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February 16, 2012

Deformation from the El Mayor Cucapah earthquake: our Science paper

On Friday, February 10, the journal Science published our paper on deformation caused by the M7.2 El Mayor-Cucapah (EMC) earthquake of April 4, 2010. The data we present is the first of its kind at this scale and scope: we have both pre-earthquake and post-earthquake high resolution topographic surveys that cover virtually the entire fault rupture, all 120 km of it. We used both to calculate the topographic change resulting from this large temblor, …


June 23, 2011

The UC Davis KeckCAVES and earthquake studies

I am privileged to be able to conduct much of my research using an immersive 3D data visualization facility housed by UC Davis. I link there to a clip of the Holodeck from Star Trek because that’s pretty much what this facility is, and I’ve got videos of it below. The future is here; see for yourself. The KeckCAVES (Center for Active Visualization in the Earth Sciences, or “the Cave” as we …