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449 pages ; 26 cn.
  • Introduction 1. A Review on Forearc Ophiolite Obduction, Adakite-Like Generation, and Slab Window Development at the Chile Triple Junction Area: Uniformitarian Framework for Spreading-Ridge Subduction.- 2. Foreshock Patterns Preceding Great Earthquakes in the Subduction Zone of Chile.- 3. Analysis of the Aeromagnetic Anomalies of the Auca Mahuida Volcano, Patagonia, Argentina.- 4. Flare-Shaped Acoustic Anomalies in the Water Column Along the Ecuadorian Margin: Relationship with Active Tectonics and Gas Hydrates .- 5. The 10 April 2014 Nicaraguan Crustal Earthquake: Evidence of Complex Deformation of the Central American Volcanic Arc.- 6. Three-Dimensional Thermal Model of the Costa Rica-Nicaragua Subduction Zone.- 7. Kinematic 3-D Retro-Modeling of an Orogenic Bend in the South Limon Fold-and-Thrust Belt, Eastern Costa Rica: Prediction of the Incremental Internal Strain Distribution.- 8. Low Angle Contact Between the Oaxaca and Juarez Terranes Deduced From Magnetotelluric Data.- 9. Seismic Anisotropy and Mantle Flow Driven by the Cocos Slab Under Southern Mexico.-10. Toroidal, Counter-Toroidal, and Upwelling Flow in the Mantle Wedge of the Rivera and Cocos Plates: Implications for IOB Geochemistry in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt.- 11. Active Crustal Faults in the Forearc Region, Guerrero Sector of the Mexican Subduction Zone Slow Slip History for the MEXICO Subduction Zone: 2005 Through 2011.- 12. Lateral Variations of Interplate Coupling along the Mexican Subduction Interface: Relationships with Long-Term Morphology and Fault Zone Mechanical Properties.- 13. P-Wave Velocity Tomography from Local Earthquakes in Western Mexico.- 14. Seismic Characteristics of the Vulcanian Explosions from the 2003-2005 Eruption at Colima Volcano, Mexico.- 15. Bahia de Banderas, Mexico: Morphology, Magnetic Anomalies and Shallow Structure.- 16. Crustal Architecture at the Collision Zone Between Rivera and North American Plates at the Jalisco Block: Tsujal Project.- 17. Multichannel Seismic Imaging of the Rivera Plate Subduction at the Seismogenic Jalisco Block Area (Western Mexican Margin) .- 18.Geometric Aspects of the Full Moment Tensors in the Gulf of California and the Mexican East Pacific Rise.- 19. The 2006 Bahia Asuncion Earthquake Swarm: Seismic Evidence of Active Deformation Along the Western Margin of Baja California Sur, Mexico.- 20. Active Crustal Deformation in the Area of San Carlos, Baja California Sur, Mexico as Shown by Data of Local Earthquake Sequences.- 21. Structural and Seismic Stratigrapic study in the Center of the Magdalena Shelf in the Western Margin of Baja California Based on Seismic Reflection Data.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319515281 20170621
Geodynamics of the Latin American Pacific Margin presents a collection of 22 studies by a multinational group of investigators whose common interest is to better understand the complex geodynamic processes occurring along the Pacific margin of Latin America and the impact that these processes have on the local populace. Processes investigated in these papers include the subduction of buoyant ridges and spreading centers, ophiolite emplacement, plate margin truncation, forearc deformation, mantle convection, magma emplacement and associated continental rifting, and the release of energy by great earthquakes as well as slow slip events. These studies illustrate the vast and varied research opportunities that exist along the margin, and will be a welcome addition to the library of those who are actively investigating the geodynamics of the Latin American Pacific margin as well as those interested in the subduction process in general.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319515281 20170621
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
viii, 168 pages : maps, many color illustrations ; 29 cm.
