Research Projects

December 1, 2017

Louie, Pancha, Pullammanappallil: Deep ReMi Shear Velocities in the Reno-Area Basin

Students assisted deployment of 3-km-long seismometer arrays by Optim SDS, assessing earthquake shaking hazards in Midtown Reno and Sparks. West Reno results now published.
November 15, 2017

Louie, Tibuleac, Pullammanappallil, Iovenitti: Passive Seismic Reflection Imaging of the Dixie Valley Geothermal Wellfield

How much can large-N array recording and advanced seismic imaging improve the resolution of passive imaging?
April 15, 2017

Louie, Pancha, Pullammanappallil, West, Hellmer: Large-Scale Earthquake-Hazard Class Mapping by Parcel in Las Vegas Valley, Nevada

Clark County and the city of Henderson, Nevada, completed the United States’ first effort to map earthquake site classifications with systematic, direct measurements through an entire urban area. Now published.
February 5, 2015

Louie, Kent, Lamb, Savage, Stern, Stratford - Seismic Reflection Profiling of the Base of a Tectonic Plate

A New Zealand, US, and Japan collaboration found a sharp, melt-rich channel at 100 km depth with 14 Hz reflections below the Hikurangi subduction margin of central New Zealand. Can marine surveying trace the channel to the plate's outer rise?
July 2, 2014

Wesnousky, Louie, Faulds: Neotectonics and Structural Development of the Northern Walker Lane

The shapes of sedimentary basins reveal the mechanics of the trans-tensional motions of the Northern Walker Lane Belt.
May 2, 2014

Kent: Next Generation Imaging of Magmatic Processes beneath the Juan de Fuca Ridge using MCS data.

Full Waveform Inversion (FWI) combined with Reverse Time Migration (RTM) provides new imaging capabilities in volcanic terrain.
January 1, 2014

Tibuleac: Crust-mantle boundary constraints from ambient noise autocorrelations in North America

January 12, 2013

Kent & Smith: Fault Distribution, Slip-Rate Determination and a Focused Seismicity Study of the Pyramid Lake Basin

NEHRP funded continued work on seismic CHIRP imagery and integration with seismicity patterns at Pyramid Lake
January 9, 2013

Smith, Plank, Slater, Williams: Source Physics Experiment Support and Regional Monitoring on the Nevada National Security Site

January 9, 2013

Smith, Slater, Torrisi: Seismic Monitoring in the Pyramid Lake Basin

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