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Thorsten W. Becker

University of Texas at Austin

Expertise: Geodynamics, tectonophysics, seismology
About Me Publications
Dorsett, J. H., Johnson, K. M., Puel, S., & Becker, T. W. (2020). Inferring mantle viscosity in Southern California from early Ridgecrest earthquake postseismic deformation. Journal of Geophysical Research--Solid Earth, (submitted). SCEC Contribution 10780
Johnson, K. M., Dorsett, J. H., Puel, S., & Becker, T. W. (2020, 08). Using Postseismic Relaxation Test Southern California Viscosity Models. Poster Presentation at 2020 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 10674
Dorsett, J. H., Johnson, K. M., Puel, S., & Becker, T. W. (2019, 08). Postseismic deformation and stress evolution following the 2019 M 7.1 and M 6.4 Ridgecrest earthquakes. Poster Presentation at 2019 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 9789
Schulte-Pelkum, V., Ball, J., Becker, T. W., Porritt, R., & Behr, W. M. (2019, 08). Analysis and removal of sediment signal in receiver functions. Poster Presentation at 2019 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 9720
Becker, T. W., Schulte-Pelkum, V., Behr, W. M., Porritt, R., & Miller, M. S. (2018, 08). Orientation of faults, fault roots, rock fabric, stress, and deformation in Southern California: Geographical comparisons and field and numerical experiments. Poster Presentation at 2018 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 8699
Hashima, A., Sato, H., Ishiyama, T., Freed, A., & Becker, T. W. (2018, 08). Stress accumulation rate on source faults around the junction of Ryukyu and Southwest Japan arcs using finite element model. Poster Presentation at 2018 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 8622
Schulte-Pelkum, V., Mueller, K., Brownlee, S. J., Becker, T. W., & Mahan, K. H. (2017, 08). Constraints on seismic anisotropy in ductile rock fabric and application to imaging fault roots in southern California . Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7652
Goebel, T. H., Kwiatek, G., Becker, T. W., Brodsky, E. E., & Dresen, G. (2017, 08). What allows seismic events to grow big?: Insights from b-value and fault roughness analysis in laboratory stick-slip experiments. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7463
Becker, T. W., Lowry, A., Faccenna, C., Schmandt, B., Borsa, A. A., & Yu, C. (2015). Western US intermountain seismicity caused by changes in upper mantle flow. Nature, 524(7566), 458-461. doi: 10.1038/nature14867. SCEC Contribution 6279
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
Yu, J., Becker, T. W., Hardebeck, J. L., & SCEC CSM Working Group, .. (2013, 9). The SCEC Community Stress Model web site v.0.1. Poster Presentation at SCEC Annual Meeting 2013. SCEC Contribution 2043
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
Platt, J. P., & Becker, T. W. (2013). Kinematics of rotating panels of E-W faults in the San Andreas system: what can we tell from geodesy?. Geophysical Journal International, 194(3), 1295–1301. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt189. SCEC Contribution 1531
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
Platt, J. P., Moresi, L., & Becker, T. W. (2012, 9). Can self-organization of shear zones control the scale and structure of plate boundaries?. Poster Presentation at 2012 SCEC Annual Meeting . SCEC Contribution 1715
Platt, J. P., & Becker, T. W. (2010). Where is the real transform boundary in California?. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 11, Q06012. doi: 10.1029/2010GC003060. SCEC Contribution 1346
Bailey, I. W., Ben-Zion, Y., Becker, T. W., & Holschneider, M. (2010). Quantifying Focal Mechanism Heterogeneity for Fault Zones in Central and Southern California. Geophysical Journal International, 183, 433-450. SCEC Contribution 1288
Bailey, I. W., Becker, T. W., & Ben-Zion, Y. (2009). Patterns of co-seismic strain computed from southern California focal mechanisms. Geophysical Journal International,. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04090.x. SCEC Contribution 1161
Platt, J. P., Kaus, B. J., & Becker, T. W. (2008). The mechanics of continental transforms: An alternative approach with applications to the San Andreas system and the tectonics of California. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 274, 380-391. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2008.07.052. SCEC Contribution 1109
Becker, T. W., Browaeys, J. T., & Jordan, T. H. (2007). Stochastic analysis of shear-wave splitting length scales. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 259(3-4), 526-540. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2007.05.010. SCEC Contribution 1052
Felzer, K. R., Becker, T. W., Abercrombie, R. E., Ekstrom, G., & Rice, J. R. (2002). Triggering of the 1999 Mw 7.1 Hector Mine earthquake by aftershocks of the 1992 Mw 7.3 Landers earthquake. Journal of Geophysical Research, 107(B9), 2190. doi: 10.1029/ 2001JB000911. SCEC Contribution 613

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