  • Part 1 - Subduction Zone Earthquake.- Achievement of the Project for Advanced GPS/Acoustic Survey in the Last Four Years.- Interplate-Coupling in and Around the Rupture Area of the 2011 Tohoku-Earthquake (M9.0) Before its Occurrence Based on Terrestrial and Sea-Floor-Geodetic Observations.- Part 2 - Geodetic Observations of the Earthquake Deformation Cycle.- Geodetic and Geomorphic Evaluations of Earthquake Generation Potential of the Northern Sumatran Fault, Indonesia.- Virtual Quake: Statistics, Co-Seismic Deformations and Gravity Changes for Driven Earthquake Fault-Systems.- Dynamic Strain in a South African Gold Mine by the 2011 Tohoku-Earthquake.- Twenty-Two Years of Combined GPS Products for Geophysical Applications and a Decade of Seismogeodesy.- Earthquake Risk on the San Andreas Fault System in Northern California.- Rheological Structure beneath the NE Japan Inferred from Coseismic Strain Anomalies Associated with the 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake (Mw9.0).- Paradoxical Vertical Crustal Movement Along the Pacific Coast of Northeast Japan.- Forecasting earthquakes with the Virtual Quake simulator: Regional and fault-partitioned catalogs.- Part 3 - Near Real-Time Warning.- Development and assessment of real-1 time fault model estimation routines in the GEONET real-time processing system.- Buoy Platform Development for Observation of Tsunami and Crustal deformation.- GPS/Acoustic Measurement Using a Multipurpose Moored Buoy System.- Part 4 - Interaction of Earthquakes and Volcanoes.- Pressure Sources of Miyakejima Volcano Estimated From Crustal Deformation.- Part 5 - Natural Hazards.- Application of A10 absolute gravimeter for monitoring land subsidence in Jakarta, Indonesia.- Introduction to the Gravity Database (GALILEO) Compiled by the Geological Survey of Japan.- GPS Tsunami Meter using Satellite Communication System with a Function which Measures Ocean Bottom Crustal Movements.- Ground Deformation in the Kyoto and Osaka Area During Recent 19.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319397672 20170206
These proceedings contain a selection of peer-reviewed papers presented at the International Symposium on Geodesy for Earthquake and Natural Hazards (GENAH), Matsushima, Japan, 22-26 July, 2014. The scientific sessions focused on monitoring temporal and spatial changes in Earth's lithosphere and atmosphere using geodetic satellite systems, high rate GNSS as well as high resolution imaging (InSAR, Lidar). Researchers in various fields of geodesy discussed the role of geodesy in disaster mitigation and how groups with different techniques can collaborate toward such a goal.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319397672 20170206
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xvii, 355 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword / Paul S. Sutter Acknowledgments Introduction1. Making Land, Making a City 2. Catastrophe and Its Interpretations 3. Bread Lines and Earthquake Cottages 4. Rebuilding and the Politics of Place 5. Disaster Capitalism in the Streets 6. Plague, Rats, and Undesirable Nature 7. Symbolic Recovery and the Legacies of Disaster Conclusion Notes Manuscript Collections Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780295742465 20171211
On April 18, 1906, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook the San Francisco region, igniting fires that burned half the city. The disaster in all its elements - earthquake, fires, and recovery - profoundly disrupted the urban order and challenged San Francisco's perceived permanence.The crisis temporarily broke down spatial divisions of class and race and highlighted the contested terrain of urban nature in an era of widespread class conflict, simmering ethnic tensions, and controversial reform efforts. From a proposal to expel Chinatown from the city center to a vision of San Francisco paved with concrete in the name of sanitation, the process of reconstruction involved reenvisioning the places of both people and nature. In their zeal to restore their city, San Franciscans downplayed the role of the earthquake and persisted in choosing patterns of development that exacerbated risk.In this close study of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Joanna L. Dyl examines the decades leading up to the catastrophic event and the city's recovery from it. Combining urban environmental history and disaster studies, Seismic City demonstrates how the crisis and subsequent rebuilding reflect the dynamic interplay of natural and human influences that have shaped San Francisco.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780295742465 20171211
Green Library, Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
261 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Active tectonics, earthquakes and palaeoseismicity in slowly deforming continents
  • Seismology and hazard. Challenges in assessing seismic hazard in intraplate Europe
  • The largest expected earthquake magnitudes in Central Asia: statistical inference from an earthquake catalogue with uncertain magnitudes
  • Instrumental magnitude constraints for the 11 July 1889, Chilik earthquake
  • Intraplate seismicity in mid-plate South America: correlations with geophysical lithospheric parameters
  • Groundwater recharge as the trigger of naturally occurring intraplate earthquakes
  • Earthquake geology. Views on the dialectics between seismology and palaeoseismology with examples from southern Scandinavia
  • Active faulting in a populated low-strain setting (Lower Rhine Graben, Central Europe) identified by geomorphic, geophysical and geological analysis
  • Seismic slip on the west flank of the Upper Rhine Graben (France-Germany): evidence from tectonic morphology and cataclastic deformation bands
  • The Cadell Fault, southeastern Australia: a record of temporally clustered morphogenic seismicity in a low-strain intraplate region
  • The Egiin Davaa prehistoric rupture, central Mongolia: a large magnitude normal faulting earthquake on a reactivated fault with little cumulative slip located in a slowly deforming intraplate setting
  • Seismites as indicators for Holocene seismicity in the northeastern Ejina Basin, Inner Mongolia
  • Surface rupture of the 1911 Kebin (Chon-Kemin) earthquake, Northern Tien Shan, Kyrgyzstan.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)

5. Earthquake science [2016]

88 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
1 map : color ; approximately 62 x 48 cm on sheet 93 x 63 cm.
