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Award No. Principal Investigator(s) Region Project Title Institution Final Report Journal Publication(s) Year
G20AC00042 Heidi Tremayne National Assistance in Undertaking a Community Review of Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence Investigations ($32,200; January 2020 through June 2020) Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Final Technical Report Due September 2020 2020
G20AP00007 Philip Pearthree Intermountain West Detailed Mapping of Late Quaternary-Active Traces of Southwestern Utah and Northwestern Arizona Faults: Collaborative Research with the Utah Geological Survey and Arizona Geological Survey ($10,725; January 2020 through December 2020) University of Arizona Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00008 Tyler Knudsen & Adam Hiscock Intermountain West Detailed Mapping of Late Quaternary-Active Traces of Southwestern Utah and Northwestern Arizona Faults: Collaborative Research with the Utah Geological Survey and Arizona Geological Survey ($29,468; January 2020 through December 2020) Utah Geological Survey Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00009 Steve Bowman & Emily Kleber Intermountain West 2020 Utah Earthquake Working Groups and Update of Working-Group-Related Databases ($27,251; January 2020 through December 2020) Utah Geological Survey Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00010 John Anderson & llia Zaliapin National Effects of Earthquake Declustering on the U.S. National Seismic Hazard Maps ($72,144; January 2020 through January 2021) University of Nevada Reno Final Technical Report due April 2021 2020
G20AP00011 Elnaz Seylabi National Robust Site Characterization by Data Fusion and Assimilation of Recorded Grount Motions and Geotechnical Measurements: Collaborative Research with University of Nevada Reno and California Institute of Technology ($52,735; January 2020 through December 2020) University of Nevada Reno Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00012 Domniki Asimaki National Collaborative Research with the University of Nevada, Reno and Caltech: Robust Site Characterization by Data Fusion and Assimilation of Recorded Ground Motions and Geotechnical Measurements ($30,000; January 2020 through December 2020) California Institute of Technology Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00013 Elizabeth Hearn Southern California Quantifying the Effect of Ductile and Brittle Material Properties on Southern California Crustal Deformation: PyLith Finite-Element Models ($29,868; January 2020 through December 2020) Elizabeth Hearn Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00014 Rich Koehler & Seth Dee Intermountain West Fault Trace Mapping and Paleoseismic Investigation of Earthquake History and Recurrence along the Bonham Ranch Fault Zone, North of Reno, Nevada ($65,597; January 2020 through December 2020) University of Nevada Reno Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00015 Gregory Beroza Southern California Earthquake Monitoring in an Urban Setting Through Deep-Learning-Based Noise Suppression and Back-Projection: Case Study for the Long Beach Dense Array ($75,169; January 2020 through December 2020) Stanford University Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00016 Noel Bartlow Pacific Northwest and Alaska Bridging the Gap Between Locking and ETS in Cascadia using Geodetic Data and Vixcoelastic Models: Collaborative Research with Indiana University and University of California, Berkeley ($51,347; January 2020 through December 2020) University of California Berkeley Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00017 Kaj Johnson Pacific Northwest and Alaska Bridging the Gap Between Locking and ETS in Cascadia using Geodetic Data and Vixcoelastic Models: Collaborative Research with Indiana University and University of California, Berkeley ($19,357; January 2020 through December 2020) Indiana University Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00018 N. Seth Carpenter, Zhenming Wang & Edward Woolery Central and Eastern U.S. Improving Estimates of Ground-Motion Site Response in the New Madrid and Wabash Valley Seismic Zone ($64,462; January 2020 through December 2020) University of Kentucky Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00019 Jack Baker Engineering Seismology and Impacts Detection of Ground Motion Spatial Correlation Nonstationarities Using Network Analysis ($88,168; January 2020 through December 2020) Stanford University Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00020 Roland Burgmann Northern California The Distribution of Fault Creep and Coupling on San Francisco Bay Area Faults ($84,921; January 2020 through December 2020) University of California