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Earth Institute Research Projects

Investigation of Data-Intensive Discovery Methods for Improved Seismic Monitoring

Lead PI: Dr. Paul G Richards , Dr. David Schaff

Unit Affiliation: Seismology, Geology & Tectonophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

May 2011 - August 2018
Inactive
Global
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will develop and evaluate a new framework for seismic monitoring of nuclear explosions by comparing new seismic events directly in terms of how they relate to previously studied signals to drastically improve estimates in location, size, and type of the new event.

OUTCOMES: First year tasks have been completed and presented at four AGU presentations

SPONSOR:

Defense Threat Reduction Agency

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$1,793,075

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Sandia National Laboratories, Pennsylvania State University

KEYWORDS

seismology geology and tectonics seismology nuclear explosions seismic monitoring