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Refereed Publications

The papers listed here are only those which were concerned with the analysis and interpretation of the seismic data recorded at the SOSN/POLARIS web sites.


Goda, K., G. Atkinson, J. Hunter, H. Crowe and D. Motazedian (2011). Probabilistic liquefaction hazard analysis for Canadian cities. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 101, 190-201.

Atkinson, G., N. Kraeva and K. Assatourians (2011). Ground-motion attenuation at short hypocentral distances (<50 km) near Sudbury, Ontario, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am.,101, 433-437

Atkinson, G. and D. Boore (2011). Modifications to existing ground-motion prediction equations in light of new data. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., in press.

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.

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Atkinson, G. (2010). An empirical perspective on uncertainty in earthquake ground motions. Can.J.Civil Eng., special issue to honour Alan G. Davenport, in press.

Atkinson, G. and K. Assatourians (2010). Attenuation and source characteristics of the June 23, 2010 Val-des-Bois, Quebec, earthquake. Seism. Res. L., 81, 849-860.

Atkinson, G. and N. Kraeva (2010). Ground motions on surface compared to those underground: A Case Study for Subdury, Ontario. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 100, 1293-1305.

Boore, D., K. Campbell and G. Atkinson (2010). Determination of stress parameters for eight well-recorded earthquakes in eastern North America. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 100, 1632-1645.

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Dineva, S. and Mereu R. (2009), Energy Magnitude: A case study for southern Ontario/Western Quebec (Canada). Seismological Research Letters, V80, pp 136-148.

Ma,S. and Eaton, D.W.,(2009). Anatomy of a small earthquake swarm in Southern Ontario, Canada. Seismological Research Letters, V80, pp 214-223.

Atkinson, G. (2009). Alternative ground-motion prediction equations for eastern North America from a Referenced Empirical Approach: Implications for epistemic uncertainty. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 98, in press.

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Atkinson, G., S. Kaka, D. Eaton, A. Bent, V. Peci, and S. Halchuk (2008). A very close look at a moderate earthquake near Sudbury, Ontario. Seism. Res. L., 78, in press

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Allen, T. and G. Atkinson (2007). Comparison of earthquake source spectra and attenuation in eastern North America and southeastern Australia. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am.,97, 1350-1354..

Atkinson, G. and D. Wald (2007). Modified Mercalli Intensity: A surprisingly good measure of ground motion. Seism. Res. L., 78, 362-368.

Atkinson, G. and S. Kaka (2007). Relationships between felt intensity and instrumental ground motions for earthquakes in the central United States and California. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 97, 497-510.

Atkinson, G. (2007). Challenges in seismic hazard analysis for continental interiors. In Continental intraplate earthquakes: Science, hazard and policy issues. Ed. S. Stein and S. Mazzotti, Geol. Soc. Am., 396pp. (ISBN 9780813724256).

Atkinson, G. and S. Martens (2007). Seismic Hazard Estimates for sites in the Stable Canadian Craton. Can.J.Civ.Eng., 34, 1299-1311.

Alexandrakis C., D. W. Eaton (2007), Empirical transfer functions: Application to determination of outermost core velocity structure using SmKS phases, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L22317, doi:10.1029/2007GL031932.

Bayer, B., Muller, C., Eaton, D.W. and Jokat, W., 2007. Seismic anisotropy beneath Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica, revealed by shear wave splitting. Geophys. J. Internat., 171: 339-351.

Darbyshire, F.A., Eaton, D.W., Frederiksen, A.W. and Ertolaht, L., 2007. New insights into the lithosphere beneath the Superior Province from Rayleigh wave dispersion and receiver function analysis. Geophys. J. Internat., 169: 1043-1068.

Dineva, S., Eaton, D, Ma, S., and Mereu, R. (2007) The October 2005 Georgian Bay, Canada Earthquake Sequence: Mafic Dykes and their role in the mechanical heterogeneity of the Precambrian crust. Bull Seism Soc. Am V97: 457-473.

Eaton, D.W. and Frederiksen, A, 2007. Seismic evidence for convection-driven motion of the North American plate. Nature, 446: 428-431.

Edwards W. N., D. W. Eaton, P. J. McCausland, D. O. ReVelle, P. G. Brown (2007) Calibratinginfrasonic to seismic coupling using the Stardust sample return capsule shockwave: Implications for seismic observations of meteors, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B10306, doi:10.1029/2006JB004621.

Frederiksen A. W., S.-K. Miong, F. A. Darbyshire, D. W. Eaton, S. Rondenay, S. Sol (2007), Lithospheric variations across the Superior Province, Ontario, Canada: Evidence from tomography and shear wave splitting, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B07318, doi:10.1029/2006JB004861.

Ma, S. and Eaton, D.W., 2007. Western Quebec Seismic Zone (Canada): Clustered, mid-crustal seismicity along a Mesozoic hotspot track. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, B06305, doi: 10.1029/2006JB004827.

Moorkamp M., A. G. Jones, D. W. Eaton (2007), Joint inversion of teleseismic receiver functions and magnetotelluric data using a genetic algorithm: Are seismic velocities and electrical conductivities compatible?, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L16311, doi:10.1029/2007GL030519.

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Atkinson, G. and D. Boore (2006). Ground-motion prediction equations for eastern North America. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 96, 2181-2206.

Eaton, D., Dineva, S., and Mereu, R. (2006). Crustal thickness and Vp/Vs variations in the central Grenville orogen (Ontario, Canada) from analysis of teleseismic receiver functions, Tectonophysics V420: 223-238.

