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SCEC's Unified Structure Representation (USR) process is described in this recent publication:

  • Shaw, J. H., A. Plesch, C. Tape, M. P. Suess, T. H. Jordan, G. Ely, E. Hauksson, J. Tromp, T. Tanimoto, R. Graves, K. Olsen, C. Nicholson, P. J. Maechling, C. Rivero, P. Lovely, C. M. Brankman, J. Munster (2015). Unified Structural Representation of the southern California crust and upper mantle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 415 1. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.01.016

Unified Structural Representation

SCEC's system science approach to earthquake studies has developed the concept of a Unified Structural Representation of the state of the earth in California. Elements in the USR should be consistent across areas. Elements might include a community fault model (CFM), a community velocity model, and possibly others including community stress model, a community rheology model and a community Block Model (CBM). Development and application of these models is performed by the community modeling environment (CME).

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