Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Stephen Myers

Research Staff
Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division

 +1 925-423-4988

Ph.D. Seismology
University of Arizona
M.S. Seismology
University of Arizona
B.S. Geophysics
University of Wyoming

Research Interests

My research is focused on seismic monitoring with emphasis on technologies that improve the accuracy of event locations and characterization of location uncertainty. My work spans all aspect of event location with emphasis on development of Earth models to improve the prediction of seismic observables and the application of machine learning algorithms in the multiple-event location problem.

Honors and Awards

2014 Department of Energy E. O. Lawrence Award for contributions to nuclear security and nuclear non-proliferation technology.
2013-present LLNL Lawrence Fellow committee.
2012-present Chair: IASPEI/CoSOI1 working group on Utilization of Global 3-D Models for Seismic Observatory Applications.
2010 LLNL SPOT award for leading the joint LLNL, SNL, LANL, AFTAC team to develop, deliver, and publish on the Regional Seismic Travel Time (RSTT) method and model.
2006 LLNL directorate award for outstanding contribution to an external review panel.
1 International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior/ Commission on Seismological Observation and Interpretation

Selected Publications

Myers, S.C., N. A. Simmons, G. Johanesson, and E. Matzel. (2015) Improved regional and teleseismic P-wave travel time prediction and event location using a global, 3-dimensional velocity model, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am.(in press).

Bondar, I., S.C. Myers, E.R. Engdahl. (2015) Earthquake Location, Encyclopedia of Earthquake Engineering, ed. M. Beer, E. Patelli, I. Kougioumtzoglou, and I Siu-Kui SpringerReference.

Rodi, W.L., and S.C. Myers. (2013) Computation of traveltime covariances based on stochastic models of velocity heterogeneity, Geophys. Jour. Int,
doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt171.

Simmons, N.A, S.C. Myers, G. Johannesson, and E. Matzel. (2012) LLNL-G3Dv3: Global P-wave tomography model for improved regional and teleseismic travel time prediction. Jour, Geophys. Res., doi: 10.1029/2012JB009525.

Myers, S.C., M. L. Begnaud, S. Ballard, M. E. Pasyanos, W. S. Phillips, A. L. Ramirez, M. S. Antolik, K. D. Hutchenson, J. Dwyer, and C. A. Rowe, and G. S. Wagner. (2010) A crust and upper mantle model of Eurasia and North Africa for Pn travel time calculation, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 100, 640-656.

Myers, S.C., G. Johannesson, and W. Hanley, A Bayesian hierarchical method for multiple-event seismic location, Geophys. J. Int., 171, 1049-1063, 2007.

Flanagan, M.F., S.C. Myers, K.D. Koper, Regional travel-time uncertainty and seismic location improvement using a 3Dimensional a priori velocity model, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 97,804-825, 2007.

Engdahl, E.R., J. Jackson, S.C. Myers, E.A. Bergman, and K. Priestley, Relocation and assessment of seismicity in the Iran region, Geophys. Jour. Int., 167, 761-778 2006.

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