Issue No.05 - Sept.-Oct. (2012 vol.14)
Eric M. Heien , University of California, Davis
Michael Sachs , University of California, Davis
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCSE.2012.39
Understanding earthquake behavior is crucial for predicting earthquakes' effects. One way of understanding long-term earthquake behavior is through simulation. Virtual California is a program developed to generate ensembles of earthquakes in a specified fault system. The theory underlying the program, some recent results, and several optimizations used to improve performance are presented.
Three dimensional displays, Earthquakes, Computational modeling, Program processors, Sientific computing, Green's function methods, Mathematical model, Predictive models, scientific computing, earthquake simulation, computational earthquake science, 3D simulation, geodynamics
Eric M. Heien, Michael Sachs, "Understanding Long-Term Earthquake Behavior through Simulation", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.14, no. 5, pp. 10-20, Sept.-Oct. 2012, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2012.39