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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
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Knafel Center, 10 Garden St., Cambridge

Effects of the Earth Surface on the Dynamics of Earthquakes

Marine A. Denolle, 2018–2019 Radcliffe Alumnae Fellow, Radcliffe Institute; Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, will explain how much the Earth’s surface and its soft soils are affecting the rupture of large earthquakes as part of the 2018–2019 Fellows' Presentation Series. Denolle is studying the fundamental theory of inelastic response of soils during earthquakes and its role in absorbing seismic energy. She plans to observe large earthquakes, measure the amount of energy radiated at the surface by those large earthquakes, and compare these estimates to those from deep earthquakes to validate the theory.

 

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