Dr. Rachel E. Abercrombie

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Abercrombie, R. E., 2013. Comparison of direct and coda wave stress drop measurements for the Wells, Nevada, earthquake sequence, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 1458–1470, doi:10.1029/2012JB009638. PDF

Chen, X., P. M. Shearer, and R. E. Abercrombie, 2012. Spatial migration of earthquakes within seismic clusters in Southern California: Evidence for fluid diffusion, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B04301, doi:10.1029/2011JB008973. PDF

El Hariri, M., R. E. Abercrombie, C. A. Rowe, and A. F. do Nascimento, 2010. The Role of Fluids in Triggering Earthquakes: Observations From Reservoir Induced Earthquakes in Brazil, Geophys. J. Int., 181, 1566-1574. PDF

Viegas, G. M., R. E. Abercrombie, and W.-Y. Kim, 2010. The 2002 M5 Au Sable Forks, NY, earthquake sequence: source scaling relationships and energy budget, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B07310, doi:10.1029/2009JB006799. PDF

Viegas, G. M., L. G. Baise, and R. E. Abercrombie, 2010, Regional wave propagation in New England and New York, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 100, 2196-2218, doi:10.1785/0120090223. PDF

Tomic, J., R. E. Abercrombie, and Do Nascimento, A., 2009, Source parameters and rupture velocity of small M≤2.2 reservoir induced earthquakes, Geophys. J. Int., doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04233.x. PDF

Yamada, T., R. E. Abercrombie, S. Ide, J. J. Mori, H. Kawakata, M. Nakatani, Y. Iio, and H. Ogasawara, 2007, Stress Drops and Radiated Seismic Energies of Microearthquakes in a South African Gold Mine, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B03305, doi:10.1029/2006JB004553. PDF

Sonley, E., and R. E. Abercrombie, 2006, Effects of methods of attenuation correction on source parameter determination, American Geophysical Union Monograph, EARTHQUAKES Radiated energy and the physics of faulting, eds. Abercrombie, McGarr, Di Toro and Kanamori. PDF

Shipton, Z., J. Evans, R. E. Abercrombie and E. Brodsky, 2006, The Missing Sinks: Slip Localization in Faults, Damage Zones, and the Seismic Energy Budget, American Geophysical Union Monograph, EARTHQUAKES Radiated energy and the physics of faulting, eds. Abercrombie, McGarr, Di Toro and Kanamori. PDF

Antolik, M., R. E. Abercrombie, Pan, and G. Ekström, 2006, Rupture characteristics of the 2003 Mw7.6 Mid-Indian ocean earthquake, J. Geophys. Res., 111, B04302, doi:10.1029/2005JB003785. PDF

Abercrombie, R. E., The start of something big?, 2005, Nature 438, 171-173, invited News and Views

Abercrombie, R. E. and Rice, J. R., 2005, Can observations of earthquake scaling constrain slip weakening?, Geophys. J. Int., 162, 406-424. PDF

McGarr, A., R. E. Abercrombie, and H. Kanamori, 2005. Radiated energy and the physics of earthquake faulting, Eos, Trans. AGU, 86, 447. PDF

Abercrombie, R. E., 2004, Earthquakes, Highlights: Discoveries in the Earth Sciences, Geotimes, July 2004 (Invited Review article).

Antolik, M., R. E. Abercrombie, and G. Ekström, 2004, The 14 November, 2001 Kokoxili (Kunlunshan), Tibet earthquake: rupture transfer through a large extensional step-over, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 94, 1173-1194. PDF SUPPLEMENT

Felzer, K. R., R. E. Abercrombie, and G. Ekström, 2004, A common origin for aftershocks, foreshocks, and multiplets, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 94, 88-99. PDF

Abercrombie, R. E. and Ekström, G., 2003, A reassessment of the rupture characteristics of oceanic transform faults, J. Geophys. Res., 108, 10.1029/2001JB000814. PDF

Abercrombie, R. E., M. A. Antolik, and G. Ekström, 2003, The June 2000 Mw7.9 earthquakes south of Sumatra: deformation in the India-Australia plate, J. Geophys. Res., 108, 10.1029/2001JB000674 PDF

Felzer, K. R., R. E. Abercrombie, and G. Ekström, 2003, Secondary Aftershocks and their importance for aftershock forecasting, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 93, 1433-1448. PDF

Mori, J. J., Abercrombie, R. E., and Kanamori, H., 2003, Stress drops and radiated energies of the Northridge aftershocks, J. Geophys. Res., 108, 10.1029/200JB000474, 2003. PDF

Felzer, K. R., T. W. Becker, R. E. Abercrombie, G. Ekström, and J. R. Rice, 2002, Triggering of the 1999 Mw 7.1 Hector Mine earthquake by aftershocks of the 1992 Mw 7.3 Landers earthquake, J. Geophys. Res., 107, 2190, doi:10.1029/2001JB000911. PDF

Abercrombie, R. E. and Ekström, G., 2001, Earthquake slip on oceanic transform faults, Nature, 410, 74-77. PDF

Abercrombie, R. E., Antolik, M. A., Felzer, K. R., and Ekström, G., 2001, The 1994 Java earthquake: slip over a subducting seamount, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 6595-6607. PDF

Ellsworth, B., H. Ito, P. Malin, and R. E. Abercrombie, 2001. In Jules Verne’s Footsteps: Seismology in the Source, Eos, Trans. AGU, 82, 333, 339.

