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Lorenzo Cociani

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School Of Geological Sciences

Tel: +353 1 7162079
Email: lorenzo.cociani@ucd.ie

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Year: 2009.
Title: The Role of Static and Dynamic stress changes associated with the M=4.3 event in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece.
                         

Publications

         

Conference Publications

Cociani, L., Bean, C.J., Lyon-Caen, H. and Möllhoff, M.; (2009) The Role of Static and Dynamic stress changes associated with the M=4.3 event in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece 52nd Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting Trinity College, Dublin, [Details]
Cociani L, Bean, C.J.,Lyon-Caen, H. and Möllhoff, M; (2008) Coseismic velocity variations across the fault system of the Gulf of Corinth associated with the 2001 M=4.3 event \i 51st Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting0 [Details]
Cociani L., and Bean C.J.; (2007) Monitoring seismic velocity changes associated with the M=4.3 earthquake in the Gulf of Corinth, Greece 50st Annual Irish Geological Research Meeting [Details]
Cociani, L., Bean, C.J., Lyon-Caen, H. and Möllhoff, M.; (2008) Coseismic velocity variations across the fault system of the Gulf of Corinth associated with the 2001 M=4.2 event Geophysical Research Abstracts, 10 Available Online [Details]
Cociani L., and Bean C.J.; (2007) Monitoring seismic velocity changes in the Gulf of Corinth using Earthquake multiplets European Geosciences Union, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 9 [Details]
                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Project Title: Estimating the temporal evolution of stress on active faults through seismic field observations and numerical modeling.

Supervisor(s): Prof. Christopher J. Bean

Funding Agency: Science Foundation Ireland

Project Description: Faults and fractures play a critical role in controlling many geological and geophysical phenomena, yet a basic understanding of their fundamental in-situ properties such as strength, cohesion, hydraulic conductivity or stress state, is still lacking. Of particular importance is the temporal evolution of these properties in seismogeneic areas, as the mechanical structures of active faults evolve through stages of their earthquake cycle. Here we combine an innovative numerical tool with a new method for measuring seismic velocity changes with exquisite accuracy, to measure compliance changes on active faults, enhancing our ability to monitor the evolution of strength and stress. Our field area is the Gulf of Corinth, one of the most seismically active areas in Europe and is the best instrumented, thanks to the Corinth Rift Laboratory initiative. We are partners in the EU 3HAZ programme and have access to a large database.