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Supercomputing Meets Seismology

Lawrence Livermore collaborated with the California Academy of Sciences to produce an engaging earthquake exhibit and an award-winning half-hour film that combines Livermore seismic simulation expertise and computing power with the latest data-driven visualization techniques. LLNL researchers provided accurate ground motion simulations for the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, ground motions for a hypothetical earthquake on the San Francisco Bay Area’s Hayward Fault, visualizations of seismic waves traveling through the Earth, and a temperature map of Earth’s interior based on imaging with seismic waves. The Livermore “Earthquake” team includes Arthur Rodgers, Christina Morency, Nathan Simmons, Anders Petersson, and Bjorn Sjogreen.

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