Research Projects

August 1, 2015

Louie: 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.
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

January 9, 2013

Smith and Kent: Sierraville Moho-depth volcanic sequence

January 8, 2013

Louie, Pullammanappallil, Pancha, Honjas, (Hellmer): Nevada ShakeZoning

Using Nevada data and Nevada-grown technologies to protect our state's economy from earthquake disaster.
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