Jean-Bernard H. Minster

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For three field seasons (2002/03, 2004/05, 2005/06) we have deployed a network of GPS receivers and seismometers around the tip of a propagating rift on the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica. During these campaigns we detected seven bursts of episodic rift propagation. To determine whether these rift propagation events were triggered by short-term(More)
The Hector Mine Earthquake (Mw 7.1, 16 October 1999) ruptured 45 km of previously mapped and unmapped faults in the Mojave Desert. The ERS-2 satellite imaged the Mojave Desert on 15 September and again on 20 October, just 4 days after the earthquake. Using a newlydeveloped ground station we acquired both passes and were able to form an interferogram within(More)
Previous observations have shown that rift propagation on the Amery Ice Shelf (AIS), East Antarctica, is episodic, occurring in bursts of several hours with typical recurrence times of several weeks. Propagation events were deduced from seismic swarms (detected with seismometers) concurrent with rapid rift widening (detected with GPS receivers). In this(More)
The systematic testing of intermediate-term earthquake prediction algorithms is faced with the difficulties of (1) the limited time spanned by instrumental catalogs of seismicity in most areas of the world, and (2) the relative arbitrariness of the selection of the region and time interval over which to apply the algorithm. We offer a systematic method(More)
Tsunami-generated internal waves have been observed to propagate in the atmosphere up to the ionosphere where they have an impact on the total electron content. We simulate numerically the three-dimensional propagation of linear internal waves in an atmosphere with vertically varying stratification and horizontal background winds. Our goal is to investigate(More)
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