Abercrombie, R. E., 2000, Crustal Attenuation and Site Effects at Parkfield, California, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 6277-6286. PDF

Abercrombie, R. E., 2000, Earthquake source complexity and seismicity at small magnitudes, Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Tectonic Problems of the San Andreas Fault System, September 6-8, 2000 Stanford University.

Abercrombie, R. E., Webb, T. H., Robinson, R., McGinty, P. J., Mori, J. J. and Beavan, J., 2000, The enigma of the Arthur’s Pass, New Zealand, earthquake 1: reconciling a variety of data for an unusual earthquake sequence, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 16119-16137. PDF

Abercrombie, R. E., Bannister, S., Pancha, A., Webb, T. H. and Mori, J., 2000, Determination of fault planes in a complex aftershock sequence using two-dimensional slip inversion, Geophys. J. Int., 146, 134-142. PDF

Gledhill, K., Robinson, R., Webb, T. H., Abercrombie, R. E., Beavan, J., Cousins, J., and Eberhart-Phillips, D., 2000, The Mw 6.2, Cass, New Zealand, earthquake of 24 November 1995: Reverse faulting in a strike slip regime, New Zealand J. Geol. And Geophys., 43, 255-269. PDF

Abercrombie, R. E., 1998, A summary of attenuation measurements from borehole recordings of earthquakes: the 10 Hz transition problem, Pure Appl. Geophys., 153, 475-487. PDF

Abercrombie, R. E. and Benites, R. A., 1998, Strong motion modelling of the 1993 Tikokino earthquake, southern Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, New Zealand J. Geol. And Geophys., 41, 259-270. PDF

Adams, D. A. and Abercrombie, R. E., 1998, Seismic attenuation at high frequencies in southern California from coda waves recorded at a range of depths, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 24257-24270. PDF

Abercrombie, R. E., 1997, Near surface attenuation and site effects from comparison of surface and deep borehole recordings, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 87, 731-744. PDF

Mori, J. J. and Abercrombie, R. E., 1997, Depth dependence of earthquake frequency-magnitude distributions in California: implications for rupture initiation, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 15081-15090. PDF

Liu, Y., Crampin, S. and Abercrombie, R. E., 1997, Shear-wave anisotropy and the stress field from borehole recordings at 2.5 km depth at Cajon Pass, Geophys. J. Int., 129, 439-449.

Abercrombie, R. E., 1996, The magnitude-frequency distribution of earthquakes recorded with deep seismometers at Cajon Pass, Southern California, Tectonophys., 261, 1-7. PDF

Abercrombie, R. E. and Mori, J., 1996, Occurrence patterns of foreshocks to large earthquakes in the western United States, Nature, 381, 303-307. PDF

Manov, D. V., Abercrombie, R. E. and Leary, P. C., 1996. Reliable and economical high temperature deep borehole seismic recording, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 86, 204-211.

Abercrombie, R. E., 1995a, Earthquake source scaling relationships from -1 to 5 ML, using seismograms recorded at 2.5 km depth, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 24015-24036. PDF

Abercrombie, R. E., 1995b, Earthquake locations using single-station deep borehole recordings: implications for microseismicity on the San Andreas fault in southern California, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 24003-24014. PDF

Abercrombie, R. E. Main, I. G., Douglas, A. and Burton, P. W., 1995, The nucleation and rupture process of the 1981 Gulf of Corinth earthquakes from deconvolved broadband data, Geophys. J. Int., 120, 393-405. PDF

Abercrombie, R. E., Agnew, D. C. and Wyatt, F. K., 1995, Testing a model of earthquake nucleation, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 85, 1873-1878.

Banerdt, W. B., Abercrombie, R. E., Keddie, S., Mizutani, H., Nagihara, S., Nakamura, Y. and Pike, W. T., 1995, Planetary Interiors, in Planetary Surface Instruments Workshop, Eds. C. Meyer, A. Treiman and T. Kostiuk,. Lunar and Planetary Institute Technical Report 95-05, 41-50.

