Anderson, John

Status: Emeritus, Professor

Biographical Information for John G. Anderson

Seismological Laboratory, MS 174, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada 89557

Phone: (775) 784 xxxx Fax: (775) 784 4165 Email: jga@seismo.unr.edu


Ph.D. Geophysics, 1976 Columbia University, New York City, New York

B. S. Physics, 1970 Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Professional Experience

University of Nevada, Reno – College of Science - Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering

Department of Earth Sciences and Engineering (formerly Geological Sciences)

Associate Professor, Professor of Geophysics: Sept 1988 present

Nevada Seismological Laboratory: Sept 1988 - present

Director, Feb. 1998 – June 2009

University of California, San Diego

Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics

Asst., Associate Research Geophysicist and Lecturer: Aug 1980 to June 1990

Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences

Asst, Associate Research Engineer: Aug 1980 to 30 June 1988

University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Research Associate, Senior Research Associate: Oct. 1976 to 1980

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

Research Fellow: November 1975 to 1976.

Lamont Doherty Geological Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, N. Y.

Research Assistant: July 1970 to 1975.

Additional Professional Experiences

Project Professor at Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, July 1, 2009-March 31, 2010.

Visiting Professor at Laboratoire de Geophysique Interne et Tectonophysique, April 27, 2010-July 23, 2010.

Consultant on problems related to seismic hazard and engineering seismology.

Major Research Interests of John Anderson

All aspects of engineering seismology, including applications of geological and seismological information to estimate seismicity and seismic hazards; recording strong ground motions; understanding the physics of near-source ground motions; and applications to engineering problems. Dr. Anderson is an author or coauthor on over 180 publications, mostly related to some field of engineering seismology.

2006 Publications:

Pancha, A., J. G. Anderson and C. Kreemer (2006). Comparison of seismic and geodetic scalar moment rates across the Basin and Range province, BSSA 96, 11-32.

2007 Publications:

Anderson, J. G. (2007). Physical Processes That Control Strong Ground Motion. In Hiroo Kanamori, Volume Editor; Gerald Schubert, Editor in Chief (Ed.), Treatise on Geophysics, Volume 4, Earthquake Seismology (vol. 4, pp. 513-565). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Von Seggern DH, Anderson JG, Miyata Y (2008). Demographics of the 2007 SSA membership, SEISMOLOGICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 79, 25-32.

Singh, S K; Ordaz, M; Pacheco, J F; Alcantara, L; Iglesias, A; Alcocer, S; Garcia, D; Perez-Campos, X; Valdes, C; Almora, D; Aguilar, L A; Ambriz, M; Anderson, J G; Ayala, M; Cardenas, C; Castro, G; Cruz, J L; Delgado, R; Dominguez, L; Estrada, J; Franco, S I; Flores, L E; Gutierrez, C; Macias, M A; Molina, I; Morquecho, C; Ortiz, J; Pacheco-Martinez, M A; Quezada, A; Quaas, R; Quintanar, L; Perez, C; Ruiz, A L; Sandoval, H; Torres, M; Vazquez, R; Velasco, J M; Velazquez, J; Velazquez, M (2007). A report on the Atoyac, Mexico, earthquake of 13 April 2007 (M (sub w) 5.9), Seismological Research Letters, vol. 78, no. 6, pp.635-648, Dec 2007.

Pancha, A., J. G. Anderson, and J. N. Louie (2007). Characterization of Near-Surface Geology at Strong-Motion Stations in the Vicinity of Reno, Nevada, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Dec 2007; 97: 2096 - 2117.

Anderson, J. G. (2007). Physical Processes That Control Strong Ground Motion. In Hiroo Kanamori, Volume Editor; Gerald Schubert, Editor in Chief (Ed.), Treatise on Geophysics, Volume 4, Earthquake Seismology (vol. 4, pp. 513-565). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Phan, V., Saiidi, M., Anderson, J. G., Ghasemi, H. (2007). Near-fault ground motion effects on reinforced concrete bridge columns. JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING-ASCE, 133(7), 982-989.

Gulkan, P., Ceken, U., Colakoglu, Z., Ugras, T., Kuru, T., Apak, A., Anderson, J. G., Sucuoglu, H., Celebi, M., Akkar, D. S., Yazgan, U., Denizlioglu, A. Z. (2007). Enhancement of the national strong-motion network in Turkey. Seismological Research Letters, 78(4), 429-438.

2008 Publications:

Purvance, M. D., J. N. Brune, N. A. Abrahamson and J. G. Anderson (2008). Consistency of precariously balanced rocks with probabilistic seismic hazard estimates in southern California, BSSA 98, 2629-2640.

Pancha A, J. G. Anderson JG, J. N. Louie, et al. (2008). Measurement of shallow shear wave velocities at a rock site using the ReMi technique, SOIL DYNAMICS AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING 28, 522-535.