Berkeley Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00021 Christine Ruhl Earthquake Early Warning Investigating the Influence of Stress Drop and Source Directivity on Earthquake Early Warning Magnitude and Ground Motion Estimates: Collaborative Research with the University of Tulsa and USGS ($66,587; January 2020 through December 2020) University of Tulsa Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00022 Nori Nakata Earthquake Physics Quantifying Uncertainity in Earthquake Source Parameters Using the Large N LASSO Array: Collaborative Research with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University ($67,832; January 2020 through December 2020) Massachusetts Institute of Technology Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00023 Rachel Abercrombie Earthquake Physics Quantifying Uncertainity in Earthquake Source Parameters Using the Large N LASSO Array: Collaborative Research with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University ($27,111; January 2020 through December 2020) Boston University Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00024 Toshiro Tanimoto & Ralph Archuleta Engineering Seismology and Impacts Shallow Rigidity Structure from Co-Located Pressure and Seismic Data and its Comparison to Vx30 ($71,929; January 2020 through December 2020) University of California Santa Barbara Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00025 David Schaff & Felix Waldhauser Northern California Precision Seismic Monitoring in Northern California: Updating and Improving the Real-Time Double-Difference (RTDD) System ($91,079; January 2020 through December 2020) Columbia University Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00026 Michael West and Natalia Ruppert Pacific Northwest and Alaska AACSE Earthquake Catalog ($97,990; January 2020 through December 2020) University of Alaska Fairbanks Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00027 Peter Shearer Southern California Implications of Spatial Variations in Earthquake Stress Drop for Fault Mechanics and Strong Ground Motion ($111,932; January 2020 through December 2021) University of California San Diego Final Technical Report Due March 2022 2020
G20AP00028 Kristine Pankow Intermountain West Temporal Characteristics of Aftershock Sequences in the Intermountain West ($48,009; January 2020 through December 2020) University of Utah Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00029 Laurie Baise Engineering Seismology and Impacts Updating the Geospatial Liquefaction Database and Model ($98,619; January 2020 through December 2020) Tufts University Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00030 Matt Morgan Intermountain West Assessing Late Quaternary Activity along the Ute Pass Fault, El Paso County, Colorado Front Range ($30,477; January 2020 through December 2020) Colorado School of Mines Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00031 Elizabeth Reddy Earthquake Early Warning ShakeAlert's Community of Practice: A Qualitative and Collaborative Reseach of ShakeAlert Operations with USGS ($50,833; January 2020 through December 2020) Colorado School of Mines Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00032 Michael Oskin Northern California Geologic Slip Rate of the Bartlett Springs Fault at Wilson Valley and Elk Creek, California ($41,724; January 2020 through December 2020) University of California Davis Final Technical Report Due March 2021 2020
G20AP00037 Ares Rosakis Earthquake Physics Laboratory Earthquakes Along the Intefaces with Rock Gouge ($100,000; February 2020 through January 2021) California Institute of Technology Final Technical Report due April 2021 2020
G20AP00039 Zhigang Peng Central and Eastern U.S. Improved Understanding of Earthquake Behaviors Along the Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone from Template Matching Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone from Template Matching ($80,659; February 2020 through February 2021) Georgia Institute of Technology Final Technical Report due April 2021 2020
G20AP00042 Amir Allam Northern California Seismic Imaging of Hayward Fault Zone with a Dense Nodal Seismic Array for Refined Ground Motion Estimation: Collaborative Research with University of California Berkeley and University of Utah ($59,516; March 2020 through February 2021) University of Utah Final Technical Report Due May 2021 2020
G20AP00043 Takaaki Taira & Douglas Dreger Northern California Seismic Imaging of Hayward Fault Zone with a Dense Nodal Seismic Array for Refined Ground Motion Estimation: Collaborative Research with University of California Berkeley and University of Utah ($87,716; March 2020 through February 2021) University of California Berkeley Final Technical Report due May 2021 2020

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