Abercrombie, R. E. and Mori, J., 1994, Local observations of the onset of a large earthquake: 28 June 1992, Landers, California, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 84, 725-734. PDF

Abercrombie, R. E. and Brune, J. N., 1994, Evidence for a constant b-value in the southern San Andreas, San Jacinto and San Miguel fault zones, and at the Long Valley caldera, California, Geophys. Res. Lett., 21, 1647-1650.

Abercrombie, R. E., 1994a, Regional bias in estimates of earthquake Ms due to surface wave path effects, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 84, 377-382.

Abercrombie, R. E., 1994b, Earthquake seismology 2.5 km down the Cajon Pass scientific drillhole, southern California, Proc. 7th Int. Symposium on the Observation of the Continental Crust through Drilling, 221-224.

Leary, P. C. and Abercrombie, R. E., 1994a, Frequency dependent crustal scattering and absorption at 5 - 160 Hz from coda decay observed at 2.5 km depth, Geophys. Res. Lett., 21, 971-974.

Leary, P. C. and Abercrombie, R. E., 1994b, Fractal fracture scattering origin of S-wave coda: spectral evidence from recordings at 2.5 km, Geophys. Res. Lett., 21, 1683-1686.

Abercrombie, R. E. and Leary, P. C., 1993, Source parameters of small earthquakes recorded at 2.5 km depth, Cajon Pass, southern California: implications for earthquake scaling, Geophys. Res. Lett., 20, 1511-1514. PDF

Abercrombie, R. E., 1991, Earthquake rupture dynamics and neotectonics of the Aegean area, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Reading.

Monographs

GEOPHYSICAL MONOGRAPH 170: EARTHQUAKES Radiated Energy and the Physics of Faulting, R. E. Abercrombie, A. McGarr, G. Di Toro, H. Kanamori, 2006. Table of Contents
(Following from 2005 AGU Chapman conference, see PDF)

Conference Abstracts

Yamada, T., R. E. Abercrombie, S. Ide, J. J. Mori, H. Kawakata, M. Nakatani, Y. Iio, and H. Ogasawara, 2007, Source Parameters of Microearthquakes in a South African Gold Mine: Significance of the Near-Source Observation with High Sampling Rate, Seismic Res. Letts., 78, 293.

Murphy, K., R. E. Abercrombie, M. Antolik and T. Yamada, 2006, The M8.1 Intraplate, Strike-Slip Macquarie Earthquake of 23 December 2004, Eos, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract S42C-03.

Yamada. T., R. E. Abercrombie, S. Ide, J. J. Mori, H. Kawakata, M. Nakatani, Y. Iio, and H. Ogasawara, 2006, Stress Drop and Radiated Seismic Energy of Microearthquakes Involving Volume Change in a South African Gold Mine, Eos, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract. S31B-0212.

Tibuleac, I. M., and R. E. Abercrombie, 2006, Rupture of the Dec. 24, 2004 Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake Observed at Small-Aperture Arrays, Eos, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract T23A-0470.

Sonley, E., and R. E. Abercrombie, 2006, Variability in source parameters, as measured downhole at Parkfield, CA., Seismic Res. Letts., 77, 256.

Murphy, K., R. E. Abercrombie, and M. Antolik, 2006, The 2004 December 23 M8.1 Macquarie earthquake, Seismic Res. Letts., 77, 210.

Sonley, E., and R. E. Abercrombie, 2005, Rupture dynamics of small earthquakes. Including 2004 aftershocks recorded downhole at Parkfield, Seismic Res. Letts., 76, 217.

Sonley, E., and R. E. Abercrombie, 2005, The effect of the 2004 M6.0 earthquake on small repeating earthquakes recorded downole at Parkfield, Eos, 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract S33C-05

Viegas, G., and R. E. Abercrombie, and W-Y. Kim, 2005, Earthquake source scaling and wave propagation in eastern North America: The Au Sable Forks, NY, earthquake, Eos, 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract S23B-247

Abercrombie, R. E., and Nadeau, R. M., 2004, The Parkfield Stress Drop Controversy, Seismic Res. Letts., 75, 246.

Felzer, K. R., Brodsky, E. E., and Abercrombie, R. E., 2004, The absence of stress shadows Seismic Res. Letts., 75, 285.

Abercrombie, R. E., and Nadeau, R. M., 2003, The Parkfield Stress Drop Controversy, Eos, 84, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract S41B-07.

Tomic, J., Abercrombie, R. E., and do Nascimento, A., 2003. Source Parameters of Reservoir-Induced Small Earthquakes: Can We Resolve Rupture Velocity?, Eos, 84, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract S42C-0178..

Antolik, M., Abercrombie, R. E., Pan, J., and Ekstrom, G., 2003, Rupture Characteristics and Aftershocks of the July 15, 2003 Carlsberg ‘H’ (Indian Ocean) Mw 7.6 Earthquake, Eos, 84, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract S52K-04..

