Anna Kaiser

 

Full Name: Anna Kaiser

Position: Seismology - Source to Surface Team Leader

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4249

Qualifications

2003: BA, German; 2003: BSc, Geophysics and Mathematics; 2006: MSc (1), Geophysics; 2011: PhD, Geophysics

Areas of expertise

Geophysics: Earthquake strong-motion
Geophysics: Microtremor analysis
Geophysics: Near-surface wave propogation effects
Geophysics: Seismic Reflection
Geophysics: Seismic microzoning
Geophysics: Seismic reflection processing
Geophysics: Seismology

Professional activities

Seismology Society of America: Member
American Geophysical Union: Member
Geoscience Society of New Zealand: Member
Standards New Zealand: NZS1170.5: Committee Member
New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering: Member

Major publications

Bradley, B.A.; Wotherspoon, L.M.; Kaiser, A.E. 2017 Ground motion and site effect observations in the Wellington region from the 2016 Mw7.8 Kaikoura, New Zealand earthquake. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 50(2): 94-105

Kaiser, A.E.; Balfour, N.J.; Fry, B.; Holden, C.; Litchfield, N.J.; Gerstenberger, M.C.; D'Anastasio, E.; Horspool, N.A.; McVerry, G.H.; Ristau, J.; Bannister, S.; Christophersen, A.; Clark, K.J.; Power, W.L.; Rhoades, D.A.; Massey, C.I.; Hamling, I.J.; Wallace, L.M.; Mountjoy, J.; Kaneko, Y.; Benites, R.A.; Van Houtte, C.; Dellow, G.D.; Wotherspoon, L.; Elwood, K.; Gledhill, K.R. 2017 The 2016 Kaikoura, New Zealand, earthquake : preliminary seismological report. Seismological Research Letters, 88(3): 727-739; doi: 10.1785/0220170018

Kaiser, A.E.; Van Houtte, C.; Perrin, N.D.; Wotherspoon, L.; McVerry, G.H. 2017 Site characterisation of GeoNet stations for the New Zealand Strong Motion Database. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 50(1): 39-49

Massey, C.I.; Della-Pasqua, F.N.; Holden, C.; Kaiser, A.E.; Richards, L.; Wartman, J.; McSaveney, M.J.; Archibald, G.C.; Yetton, M.; Janku, L. 2017 Rock slope response to strong earthquake shaking. Landslides, 14(1): 249-268; doi: 10.1007/s10346-016-0684-8

Holden, C.; Kaiser, A.E. 2016 Stochastic ground motion modelling of the largest Mw 5.9+ aftershocks of the Canterbury 2010–2011 earthquake sequence. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 59(1): 187-201; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2015.1133664

Kaiser, A.E.; Bradley, B.; Holden, C.; McGann, C.; Oth, A.; Goded, T.; McVerry, G.H.; Jeong, S.; Das, S.; Lee, R.; Taylor, M.; Benites, R.; Cubrinovski, M.; Fry, B.; Mueller, C. 2016 Quantification and numerical modelling of source, path, and site-specific effects in the Canterbury earthquakes : NHRP contestable project 2012-GNS-07 final report. GNS Science consultancy report 2016/07. 18 p.

Kaiser, A.E.; Holden, C.; Hamling, I.J.; Hreinsdottir, S.; Horspool, N.A.; Massey, C.I.; Villamor, P.; Rhoades, D.A.; Fry, B.; D'Anastasio, E.; Benites, R.A.; Christophersen, A.; Ristau, J.; Ries, W.; Goded, T.; Archibald, G.C.; Little, C.; Bannister, S.; Ma, Q.; Denys, P.; Pearson, C.; Giona-Bucci, M.; Almond, P.; Van Ballegooy, S.; Wallace, S. 2016 The 2016 Valentine's Day Mw 5.7 Christchurch earthquake : preliminary report. paper no. O-20 IN: Reducing risk raising resilience : New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Technical Conference, 1-3 April 2016, Christchurch. New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering

Kaiser, A.E.; Van Houtte, C.; Perrin, N.D.; McVerry, G.H.; Cousins, W.J.; Dellow, G.D.; Wotherspoon, L.; Bradley, B.; Lee, R. 2016 Characterising GeoNet strong motion sites : 2016 Strong Motion Database. paper no. O-72 IN: Reducing risk raising resilience : New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Technical Conference, 1-3 April 2016, Christchurch. New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering

Kaiser, A.E.; Holden, C.; Massey, C.I. 2014 Site amplification, polarity and topographic effects in the Port Hills during the Canterbury earthquake sequence. GNS Science consultancy report 2014/121. 33 p.

