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Award No. Principal Investigator(s) Region Project Title Institution Final Report Journal Publication(s) Year
G17AC00058 Wilfred Iwan, Robert Nigbor, Jamison Steidl, C.B. Crouse, Anthony Shakal General Improving the Quality and Dissemination of Measured Earthquake Ground Motions and Associated Metadata used as the Basis for Development of Ground Motion Predictive Equations, Earthquake Engineering Design Criteria, and Post-Earthquake Evaluations ($60,000; March 2017 through February 2020) Constorium of Organizations for Strong-Motion Observation Systems (COSMOS) Final Technical Report due May 2020 2017
G17AP00001 Steve Bowman Intermountain West Detailed Mapping of the Wasatch Fault Zone, Utah and Idaho –Using New High-Resolution LiDAR Data to Reduce EarthquakeRisk ($42,146; December 2016 through November 2017) Utah Geological Survey Final Technical Report due February 2018 2017
G17AP00002 Robert Clayton Southern California Analysis of a New Broadband Seismic Survey Across the San Bernardino Basin to Determine Velocity and Structure: Collaborative Research between the California Institute of Technology and the University of Utah ($64,844; December 2016 through November 2017) California Institute of Technology Final Technical Report due February 2018 2017
G17AP00003 Fan-Chi Lin Southern California Analysis of a New Broadband Seismic Survey Across the Los Angeles Basin to Determine Velocity and Structure: Collaborative Research between the California Institute of Technology and the University of Utah ($31,264; December 2016 through November 2017) University of Utah Final Technical Report due February 2018 2017
G17AP00004 William Hammond Intermountain West Robust Estimation of Fault Slip, Block Rotation and Off-Fault Strain Rates in the Walker Lane from GPS Data ($70,938; December 2016 through November 2017) University of Nevada Reno Final Technical Report due February 2018 2017
G17AP00005 Mark Murray Northern California Assessing Crustal Deformation in the San Francisco Bay Area: Collaborative Research with the U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park ($41,184; December 2016 through November 2017) New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Final Technical Report due February 2018 2017
G17AP00007 Miaki Ishii Central and Eastern U.S. Digitization of Harvard-Adam Dziewoński Analog Seismograms from 1933 to 1953 with a Focus on Caribbean Earthquakes ($18,435; January 2017 through December 2017) Harvard University Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00008 John Shaw Southern California Activity and earthquake potential of the Wilmington blind thrust, Los Angeles, CA: The largest earthquake source not on current southern California hazard maps?: Collaborative Research with Harvard University and the University of Southern California ($59,300; January 2017 through December 2017) Harvard University Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00009 James Dolan Southern California Activity and earthquake potential of the Wilmington blind thrust, Los Angeles, CA: The largest earthquake source not on current southern California hazard maps?: Collaborative Research with Harvard University and the University of Southern California ($16,154; January 2017 through December 2017) University of Southern California Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00010 George Hilley Northern California Automated fault mapping of the North America-Pacific plate boundary using airborne laser swath mapping (ALSM) data ($72,980; January 2017 through December 2017) Stanford University Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00011 Russell Green & Adrian Rodriquez-Marek National Accounting for Epistemic Uncertainty in Site Effects in PSHA ($77,099; April 2017 through April 2018) Virginia Tech Final Technical Report due July 2018 2017
G17AP00012 Steven Wesnousky Intermountain West Detailed Mapping of the Little Valley Fault, Reno-Carson, Nevada ($18,665; January 2017 through December 2017) University of Nevada Reno Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00013 Eric Dunham Earthquake Physics Thermomechanical Earthquake Cycle Simulations ($84,431; January 2017 through December 2017) Stanford University Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00014 Shuo Ma Earthquake Effects Further Validation of a Dynamic Earthquake Model to Produce Realistic Near-Field Ground Motion ($152,555; January 2017 through December 2018) San Diego State University Final Technical Report due March 2019 2017
G17AP00015 Hiroki Sone Earthquake Physics 2D p-wave tomography and its temporal changes along a rough laboratory fault undergoing stick-slip cycles ($55,933; January 2017 through December 2017) University of Wisconsin Madison 2017
G17AP00016 Robert Viesca Earthquake Physics Models for aseismic fault slip in response to fluid injection ($81,794; January 2017 through December 2017) Tufts University Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00017 Michael Hamburger & Scott Robeson Earthquake Effects Near Real‐Time Assessment of Seismically Induced Landslides ($89,833; January 2017 through December 2017) Indiana University Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00018 Jonathan Stewart National Shear Wave Velocity Profile Database and Its Application for Analysis of Non‐Ergodic Site Amplification Effects ($126,017; January 2017 through December 2018) University of California Los Angeles Final Technical Report due March 2019 2017
