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Earth Institute Research Projects

Projects Theme: Restless earth

Relief and preparedness for natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.

By Project Name By Startdate By Enddate By Location
A model-based investigation of climate variability and climate change: Focus on the West African monsoon system 8/1/10 7/31/13 Africa ; West Africa
Management of the U.S. Science Support Program (USSSP) associated with the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) 12/1/14 2/28/21 Global ; New York City, NY ; New York
A Research and Decision Support Framework to Evaluation Sea-Level Rise Impacts in the Northeastern US: Sea-Level Rise and Storm Surge Projections 8/1/12 7/31/13 North America ; Woods Hole, MA ; Northeast United States
ACRE SE Asia towards new weather and climate baselines for accessing weather and climate extremes, Impacts and Risks over SE Asia 6/26/13 12/8/15 Asia
Addressing Gaps in Housing Disaster Recovery: A Training Program for the Whole Community 9/1/17 8/31/20 North America ; United States
Analysis of Microseismicty at Parkfield, California, Through Improved Detection and Location 6/1/09 5/31/10 North America ; California ; Parkfield
Assessing impacts of recent storm activity on sediment transport and storage in the Hudson River 6/1/13 5/31/17 North America ; Hudson River, NY
Building Analytical Capacity for Rapid Financial Response to Floods 8/31/16 4/30/17 Asia ; Southeast Asia
Building Capacity for assessing the Seismic Risks to Socio-economic Development in Myanmar 8/31/12 12/31/14 Asia ; Myanmar
Collaborative Research: Hawaiian and Subplinian Basaltic Volcanism: Constrains on Eruption Dynamics from Kilauea 1/1/12 12/31/13 Pacific Ocean ; Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) ; Kilauea Volcano, HI
Collaborative Research: Illuminating the Cascadia plate boundary zone and accretionary wedge with a regional-scale ultra-long offset multi-channel seismic study 11/1/18 10/31/20 North America ; British Columbia ; Cascadia Subduction Zone ; Oregon ; Washington
Collaborative Research: Investigating Effects of Geologic Complexity on Induced Seismicity, using M0-M5.7 seismicity from Prague, Oklahoma 5/1/17 1/31/20 North America ; Oklahoma ; United States
Collaborative Research: Marine EM Survey of Fluids in the Alaskan Megathrust 6/1/18 8/31/20 North America ; Alaska Peninsula
Collaborative Research: Measuring Strain along the Aleutian Subduction Zone Trench to better constrain seismic and tsunami hazard 9/1/17 8/31/20 North America ; Alaska
Collaborative Research: Monitoring Inflation at Axial Seamount 9/15/07 6/30/13 Pacific Ocean ; Juan de Fuca Ridge
Collaborative Research: Rapid Magma Ascent Recorded in Volatile Diffusion Profiles 9/1/15 8/31/19 Central America ; Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) ; Cerro Negro Volcano, Nicaragua ; Etna Volcano, Italy
Collaborative Research - Sediment pathways, sedimentation processes, and structural growth along the Tohoku segment of the Japan subduction margin: Role of megathrust earthquakes 8/1/14 7/31/17 Global
Collaborative Research: Seismic imaging of volcano construction, underplating and flexure along the Hawaii-Emperor Seamount Chain 4/1/18 3/31/21 Pacific Ocean ; Hawaii-Emperor Seamount Chain
Collaborative Research: The 2015 Taan Fiord landslide tsunami: An interdisciplinary study of cause & effect 5/15/16 4/30/17 North America ; Alaska ; Taan Fjord
Collaborative Research: The Aleutian megathrust from trench to base of the seismogenic zone; integration and synthesis of laboratory, geophysical and geological data 2/1/14 1/31/17 North America ; Alaska
Collaborative Research: Tropical Cyclones in a Warming Climate: Lessons from Model Simulations of the Last Glacial Maximum and Holocene 3/1/11 3/31/14 North America
Collaborative Research: Understanding the Spatio-Temporal Characteristics of Earthquakes at Axial Seamount Late in an Eruptive Cycle 9/1/15 8/31/18 Pacific Ocean ; Axial Seamount ; Northeast Pacific Ocean
