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Leon Knopoff

Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics
University of California, Los Angeles
About Me Publications
Davis, P. M., & Knopoff, L. (2009, 8). The Elastic Modulus, Percolation and Disaggregation of Stongly Interacting, Intersecting Antiplane Cracks. Poster Presentation at National Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting . doi: 10.1073/pnas.0903014106. SCEC Contribution 1274
Davis, P. M., Rubinstein, J. L., Liu, K. H., Gao, S., & Knopoff, L. (2000). Northridge earthquake damage caused by geologic focusing of seismic waves. Science, 289(5485), 1746-1750. doi: 10.1126/science.289.5485.1746. SCEC Contribution 528
Nielsen, S., & Knopoff, L. (1998). The Equivalent Strength of Geometrical Barriers to Earthquakes. Journal of Geophysical Research, 103(B5), 9953-9965. SCEC Contribution 409
Sornette, D., & Knopoff, L. (1997). The Paradox of the Expected Time until the Next Earthquake. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 87(4), 789-798. SCEC Contribution 369
Gao, S., Liu, H., Davis, P. M., Knopoff, L., & Fuis, G. S. (1996). A 98-station Seismic Array to Record Aftershocks of the 1994 Northridge, California, Earthquake. , USA: U.S. Geological Survey. SCEC Contribution 351
Davis, P. M., & Knopoff, L. (1996). Reply [to “Comment on ‘The elastic modulus of media containing strongly interacting antiplane cracks’ by Paul M. Davis and Leon Knopoff”]. Journal of Geophysical Research, 101(B11), 25377-25379. doi: 10.1029/96JB02467. SCEC Contribution 348
Knopoff, L. (1996). The Organization of Seismicity on Fault Networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 93(9), 3830-3837. SCEC Contribution 323
Knopoff, L. (1996). A Selective Phenomenology of the Seismicity of Southern California. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 93(9), 3756-3763. SCEC Contribution 322
Sornette, D., Knopoff, L., & Kagan, Y. Y. (1996). Rank-Ordering Statistics of Extreme Events: Application to the Distribution of Large Earthquakes. Journal of Geophysical Research, 101(B6), 13883-13893. doi: 10.1029/96JB00177. SCEC Contribution 231
Gao, S., Liu, H., Davis, P. M., & Knopoff, L. (1996). Localized Amplification of Seismic Waves and Correlation with Damage Due to the Northridge Earthquake: Evidence for focusing in Santa Monica. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 86(1B, supplement), S209-S230. SCEC Contribution 214
Knopoff, L., Levshina, T., Keilis-Borok, V. I., & Mattoni, C. (1996). Increased Long-Range, Intermediate Magnitude Earthquake Activity Prior to Strong Earthquakes in California. Journal of Geophysical Research, 101(B3), 5779-5796. doi: 10.1029/95JB03730. SCEC Contribution 154
Abinante, M., & Knopoff, L. (1995). Quasidynamic Model for Earthquake Simulations. Physical Review E, 52(5), 5675-5678. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.52.5675. SCEC Contribution 272
Knopoff, L. (1995). A Mesoscopic Model of Friction and the Self-Organization of Earthquake Events. In R. C. Batra, A. K. Mal, & G. P. MacSiphigh (Eds.), Impact, Waves and Fracture, (, pp. 175-187) , USA: American Society of Mechanical Engineers SCEC Contribution 271
Knopoff, L., & Sornette, D. (1995). Earthquake Death Tolls. Journal de Physique I, 5(12), 1681-1688. doi: 10.1051/jp1:1995223 . SCEC Contribution 223
Nielsen, S., & Knopoff, L. (1995). Model of Earthquake Recurrence: Role of Elastic Wave Radiation, Relaxation of Friction and Inhomogeneity. Journal of Geophysical Research, 100(B7), 12423-12430. SCEC Contribution 213
Davis, P. M., & Knopoff, L. (1995). The Elastic Modulus of a Medium Containing Strongly Interacting Antiplane Cracks. Journal of Geophysical Research, 100(B9), 18253-18258. SCEC Contribution 170
Xu, H., & Knopoff, L. (1994). Periodicity and Chaos in a One-Dimensional Dynamical Model of Earthquakes. Physical Review E, 50(5), 3577-3581. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.50.3577. SCEC Contribution 121

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