G17AP00020 Roy Van Arsdale & Daniel Larsen Central and Eastern U.S. Quaternary Displacement Rates on the Meeman-Shelby Fault and Joiner Ridge, Second Year: Collaborative Research between the University of Memphis and United States Geological Survey ($99,688; January 2017 through December 2017) University of Memphis Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00021 C. Mendoza, J. Turner & D. O'Connell Central and Eastern U.S. Ground Motion Characterization and Site-Specific IMASW Vs-Depth Measurements at CEUS seismic stations: The 2011 Prague, Oklahoma earthquake ($49,633; February 2017 through February 2018) Rugro Consultants, Inc. Final Technical Report due May 2018 2017
G17AP00022 Mitchell Craig Northern California Site characterization in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta using seismic surface wave and reflection methods ($49,331; January 2017 through December 2017) California State University East Bay Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00026 John Loveless Pacific Northwest and Alaska Sparsity-based estimates of slow slip distributions in Cascadia ($31,746; January 2017 through December 2017) Smith College Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00027 Andrew Meigs Pacific Northwest and Alaska A comparative analysis of onshore-offshore paleoseismic archives: Collaborative Research with Oregon State University and the University of Rhode Island ($70,723; January 2017 through December 2017) Oregon State University Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00028 Simon Engelhart Pacific Northwest and Alaska A comparative analysis of onshore-offshore paleoseismic archives: Collaborative Research with Oregon State University and the University of Rhode Island ($18,050; January 2017 through December 2017) University of Rhode Island Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00029 Jeffrey McGuire Pacific Northwest and Alaska 3D Shear Velocity Structure in the Mendocino Triple Junction Region ($76,056; January 2017 through December 2017) Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Final Technical Report due March 2018 2017
G17AP00034 Mehrdad Hosseini, Paul Somerville & Hong Kie Thio Central and Eastern U.S. Improving Regional Attenuation Models in the CUS by Using Radiation Pattern Correction, Independent Estimation of Geometrical Spreading Decay Rates, and Independent Estimation of Receiver Terms from the Receiver Functions ($63,772; January 2017 through January 2018) AECOM Technical Services, Inc. Final Technical Report due April 2018 2017
G17AP00035 Martin Chapman Central and Eastern U.S. Seismological Investigation of Active Faults in the Central Virginia Seismic Zone ($65,189; January 2017 through January 2019) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Final Technical Report due April 2019 2017
G17AP00038 Michael Brudzinski Pacific Northwest and Alaska Improved Characterization of Slow Slip in Cascadia by Stacking GPS on Tremor Times: Collaborative Research with University of Alaska Fairbanks and Miami University ($19,030;February 2017 through January 2018) Miami University Final Technical Report due April 2018 2017
G17AP00039 Stephen Holtkamp Pacific Northwest and Alaska Improved Characterization of Slow Slip in Cascadia by Stacking GPS on Tremor Times: Collaborative Research with University of Alaska-Fairbanks and Miami University ($72,407; February 2017 through January 2018) University of Alaska Fairbanks Final Technical Report due April 2018 2017
G17AP00040 Lee Liberty Central and Eastern U.S. Seismic profiling of faults related to the 1886 Charleston, South Carolina earthquake: A collaborative US Geological Survey proposal ($65,782; February 2017 through February 2018) Boise State University Final Technical Report due May 2018 2017
G17AP00041 Ricardo Taborda Earthquake Effects Characterization of ground motion variability due to the presence of the built environment ($74,441; February 2017 through January 2018) University of Memphis Final Technical Report due April 2018 2017
G17AP00042 Domniki Asimaki National Sensitivity of nonlinear site amplification factors to the models used to simulate and constrain rare events($75,000; February 2017 through January 2018) Sensitivity of nonlinear site amplification factors to the models used to simulate and constrain rare events Final Technical Report due April 2018 2017
G17AP00043 Kim Olsen Southern California Turning and Validating High-Frequency Ground Motion Variability in the SDSU Broadband Method ($33,745; March 2017 through February 2108) San Diego State University Final Technical Report due May 2018 2017
G17AP00044 Qiushi Chen & Charng Hsein Juang Earthquake Effects Multiscale random field-based probabilistic regional liquefaction mapping ($62,808; March 2017 through February 2018) Clemson University Final Technical Report due May 2018 2017
G17AP00045 Robert Smalley & Randel Cox Central and Eastern U.S. Testing for paleoseismic signals in the geomorphology of Quaternary terraces of the upper Mississippi embayment using LIDAR and geologic data ($75,006; May 2017 through April 2018) The University of Memphis Final Technical Report due July 2018 2017
