U.S. Geological Survey
Mendenhall Opportunity 22-28: Investigating earthquake sequence evolution: underlying physics, statistical properties, and regional variations
Earthquake clustering and statistics underly critical USGS products such as the National Seismic Hazard Model and Operational Aftershock Forecasts. Despite a broad tendency towards clustering, sequence evolution varies dramatically from region to region and sequence to sequence, with large observed variations in productivity, active timescales, and magnitude evolution. And, because of the impact of earthquake sequences on populated areas, including public interest and anxiety stemming from earthquake activity and its uncertain evolution, earthquake sequences and how they are treated in seismic hazard forecasts represent an important target for further research.
We seek a Mendenhall Fellow with strong quantitative skills to investigate earthquake sequence evolution and how it may vary regionally, supporting goals to forecast and communicate earthquake activity on a range of timescales. This could include earthquake sequence physics and/or statistics, near-real-time characterization, influences of spatial variation on seismic hazard forecasts, and implementing research into model updates. Experience in seismology and/or statistics highly beneficial.
Full project details and contact information:
22-28. Investigating earthquake sequence evolution: underlying physics, statistical properties, and regional variations | U.S. Geological Survey (usgs.gov)
Proposed Duty Station: Golden, Colorado or Moffett Field, California
Research Advisors: Andrea Llenos, David Shelly, Andrew Michael, Jeanne Hardebeck, Allison Shumway, Will Yeck, Kirstie Haynie, Dara Goldberg, Max Schneider, Nicholas van der Elst, Ned Field, Mark Petersen
Application deadline is November 1, 2023. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Research Advisors early and to work with them to develop a suitable proposal.
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