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This book describes the principles and procedures behind Probabilistic Seismic Hazard and Risk Analysis, enabling users of these tools to understand best practices, and enabling geology, seismology, geophysics and civil engineering researchers to see the broader implications of their work. With a basic overview that is focused on procedures rather than the validity of detailed scientific models used for inputs, the book is broadly accessible to readers in all of the above fields.
This book should be valuable for engineering and earth sciences students, practitioners, and researchers. To that end we attempt to present the material in as transparent a manner as possible, whilst also indicating where the state-of-the-art lies.
Praise for "Seismic Hazard and risk analysis"
‘An enormously valuable contribution, which teachers and students of seismic hazard analysis have been crying out for. Baker, Bradley and Stafford have produced a clear and comprehensive textbook for students, practitioners and end-users that I predict will lead to a significant and lasting improvement in the state-of-practice over the coming years.’ - Dr. Julian J Bommer, Seismic Hazard and Risk Consultant [see review in Seismological Research Letters]
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Table of Contents
Seismic Source Characterization
Characterization of Earthquake Rates & Rupture Scenarios
Empirical Ground-Motion Characterization
Physics-Based Ground-Motion Characterization
Non-Ergodic Hazard Analysis
Spatially Distributed Systems
A. Basics of Probability
B. Basics of Statistics for Model Calibration