November 17, 2014 – SSA is pleased to announce the recipients of two prestigious awards for 2014.
Dr. Thorne Lay
Thorne Lay, Professor of Earth Science at UC Santa Cruz, will receive the Society’s highest honor, the Harry Fielding Reid Medal, which recognizes outstanding contributions to science and society. Dr. Lay is an influential seismologist and community leader whose research has refined our understanding of the Earth’s deep interior.
Known for consistently contributing to advances in some of the most difficult problems in seismology, Lay’s broad scientific outlook is reflected by the breadth of his research contributions to the imaging and improved understanding of Earth’s interior, the study of earthquakes and the monitoring of nuclear explosions.
Dr. Victor Tsai
Still early in his career, Victor Tsai, of Caltech's Seismological Laboratory, has already established himself as a leading seismologist, conducting pioneering research in the emerging fields of ambient noise and glacier and river seismology. For his work, the 32-year old Tsai will be awarded the Society’s Charles F. Richter Early Career Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the goals of the Society by a member early in his or her career.
These awards will be presented at the Society’s 2015 annual meeting held April 21-23, 2015 in Pasadena, California. Additional information is available in two press releases:
October 24, 2014 – Modest travel grants are available to help defray some of the costs for some international SSA members, student SSA members, and students from European Seismological Commission member-states who wish to attend the SSA 2015 Annual Meeting in Pasadena, California next April. Applications are being accepted through our online form now through November 30th. More information on SSA travel grants is available here and testimonials from past grant recipients can be viewed here.
October 1, 2014 – Readers of Seismological Research Letters (SRL) no longer have to wait for two months between issues to read new articles. Beginning today, SRL joins BSSA in publishing articles "ahead of print." As soon as an article has been reviewed, approved, copyedited, and formatted for publication, rather than being held until an entire issue is ready, it will be posted online. Every Wednesday SRL articles that have been approved for publication in a future issue of SRL will be made available to all SSA members (as well as institutional GeoScienceWorld subscribers. SRL has become a highly respected journal with one of the shortest times to publication of any journal in the field. Publishing articles ahead of print will make that even shorter.
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September 19, 2014 – Deborah Weiser of UCLA, recipient of this years GEO-CVD Student Travel Grant, represented SSA at the annual Geosciences Congressional Visits Day (GEO-CVD), September 16–17, in Washington, D.C. Debbie participated in seven meetings on Capitol Hill, including Senator Patty Murray's constituent coffee and meetings with key staff in three Congressional offices (Representatives Rohrabacher, Bass, & Speier) and four Senate offices (Senators Boxer, Feinstein, Murray and Cantwell). Her report on her experience will appear in a future issue of SRL.
GEO-CVD ’14 was a great success, with over 100 individual Hill meetings scheduled for the 40+ participants this year. The overarching message for GEO-CVD is the importance of continued federal investment in geoscience research and development … [Read More]
July 3, 2014 – Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Student Presentation Award! These awards are given for an excellent poster presentation or talk at each Annual Meeting. For more information about these awards and links to the abstracts of all the winning presentations please visit the Student Presentation Awards page.
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On the Cover…
Sakurajima volcano in southern Japan produces vulcanian eruptions from its Showa crater several times each day. Intense blasts are well-recorded in the infrasound band, provide insight into eruption dynamics and atmospheric prop- agation phenomena, and are the subject of an SRL focus section guest-edited by David Fee and Jeffrey B. Johnson. The cover shows a sequence of images recorded at 5 s intervals for a minor explosion that occurred 21 July 2013 at 0955 local time. Infrasound arrived at the KUR station 3.5 km away with peak excess pressure of ~20 Pa. Image timing is synchronized with the in- frasound waveform; the red/black transition corresponds to source signal timing at the vent.
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November 3, 2014 – Volume 85, Number 6, the November/December 2014 issue of Seismological Research Letters, is now available online. This issue includes a focus section on Sakurajima Volcano Infrasound as well as:
- An Opinion piece, Alternative Approaches to Modeling Epistemic Uncertainty in Ground Motions in Probabilistic Seismic‐Hazard Analysis, by Gail M. Atkinson, Julian J. Bommer, and Norman A. Abrahamson
- Two Electronic Seismologist columns:
- Software for Efficient Static Dislocation–Traction Calculations in Fault Simulators, by Andrew M. Bradley
- SRCMOD: An Online Database of Finite-Fault Rupture Models, by P. Martin Mai and K. K. S. Thingbaijam
- An Historical Seismologist column, The Impact of the Early Studies Following the 1886 Charleston Earthquake on the Nascent Science of Seismology, by Pradeep Talwani
- Ten electronic supplements (see the Table of Contents for links).
SSA members can access the complete online edition here.
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October 3, 2014 – The complete October 2014 issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA vol. 104, no. 5) is now available to SSA members and institutional subscribers online at GeoScienceWorld and BSSA Online. Click to view the table of contents for the issue. SSA members should click here to access full text or PDFs of all articles from the issue (log in with your SSA username and password required).
Two press releases highlighting articles from the issue are also available: