Dr. Gail Atkinson
Professor & Canada Research Chair in Earthquake Hazards and Ground Motions
Ph.D. Western University, 1993
Office: BGS 1068
Phone: 519-661-2111 x.84207
hazards, with a focus on eastern North America and the Cascadia
subduction zone; Empirical analysis of earthquake ground motions; study
of earthquake ground motions processes, including source, path and site;
Real-time seismological applications (SHAKEMAP); Ground-motion modeling
algorithms; Seismic hazards due to induced seismicity.
- Assatourians, K. and G. Atkinson (2013). EqHaz – An open-source probabilistic seismic hazard code based on the Monte-Carlo simulation approach. Seism. Res. L., in press.
- Atkinson, G. and A. Babaie Mahani (2013). Estimation of moment magnitude from ground motions at regional distances. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 103, 107-116.
- Ghofrani, H., G. Atkinson, K. Goda and K. Assatourians (2013). Stochastic finite-fault simulations of the 11th March Tohoku, Japan earthquake. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 103, 1307-1320.
- Atkinson, G. (2012). The integration of emerging trends in engineering seismology. Proc. 15th World Conf. Earthq. Eng., Lisbon, Sept. 24-29, 2012.
- Pal, J. and G. Atkinson (2012). Scenario ShakeMaps for Ottawa, Canada. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 102, 650-660.
- Atkinson, G. and K. Goda (2011). Effects of seismicity models and new ground motion prediction equations on seismic hazard assessment for four Canadian cities. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 101, 176-189.
G. and D. Boore (2011). Modifications to existing ground-motion
prediction equations in light of new data. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 101,
- Atkinson, G. and K. Goda (2011). Effects of seismicity
models and new ground motion prediction equations on seismic hazard
assessment for four Canadian cities. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 101,
- Assatourians, K., and G. Atkinson (2010). Database of
processed time series and response spectra for Canada: An example
application to study of the 2005 MN5.4 Riviere du Loup, Quebec
earthquake. Seism. Res. L., 81, 1013-1031.
- Atkinson, G. and K.
Goda (2010). Ineastic seismic demand of real versus simulated
ground-motion records for Cascadia subduction earthquakes. Bull. Seism.
Soc. Am., 100, 102-115.
Geophysics 9508A/B: Engineering Seismology
Earth Sciences 4423A/B: Applied Seismology
Earth Sciences 2222A/B: Data Analysis & Signal Processing
Dr. Atkinson currently has openings for M.Sc. and
Ph.D. students interested in seismic hazard analysis in Canada,
empirical studies of earthquake ground-motion processes, induced seismicity, and
ground-motion modeling. Contact Dr. Atkinson for more information.