Oth, A.; Kaiser, A.E. 2014 Stress release and source scaling of the 2010-2011 Canterbury, New Zealand earthquake sequence from spectral inversion of ground motion data. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 171(10): 2767-2782; doi: 10.1007/s00024-013-0751-1

Holden, C.; Kaiser, A.E.; Van Dissen, R.J.; Jury, R. 2013 Sources, ground motion and structural response characteristics in Wellington of the 2013 Cook Strait earthquakes. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 46(4): 188-195

Kaiser, A.E.; Holden, C.; Massey, C.I. 2013 Determination of site amplification, polarization and topographic effects in the seismic response of the Port Hills following the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. 8 p. IN: Same risks, new realities : New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Technical Conference and AGM, April 26-28, 2013, Wellington. Wellington: New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering

Kaiser, A.E.; Oth, A.; Benites, R.A 2013 Separating source, path and site influences on ground motion during the Canterbury earthquake sequence, using spectral inversions. paper no. 18 (8 p.) IN: Same risks, new realities : New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Technical Conference and AGM, April 26-28, 2013, Wellington. Wellington: New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering

Kaiser, A.E.; Holden, C.; Beavan, R.J.; Beetham, R.D.; Benites, R.A.; Celentano, A.; Collet, D.; Cousins, W.J.; Cubrinovski, M.; Dellow, G.D.; Denys, P.; Fielding, E.; Fry, B.; Gerstenberger, M.C.; Langridge, R.M.; Massey, C.I.; Motagh, M.; Pondard, N.; McVerry, G.H.; Ristau, J.; Stirling, M.W.; Thomas, J.; Uma, S.R.; Zhao, J.X. 2012 The Mw 6.2 Christchurch Earthquake of February 2011 : preliminary report. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 55(1): 67-90; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2011.641182

Cochran, E.S.; Lawrence, J.F.; Kaiser, A.E.; Fry, B.; Chung, A.; Christensen, C. 2011 Comparison between low-cost and traditional MEMS accelerometers : a case study from the M7.1 Darfield, New Zealand aftershock deployment. Annals of Geophysics, 54(6): 728-737

Fry, B.; Benites, R.A.; Kaiser, A.E. 2011 The character of accelerations in the Mw 6.2 Christchurch Earthquake. Seismological Research Letters, 82(6): 846-852; doi: 10.1785/gssrl.82.6.846

Kaiser, A.E.; Benites, R.A.; Chung, A.I.; Haines, A.J.; Cochran, E.S.; Fry, B. 2011 Estimating seismic site response in Christchurch city (New Zealand) from dense low-cost aftershock arrays. 11 p. IN: Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on the Effects of Surface Geology on Seismic Motion, Santa Barbara, California, 23-26 August 2011.

Kaiser, A.E.; Horstmeyer, H.; Green, A.G.; Campbell, F.M.; Langridge, R.M.; McClymont, A.F. 2011 Detailed images of the shallow Alpine Fault Zone, New Zealand, determined from narrow-azimuth 3D seismic reflection data. Geophysics, 76(1): B19-B32; doi: 10.1190/1.3515920

Campbell, F.M.; Ghisetti, F.; Kaiser, A.E.; Green, A.G.; Horstmeyer, H.; Gorman, A.R. 2010 Structure and evolution of the seismically active Ostler Fault Zone (New Zealand) based on interpretations of multiple high resolution seismic reflection profiles. Tectonophysics, 495(3/4): 195-212; doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2010.09.016

Dorn, C.; Green, A.G.; Jongens, R.; Carpentier, S.; Kaiser, A.E.; Campbell, F.; Horstmeyer, H.; Campbell, J.; Finnemore, M.; Pettinga, J. 2010 High-resolution seismic images of potentially seismogenic structures beneath the northwest Canterbury Plains, New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 115: B11303; doi: 10.1029/2010JB007459

McClymont, A.F.; Green, A.G.; Kaiser, A.E.; Horstmeyer, H.; Langridge, R.M. 2010 Shallow fault segmentation of the Alpine Fault zone, New Zealand revealed from 2- and 3-D GPR surveying. Journal of applied geophysics, 70(4): 343-354; doi: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2009.08.003

Kaiser, A.E.; Green, A.G.; Campbell, F.M.; Horstmeyer, H.; Manukyan, E.; Langridge, R.M.; McClymont, A.F.; Mancktelow, N.; Finnemore, M.; Nobes, D.C. 2009 Ultrahigh-resolution seismic reflection imaging of the Alpine Fault, New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 114: B11306; doi: 10.1029/2009JB006338

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