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Charles G. Sammis

University of Southern California
Professor

Expertise: Rock Mechanics and Mineral Physics
 
 
About Me Publications
Lippoldt, R. C., & Sammis, C. G. (2017, 08). A Simple Spring-Mass-Dashpot Model for Slow Earthquakes on a Viscous Fault . Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7669
Lippoldt, R. C., Porritt, R. W., & Sammis, C. G. (2016, 08). Constraining the velocity structure near the tremorogenic portion of the San Andreas Fault near Parkfield, CA using Ambient Noise Tomography . Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6999
Sammis, C. G., & Smith, S. W. (2012). The collective synchronization of great earthquakes. Nature, (submitted). SCEC Contribution 1668
Sammis, C. G., & Smith, S. W. (2012). Non-Volcanic Seismic Tremor, Phase-Locking, and The Global Clustering of Great Earthquakes. Geophysical Research Letters, (in preparation). SCEC Contribution 1640
Goebel, T. H., Becker, T. W., Sammis, C. G., Dresen, G., & Schorlemmer, D. (2014). Off-fault damage and acoustic emission distributions during the evolution of structurally-complex faults over series of stick-slip events. Geophysical Journal International, 197(3), 1705-1718. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu074. SCEC Contribution 1902
Goebel, T. H., Candela, T., Sammis, C. G., Becker, T. W., & Dresen, G. (2014). Seismic event distributions and off-fault damage during frictional sliding of saw-cut surfaces with predefined roughness. Geophysical Journal International,. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt401. SCEC Contribution 1901
Sammis, C. G., & Smith, S. W. (2013). Triggered tremor, phase-locking, and the global clustering of great earthquakes. Tectonophysics, 589, 167–171. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.12.021. SCEC Contribution 1968
Goebel, T. H., Schorlemmer, D., Becker, T. W., Dresen, G., & Sammis, C. G. (2013). Acoustic emissions document stress changes over many seismic cycles in stick-slip experiments. Geophysical Research Letters, 40(10), 2049-2054. doi: 10.1002/grl.50507. SCEC Contribution 1854
Goebel, T. H., Sammis, C. G., Becker, T. W., Dresen, G., & Schorlemmer, D. (2013). A comparision of seismicity characteristics and fault structure in stick-slip experiments and nature. Pure and Applied Geophysics,. doi: 10.1007/s00024-013-0713-7. SCEC Contribution 1849
Goebel, T. H., Becker, T. W., Schorlemmer, D., Stanchits, S. A., Sammis, C. G., Rybacki, E., & Dresen, G. (2012). Identifying fault heterogeneity through mapping spatial anomalies in acoustic emission statistics. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 117(B3), B03310. doi: 10.1029/2011JB008763. SCEC Contribution 1900
Bhat, H. S., Rosakis, A. J., & Sammis, C. G. (2012). A Micromechanics Based Constitutive Model For Brittle Failure at High Strain Rates. Journal of Applied Mechanics, 79(3). doi: 10.1115/1.4005897. SCEC Contribution 1598
Bhat, H. S., Biegel, R. L., Rosakis, A. J., & Sammis, C. G. (2010). The Effect of Asymmetric Damage on Dynamic Shear Rupture Propagation II: With Mismatch in Bulk Elasticity. Tectonophysics,. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2010.03.016. SCEC Contribution 1236
Biegel, R. L., Bhat, H. S., Sammis, C. G., & Rosakis, A. J. (2010). The Effect of Asymmetric Damage on Dynamic Shear Rupture Propagation I: No Mismatch in Bulk Elasticity. Tectonophysics,. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2010.03.020. SCEC Contribution 1235
Sammis, C. G., Rosakis, A. J., & Bhat, H. S. (2009). Effects of Off-Fault Damage on Earthquake Rupture Propagation: Experimental Studies. Pure and Applied Geophysics,. doi: 10.1007/s00024-009-0512-3. SCEC Contribution 1227
