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Paul M. Davis

Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles
Professor of Geophysics

Expertise: Seismology
 
 
About Me Publications
Davis, P. M. (2017, 08). How Much Concentrated Earthquake Damage is due to Site Effects Versus Basin Edge Focusing?. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7718
Lin, J. C., Moon, S., Yong, A., Meng, L., Martin, A., & Davis, P. M. (2017, 08). Linking Subsurface and Surface Processes: Insights on Vs30 Distribution in Southern California. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7420
Abatchev, Z., & Davis, P. M. (2016, 08). Comparison of LASSIE observed travel times and amplitudes with predicted values from SCEC velocity models.. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6991
Lin, J. C., Moon, S., Meng, L., & Davis, P. M. (2016, 08). Topographic Influence on Near-Surface Seismic Velocity in southern California. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6467
Cox, P. A., Stubailo, I., & Davis, P. M. (2014). Receiver Functions and Tomography Study along the Monterey Micro-Plate and Isabella Anomaly. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, (in preparation). SCEC Contribution 2060
Davis, P. M. (2017). Dependence of the Brittle Ductile Transition on Strain-Rate-Dependent Critical Homologous Temperature. Geophysical Journal International, 209(2), 1180-1194. SCEC Contribution 7190
Dominguez Ramirez, L. A., & Davis, P. M. (2013). Seismic Attenuation in the Middle America Region and the Frequency Dependence of Intrinsic Q. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118(5), 2164-2175. doi: 10.1002/jgrb.50163. SCEC Contribution 1644
Dominguez Ramirez, L. A., Davis, P. M., & Hollis, D. D. (2013). Application of fk Analysis and Entropy to Track the Transition from Spatially Coherent to Incoherent Earthquake Coda in Long Beach, California. Seismological Research Letters, 84(4), 622-628. doi: 10.1785/0220120099. SCEC Contribution 1643
Kosarian, M., Davis, P. M., Tanimoto, T., & Clayton, R. W. (2011). The Relationship Between Upper Mantle Anisotropic Structures Beneath California, Transpression, and Absolute Plate Motions. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 116(B08307). doi: 10.1029/2010JB007742. SCEC Contribution 1482
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., & Clayton, R. W. (2007). Application of the Telegraph Model to Coda Q Variations in Southern California. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112(B09302). doi: 10.1029/2006JB004542. SCEC Contribution 1078
Husker, A. L., Kohler, M. D., & Davis, P. M. (2006). Anomalous Seismic Amplitudes Measured in the Los Angeles Basin Interpreted as a Basin-Edge Diffraction Catastrophe. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 96(1), 147-164. doi: 10.1785/0120040216. SCEC Contribution 917
Legg, M. R., Davis, P. M., & Gath, E. M. (2004). Geology and Tectonics of Santa Catalina Island and the California Continental Borderland. In M. R. Legg, P. M. Davis, & E. M. Gath (Eds.), South Coast Geological Society Annual Field Trip Guidebook, (1, pp. 409) Santa Ana, CA, : South Coast Geological Society SCEC Contribution 875
Lutter, W. J., Fuis, G. S., Ryberg, T., Okaya, D. A., Clayton, R. W., Davis, P. M., Prodehl, C., Murphy, J. M., Langenheim, V. E., Benthien, M. L., Godfrey, N., Christensen, N., Thygesen, K., Thurber, C. H., Simila, G., & Keller, R. G. (2004). Upper crustal structure from the Santa Monica Mountains to the Sierra Nevada, southern California: tomographic results from the Los Angeles Regional Seismic Experiment, Phase II (LARSE II). Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 94(2), 619-632. doi: 10.1785/0120030058. SCEC Contribution 677
Davis, P. M. (2003). Azimuthal Variation in Seismic Anisotropy of the Southern California Uppermost Mantle. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(B1), 2052. doi: 10.1029/2001JB000637. SCEC Contribution 711
Baher, S., & Davis, P. M. (2003). An application of seismic tomography to basin focusing of seismic waves and Northridge earthquake damage. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(B2), 2122. doi: 10.1029/2001JB001610. SCEC Contribution 684
Fuis, G. S., Clayton, R. W., Davis, P. M., Ryberg, T., Lutter, W. J., Okaya, D. A., Hauksson, E., Murphy, J. M., Benthien, M. L., Baher, S., Kohler, M. D., Thygesen, K., Simila, G., & Keller, R. G. (2003). Fault Systems of the 1971 San Fernando and 1994 Northridge Earthquakes, Southern California: Relocated Aftershocks and Seismic Images from LARSE II. Geology, 31(2), 171-174. doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(2003)031<0171:FSOTSF>2.0.CO;2. SCEC Contribution 665
Baher, S., & Davis, P. M. (2003). An Application of Seismic Tomography to Basin Focusing of Seismic Waves and Northridge Earthquake Damage. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(B2), 2122. doi: 10.1029/2001JB001610. SCEC Contribution 624
Baher, S., Davis, P. M., & Fuis, G. S. (2002). Separation of Site Effects and Structural Focusing in Santa Monica, California: A Study of High-Frequency Weak Motions from Earthquakes and Blasts Recorded during the Los Angeles Region Seismic Experiment. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 92(8), 3134-3151. doi: 10.1785/0120010168. SCEC Contribution 583
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
Kohler, M. D., Kerr, B., & Davis, P. M. (2000). The 1997 Los Angeles Basin Passive Seismic Experiment - A Dense, Urban Seismic Array to Investigate Basin Lithospheric Structures. , : . SCEC Contribution 498
Henyey, T., Fuis, G. S., Benthien, M. L., Burdette, T., Christofferson, S., Clayton, R. W., Davis, P. M., & Kohler, M. D. (1999). The "LARSE" Project Working Toward A Safer Future For Los Angeles. Washington, D.C., : U.S. Government Printing Office. SCEC Contribution 497
Kohler, M. D., Vidale, J. E., & Davis, P. M. (1997). Complex Scattering Within D" Observed on the Very Dense Los Angeles Region Seismic Experiment Passive Array. Geophysical Research Letters, 24(15), 1855-1858. doi: 10.1029/97GL01823. SCEC Contribution 353
Kohler, M. D., & Davis, P. M. (1997). Crustal Thickness Variations in Southern California from Los Angeles Region Seismic Experiment Passive Phase Teleseismic Travel Times. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 87(5), 1330-1344. SCEC Contribution 352
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
Fuis, G. S., Okaya, D. A., Clayton, R. W., Lutter, W. J., Ryberg, T., Brocher, T. M., Henyey, T., Benthien, M. L., Davis, P. M., Mori, J., Catchings, R. D., ten Brink, U. S., Kohler, M. D., Klitgord, K. D., & Bohannon, R. G. (1996). Images of Crust Beneath Southern California Will Aid Study of Earthquakes and Their Effects. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 77(18), 173-176. doi: 10.1029/96EO00112. SCEC Contribution 234
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
Liu, H., Davis, P. M., & Gao, S. (1995). SKS Splitting Beneath Southern California. Geophysical Research Letters, 22(7), 767-770. SCEC Contribution 182
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
Rendon, H., & Davis, P. M. (1992). High-Frequency Scattering of Elastic SH waves from a Circular Cylinder. Part 1. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 82(3), 1475-1496. SCEC Contribution 148

Last updated Nov 16, 2017.