Ronni Grapenthin

twitter: @rngrp
New Mexico Tech
Dept. of Earth &
Environmental Science
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM-87801

Geophysics Journal Club


This is an informal get-together of faculty and grad students mainly from geophysics to discuss recent papers of broad interest. If there's a particular paper that caught your eye and you want to have a broad discussion on this, send me an email:

Meeting Time / Place:

MSEC 208, Thursdays 12:15 pm.


September 09 Recent papers on the Gorkha, Nepal earthquake:
September 17 Discussion on the Illapel, Chile earthquake
September 24
October 01 Tao, W., Masterlark, T., Shen, Z. K., & Ronchin, E. (2015). Impoundment of the Zipingpu Reservoir and Triggering of the 2008 Mw 7.9 Wenchuan Earthquake, China. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth.
October 08 NO MEETING
October 15 Corbi, F., Rivalta, E., Pinel, V., Maccaferri, F., Bagnardi, M., & Acocella, V. (2015). How caldera collapse shapes the shallow emplacement and transfer of magma in active volcanoes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.
October 22 French, S. W., & Romanowicz, B. (2015). Broad plumes rooted at the base of the Earth's mantle beneath major hotspots. Nature, 525(7567), 95-99.
October 29 Discussion on the M7.5 Hindu Kush / Jarm, Afghanishtan earthquake
November 05
  • Paper 1: Mavrommatis, A. P., P. Segall, N. Uchida, and K. M. Johnson (2015), Long-term acceleration of aseismic slip preceding the Mw 9 Tohoku-oki earthquake: Constraints from repeating earthquakes, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi: 10.1002/2015GL066069
  • Paper 2: Tomita, F., M. Kido, Y. Osada, R. Hino, Y. Ohta, and T. Iinuma (2015), First measurement of the displacement rate of the Pacific Plate near the Japan Trench after the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake using GPS/acoustic technique, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL065746.

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