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John RistauSeismology Scientist

Ristau John 2237


Seismology - Source to Surface

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  • MSc, Remote Sensing
  • PhD, Seismology
  • BSc, Geophysics

Areas of expertise

  • Geophysics: Seismology
  • Geophysics: Seismic wave propagation
  • Geophysics: Earthquake analysis
  • Geophysics: Modelling earthquake source processes
  • Geophysics: Seismic hazard assessment

Major Publications

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  • Petersen, T.; Ristau, J.; Beavan, R.J.; Denys, P.; Denham, M.; Field, B.J.; Holden, C.; McCaffrey, R.; Palmer, N.G.; Reyners, M.E.; Samsonov, S.; GeoNet team 2009. The Mw 6.7 George Sound earthquake of October 15, 2007 : response and preliminary results, Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering 42(2): p. 129-141. p. 129-141
  • Ristau, J. 2009. Comparison of magnitude estimates for New Zealand earthquakes : moment magnitude, local magnitude, and teleseismic body-wave magnitude, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 99(3): p. 1841-1852. DOI: 10.1785/0120080237. p. 1841-1852
  • Holden, C.; Bannister, S.; Beavan, R.J.; Cousins, W.J.; Field, B.J.; McCaffrey, R.; McVerry, G.H.; Reyners, M.E.; Ristau, J.; Samsonov, S.; Wallace, L.M. 2008. The Mw 6.6 Gisborne earthquake of 2007 : preliminary records and general source characterisation, Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering 41(4): p. 266-277. p. 266-277
  • Ristau, J. 2008. Implementation of routine regional moment tensor analysis in New Zealand, Seismological Research Letters 79(3): p. 400-415. DOI: 10.1785/gssrl.79.3.400. p. 400-415
  • Ristau, J.; Rogers, G.C.; Cassidy, J.F. 2007. Stress in western Canada from regional moment tensor analysis, Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 44(2): p. 127-148. p. 127-148


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