G17AP00046 Anne Trehu Pacific Northwest and Alaska The relationship between crustal structure and earthquake activity on the central Cascadia continental margin in 3D ($71,230; April 2017 through March 2018) Oregon State University Final Technical Report due June 2018 2017
G17AP00047 Jack Baker Earthquake Effects Spatial correlation of ground motion characteristics for regional hazard and risk: regionalization and nonstationarity ($85,417; July 2017 through June 2018) Stanford University Final Technical Report due September 2018 2017
G17AP00051 Michael Stickney & Jeffrey Lonn Intermountain West Investigation of late Quaternary fault scarps along the Bitterroot Fault in western Montana ($17,230; April 2017 through April 2018) University of Montana Final Technical Report due July 31, 2018 2017
G17AP00052 Lee Liberty Intermountain West Seismic profiling in downtown Salt Lake City: Mapping the Wasatch fault with seismic methods from a land streamer ($62,896; April 2017 through April 2018) Boise State University Final Technical Report due July 2018 2017
G17AP00053 Kevin Franke Intermountain West Probabilistic Liquefaction Triggering and Lateral Spread Hazard Maps for Davis, Weber and Salt Lake Counties, Utah:Collaborative Research with University of Utah and Brigham Young University ($51,179; May 2017 through April 2018) Brigham Young University Final Technical Report due July 2018 2017
G17AP00054 Steven Bartlett Intermountain West Probabilistic Liquefaction Triggering and Lateral Spread Hazard Maps for Davis, Weber and Salt Lake Counties, Utah: Collaborative Research with University of Utah and Brigham Young University ($45,159; May 2017 through April 2018) University of Utah Final Technical Report due July 2018 2017
G17AP00057 Ozgur Kozaci Northern California Assessing the timing of the penultimate and pre-penultimate earthquakes of the San Andreas fault Peninsula Segment using dendrochronology: Collaborative Research with U.S. Geological Survey, Dr. Carol Prentice($23,398; May 2017 through May 2018) InfraTerra Final Technical Report due August 31, 2018 2017
G17AP00059 James Pechmann National Numerical Testing of a New Procedure to Determine Unbiased Seismicity Rates from Earthquake Catalogs ($42,458; June 2017 through May 2018) University of Utah Final Technical Report due August 2018 2017
G17AP00060 Greg McDonald, Adam Hiscock & Michael Hylland Intermountain West Paleoseismic Investigation of the Levan and Fayette Segments of the Wasatch Fault Zone, Juab and Sanpete Counties, Utah ($57,509; June 2017 through May 2018) Utah Geological Survey Final Technical Report due August 2018 2017
G17AP00065 Geoffrey Abers Pacific Northwest and Alaska Earth structure effects on wave propagation of the damaging 2016 M7.1 Iniskin Alaska earthquake and other in-slab earthquakes ($70,019; July 2017 through June 2018) Cornell University Final Technical Report due September 2018 2017
G17AP00066 Gareth Funning Northern California Dynamic rupture modeling on the Hayward Fault,northern California – estimating coseismic and postseismic hazards of partially creeping faults. Collaborative research: California State University, Northridge, and University of California, Riverside ($23,650; July 2017 through June 2018) University of California Riverside Final Technical Report September 2018 2017
G17AP00066 Gareth Funning Northern California Dynamic rupture modeling on the Hayward Fault,northern California – estimating coseismic and postseismic hazards of partially creeping faults. Collaborative research: California State University, Northridge, and University of California, Riverside ($23,650; July 2017 through June 2018) University of California Riverside Final Technical Report September 2018 2017
G17AP00067 Julian Lozos Northern California Dynamic rupture modeling on the Hayward Fault,northern California – estimating coseismic and postseismic hazards of partially creeping faults. Collaborative research: California State University, Northridge, and University of California, Riverside ($23,352; July 2017 through June 2018) California State University Northridge Final Technical Report due September 2018 2017
G17AP00071 Steve Bowman, Greg McDonald, Adam Hiscock Intermountain West Detailed Mapping of the Holocene- and Late Quaternary-Active Traces of the East and West Cache Fault Zones, Cache Valley, Utah and Idaho—Using New High-Resolution LiDAR Data to Reduce Earthquake Risk($50,046; July 2017 thnrough June 2018) Utah Geological Survey Final Technical Report due September 2018 2017
G17AP00073 Simon Engelhart Pacific Northwest and Alaska Paleogeodesy of a non-persistent rupture boundary at Sitkinak Island, Alaska: Collaborative Research with University of Rhode Island and U.S. Geological Survey ($73,835; July 2017 through June 2018) University of Rhode Island Final Technical Report due September 2018 2017
G17PG00077 Tom Guilderson General Interagency agreement(IAA) between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S Department of Energy Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) for analyses performed at LLNL's Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (CAMS) ($1875; July 2017 through June 2018) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Final Technical Report due September 2018 2017

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