Collaborative Research: Volatile Loss During Magma Ascent and Cooling 8/1/10 7/31/14 Central America ; Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) ; Fuego Volcano, Guatelama ; Seguam Volcano, AK
Collision of the Burma Arc Accretionary Prism and Foldbelt with the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta in Bangladesh 2/1/07 3/31/13 Asia ; Burma Plate
Comprehensive High-Precision Relocation of Global Seismicity 2/1/12 1/31/16 Global
Core-log-seismic Integration at IODP Sites U1394, U1395, U1397, and U1399: An Approach to Velocity Modeling based on Synthetic Seismograms 2/3/12 2/16/15 Atlantic Ocean ; Caribbean ; Lesser Antilles ; Offshore, Lesser Antilles Island Arc
Crustal Magma Plumbing of the Santorini Volcanic System in the Aegean Sea 1/1/15 12/31/15 Europe ; Santorini ; Aegean Sea
Developing earthquake simulators for use in seismic hazard estimates 2/1/12 1/31/16 Global
Developing Global Building Exposure for Disaster Forecasting, Mitigation and Response 9/1/12 12/31/13 Global ; Long Beach, CA ; New York ; London, UK
Development of National Disaster Risk Profiles for Sub-Saharan Africa 6/4/15 12/31/15 Africa
Do Creeping Faults Ever Host Large Earthquakes?: An investigation of Thermal Alteration in the SAFOD 1/1/18 12/31/19 North America ; San Andreas Fault
Early Warning & Planning system to reduce land and forest fire risks in Indonesia 8/15/14 8/17/15 Asia ; Indonesia
Community Economic Recovery from Disasters 10/1/16 3/31/21 North America ; United States
Emergency Response Group Assessment Pilot Project (OEPR 20/RD 1) 1/4/18 6/30/18 North America ; New York City, NY ; New York
Enhancing Financial Literacy of Individuals and Businesses for Post-Disaster Recovery 9/1/18 8/31/21 North America ; United States
Evaluation of Public Health System Response to Hurricane Sandy in NYC Area 9/30/13 9/29/15 North America ; United States ; New York ; New York City, NY
Exposure Data Development for Africa Disaster Risk Financing Phase II 4/21/16 9/21/16 Africa
Fault Zone Widths as a Parameter in Seismic Hazard Estimates 2/1/12 1/31/14 Global
Fine Structure of Active Faults and their Role in Earthquake Rupture 1/1/17 12/31/17 North America ; California
Fine-Scale Organic Thermal Maturity Along the Punchbowl Fault 2/1/12 1/31/14 North America ; Punchbowl Fault ; California
Foster Resilience Project 1/1/18 1/1/20
From precipitation thresholds identification to planning Helping communities plan and adapt to future extreme events 7/1/16 6/30/19 North America ; New England ; Connecticut ; United States
GED4GEM: A Global Exposure Database for the Global Earthquake Model 10/13/10 10/13/13 Global ; Pavia, Italy ; Ispra, Italy ; New York
GSK IMPACT GRANT for Healthy Resilient and Prepared Communities 4/1/15 9/30/18 North America ; United States ; Washington County, AR ; Putnam County, NY
Hazards SEES Type 1: Predicting Landslide Runout and Granular Flow Hazard: Enhanced-g Centrifuge Experiments, Contact Dynamics Model Development and Theoretical Study 8/1/13 8/31/15 Global
Hikurangi Trench Regional Electromagnetic Survey to Image the Subduction Thrust 3/1/18 5/31/21 Oceania ; Offshore of east coast North Island, New Zealand ; New Zealand
Hospital Preparedness Program FY 13/BP 2 - Emergency Preparedness for Nursing Staff Phase III - Tool 10/1/13 6/30/14 North America ; New York City, NY ; New York
Hurricane Interactive Track Simulator with Wind and Precipitation Scenarios 3/30/18 3/29/21 North America ; United States ; Gulf of Mexico
Hydromet and Climate Resilience-South Asia Region 10/1/14 6/30/15 Asia ; South Asia
Impact of Health Department worker Safety Training on Health Impacts after Sandy 9/30/13 9/29/15 North America ; New York City, NY ; New York
Improving Magnitude Detection Thresholds Using Multi-Station, Multi-Event, and Multi-Phase Methods 6/29/05 6/30/08 North America ; California ; China
Improving Regional Situational Awareness During Fuel Emergencies in the New York Tri-State Areas: Lessons from Superstorm Sandy 7/28/16 North America ; New York
Investigating the Presence of Preseismic Velocity Changes 9/15/09 8/31/12 North America ; California ; South Korea
Is Corruption Always Bad for Post-Disaster Economic Recovery? 7/1/11 12/31/12 Global
Keck CISM Project: Developing Earthquake Simulators for UCERF4 4/1/17 3/31/19
Liaison between SOS Children's Villages International and IRI Columbia to Support Resilience 360 2/1/17 1/31/19 Global
Megathrust Seismic Hazard by Reflection Mapping 1/1/10 3/31/14 Pacific Ocean ; Alaska
MESA: The Metropolitan Evacuation Simulation Application 9/1/13 10/1/14 North America ; United States ; New York ; New York City, NY
NCDP Evaluation for CHF BRAF Grant 1/1/13 3/31/15
Near-Real Time Monitoring and Analysis of Repeating Earthquakes in Northern California 1/1/16 12/31/16 North America ; California ; Northern California
Near-Real-Time Monitoring, Analysis and Forecast of Repeating Earthquake in Northern California 1/1/11 12/31/12 North America ; California ; Northern California
NSF/GEO-NERC: Collaborative Research: Multi-scale investigation of rheology and emplacement of multi-phase lava 10/1/19 9/30/22 North America ; Kilauea Volcano, HI
NSFGEO-NERC: Collaborative Research: The Central Apennines earthquake Cascade under a New Microscope 4/15/18 3/31/21 Europe ; Italy
NYC DOHMH Performance Measure Development 7/1/16 9/30/16 North America ; United States ; New York
NYC DOHMH Performance Measure Development - Phase II 9/15/16 6/30/17 North America ; United States ; New York City, NY ; New York
NYC DOHMH - PMDP SOARS Inventory 1/1/17 6/30/17
NYC-DOHMH Nursing Phase IV Trainings 2/1/15 6/30/15
Offshore 3D High Energy Seismic Survey 11/1/11 3/31/13 Pacific Ocean ; Costa Rica ; Aleutian islands
Organic Thermal Maturity of SAFOD Fault Rocks 2/1/12 1/31/16 Global ; California ; United States
Quantifying the Value and Communicating the Protective Service of Living Shorelines using Flood Risk 12/1/13 8/31/16 North America ; New York
RAPID - Collaborative Research - Offshore impacts of the Tohoku-Oki earthquake on seafloor deformati 8/1/11 7/31/13 Asia ; Japan
RAPID: Collaborative Research: Seismic Response to the 2016 M5.8 Pawnee Earthquake 9/1/16 10/31/17 North America ; Oklahoma
Research to Understand the Impact of More Timely Post-Disaster Reconstruction of Public Assets 7/16/15 3/31/16
Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative 12/5/18 12/4/20 North America ; United States
Save the Childrens Resilient and Ready Communities Initiative 5/3/13 9/30/14 North America ; United States
Save The Children's Resilient and Ready Communities Initiative 8/1/14 7/31/15 North America ; United States
SCAFH-DCF Community Engagement and Recovery Project 1/1/15 7/31/15
Seismic imaging of the interplate boundary and deformation within the overriding Aegean lithosphere 1/1/16 12/31/16 Europe ; Mediterranean
SLOAN-NYC School Safety Phase 1 5/1/15 10/31/15 North America ; United States ; New York ; New York City, NY
Stage 2: Developing Global Building Exposure for Disaster Forecasting, Mitigation and Response 8/22/14 8/21/17 Global ; Long Beach, CA ; New York
Studies and pilot initiatives to promote environmental sustainability in Dominican Republic and Haiti 1/4/13 9/30/13 Central America ; Dominican Republic ; Haiti
Studies of Unusual Earthquakes: Volcanos and Landslides 7/1/10 6/30/13 Global
The Superstorm Sandy Child and Family Health Study (SCAFH) 5/7/14 6/30/15 North America ; New York City, NY ; New York ; New Jersey
Tectonics in the Western Anatolian Extensional Province from sequence stratigraphic modeling of multichannel seismic data in the Gulf of Kusadasi 3/15/16 2/28/19 Europe ; Mediterranean ; Gulf of Kusadasi
Testing Predictions from the Cascade and Pre-Seismic Slip Models for Foreshock Occurrence with the High Precision Catalog for Northern California 4/1/10 3/31/14 North America ; California
The Climate Change Signal in Hurricanes Today 10/1/18 9/30/20 Global
The Gulf Coast Children's Initiative 1/1/13 6/30/17 North America ; United States ; Gulf Coast
The Hudson River Flood Hazard Decision Support System: Accurate Modeling of Flood Zones for Combined Sea Level, Rise, Storm Surge and Rain 1/15/13 12/31/18 North America ; United States ; New York City, NY ; New York ; Hudson River, NY