This map shows the expected relative intensity of ground shaking and damage in California from anticipated future earthquakes. The shaking potential is caluclated as the level of ground motion that has a 2% chance of being exceeded in 50 years, which is the same as the level of ground-shaking with about a 2500 year average repeat time. Relatively long-period (1.0 second) earthquake shaking is shown here. Long period-shaking affects tall, relatively flexible buildings, but also correlates well with overall earthquake damage. Although the greatest hazard is in areas of highest intensity as shown on the map, no region is immune from potential earthquake damage. Expected earthquake damage in California in the next 10 years exceed $30 billion.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
vii, 431 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm.
  • The 2011 Mineral, Virginia earthquake and its significance for seismic hazards in eastern North America: overview and synthesis / A. Wright Horton Jr., Martin C. Chapman, and Russell A. Green
  • Magnitude, recurrence interval and near-source ground-motion modeling of the Mineral Virginia earthquake of 23 August, 2011 / Martin C. Chapman
  • Ground-motion site effects from multimethod shear-wave velocity characterization at 16 seismograph stations deployed for aftershocks of the 2011 Mineral, Virginia earthquake / William J. Stephenson, [and four others]
  • Shear-wave velocity structure and attenuation derived from aftershock data of the 2011 Mineral, Virginia earthquake / Jennifer Dreiling and Walter D. Mooney
  • Regional seismic wave propagation from the M5.8 23 August 2011 Mineral, Virginia earthquake / Fred E. Pollitz and Walter D. Mooney
  • Widespread groundwater level offsets caused by the M[subscript w]5.8 Mineral, Virginia earthquake of 23 August, 2011 / John K. Costain
  • Geotechnical aspects in the epicentral region of the 2011 M[subscript w]5.8 Mineral, Virginia earthquake / Russell A. Green [and six others]
  • Residential property damage in the epicentral area of the Mineral, Virginia earthquake of 23 August, 2011 / Matthew J. Heller and Aina M. Carter
  • Overview of the performance of the North Anna nuclear plant station during the 2011 Mineral, Virginia earthquake and continued seismic evaluations / Yong Li, Gerry L. Stirewalt, and Kamal A. Manoly
  • Ground shaking and structural response of the Washington Monument during the 2011 Mineral, Virginia earthquake / Donald Wells, [and three others]
  • Behavior and damage of the Washington Monument during the 2011 Mineral, Virginia earthquake / S. Golnaz Shahidi [and five others]
  • Aftershocks illuminate the 2011 Mineral, Virginia earthquake causative fault zone and nearby active faults / J. Wright Horton Jr., [and four others]
  • Aftershock imaging using a dense seismometer array (AIDA) after the 2011 Mineral, Virginia earthquake / Kathy K. Davenport, [and six others]
  • The 2011 Virginia M[subscript w]5.8 earthquake: insights from seismic reflection imaging into the influence of older structures on eastern U.S. seismicity / Thomas L. Pratt, [and four others]
  • Subsurface geologic features of the 2011 central Virginia earthquakes revealed by airborne geophysics / Anjana K. Shah, [and four others]
  • Coulomb stress transfer and modeled permanent vertical surface deformation from the August 2011 Mineral, Virginia earthquake / Lisa Schleicher Walsh, Laurent G. J. Montési, and Aaron J. Martin
  • Relict paleozoic faults in the epicentral area of the 23 August 2011 central Virginia earthquake: assessing the relationship between preexisting strain and modern seismicity / K. Stephen Hughes, James P. Hibbard, and DeWayne R. Bohnenstiehl
  • Geologic framework and evidence for neotectonism in the epicentral area of the 2011 Mineral, Virginia earthquake / William C. Burton, [and four others]
  • Geomorphic evidence for persistent cumulative deformation of the Virginia Piedmont in the vicinity of the 23 August 2011 Mineral earthquake / Claudio Berti [and three others]
  • Structural analysis of the original Everona fault excavation and Cenozoic deformation in the Mountain Run fault zone, Central Virginia / Andy R. Bobyarchik
  • Stafford fault system: 120 million year fault movement history of northern Virginia / David S. Powars, [and four others].
