||Topic - Using Space Technology
to Understand Earthquakes
Using Space Technology to Understand Earthquakes
presented by Dr.Andrea Donnellan
Deputy Manager, JPL Earth and Space Sciences Division
If you wish to view a tape of this show; Please contact Sherri Rowe-Lopez at (818) 354-6170.
| Thursday, January 23
|| The von
Kármán Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
| Friday, January 24
|| The Vosloh
Forum at Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Both lectures begin at 7 p.m.
Admission is free. Seating is limited.
For more information, call (818) 354-0112.
in urban centers are capable of causing enormous damage. During the last
decade the availability of space-derived crustal deformation data has transformed
the field of solid earth geophysics and more specifically, the study of the
deformation of the Earth's crust and earthquakes. For example, Synthetic
Aperture Radar data are revealing spatially dense information on how the earth's
crust deforms and how faults interact with each other. Sophisticated models
run on high-performance computers provide insight into the behavior of earthquake
fault systems. This presentation will focus on the development of space-based
techniques that make it possible to measure quiet motions associated with
plate tectonics and the earthquake cycle. These measurements are providing
an unprecedented look at this cycle and are revolutionizing our understanding
of earthquake processes and fault interactions.