The Role of Fault Strands and Roughness in Fault and Earthquake Mechanics 9/1/10 8/31/12 Global
The seismic wave bacground Earthquake and volcanic triggering from ocean tides and waves 1/1/15 12/31/15 Global
The Seismic Wave Background: Monitoring Earthquakes, Volcanic Tremors and Atmospheric Phenomena 1/1/16 12/31/16
The Women and Their Children's Gulf Health Consortium 6/27/11 10/31/14 North America ; Louisiana
Tools and Information for the Lives of Children on the Move 5/8/18 7/8/19 North America ; United States
Towards a Better Understanding of the Relationship Between Climate Change and Tropical Cyclone 7/1/08 6/30/13 Global
Towards A Global Flood & Flash Flood Early Warning Early Action System Driven by NASA Earth Observatory 12/26/17 12/25/20
Training Solutions: Transitioning Disaster Survivors from Temporary to Permanent Housing 9/1/18 8/31/21 North America ; United States
Understanding Resilience Attributes for Children, Youth, and Community in the Wake of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill 1/1/16 12/31/19 North America ; United States ; Gulf Coast
Unearthing Aftershocks: Physical Simulations Statistical Models, and New Observations 2/1/15 1/31/17
Using NASA Earth Science Datasets for National Climate Assessment Indicators: Urban Impacts of Heat Waves Associated with Climate Change 10/11/13 7/25/15 North America
USSSP-Participation in IODP Expedition 322 Nantroseize Stage 2 Subduction Input on the D/V Chikyu. Correlation Between Core, Log, and Seismic Data in Lower Shikoku Basin Sediments at IODP Site C0011 9/1/09 11/9/12 Pacific Ocean ; Shikoku Basin ; Nankai Trough, Offshore Japan ; Japan
Visualizing Social Media: New Tools for Research and Practice 9/19/14 9/18/16 North America ; New York City, NY ; New York
Vulnerability of the U.S. Atlantic coast to hazards associated with extreme weather storms 1/16/14 1/15/18 North America ; United States ; Atlantic Coast
Innovative Disaster Recovery Strategies for Interim and Permanent Housing Construction 9/30/19 9/30/22 North America ; United States
Tornado outbreak variability & extreme U.S. tornado outbreaks 1/1/15 1/1/17 North America ; New York City, NY
Seasonality of fluctuation scaling of all-India rainfall over 115 years 1/1/16 India ; New York City, NY
Tornados and hail: daily fluctuations in spatial extent 1/1/17 North America ; New York City, NY ; Norman, OK
Asymptotic exponentiality of certain stable laws 1/1/17 Global ; New York City, NY
Taylor's law fluctuation scaling of semivariances and higher moments 1/1/18 Global ; New York City, NY ; Hong Kong, China ; Seattle, WA
Asymptotic Markov's inequality when the unknown mean may be infinite 1/1/19 Global ; New York City, NY
Long-range dependence in fluctuations of human death rates 1/1/19 Global ; New York City, NY ; Cergy-Pontoise, France
Taylor’s law, via ratios, for some distributions with infinite mean 1/1/14 1/1/17 Global ; New York City, NY
PRISM 9/1/19 8/31/21 North America ; United States
Open Critical Infrastructure Exposure for Disaster Forecasting, Mitigation, and Response 7/1/19 6/30/20 Global
CAREER: Monsoon and the Upper Troposphere Lower Stratosphere 9/2/17 4/30/21 North America
Anticipating Earthquakes Initiative: Application of Machine Learning to Study the Causes of Earthquakes 1/1/20 12/31/20 North America ; Mid-Atlantic Region
Europe and Global Challenges - Research Proposal, Impact of intensified weather extremes on Europe's economy 10/1/18 9/30/22 Europe
Earthquake Simulators and Next Generation Hazard Models (UCERF4): Collaborative Research with Columbia University and USGS Golden 7/1/19 6/30/20 North America
Collaborative Research: Incoming Plate and Forearc Structure of the Semidi and SW Kodiak Segments offshore Alaska Peninsula from 3-D Active-source and Local Earthquake Tomography 4/1/20 3/31/23 North America ; Alaskan Peninsula
Precision Seismic Monitoring in Northern California: Updating and Improving the Real-time Double-difference (RTDD) System 1/1/20 12/31/20 North America ; Northern California, US