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TitleGeophysics at the University of Victoria
AuthorDosso, S E; Leonard, L J; Dettmer, J; Cassidy, J F; Wang, K
SourceCanadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Recorder vol. 39, no. 7, 2014 p. 51-52
LinksOnline - En ligne
Year2014
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20140148
PublisherCanadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceBritish Columbia
NTS92B/06
AreaVictoria
Lat/Long WENS-123.5000 -123.0000 48.5000 48.2500
Subjectsgeophysics; tectonics; mathematical and computational geology; modelling; earthquakes; subduction; tsunami
Illustrationsphotographs; location maps; geophysical images; graphs
ProgramWestern Canada Geohazards Project, Public Safety Geoscience
AbstractGeophysical research at the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria (UVic), is carried out by faculty, students, and an active group of adjunct faculty (many at the Pacific Geoscience Centre of the Geological Survey of Canada, PGC/GSC). Research topics are diverse, but many focus on various aspects of earthquake seismology/hazard analysis, relevant topics given UVic¿s location just landward of the Cascadia subduction zone, the most seismically active region in Canada. Several representative research programs are briefly described in this article.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This invited article documents some current geophysical research activities at the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria. Several NRCan scientists are Adjunct Professors at the University of Victoria and lead earthquake-hazard collaborative research between these two organisations. This manuscript includes a description of NRCan-UVic research on subduction zones, where the largest earthquakes on earth occur, and research into how deep sedimentary basins amplify earthquake ground shaking across greater Vancouver.
GEOSCAN ID295068