Fischer, A. D., & Sammis, C. G. (2009). Dynamic driving of Small Shallow Events During Strong Motion. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America,. doi: 10.1785/0120080293. SCEC Contribution 1224
Sammis, C. G., & Ben-Zion, Y. (2008). Mechanics of grain‐size reduction in fault zones. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, B02306. doi: 10.1029/2006JB004892. SCEC Contribution 1372
Fischer, A. D., Peng, Z., & Sammis, C. G. (2008). Dynamic triggering of high-frequency bursts by strong motions during the 2004 Parkfield earthquake sequence. Geophysical Research Letters,. SCEC Contribution 1201
Fischer, A. D., Sammis, C. G., Chen, Y., & Teng, T. (2008). Dynamic Triggering by Strong-Motion P and S Waves: Evidence from the 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan, Earthquake. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 98(2), 580-592. doi: 10.1785/0120070155. SCEC Contribution 1129
Biegel, R. L., Sammis, C. G., & Rosakis, A. J. (2008). An experimental study of the effect of off-fault damage on the velocity of a slip pulse. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, B04302. doi: 10.1029/2007JB005234. SCEC Contribution 1126
Dolan, J. F., Bowman, D., & Sammis, C. G. (2007). Long-Range and Long-Term Fault Interactions in Southern California. Geology, 35(9), 855-858. doi: 10.1130/G23789A.1. SCEC Contribution 1010
Biegel, R. L., & Sammis, C. G. (2007). Interaction of a Dynamic Rupture on a Fault Plane with Short Frictionless Fault Branches . Pure and Applied Geophysics, 164(10), 1881-1904. doi: 10.1007/s00024-007-0251-2. SCEC Contribution 1002
Kohen-Kadosh, S. Z., Sammis, C. G., & Bowman, D. (2006). An observational test of the Stress Accumulation model based on seismicity preceding the 1992 Landers, CA earthquake. Tectonophysics, 413(1-2), 39-52. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2005.10.032. SCEC Contribution 937
Manighetti, I., Campillo, M., Sammis, C. G., Mai, P. M., & King, G. C. (2005). Evidence for self-similar, triangular slip distributions on earthquakes: implications for earthquake and fault mechanics. Journal of Geophysical Research, 110(B05302). doi: 10.1029/2004JB003174. SCEC Contribution 894
Rice, J. R., & Sammis, C. G. (2005). Off-Fault Secondary Failure Induced by a Dynamic Slip Pulse. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 95(1), 109-134. doi: 10.1785/0120030166. SCEC Contribution 732
Sammis, C. G., Bowman, D., & King, G. C. (2004). Anomalous Seismicity and Accelerating Moment Release Preceding the 2001 and 2002 Earthquakes in Northern Baja California, Mexico. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 161(11-12), 2369-2378. doi: 10.1007/s00024-004-2569-3. SCEC Contribution 698
Bowman, D., & Sammis, C. G. (2004). Intermittent Criticality and the Gutenberg-Richter Distribution. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 161(9-10), 1945-1956. doi: 10.1007/s00024-004-2541-z. SCEC Contribution 602
Ben-Zion, Y., & Sammis, C. G. (2003). Characterization of Fault Zones. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 160(3-4), 677-715. doi: 10.1007/PL00012554. SCEC Contribution 590
Sammis, C. G., & Rice, J. R. (2001). Repeating Earthquakes as Low-Stress-Drop Events at a Border between Locked and Creeping Fault Patches. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 91(3), 532-537. doi: 10.1785/0120000075. SCEC Contribution 611
Ben-Zion, Y., Sammis, C. G., & Henyey, T. (1999). Perspective on the Field of Physics of Earthquakes. Seismological Research Letters, 70(4), 428-431. SCEC Contribution 469