Felzer, K. R., Abercrombie, R. E., and Brodsky, E. E., 2003, Testing the stress shadow hypothesis, Eos, 84, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract S31A-04.

Prejean, S. G., Abercrombie, R. E., Ellsworth, W. L., Imanishi, K., Ito, H., and Stork, A., 2003, New Insights into Crustal Attenuation from Deep Borehole Studies, Eos, 84, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract S21A-06.

Abercrombie, R., Tomic, J., Nascimento, A., and Mori, J., 2003, Nucleation and Rupture Dynamics of Small Earthquakes in Diverse Tectonic Settings, Geophys. Res. Abstracts, European Geophys. Soc., SM12-1MO4O-007

Antolik, M., Abercrombie, R., Ekström, G., 2003, Broadband Rupture Process of the 2001 Kunlun Fault (Mw 7.8) Earthquake, Geophys. Res. Abstracts, European Geophys. Soc., SM15-1WE1P-0162

Milsom, J., and Abercrombie, R. E., 2003, The June 2000 Enggano earthquake, South Sumatra, and the role of the Mentawai Fault, Geophys. Res. Abstracts, European Geophys. Soc., TS34-1WE3O-010

Abercrombie, R. E., 2002, How Good are our Source Parameter Estimates for Small Earthquakes? Eos, 83, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract S71E-03..

Felzer, K. R., R. E. Abercrombie, G. Ekström, A Common Origin for Aftershocks, Foreshocks, and Multiplets, Eos, 83, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract S61E-09.

Abercrombie, R. E. and Rice, J. R., 2002, Nucleation and scaling of radiated seismic energy, 2002, Seismic Res. Lets., ??.

Felzer, K. R., R. E. Abercrombie, G. Ekström, 2002, The Rate of Secondary Aftershock Production and its Physical Implications, Seismic Res Lets., ??.

Abercrombie, R. E. and Rice, J. R., 2002, Nucleation and scaling of radiated seismic energy, Southern California Earthquake Center Annual Meeting, September.

Felzer, K. R., R. E. Abercrombie, G. Ekström, 2002, Forecasting Aftershock Locations: A Comparison of Two Methods, Southern California Earthquake Center Annual Meeting, September.

Abercrombie, R. E. and Rice, J. R., 2001, Small earthquake scaling revisited: can it constrain slip weakening? Eos, 82, Fall Meet. Suppl., F843.

Felzer, K. R., T. W. Becker, R. E. Abercrombie, G. Ekström, J. R.Rice, 2001, Aftershocks can Significantly Alter Stress Change Patterns Producedby Their Mainshock, Eos , 82, Fall Meet. Suppl., F811.

Abercrombie, R. E. and Antolik, M., Ekström, G., and Felzer, K., 2000, Three unexpected earthquakes and their implications for current deformation in the Indian Ocean and Sunda Arc, Eos, 82, Spring Meet. Suppl., S417.

Abercrombie, R. E., Felzer, K., Ekström, G., and Antolik, M., 2000, The June 2000 Sumatera Earthquakes (M 7.8): Part of the India-Australia Plate Boundary?, Eos, 81 (supplement), F913.

Abercrombie, R. E. and Ekström, G., 1999, Oceanic transform earthquakes: deep or slow?, Eos, 80, (supplement), F719.

Felzer, K. R., M. Antolik, R. E. Abercrombie, and G. Ekström, 1999, Source Characteristics of the 2 June, 1994 Java Tsunamagenic Earthquake and Aftershocks, Eos, 80, Fall Meet. Suppl., F751.

Abercrombie, R. E., Ekström, G., and Antolik, M., 1999, Investigating slow earthquake sources, Eos, 80, Fall Meet. Suppl., S332.

Abercrombie, R. E. and Ekström, G., 1998, Can we really detect slow precursors to large earthquakes?, Eos, 79, Fall Meet. Suppl., F658.

Abercrombie, R. E., Robinson, R., Webb, T. H., McGinty, P. J. and Beavan, J., 1998, The Arthur’s Pass earthquake: an unusual event with an unusual aftershock sequence, Eos, 79 (supplement), S221.

Abercrombie, R. E., Robinson, R., Webb, T. H., McGinty, P. J. and Beavan, J., 1997, The 1994 Mw6.7 Arthur’s Pass earthquake, Geol. Soc. NZ Misc. Publ. 95A, 1.

Abercrombie, R. E., Benites, R. A., Webb, T. H. and Cousins, W. J., 1997, Strong motion modelling of two recent New Zealand earthquakes: Tikokino 1993 and Edgecumbe 1987, NZ Geophys. Soc. Annual Meeting.

Abercrombie, R. E., S. Sherburn, C. Bryan and A. W. Hurst, 1997, Low frequency earthquakes and volcanic tremor during the 1995-1996 eruptive period at Ruapehu, New Zealand, Seism. Res. Lett., 68, 326-327.