Friday Events

Plenary Session 5: Spatial Variability of Ground Motions

Jonathan Stewart: Engineering Characterization of Spatially Variable Earthquake Ground Motions

Jack Baker: Effects of Earthquake Source Geometry and Site Conditions on Spatial Correlation of Earthquake Ground Motion Hazard

Plenary Session 6: The Vs30 Debate: How We Can and Cannot Use Vs30 in Site Response Estimation

Eric Thompson: Regional Correlations of Vs30 and Velocities Averaged Over Depths Less Than and Greater Than 30m

Norman Abrahamson: Is Vs30 an Effective Parameter for Site Characterization?

I. M. Idriss: Use of Vs30 to Represent Local Site Conditions

Mihailo Trifunac: The Nature of Site Response During Earthquakes

Silvia Castellaro: The VFZ Matrix: Simplified Soil Classification from a Different Perspective

John Zhao: Comparison Between Vs30 and Site Period Parameters in Ground-motion Prediction Equations for Response Spectra

Coffee Breaks

Poster Session 5: Site Response Studies (Ambient Noise, Microtremors, H/V)
Poster Session 6: The Vs30 Debate

Wine & Cheese Reception