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PhD on Study of the nucleation of the L'Aquila earthquake (M/F)

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General information

Reference : UMR5275-FABCAR-026
Workplace : GRENOBLE
Date of publication : Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Scientific Responsible name : POLI Piero
Type of Contract : PhD Student contract / Thesis offer
Contract Period : 36 months
Start date of the thesis : 1 January 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2 135,00 € gross monthly

Description of the thesis topic

The scope of this research is the development and application of new methodologies for the analysis for seismic and geodtic data aimed at study the preparation of the L'Aquila earthquake in Italy. This multidiciplinaty effort will permit to better understand the physics byond the nucelation of earthquakes in continental fault settings, which are posing significant seismic hazard.

-Detection and classification of seismic signals (including unsupervised machine learning) produced before significant earthquakes.
-Development and application of new methods to perform ambient noise cross correlation for monitoring the temporal variations of physical properties of the fault zone.
-Application of high-resolution geodesy to resolve aseismic slip and/or other forcing on faults.

Knowledge of Linux like system.
Programming skill for analysis of large geophysical dataset in Python.

Work Context

The MONIFAULT ERC Project focus on “Monitoring real faults towards their critical state”
The aim of this project is to develop novel techniques to analyze and classify seismological data to study the evolution of stress in real faults. Furthermore, we are planning to include independent geophysical observations as GPS and velocity variation from ambient noise correlation to better understand the dynamics of faults during the earthquake cycle, with particular interest to the preparation phase of big earthquakes.
The project includes researchers from the ISTERRE laboratory of the University of Grenoble, ( Los Alamos National Laboratory, University of Southern California and University of La Sapienza (ROME).

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