Kaka, S. and G. Atkinson (2006). Implementation of ShakeMaps in Ontario: Challenges of detection and location in a sparse network. Seism. Res. L., 77, 780-792.

Kim, W.-Y., Dineva, S., Ma, S. and Eaton, D. (2006). The 4th August 2004, Lake Ontario, Earthquake, Seism. Res. Letters, 77,1, 65-73.

Ma, S. and G. Atkinson (2006). 1Focal depth distribution for earthquakes with MN ? 2.8 in western Quebec, southern Ontario and northern New York. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 96, 609-623.

Sonley, E. and G. Atkinson (2006). Path-specific attenuation in eastern Canada. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 96, 1375-1382.

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Eaton, D., 2005. Multi-genetic origin of the continental Moho: Insights from LITHOPROBE. Terra Nova 18: 34-43. Doi:10.1111/j.1365-3121.2005.00657.x

Eaton, D., J. Adams, I. Asudeh, G. Atkinson, M. Bostock, J. Cassidy, I. Ferguson, C. Samson, D. Snyder, K. Tiampo and M. Unsworth (2005). Investigating Canada's lithosphere and earthquake hazards with portable arrays. EOS Transactions, 86, 169- 173.

Kaka, S. and G.Atkinson (2005). Empirical Ground-Motion Relations for ShakeMap Applications in Southeastern Canada and the Northeastern United States, Seismological Research Letters,76, 274-282.

Kaka, S. and G. Atkinson (2005). ShakeMap for the MN 5.4 March 6, 2005 Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec earthquake. Seism. Res. L., 76, 743-751.

Murphy, C. and Eaton, D. 2005. Empirical site response for POLARIS stations in southern Ontario, Canada. Seismological Res. Let. V76: 99-109.

Sonley, E. and G. Atkinson (2005). Empirical relationships between moment magnitude and Nuttli magnitude for small earthquakes in southeastern Canada. Seism. Res. L..

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Atkinson, G. (2004). An overview of developments in seismic hazard analysis. Keynote paper (5001), Proc. 13th World Conf. Earthq. Eng., Vancouver, B.C., Aug. 2-6.

Atkinson, G. (2004). Empirical attenuation of ground motion spectral amplitudes in southeastern Canada and the northeastern United States. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am.,94, 1079-1095.

Atkinson, G. and J. Pierre (2004). Ground-motion response spectra in eastern North America for different critical damping values. Seism. Res. L., 75, 541-545.

Dineva, S., Eaton, D.. and Mereu, R.F. , 2004. Seismicity of the southern Great Lakes: Revised earthquake hypocentres and possible tectonic controls. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. V94: 1902-1916.

Eaton, D., Fredrikson, A., and Miong, S. 2004. Shear-wave spitting observations in the lower Great Lakes region: Evidence for regional anisotropic domains and keel-modified asthenospheric flow. Geophys. Res. Let. V31 L07610. 4 pages.

Kaka, S. and G. Atkinson (2004). Relationships between instrumental intensity and ground motion parameters in eastern North America. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 94, 1728-1736.

O'Dowd,C. R., Eaton, D., Forsyth,D. and Asmis, H.W. 2004. Structural fabric of the Central Metasedimentary Belt of southern Ontario, Canada, from deep seismic profiling. Tectonophysics , V388 : 145-159.

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Atkinson, G. (2003). Seismic hazard analysis in Canada: an overview. Proc. 3rd Can. Conf. On Geotechnique and Natural Hazards. Edmonton, Alberta, June 8-10, 2003.

Adams, J. and G. Atkinson (2003). Development of seismic hazard maps for the 2003 National Building Code of Canada. Can. J. Civ. Eng., 30, 255-271.

Atkinson, G., J. Adams, I. Asudeh, M. Bostock, J. Cassidy, D. Eaton, I. Ferguson, A. Jones, D. Snyder and D. White (2003). POLARIS Update: Fall 2002. Seism. Res. L., 74, 41-43.

Atkinson, G. and E. Sonley (2003). Ground motions from the 20 April, 2002 Au Sable Forks, NY earthquake. Seism. Res. L., 74, 339-349.

Godin, L. R. Brown, A. Dreimanis, G. Atkinson and D. Armstrong (2003). Reply to Comment on: Analysis and reinterpretation of deformation features in the Rouge River valley, Scarborough, Ontario. Can. J. Earth Sci., 40,

Mereu, R. F. , 2003. Simulating a Mechanical Pen Recorder With a Computer Program, Seismological Research Letters, V74, 44-45.

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Chen, S. and G. Atkinson (2002). Global comparisons of earthquake source spectra. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 92, 885 - 895.

Siddiqqi, J. and G. Atkinson (2002). Ground motion amplification at rock sites across Canada, as determined from the horizontal-to-vertical component ratio. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 91, 877-884.

Godin, L. R. Brown, A. Dreimanis, G. Atkinson and D. Armstrong. Analysis and reinterpretation of deformation features in the Rouge River valley, Scarborough, Ontario (2002). Can. J. Earth Sci., 39, 1373-1391.

Mereu, R.F., Asmis, H.W., Dunn, B., Brunet, J., Eaton, D., Dineva, S. and Yapp, A. (2002). The seismicity of the western Lake Ontario area: Results from the Southern Ontario Seismic Network (SOSN), 1992-2001. Seismol. Res. Lett. 73, 534-551.