Tibuleac, I. M., D. H. von Seggern, J. G. Anderson, K. W. Smith, A. Aburto, and T. Rennie (2008). Location and Magnitude Estimation of the 9 October 2006 Korean Nuclear Explosion Using the Southern Great Basin Digital Seismic Network as a Large-Aperture Array, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Apr 2008; 98: 756 - 767.

2009 Publications:

Anderson, J. G., I. Tibuleac, A. Anooshehpoor, G. Biasi, K. Smith and D. von Seggern (2009). Exceptional ground motions recorded during the 26 April 2008 MW 5.0 earthquake in Mogul, Nevada, BSSA 99, 3475-3486.

2010 Publications:

Ghasemi, H., Y. Fukushima, K. Koketsu, H. Miyake, Z. Wang and J. G. Anderson (2010). Ground-motion simulation for the 2008 Wenchuan, China, earthquake using the stochastic finite-fault method, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. 100, 2476-2490.

Anderson, J. G. (2010). ENGINEERING SEISMOLOGY: DIRECTIONS IN PROBABILISTIC SEISMIC HAZARD ANALYSIS. In Kazuhiko Kasai, H. Sakata, A. Takahashi, K. Tokimatsu, S. Yamada, T. Morgan (Ed.), Joint Conference Proceedings 7th International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering (7CUEE) & 5th International Conference on Earthquake Engineering (5ICEE) (pp. 1-10 of 2091). Tokyo: Center for Urban Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Anderson, J. G., H. Miyake, K. Koketsu, S. K. Singh, R. Quaas, C. Perez-Yanez (2010). Spectral Characteristics and Low-Frequency Components of Exceptional Ground Motions, in K. Koketsu and 14 others, Organizers, Proceedings of the University of Tokyo Symposium on Long-Period Ground Motion and Urban Disaster Mitigation, March 17-18, 2010, p1-6 of 78.

Anderson, J. G. (2010). Source and site characteristics of earthquakes that have caused exceptional ground accelerations and velocities, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 100, No. 1, pp. 1–36, February 2010, doi: 10.1785/0120080375.

2011 Publications:

Tibuleac, I. M., Biasi, G. P., von Seggern, D., Anderson, J. G., Molisee, D. (2011). Investigation of an unusually shallow earthquake sequence in Mogul, NV from a discrimination perspective, Monitoring Research Review 2011 (National Nuclear Security Administration), 2011: Paper 3-22.

Anderson, J. G. (2011). Dr. John G. Anderson, Government Relations Committee, Seismological Society of America, Before the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, United States House of Representatives, Tuesday December 13, 2011.

Anderson, J. G., J. N. Brune, M. Purvance, G. Biasi, and A. Anooshehpoor (2011). Benefits of the use of precariously balanced rocks and other fragile geological features for testing the predictions of probabilistic seismic hazard analysis, in Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, M. H. Faber, J. K?hler & K. Nishijima (eds), Taylor &Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-0-415-66986-3, paper 091, pages 744-752.

Tibuleac, I. M., D. H. vonSeggern, J. G. Anderson and J. N. Louie (2011). Computing Green’s functions from ambient noise recorded by accelerometers and analog, broadband, and narrow-band seismometers, Seismological Researh Letters 82, 661-675.

Anderson, John G. and Y. Uchiyama (2011). A methodology to improve ground-motion prediction equations by including path corrections, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. 101, 1822-1846.

Anderson, John G., James N. Brune, Glenn Biasi, Abdolrasool Anooshehpoor, and Matthew Purvance (2011). Workshop Report: Applications of Precarious Rocks and Related Fragile Geological Features to U.S. National Hazard Maps, Seismological Research Letters 82, 431-441.

Anderson, J. G. (2011). Seismicity and seismic hazard in northeastern Nevada, in C. M. dePolo and D. D. LaPoint, eds., The 21 February 2008 Mw 6.0 Wells, Nevada Earthquake, Special Publication 36, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, 43-50.

2012 Publications:

Anderson, J. G. (2012). An overview of the largest amplitudes in recorded ground motions, Proceedings, 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 24-28 September, Paper WCEE2012_3911.

Biasi, G., D. von Seggern, J. G. Anderson and I. M. Tibuleac (2012). Investigation of an unusually shallow earthquake sequence in Mogul, NV from a discrimination perspective, Proceedings, 2012 Monitoring Research Review, September 18-20, 2012, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Paper 03-01, available online at http://www.rdss.info/librarybox/mrr/MRR2012/TOC.HTM.

Kilb, D., G. Biasi, J. Anderson, J. Brune, Z. Peng and F. L. Vernon (2012), A Comparison of Spectral Parameter Kappa from Small and Moderate Earthquakes Using Southern California ANZA Seismic Network Data, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. 102, 284-300, DOI: 10.1785/0120100309.


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