Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Rengin Gök

Research Scientist
Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division

 +1 925-423-1563

Ph.D. Geophysics
Bogazici University, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute - Istanbul, Turkey
M.Sc. Geophysics
Bogazici University, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute - Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Research Interests

Regional wave propagation and attenuation, velocity structure of lithosphere, receiver functions, surface wave dispersion, earthquake source spectra and moment tensors, coda waves and coda magnitude, earthquake scaling, shear wave splitting, 3-D velocity tomography.


Julià, J., A.A. Nyblade, R. Durrheim, L. Linzer, R. Gök, P. Dirks, and W. Walter, "Source Mechanisms of Mine-Related Seismicity, Savuka Mine, South Africa," in press Bull. Seismol. Soc. America.

Gök, R., L. Hutchings, K. Mayeda and D. Kalafat (2009), "Source parameters for the 1999 North Anatolian Fault Zone aftershocks," Pure and Appl. Geoph., DOI 10.1007/s00024-009-0461-x

Morasca P., K. Mayeda, R. Gök, W. S. Phillips, L. Malagnini, (2008), "Coda and direct-wave attenuation tomography in northern Italy," Bull. Seismol. Soc. Amer., 98 (4), 1936-1946

Gök, R., H. Mahdi, H. Al-Shukri and A. Rodgers , "Crustal structure of Iraq from receiver functions and surface wave dispersion," Geophys. Journal Int., Vol. 172(3), pp. 1179-1187

Pasyanos M. E., H. Tkalcic, R. Gök, A. J. Rodgers, and Abdullah Al-Enezi (2007), "Seismic structure of Kuwait," J. Geophys. Res., 110, B12301, doi:10.1029/2005JB003749.

Walter W. R. , K. Mayeda, R. Gök and A. Hofstetter (2006), "The scaling of seismic energy with moment: Simple models compared with observations, "AGU monograph, Earthquakes: Radiated Energy and the Physics of Faulting,170, 25–4.

Gök, R., M. E. Pasyanos and E. Zor, (2006), "Lithospheric Structure of the Continent-Continent Collision Zone: Eastern Turkey," Geophys. J. Int ,169 (3), 1079-1088

Akinci, A., L. Malagnini, R. B. Herrmann, R. Gök and M. Borgersen, "Ground motion scaling in the Marmara Region, Turkey," Geophys. Journal Int., Vol. 166, pp. 635-651

Morasca P., K. Mayeda, R. Gök, L. Malagnini and X. Eva, (2005) "A break in self-similarity in the Lunigiana-Garfagnana region (northern Apennines)," Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 32 , L22301

Mayeda, K., R. Gök, W. R. Walter, and A. Hofstetter (2005), "Evidence for non-constant energy/moment scaling from coda-derived source spectra, " Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 32, L10306.

Gurbuz, C., N. Turkelli, T. Bekler, R. Gök, E. Sandvol, D. Seber, and M. Barazangi (2004), "Seismic event location calibration using the Eastern Turkey broadband seismic network: analysis of the Agri dam explosion," Bull. Seismol. Soc. Amer. 94(3), 1166–1171.

Xie J., R. Gök, J. Ni and Y. Aouki, (2004), "Lateral variations of crustal seismic attenuation along the INDEPTH profiles in Tibet from Lg Q inversion," Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 109, B10308

Eken T, K. Mayeda, A. Hofstetter, R. Gök, G. Orgulu, and N. Turkelli (2004), "An application of the coda methodology for moment-rate spectra using broadband stations in Turkey," Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 31, L11609.

Gök R., E. Sandvol, N. Türkelli, D. Seber and M. Barazangi, (2003), "Sn attenuation in the Anatolian and Iranian plateau and the surrounding regions," Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 30, No. 24, 8042

Gök R., J. Ni, E. Sandvol, D. Wilson, S. Baldridge, R. Aster, M. West, S. Grand, W. Gao, F. Tilmann, and S. Semken (2003), "Shear Wave Splitting and Mantle Flow Beneath LA RISTRA," Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 30, No. 12.

Gök, R., N.Türkelli, E. Sandvol, D. Seber, and M.Barazangi (2000), "Regional wave propagation in Turkey and surrounding regions," Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 27, No 3, 2000, p. 429-432.

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