Impact of Argo on analysis of the global ocean
M. Balmaseda: European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Reading, U.K.;
D. Anderson: Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia;
A. Vidard: Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique, Grenoble, France.
Geophysical Research Letters (GRL) paper 10.1029/2007GL030452, 2007, http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2007GL030452
5. A universal rule for the timing of repeating earthquakes?
In some seismic settings, groups of events rupture at the same patch of fault repeatedly with nearly identical seismic signatures. These repeating sequences are suggestive of a renewal process taking place on the fault patches. Determining what controls the recurrence time of these ruptures is important to understanding dynamic failure processes fundamental to earthquakes. Chen et al. analyze data from recurring earthquake systems in Taiwan, California, and Japan with the goal of understanding the physics responsible for their similarities and differences. They find that the ratio of recurrence interval to seismic energy released in each location varied widely. However, when each earthquake system was adjusted to account for differences in the geodetically derived slip rates
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