Brad T. Aagaard

Earthquake Science Center
United States Geological Survey
Research Geophysicist

Expertise: strong ground motion, source mechanics, wave propagation
About Me Publications
Harris, R. A., Barall, M., Aagaard, B., Ma, S., Roten, D., Olsen, K., Duan, B., Luo, B., Liu, D., Bai, K., Ampuero, J., Kaneko, Y., Gabriel, A., Duru, K., Ulrich, T., Wollherr, S., Shi, Z., Dunham, E., Bydlon, S., Zhang, Z., Chen, X., Somala, S., Pelties, C., Tago, J., Cruz-Atienza, V., Kozdon, J., Daub, E., Aslam, K., Kase, Y., Withers, K., & Dalguer, L. (2017). A suite of exercises for verifying dynamic earthquake rupture codes. Seismological Research Letters, (submitted). SCEC Contribution 7960
Aagaard, B. T., Williams, C. A., & Knepley, M. G. (2016, 08). Flexible implementation of multiphysics and discretizations in PyLith crustal deformation modeling software. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6927
Aagaard, B. T., Knepley, M. G., & Williams, C. A. (2013). A Domain Decomposition Approach to Implementing Fault Slip in Finite-Element Models of Quasi-static and Dynamic Crustal Deformation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 118(6), 3059–3079. doi: 10.1002/jgrb.50217. SCEC Contribution 1665
Harris, R. A., Barall, M., Andrews, D. J., Duan, B., Ma, S., Dunham, E. M., Gabriel, A., Kaneko, Y., Kase, Y., Aagaard, B. T., Oglesby, D. D., Ampuero, J., Hanks, T. C., & Abrahamson, N. A. (2011). Verifying a computational method for predicting extreme ground motion. Seismological Research Letters, 82(5), 638-644. doi: 10.1785/gssrl.82.5.638. SCEC Contribution 1473
Graves, R. W., & Aagaard, B. T. (2011). Testing Long-Period Ground-Motion Simulations of Scenario Earthquakes using the Mw 7.2 El Mayor-Cucapah Mainshock: Evaluation of Finite-Fault Rupture Characterization and 3D Seismic Velocity Models. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 101(2), 895-907. doi: 10.1785/0120100233. SCEC Contribution 1457
Graves, R. W., Aagaard, B. T., & Hudnut, K. W. (2011). The ShakeOut Earthquake Source and Ground Motion Simulations. Earthquake Spectra, 27(2), 273-291. doi: 10.1193/1.3570677. SCEC Contribution 1427
Aagaard, B. T., Graves, R. W., Rodgers, A. J., Brocher, T. M., Simpson, R. W., Dreger, D. S., Petersson, A., Larsen, S., Ma, S., & Jachens, R. C. (2010). Ground-motion modeling of Hayward fault scenario earthquakes II: Simulation of long-period and broadband ground motions. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 100(6), 2945-2977. doi: 10.1785/0120090379. SCEC Contribution 1425
Aagaard, B. T., Graves, R. W., Schwartz, D., Ponce, D. A., & Graymer, R. W. (2010). Ground-motion modeling of Hayward fault scenario earthquakes I: Construction of the suite of scenarios. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 100(6), 2927-2944. doi: 10.1785/0120090324. SCEC Contribution 1309
Harris, R. A., Barall, M., Archuleta, R. J., Dunham, E. M., Aagaard, B. T., Ampuero, J., Bhat, H. S., Cruz-Atienza, V. M., Dalguer, L. A., Dawson, P. B., Day, S. M., Duan, B., Ely, G. P., Kaneko, Y., Kase, Y., Lapusta, N., Liu, Y., Ma, S., Oglesby, D. D., Olsen, K. B., Pitarka, A., Song, S., & Templeton, E. L. (2009). The SCEC/USGS Dynamic Earthquake Rupture Code Verification Exercise. Seismological Research Letters, 80(January/February 2009), 119-126. doi: 10.1785/gssrl.80.1.119. SCEC Contribution 1184
Graves, R. W., Aagaard, B. T., Hudnut, K. W., Star, L. M., Stewart, J. P., & Jordan, T. H. (2008). Broadband Simulations for Mw 7.8 Southern San Andreas Earthquakes: Ground Motion Sensitivity to Rupture Speed. Geophysical Research Letters, 35(22). doi: 10.1029/2008GL035750. SCEC Contribution 1238
Olsen, A. H., Aagaard, B. T., & Heaton, T. H. (2008). Long-Period Building Response to Earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 98(2), 1047-1065. doi: 10.1785/0120060408. SCEC Contribution 1135
Bakun, W., Aagaard, B. T., Dost, B., Ellsworth, W. L., Hardebeck, J. L., Harris, R. A., Ji, C., Johnston, M., Langbein, J. O., Lienkaemper, J. J., Michael, A. J., Murray, J. R., Nadeau, R. M., Reichle, M., Reasenberg, P., Roeloffs, E., Shakal, A., Simpson, R. W., & Waldhauser, F. (2005). Implications for prediction and hazard assessment from the 2004 Parkfield earthquake. Nature, 437(13 October 2005), 969-974. doi: 10.1038/nature04067. SCEC Contribution 920

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