Thread: USGS Postdoc on Aftershock Forecasting

Started: 2020-11-20 03:13:15
Last activity: 2020-11-20 03:13:15
Andrew Michael
2020-11-20 03:13:15
We are searching for a Mendenhall post-doctoral scholar to join the USGS aftershock forecasting team.

Aftershock forecasts can help a wide range of users including the public, emergency managers, and lifeline engineers prepare for, respond to, cope with, and recover from earthquake disasters. Currently the USGS delivers timely public forecasts of the expected number of aftershocks following domestic earthquakes, including recent damaging earthquakes in Alaska, California, Puerto Rico, and Utah. These forecasts have been used by FEMA, the U.S. Navy, states, and local agencies to inform planning and staging decisions, such as the resumption of operations at the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station and the crafting of Federal disaster declarations.

There are many ways to improve our forecasts. Advancing our understanding of earthquake processes, statistical methods, and crisis and risk communications can improve outcomes for users. Further, we need to expand our abilities to test our methods and communication products during earthquake sequences.

For more information on the range of suggested research topics and how to apply see:
https://www.usgs.gov/centers/mendenhall/19-5-next-generation-aftershock-and-earthquake-forecasting-methods-and-products

Applications, including a research proposal, are due by January 4, 2021.

For more information, please contact any of the advisors for this opportunity:
Andrew Michael, ajmichael<at>usgs.gov; Jeanne Hardebeck, jhardebeck<at>usgs.gov; Anne Wein, awein<at>usgs.gov; Ned Field, field<at>usgs.gov; Andrea Llenos, allenos<at>usgs.gov; Morgan Page, mpage<at>usgs.gov; Nicholas van der Elst, nvanderelst<at>usgs.gov; and Sara McBride, skmcbride<at>usgs.gov.

For more information on the Mendenhall program including several other opportunities in seismology see: https://www.usgs.gov/centers/mendenhall/research-opportunities
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