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Title: The Prospect of using Three-Dimensional Earth Models To Improve Nuclear Explosion Monitoring and Ground Motion Hazard Assessment

Abstract

The last ten years have brought rapid growth in the development and use of three-dimensional (3D) seismic models of earth structure at crustal, regional and global scales. In order to explore the potential for 3D seismic models to contribute to important societal applications, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) hosted a 'Workshop on Multi-Resolution 3D Earth Models to Predict Key Observables in Seismic Monitoring and Related Fields' on June 6 and 7, 2007 in Berkeley, California. The workshop brought together academic, government and industry leaders in the research programs developing 3D seismic models and methods for the nuclear explosion monitoring and seismic ground motion hazard communities. The workshop was designed to assess the current state of work in 3D seismology and to discuss a path forward for determining if and how 3D earth models and techniques can be used to achieve measurable increases in our capabilities for monitoring underground nuclear explosions and characterizing seismic ground motion hazards. This paper highlights some of the presentations, issues, and discussions at the workshop and proposes a path by which to begin quantifying the potential contribution of progressively refined 3D seismic models in critical applied arenas.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
926038
Report Number(s):
LLNL-TR-401312
TRN: US200807%%572
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; COMMUNITIES; GROUND MOTION; LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY; MONITORING; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; SEISMOLOGY

Citation Formats

Antoun, T, Harris, D, Lay, T, Myers, S C, Pasyanos, M E, Richards, P, Rodgers, A J, Walter, W R, and Zucca, J J. The Prospect of using Three-Dimensional Earth Models To Improve Nuclear Explosion Monitoring and Ground Motion Hazard Assessment. United States: N. p., 2008. Web. doi:10.2172/926038.
Antoun, T, Harris, D, Lay, T, Myers, S C, Pasyanos, M E, Richards, P, Rodgers, A J, Walter, W R, & Zucca, J J. The Prospect of using Three-Dimensional Earth Models To Improve Nuclear Explosion Monitoring and Ground Motion Hazard Assessment. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/926038
Antoun, T, Harris, D, Lay, T, Myers, S C, Pasyanos, M E, Richards, P, Rodgers, A J, Walter, W R, and Zucca, J J. Mon . "The Prospect of using Three-Dimensional Earth Models To Improve Nuclear Explosion Monitoring and Ground Motion Hazard Assessment". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/926038. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/926038.
@article{osti_926038,
title = {The Prospect of using Three-Dimensional Earth Models To Improve Nuclear Explosion Monitoring and Ground Motion Hazard Assessment},
author = {Antoun, T and Harris, D and Lay, T and Myers, S C and Pasyanos, M E and Richards, P and Rodgers, A J and Walter, W R and Zucca, J J},
abstractNote = {The last ten years have brought rapid growth in the development and use of three-dimensional (3D) seismic models of earth structure at crustal, regional and global scales. In order to explore the potential for 3D seismic models to contribute to important societal applications, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) hosted a 'Workshop on Multi-Resolution 3D Earth Models to Predict Key Observables in Seismic Monitoring and Related Fields' on June 6 and 7, 2007 in Berkeley, California. The workshop brought together academic, government and industry leaders in the research programs developing 3D seismic models and methods for the nuclear explosion monitoring and seismic ground motion hazard communities. The workshop was designed to assess the current state of work in 3D seismology and to discuss a path forward for determining if and how 3D earth models and techniques can be used to achieve measurable increases in our capabilities for monitoring underground nuclear explosions and characterizing seismic ground motion hazards. This paper highlights some of the presentations, issues, and discussions at the workshop and proposes a path by which to begin quantifying the potential contribution of progressively refined 3D seismic models in critical applied arenas.},
doi = {10.2172/926038},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/926038}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2008},
month = {2}
}