"The 2011 Mineral, Virginia, earthquake, the largest to occur in the Appalachian region in more than 100 years, provided new seismologic, engineering, geologic, hydrologic, and geophysical data. This volume makes these results available for geoscientists, engineers, and decision makers interested in understanding earthquakes and seismic hazards in eastern North America and other intraplate settings"-- Provided by publisher.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xv, 346 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Part I. Earthquakes, Deep Time and the Population Explosion: 1. Plate tectonics and why we have earthquakes-- 2. An earthquake primer-- 3. Deep time-- 4. When's the next big one?-- 5. Population explosion and increased earthquake risk to megacities-- Part II. Earthquake Time Bombs: 6. San Francisco Bay Area-- 7. Los Angeles metro area-- 8. Seattle, Portland and Vancouver-- 9. Wellington, New Zealand-- 10. Santiago, Chile-- 11. Prologue in Central China-- 12. Age of Enlightenment and the 1755 Lisbon earthquake-- 13. Jerusalem-- 14. Istanbul-- 15. Tehran-- 16. Kabul-- 17. Earthquakes in the Himalaya-- 18. Myanmar and the Sagaing Fault-- 19. Metro Manila, the Philippines-- 20. Lima, Peru-- 21. Andean earthquakes in Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador-- 22. Caracas-- 23. Haiti (which lost its gamble), and Jamaica and Cuba (not yet)-- 24. Mexico City-- 25. Central America and the earthquake that brought down a dictator-- 26. East African Rift Valley-- Part III. Summary and Recommendations-- 27. Where do we go from here?-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107085244 20160619
In a media interview in January 2010, scientist Robert Yeats sounded the alarm on Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as an 'earthquake time bomb', a region at critical risk of major seismic activity. One week later, a catastrophic earthquake struck the city, leaving over 100,000 dead and triggering a humanitarian crisis. In this timely study, Yeats sheds new light on other earthquake hotspots around the world and the communities at risk. He examines these seismic threats in the context of recent cultural history, including economic development, national politics and international conflicts. Descriptions of emerging seismic resilience plans from some cities provide a more hopeful picture. Essential reading for policy-makers, infrastructure and emergency planners, scientists, students and anyone living in the shadow of an earthquake, this book raises the alarm so that we can protect our vulnerable cities before it's too late.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107085244 20160619
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
32 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 26 cm
  • Volcanic zones
  • A lake of lava
  • Shield volcano
  • Stratovolcano
  • Explosion!
  • Geyers
  • Undersea volcanoes
  • Ancient volcanoes
  • Volcanoes in space
  • Cracks in the surface
  • Mighty tsunamis
  • Earthquake!
  • Amazing volcanoes.
Provides fascinating facts about some of the planet's most destructive natural forces.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xxiv, 403 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
The author examines natural disasters around the Pacific Rim throughout history together with scientific data context to produce enlightening-and highly readable-entries. * Features approximately 100 alphabetically arranged entries with insights into specific disasters, technology, key geographic features of the area, significant people, cultural beliefs, and more * Includes a general introduction and overview of the geography and tectonic activity in the Pacific Rim countries * Offers both historical and scientific information * Explains complex natural phenomena and scientific concepts using nontechnical language and clear illustrations * Provides relevant cross-references to related topics as well as to articles, books, and websites that offer further information.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781610692960 20160704
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
71 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 x 27 cm
  • Earthquakes
  • Volcanoes
  • Tsunamis
  • Afterword.
Earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis: headline-making natural disasters with devastating consequences for millions of people. But what do we actually know about these literally earth-shaking events? In this exciting launch title for Penguin Young Readers Group/Smithsonian Books, New York Times bestselling author, explorer, journalist, and geologist Simon Winchester tells the gripping story of what happens when the earth shakes, explodes, or floods. Winchester-who's been rattled awake by earthquakes in New Zealand, skied through Greenland to help prove the theory of plate tectonics, and even charred the soles of his boots climbing live volcanoes-looks at the science, technology, and societal impact of these inter-connected natural phenomena. Stunning geological and historical images from the Smithsonian, handy maps and charts, and on-the-scene photos from the author's personal collection richly support this compelling nonfiction narrative.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780670785360 20160619
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Education Library (Cubberley)
xxiv, 582 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
Earthquake Hazard, Risk, and Disasters presents the latest scientific developments and reviews of research addressing seismic hazard and seismic risk, including causality rates, impacts on society, preparedness, insurance and mitigation. The current controversies in seismic hazard assessment and earthquake prediction are addressed from different points of view. Basic tools for understanding the seismic risk and to reduce it, like paleoseismology, remote sensing, and engineering are discussed. * Contains contributions from expert seismologists, geologists, engineers and geophysicists selected by a world-renowned editorial board* Presents the latest research on seismic hazard and risk assessment, economic impacts, fatality rates, and earthquake preparedness and mitigation* Includes numerous illustrations, maps, diagrams and tables addressing earthquake risk reduction* Features new insights and reviews of earthquake prediction, forecasting and early warning, as well as basic tools to deal with earthquake risk.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780123948489 20160617
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xii, 237 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
297 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xviii, 136 p., [23] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
x, 270 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
  • 1. Introduction-- 2. Fundamentals of rock failure physics-- 3. Laboratory-derived constitutive relations for shear failure-- 4. Constitutive laws for earthquake ruptures-- 5. Earthquake generation processes-- 6. Physical scale dependence-- 7. Large earthquake generation cycles and accompanying seismic activity-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107030060 20160611
Despite significant advances in the understanding of earthquake generation processes and derivation of underlying physical laws, controversy remains regarding the constitutive law for earthquake ruptures and how it should be formulated. Laboratory experiments are necessary to obtain high-resolution measurements that allow the physical nature of shear rupture processes to be deduced, and to resolve the controversy. This important book provides a deeper understanding of earthquake processes from nucleation to their dynamic propagation. Its key focus is a deductive approach based on laboratory-derived physical laws and formulae, such as a unifying constitutive law, a constitutive scaling law, and a physical model of shear rupture nucleation. Topics covered include: the fundamentals of rock failure physics, earthquake generation processes, physical scale dependence, and large-earthquake generation cycles. Designed for researchers and professionals in earthquake seismology, rock failure physics, geology and earthquake engineering, it is also a valuable reference for graduate students.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107030060 20160611
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
1 map : col. ; 71 x 112 cm, on sheet 90 x 118 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
255 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
People have weeks of warning prior to volcanic eruptions, days of warning before a blizzard, and hours of warning before tornadoes. But there is still no warning system at all for earthquakes, though they have killed millions, and millions more live in constant danger from them. In The Million Death Quake, British Geological Survey seismologist Roger Musson takes us on a riveting journey through earthquakes. After making plain the science behind quakes, he tackles how engineers are fighting to make our cities "earthquake-proof" and seismologists are searching for the sign hidden in nature that could be interpreted as a warning. Highlighting hotspots around the world from Bucharest to the Azores, and with the massive Haiti & Japan earthquakes still in recent memory, this is a fascinating exploration of the strangest and most violent of natural disasters.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230119413 20160609
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xiv, 303 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Preface -- 1. The storm after the calm -- 2. Once and future climate -- 3. Nice day for an eruption -- 4. Bouncing back -- 5. Earth in motion -- 6. Water, water, everywhere -- 7. Reawakening the giant -- Selected sources and further reading.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199592265 20160609
Twenty thousand years ago our planet was an icehouse. Temperatures were down six degrees; ice sheets kilometres thick buried much of Europe and North America and sea levels were 130m lower. The following 15 millennia saw an astonishing transformation as our planet metamorphosed into the temperate world upon which our civilisation has grown and thrived. One of the most dynamic periods in Earth history saw rocketing temperatures melt the great ice sheets like butter on a hot summer's day; feeding torrents of freshwater into ocean basins that rapidly filled to present levels. The removal of the enormous weight of ice at high latitudes caused the crust to bounce back triggering earthquakes in Europe and North America and provoking an unprecedented volcanic outburst in Iceland. A giant submarine landslide off the coast of Norway sent a tsunami crashing onto the Scottish coast while around the margins of the continents the massive load exerted on the crust by soaring sea levels encouraged a widespread seismic and volcanic rejoinder. In many ways, this post-glacial world mirrors that projected to arise as a consequence of unmitigated climate change driven by human activities. Already there are signs that the effects of climbing global temperatures are causing the sleeping giant to stir once again. Could it be that we are on track to bequeath to our children and their children not only a far hotter world, but also a more geologically fractious one?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199592265 20160609
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
viii, 341 p. : col. ill., maps (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)