geofísica, Mexico, Mexico, (4)LSBB, Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, CNRS, Aix Marseille Université, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, Rustrel, France, (5)GeoAzur, Valbonne, France
11:50 AM
Site Amplification, Polarity and Topographic Effects in the Port Hills During the 2010 - 2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence, New Zealand
Anna E Kaiser, Caroline Francois-Holden, Christopher I Massey and Rafael A Benites, GNS-Science, Avalon, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
12:05 PM
Inversion of H/V ratio in layered systems
José Pina Flores1, Antonio García-Jerez2, Francisco Luzón3, Mathieu Perton1 and Francisco J Sanchez-Sesma1, (1)UNAM National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, (2)University of Granada, Granada, Spain, (3)University of Almeria, Almeria, Spain
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