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Award No. Principal Investigator(s) Region Project Title Institution Final Report Journal Publication(s) Year
G16AP00002James KaklamanosEarthquake EffectsAssessment of 1D Nonlinear Site Response Uncertainty at a Large Number of Vertical Seismometer Arrays ($55,786; December 2015 through November 2016)Merrimack CollegeFinal Technical Report Due February 20172016
G16AP00003Ronald AndrusEarthquake EffectsReducing Uncertainity of Liquefaction Hazard Assessments in Aged Soil Deposits ($39,945; December 2015 through November 2016)Clemson UniversityFinal Technical Report due February 20172016
G16AP00004Yuri FialkoSouthern CaliforniaModels of Earthquake Reurrence in the Imperial Fault Constrained by Surface Deformation Data and Laboratory-Derived Constitutive Laws ($87,886; January 2016 through December 2016)University of California San DiegoFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00005Jonathan StewartNationalTowards the Development of Community Consensus on Site Amplification in Central and Eastern North America ($48,562; December 2015 through November 2016)University of California Los AngelesFinal Technical Report due February 20172016
G16AP00006Henry Burton & Jonathan StewartEarthquake EffectsStochastic Characterization of Aftershock Building Collapse Risk ($74,722; January 2016 through December 2016)University of California Los AngelesFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00007Roland Burgmann & Robert NadeauNorthern CaliforniaInterseismic Coupling of the Norht San Francisco Bay Faults from InSAR, GPS, and Seismic Data: Collaborative Research with UC Berkeley and USGS Menlo Park ($83,883; December 2015 through November 2017)University of California BerkeleyFinal Technical Report due February 20182016
G16AP00008Seth WittkeIntermountain WestPreliminary Investigation and Surficial Mapping of the Faults North and South of Blacktail Butte, Teton County, Wyoming ($8295; January 2016 through December 2016)Wyoming State Geological SurveyFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00009James Turner, Cooper Brossy & Daniel O'ConnellNorthern CaliforniaGeophysical Site Charaterization of Bay Area Seismic Monitoring Stations: Vs-Dept Profiling, NEHRP Site Classifications, and Linear Amplification Functions ($59,304; January 2016 through December 2016)Fugro Consultants, Inc.Final Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00010Anne Sheehan & Shemin GeEarthquake Physics Feasibility of Controlling Induced Earthquakes: Seismicity Investigation Coupled with Hydrologic Modeling of an Actively Mitigated Class II Disposal Well and Data Collection at New High Rate Wells, Weld County, Colorado ($79,974; January 2016 through December 2016)University of Colorado BoulderFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00011Robert KingPacific Northwest and AlaskaSlip and Stress Rates on Crustal Faults in the Puget-Williamette Urban Corridor: Collaborative Research with Portland State Univeristy and Massachusetts Institute of Technology ($12,076; January 2016 through December 2016)Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00012Robert McCaffreyPacific Northwest and AlaskaSlip and Stress Rates on Crustal Faults in the Puget-Williamette Urban Corridor: Collaborative Research with Portland State Univeristy and Massachusetts Institute of Technology ($40,103; January 2016 through December 2016)Portland State UniversityFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00013Andrew NewmanNationalNEIC Implementation of Real-Time Earth Energy and Rupture Duration ($58,939; January 2016 through December 2016)Georgia Institute of TechnologyFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00015Thomas Rockwell & Monte MurbackSouthern CaliforniaMid to Late Holocene Rupture History of the Rose Canyon Fault in San Diego, CA ($84,608; January 2016 through December 2016)San Diego State UniversityFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00016Jay Berger & Maggie OrtizPacific Northwest and AlaskaUsing Earthquake Scenario Products in the Pacific Northwest to Develop an Online Earthquake Scenario Repository through the FEMA GeoPlatform ($65,000; January 2016 through December 2016)Earthquake Engineering Research InstituteFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00017Felix Waldhauser & David SchaffNorthern CaliforniaNear-Real-Time Monitoring and Analysis of Repeating Earthquakes in North California ($83,065; January 2016 through December 2016)Columbia UniversityFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00021Miaki IshiiCentral and Eastern U.S.Digitization of Harvard-Adam Dziewonski Analog Seismograms from 1933 to 1953 for Improved Seismicity Constraints in the Northeastern United States ($18,933; January 2016 through December 2016)Harvard UniversityFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00022Tandis BidgoliEarthquake Physics Mapping Subsurface Lineaments, Present-Day Stresses, and Brine Disposal Data in Southern Kansas: A New Approach for Identifying Areas at Risk for Injection-Induced Seismicity ($75,091; May 2016 through May 2017)University of KansasFinal Technical Report due August 20172016
G16AP00023Elizabeth HearnSouthern CaliforniaKinematic and Dynamic Models of the Southern California Lithosphere: Applications to Estimating Crustl Stresses and Stressing Rates ($28,600; January 2016 through December 2016)Elizabeth HearnFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00023Elizabeth HearnSouthern CaliforniaKinematic and Dynamic Models of the Southern California Lithosphere: Applications to Estimating Crustl Stresses and Stressing Rates ($28,600; January 2016 through December 2016)Elizabeth HearnFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00024David OglesbyPacific Northwest and AlaskaThe Dynamics of Earthquake and Tsunamis along the Alaskan-Aleutian Subduction Zone: Collaborative Research with the University of California Riverside and the US Geological Survey ($55,218; January 2016 through December 2016)University of California RiversideFinal Technical Report due March 20172016
G16AP00025Steven Jaume & Norman LevineCentral and Eastern U.S.Development of a Community Velocity Model for the Charleston, South Carolina Region ($103,564; January 2016 through December 2017)College of CharlestonFinal Technical Report due March 20182016
G16AP00027Chris MaroneEarthquake Physics Ultrasonic Imaging of Laboratory Faults to Illuminate the Micro-Mechanical Origins of Rate and State friction:Collaboraive Research with Princeton University and Pennsylvania State University ($56,767; February 2016 through January 2017)Pennsylvania State UniversityFinal Technical Report due April 20172016
G16AP00028Allan RubinEarthquake Physics Ultrasonic Imaging of Laboratory Faults to Illuminate the Micro-Mechanical Origins of Rate and State Friction:Collaboraive Research with Princeton University and Pennsylvania State University ($56,765; February 2016 through January 2017) Princeton UniversityFinal Technical Report due April 20172016
G16AP00030Jeffrey McGuireEarthquake Physics Beyond the Corner Frequency: Connecting Dynamic Source Models to Seismic Observations ($79,902; February 2016 through January 2017Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionFinal Technical Report due April 20172016

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