New Outlook on seismic faults: From EARthquake nucleation to arrest (NOFEAR)

Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia
September 11 2017
Position Type
Full Time
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The project aims at enhancing our knowledge of earthquake physics by integrating:

1) experiments to investigate earthquake nucleation by reproducing crustal deformation conditions with the most powerful earthquake simulator installed worldwide (SHIVA);

2) experiments to investigate rupture propagation on simulated faults using natural rocks and small-scale analogue models;

3) field studies of exhumed seismogenic sources to quantify the geometrical complexity of natural fault zones;

by means of advanced numerical simulation techniques allow the up-scaling from the lab to natural faults. The numerical models will produce physically-based earthquake simulations that will be compared with high-resolution seismic data.

This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and Euraxess