Research Projects

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?
September 1, 2017

Kent, Smith, (Driscol, Vernon): ALERTWildfire SDG&E Fire Camara Network

15 Pan-tilt ALERTWildfire cameras are deployed in San Diego County
May 14, 2017

Smith, Kent: BLM-Idaho/Oregon Remote Wildfire Detection and Monitoring Project

A northward extension of the successful Nevada BLM fire camera network into Oregon and Idaho
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.
January 1, 2017

Wesnousky: Detailed Mapping of the Little Valley Fault, Reno-Carson, Nevada

May 1, 2016

Constraining the Paleoseismic History and Maximum Event Magnitude for the San Diego Trough FaultZone

The goal of this project was to determine the timing of the most recent event (MRE) at different locations along the central and southern sections San Diego Trough fault using high- resolution CHIRP and multichannel seismic reflection sub-bottom profiles,
March 1, 2016

Smith, Abercrombie: Analysis of Nevada Seismicity Using Improved Locations, Focal Mechanisms and Stress Drops

September 1, 2015

Wesnousky: 10 Be Terrestrial Cosmogenic Nuclide Dating for Determining Slip Rates of Normal Faults in the Lake Tahoe Basin Collaborative Research with University of Nevada, Reno and University of Cincinnati, Ohio

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?
September 1, 2014

Kent, Smith: NSL Remote Camera System, NV BLM Fire Camera Initiative (5 year co-op)

A revolutionary project to place fire cameras throughout Nevada wildlands