Exciting news! We're transitioning to the Statewide California Earthquake Center. Our new website is under construction, but we'll continue using this website for SCEC business in the meantime. We're also archiving the Southern Center site to preserve its rich history. A new and improved platform is coming soon!

Steven N. Ward

University of California, Santa Cruz
Research Geophysicist
About Me Publications
Wilson, J. M., Rundle, J. B., Ward, S., Donnellan, A., Song, T., Komjathy, A., & Savastano, G. (2017, 08). Tsunami Squares: fast tsunami computation for use in coupled earthquake, tsunami, and ionosphere simulations. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7493
Tullis, T. E., Richards-Dinger, K. B., Barall, M., Dieterich, J. H., Field, E. H., Heien, E. M., Kellogg, L. H., Pollitz, F. F., Rundle, J. B., Sachs, M. K., Turcotte, D. L., Ward, S. N., & Burak Yikilmax, M. (2012). A Comparison among Observations and Earthquake Simulator Results for the allcal2 California Fault Model. Seismological Research Letters, 83(6), 994-1006. doi: 10.1785/0220120094. SCEC Contribution 6246
Ward, S. N. (2012). ALLCAL Earthquake Simulator. Seismological Research Letters, 83(6), 964-972. doi: 10.1785/0220120056. SCEC Contribution 1633
Ward, S. N. (2007). Methods for Evaluating Earthquake Potential and Likelihood in and around California. Seismological Research Letters, 78(1), 121-133. doi: 10.1785/gssrl.78.1.121. SCEC Contribution 939
Ward, S. N. (2004). Earthquake Simulation by Restricted Random Walks. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 94(6), 2079-2089. SCEC Contribution 800
Ward, S. N. (2001). Landslide Tsunami. Journal of Geophysical Research, 106(B6), 11201-11215. doi: 10.1029/2000JB900450. SCEC Contribution 569
Ward, S. N. (2000). Asteroid Impact Tsunami: A Probabilistic Hazard Assessment. Icarus, 145(1), 64-78. doi: 10.1006/icar.1999.6336. SCEC Contribution 570
Ward, S. N. (2000). San Francisco Bay Area Earthquake Simulations: A step toward a Standard Physical Earthquake Model. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 90(2), 370-386. doi: 10.1785/0119990026. SCEC Contribution 487
Ward, S. N. (1998). On the Consistency of Earthquake Moment Release and Space Geodetic Strain Rates: Europe. Geophysical Journal International, 135(3), 1011-1018. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-246X.1998.t01-2-00658.x . SCEC Contribution 429
Ward, S. N. (1998). On the Consistency of Earthquake Moment Rates, Geological Fault Data, and Space Geodetic Strain: The United States. Geophysical Journal International, 134(1), 172-186. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-246x.1998.00556.x . SCEC Contribution 412
Ward, S. N. (1997). Dogtails Versus Rainbows: Synthetic Earthquake Rupture Models as an Aid in Interpreting Geological Data. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 87(6), 1422-1441. SCEC Contribution 378
Ward, S. N. (1997). More on Mmax. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 87(5), 1199-1208. SCEC Contribution 358
Ward, S. N., & Valensise, G. (1996). Progressive Growth of San Clemente Island, California, by Blind Thrust Faulting: Implications for Fault Slip Partitioning in the California Continental Borderland. Geophysical Journal International, 126(3), 712-734. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.1996.tb04699.x. SCEC Contribution 254
Ward, S. N. (1996). A Synthetic Seismicity Model for Southern California: Cycles, Probabilities, Hazards. Journal of Geophysical Research, 101(B10), 22393-22418. doi: 10.1029/96JB02116. SCEC Contribution 253
Ritsema, J., Ward, S. N., & Gonzalez, F. I. (1995). Inversion of Deep-Ocean Tsunami Records for 1987-1988 Gulf of Alaska Earthquake Parameters. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 85(3), 747-754. SCEC Contribution 252
Ward, S. N. (1995). Area-Based Tests of Long-Term Seismic Hazard Predictions. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 85(5), 1285-1298. SCEC Contribution 133
Jackson, D. D., Aki, K., Cornell, C., Dieterich, J. H., Henyey, T., Mahdyiar, M., Schwartz, D., & Ward, S. N. (1995). Seismic Hazards in Southern California: Probable Earthquakes, 1994 to 2024. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 85(2), 379-439. SCEC Contribution 128
Ward, S. N. (1994). A Multidisciplinary Approach to Seismic Hazard in Southern California. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 84(5), 1293-1309. SCEC Contribution 90
Ward, S. N., & Valensise, G. (1994). The Palos Verdes Terraces: Bathtub Rings from a Buried Thrust Fault. Journal of Geophysical Research, 99(3), 4485-4494. SCEC Contribution 43
Ward, S. N., & Goes, S. (1993). How Regularly do Earthquakes Recur? A Synthetic Seismicity Model for the San Andreas Fault. Geophysical Research Letters, 20(19), 2131-2134. SCEC Contribution 89
Ward, S. N. (1992). Synthetic Quakes Model for Long Term Prediction. Geotimes, 37(7), 18-20. SCEC Contribution 86
Ward, S. N. (1992). An Application of Synthetic Seismicity in Earthquake Statistics: The Middle America Trench. Journal of Geophysical Research, 97(B5), 6675-6682. SCEC Contribution 85

Last updated Aug 28, 2017.