Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Arthur Rodgers

Seismologist
Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division


 +1 925-423-5018


DegreeDiscipline/InstitutionYear
Ph.D. Physics
University of Colorado, Boulder
1993
M.Sc. Physics
University of Colorado, Boulder
1988
B.S. Physics
Northeastern University
1986

Research Interests

Computational seismology, earthquake and explosion ground motion simulation, seismoacoustics, explosion yield estimation.

Honors and Awards

  • DTRA, Outstanding Team Contribution for Integrated Yield Determination Tool (IYDT), 2012
  • DTRA,Top Contributor of the Quarter, IYDT, 2011
  • PLS Directorate Award, California Academy of Sciences Earthquake Show Simulations, 2012
  • Defense Programs Award of Excellence, Source Physics Experiment, 2011
  • GS Directorate Award, IYDT Project Leadership, 2011
  • Fulbright Scholar, Laboratoire de Géophysique Interne et Tectonophysique, Grenoble, France, 2010
  • CMELS Directorate Award, 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Simulations, 2006
  • NAI Directorate Award, Middle East Seismic Cooperation Work, 2003

Selected Publications

Pitarka, A., A. M. S. Al-Amri, M. E. Pasyanos, A. J. Rodgers, R. J. Mellors (2014). Long-Period Ground Motion in the Arabian Gulf from Earthquakes in the Zagros Mountains Thrust Belt, Pure Appl. Geophys., DOI: 10.1007/s00024-0.

Ford, S. R., A. J. Rodgers, H. Xu, D. C. Templeton, P. Harben, W. Foxall and R. E. Reinke (2014). Partitioning of Seismoacoustic Energy and Estimation of Yield and Height-of-Burst/Depth-of-Burial for Near-Surface Explosions, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 104, 608-623,
DOI: 10.1785/0120130.

Xu, H., A. J. Rodgers, I. N. Lomov and O. Y. Vorobiev (2014). Seismic Source Characteristics of Nuclear and Chemical Explosions in Granite from Hydrodynamic Simulations, Pure Appl. Geophys., 171, 507-521, DOI: 10.1007/s00024-012-0623-0

Xu, H., A. J. Rodgers, I. N. Lomov, N. A. Petersson, B. Sjogreen and O. Y. Vorobiev (2013). Simulation of Explosion Ground Motions Using a Hydrodynamic-to-Elastic Coupling Approach in Three Dimensions, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 103, 1629-1639, DOI: 10.1785/0120120.

Harris, D. B., S. J. Gibbons, A. J. Rodgers and M. E. Pasyanos (2012). Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Verification Improving test ban monitoring with empirical and model-based signal processing, IEEE Signal Proc. Mag., 29, 57-70.

Aagaard, B. T., R. W. Graves, A. J. Rodgers, T. M. Brocher, R. W. Simpson, D. S. Dreger, N. A. Petersson, S. C. Larsen, S. Ma and R. C. Jachens (2010). Ground-Motion Modeling of Hayward Fault Scenario Earthquakes, Part II: Simulation of Long-Period and Broadband Ground Motions, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 100, 2945-2977.

Rodgers, A. J., N. A. Petersson and B. Sjogreen (2010). Simulation of topographic effects on seismic waves from shallow explosions near the North Korean nuclear test site with emphasis on shear wave generation, J. Geophys. Res.-Sol. Ea., 115, B11309, DOI: 10.1029/2010JB007707

Rodgers, A., N. A. Petersson, S. Nilsson, B. Sjogreen, K. McCandless (2008). Broadband waveform modeling of moderate earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay Area and preliminary assessment of the USGS 3D seismic velocity model, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 98, 969-988,
DOI: 10.1785/0120060407.

Aagaard, B. T., T. M. Brocher, D. Dolenc, D. Dreger, R. W. Graves, S. Harmsen, S. Hartzell, S. C. Larsen, K. McCandless, S. Nilsson, N. A. Petersson, A. J. Rodgers, B. Sjogreen, M. L. Zoback (2008). Ground-motion modeling of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, part II: Ground-motion estimates for the 1906 earthquake and scenario events, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 98, 1012-1046, DOI: 10.1785/0120060410.

Media

"Computer Simulations of Earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay Area LLNL Science on Saturday Lecture on University of California Television

"Simulating the south Napa earthquake, LLNL press release

"Supercomputing meets seismology in earthquake exhibit

"Re-creating the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, LLNL Science and Technology Review, 2006


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