Dr. Gail Atkinson

Seismology

Gail Atkinson

Professor & NSERC/TransAlta/Nanometrics Industrial Research Chair in Hazards from Induced Seismicity
P.Geo.
Ph.D. Western University, 1993
Office: BGS 1068
Lab: BGS 1012
Phone: 519-661-2111 x.84207
Fax: 519-661-3198
Email: gatkins6@uwo.ca

 Research Interests

Seismic hazards, with a focus on eastern North America and the Cascadia subduction zone; Empirical analysis of earthquake ground motions; study of earthquake ground motions processes, including source, path and site; Real-time seismological applications (SHAKEMAP); Ground-motion modeling algorithms; Seismic hazards due to induced seismicity.

Selected Publications

  • Assatourians, K. and G. Atkinson (2013). EqHaz – An open-source probabilistic seismic hazard code based on the Monte-Carlo simulation approach. Seism. Res. L., in press.
  • Atkinson, G. and A. Babaie Mahani (2013). Estimation of moment magnitude from ground motions at regional distances. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 103, 107-116.
  • Ghofrani, H., G. Atkinson, K. Goda and K. Assatourians (2013). Stochastic finite-fault simulations of the 11th March Tohoku, Japan earthquake. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 103, 1307-1320.
  • Atkinson, G. (2012). The integration of emerging trends in engineering seismology. Proc. 15th World Conf. Earthq. Eng., Lisbon, Sept. 24-29, 2012.
  • Pal, J. and G. Atkinson (2012). Scenario ShakeMaps for Ottawa, Canada. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 102, 650-660.
  • Atkinson, G. and K. Goda (2011). Effects of seismicity models and new ground motion prediction equations on seismic hazard assessment for four Canadian cities. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 101, 176-189.
  • Atkinson, G. and D. Boore (2011). Modifications to existing ground-motion prediction equations in light of new data.  Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 101, 1121-1135.
  • Atkinson, G. and K. Goda (2011). Effects of seismicity models and new ground motion prediction equations on seismic hazard assessment for four Canadian cities. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 101, 176-189.
  • Assatourians, K., and G. Atkinson (2010). Database of processed time series and response spectra for Canada:  An example application to study of the 2005 MN5.4 Riviere du Loup, Quebec earthquake. Seism. Res. L., 81, 1013-1031.
  • Atkinson, G. and K. Goda (2010). Ineastic seismic demand of real versus simulated ground-motion records for Cascadia subduction earthquakes. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 100, 102-115.

Courses 

  • Geophysics 9508A/B: Engineering Seismology
  • Earth Sciences 4423A/B: Applied Seismology
  • Earth Sciences 2222A/B: Data Analysis & Signal Processing

Current Students

  • Joanna Holmgren, PhD Geophysics Candidate
  • Sidhanth Kothari, MSc Geophysics Candidate
  • Mark Novakovic, PhD Geophysics Candidate
  • Samantha Palmer, PhD Geophysics Candidate

Future Students

Dr. Atkinson is not accepting applications for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students.