Seismology Contributions: Earthquake Ground Motions and Engineering Seismology I

Thursday, 17 December 2015: 08:00-10:00
307 (Moscone South)
Primary Conveners:  Carl Tape, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Conveners:  Colleen A Dalton, Brown University, Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Providence, RI, United States
Chairs:  Erin A Wirth, Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States and Thomas L Pratt, USGS Headquarters, Reston, VA, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Erin A Wirth, Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States
How Much Can the Total Aleatory Variability of Empirical Ground Motion Prediction Equations Be Reduced Using Physics-Based Earthquake Simulations? (82376)
Thomas H Jordan1, Feng Wang2, Robert W Graves3, Scott Callaghan4, Kim Bak Olsen5, Yifeng Cui6, Kevin R Milner4, Gideon Juve7, Karan Vahi7, John Yu4, Ewa Deelman7, David Gill4 and Philip J Maechling1, (1)Southern California Earthquake Center, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (2)AIR-Worldwide Corporation, Boston, MA, United States, (3)USGS California Water Science Center Menlo Park, Menlo Park, CA, United States, (4)University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (5)San Diego State Univ, San Diego, CA, United States, (6)San Diego Supercomputer Center, La Jolla, CA, United States, (7)USC Information Sciences Inst., Marina Del Rey, CA, United States
Experimental Concepts for Testing Seismic Hazard Models (70251)
Warner Marzocchi, National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Rome, Italy and Thomas H Jordan, Southern California Earthquake Center, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Testing the SH1D Assumption for Geotechnical Site and Basin Response Using 3D Finite Difference Modeling (70903)
Arthur J Rodgers and Arben Pitarka, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States
3-D Simulations of Megathrust Earthquakes – Application to the 2003 M8.3 Tokachi-Oki Earthquake (70371)
Erin A Wirth, University of Washington, Earth and Space Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States, Arthur D Frankel, USGS, Seattle, WA, United States and John Emilio Vidale, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Predicting Strong Ground-Motion Seismograms for Magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquakes Using 3D Simulations with High Stress Drop Sub-Events (70312)
Arthur D Frankel1, Erin A Wirth2, William J Stephenson3, Morgan P Moschetti3 and Leonardo Ramirez-Guzman4, (1)USGS, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)University of Washington, Earth and Space Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO, United States, (4)UNAM National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
DCShake: Measuring Variations in Earthquake Ground Motions in Washington, DC (79410)
Thomas L Pratt1, J. Wright Horton Jr2, Susan Elizabeth Hough3, Jessica Munoz2, Martin C Chapman4, Guney Olgun4 and Jacob Beale4, (1)USGS Headquarters, Reston, VA, United States, (2)USGS, Reston, VA, United States, (3)USGS Pasadena Field Office, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)Virginia Polytech Inst & St Un, Blacksburg, VA, United States
Event terms in the response spectra prediction equation and their deviation due to stress drop variations (77040)
Hiroshi Kawase, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan and Kenichi Nakano, HAZAMA ANDO CORP., Technical Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan
From stiffness to strength in site response predictions: Formulation and validation of a hybrid hyperbolic nonlinear soil model (74731)
Domniki Asimaki and Jian Shi, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States
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