Bowman, D., Ouillon, G., Sammis, C. G., Sornette, A., & Sornette, D. (1998). An Observational Test of the Critical Earthquake Concept. Journal of Geophysical Research, 103(B10), 24359-24372. doi: 10.1029/98JB00792. SCEC Contribution 417
An, L., & Sammis, C. G. (1996). Development of Strike-Slip Faults: Shear Experiments in Granular Materials and Clay Using a New Technique. Journal of Structural Geology, 18(8), 1061-1077. doi: 10.1016/0191-8141(96)00012-0 . SCEC Contribution 425
Saleur, H., Sammis, C. G., & Sornette, D. (1996). Renormalization Group Theory of Earthquakes. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 3(2), 102-109. doi: 10.5194/npg-3-102-1996. SCEC Contribution 423
Sammis, C. G. (1996). Fractal Fragmentation and Frictional Stability in Granular Materials. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Netherlands. doi: 10.1007/978-94-011-5520-5_3. SCEC Contribution 422
Sammis, C. G., Sornette, D., & Saleur, H. (1996). Complexity and Earthquake Forecasting. In J. B. Rundle, W. Klein, & D. L. Turcotte (Eds.), Reduction & Predictability of Natural Disasters, in SFI Studies on the Sciences of Complexity, (, pp. 143-156) Boston, USA: Addison Wesley SCEC Contribution 333
An, L., & Sammis, C. G. (1996). A Cellular Automaton for the Development of Crustal Shear Zones. Tectonophysics, 253(3-4), 247-270. doi: 10.1016/0040-1951(95)00062-3. SCEC Contribution 332
Saleur, H., Sammis, C. G., & Sornette, D. (1996). Discrete Scale Invariance, Complex Fractal Dimensions and log-periodic fluctuations in Seismicity. Journal of Geophysical Research, 101(B8), 17661-17677. doi: 10.1029/96JB00876. SCEC Contribution 326
Sornette, D., & Sammis, C. G. (1995). Complex Critical Exponents from Renormalization Group theory of Earthquakes: Implications for Earthquake Predictions. Journal de Physique I, 5(5), 607-619. doi: 10.1051/jp1:1995154 . SCEC Contribution 156
Robertson Haver, M., Sammis, C. G., Sahimi, M., & Martin, A. (1995). Fractal Analysis of Three-Dimensional Spatial Distributions of Earthquakes with a Percolation Interpretation. Journal of Geophysical Research, 100(B1), 609-620. SCEC Contribution 117
Scott, D., Lockner, D. A., Byerlee, J., & Sammis, C. G. (1994). Triaxial Testing of Lopez Fault Gouge at 150 MPa Mean Effective Stress. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 142(3/4), 749-775. doi: 10.1007/BF00876063. SCEC Contribution 103
Scott, D., Marone, C. J., & Sammis, C. G. (1994). The Apparent Friction of Granular Fault Gouge in Sheared Layers. Journal of Geophysical Research, 99(B4), 7231-7246. SCEC Contribution 102
Sahimi, M., Robertson Haver, M., & Sammis, C. G. (1993). Fractal Distribution of Earthquake Hypocenters and Its Relation to Fault Patterns and Percolation. Physical Review Letters, 70(14), 2186-2189. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.70.2186. SCEC Contribution 51
Nakanishi, K., Sahimi, M., Robertson Haver, M., Sammis, C. G., & Rintoul, M. D. (1993). Fractal Properties of the Distribuation of Earthquake Hypocenters. Journal de Physique I, 3(3), 733-739. doi: 10.1051/jp1:1993158 . SCEC Contribution 334
Sahimi, M., Robertson Haver, M., & Sammis, C. G. (1992). Relation Between the Earthquake Statistics and Fault Patterns, and Fractals and Percolation. Physica A, 191(1-4), 57-68. doi: 10.1016/0378-4371(92)90506-L. SCEC Contribution 50
Steacy, S., & Sammis, C. G. (1992). A Damage Mechanics Model for Fault Zone Friction. Journal of Geophysical Research, 97(B1), 587-594. SCEC Contribution 336
King, G. C., & Sammis, C. G. (1992). The Mechanisms of Finite Brittle Strain. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 138(4), 611-640. doi: 10.1007/BF00876341. SCEC Contribution 335

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