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Submitted / in review:

[S22] S. Xu, E. Fukuyama, Y. Ben-Zion and J.-P. Ampuero
Dynamic rupture activation of backthrust fault branching
Submitted to Tectonophysics
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[S21] L. Meng, H. Huang, R. Bürgmann, J.-P. Ampuero and A. Strader
Dual megathrust slip behavior during the 2014 Iquique earthquake sequence
Submitted

[S20] M. Galis, C. Pelties, J. Kristek, P. Moczo, J.-P. Ampuero, P. M. Mai
On the initiation of sustained ruptures by localized stresses
Submitted to GJI
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[S19] G. Hillers, L. Retailleau , M. Campillo , A. Inbal , J.-P. Ampuero, T. Nishimura
In-situ observations of velocity changes in response to tidal deformation from analysis of the high-frequency ambient wave field
Submitted to JGR
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[S18] T. H. W. Goebel, E. Hauksson, F. Aminzadeh, J.-P. Ampuero, F. Cappa and J. B. Saleeby
Fluid injection induced earthquakes in naturally-active, seismogenic regions in central California
Submitted

[S16] Y. Huang, J.-P. Ampuero and D. V. Helmberger
Fault zone structures cause unexpected earthquake rupture speeds
Submitted

[S15] T. Goebel, E. Hauksson, P. M. Shearer and J.-P. Ampuero
Stress drop heterogeneity within tectonically complex regions: A case study of the San Gorgonio Pass, southern California
Submitted to EPSL

[S13] D. S. Kammer, M. Radiguet, J.-P. Ampuero and J.-F. Molinari
Linear elastic fracture mechanics predicts the propagation distance of frictional slip
Submitted to Tribology Letters
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[S12] J. Harms, J.-P. Ampuero, M. Barsuglia, E. Chassande-Mottin, J.-P. Montagner, S. N. Somala and B. F. Whiting
Prompt earthquake detection with high-precision gravity strain meters
Submitted to J. Geophys. Res.
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[S2] S. N. Somala, J.-P. Ampuero and N. Lapusta
Finite-fault source inversion using adjoint methods in 3D heterogeneous media
Submitted to Geophys. J. Int.
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[S0] L. Meng and J.-P. Ampuero
Slow rupture and weakly pressure-sensitive strength enables compressional branching: Dynamic rupture simulations of the 2012 Off-Sumatra earthquake
Submitted to Geophys. Res. Lett.
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Articles:  Published or accepted for publication (listed in order of acceptance. PDF=preprint, DOI=online article)

[59] S. Xu, Y. Ben-Zion, J.-P. Ampuero and V. Lyakhovsky (2014)
Dynamic ruptures on a frictional interface with off-fault brittle damage: Feedback mechanisms and effects on slip and near-fault motion
PAGEOPH, doi:10.1007/s00024-014-0923-7
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[58] S. N. Somala, J.-P. Ampuero and N. Lapusta (2014)
Resolution of rise time in earthquake slip inversions: Effect of station spacing and rupture velocity
Accepted for publication in Bull. Seismo. Soc. Am.
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[57] L. Meng, R. M. Allen and J.-P. Ampuero (2014)
Application of seismic array processing to earthquake early warning
Accepted for publication in Bull. Seismo. Soc. Am.
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[56] C. Pelties, Y. Huang and J.-P. Ampuero (2014)
Pulse-like rupture induced by three-dimensional fault zone flower structures
PAGEOPH, doi:10.1007/s00024-014-0881-0
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[55] P. Galvez, J.-P. Ampuero, L. A. Dalguer, S. N. Somala and T. F. Nissen-Meyer (2014)
Dynamic earthquake rupture modelled with an unstructured 3-D spectral element method applied to the 2011 M9 Tohoku earthquake
Geophys. J. Int., 198 (2), 1222-1240, doi:10.1093/gji/ggu203
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[54] L. Meng, J.-P. Ampuero and R. Burgmann (2014)
The 2013 Okhotsk deep-focus earthquake: rupture beyond the metastable olivine wedge and thermally-controlled rise time near the edge of a slab
Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, doi:10.1002/2014GL059968
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[53] T. Ader, N. Lapusta, J.-P. Avouac and J.-P. Ampuero (2014)
Response of rate-and-state seismogenic faults to harmonic shear-stress perturbations
Geophys. J. Int., 198 (1), 385-413, doi:10.1093/gji/ggu144
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[52] Y. Huang, J.-P. Ampuero and D. V. Helmberger (2014)
Earthquake ruptures modulated by waves in damaged fault zones
J. Geophys. Res., 119 (4), 3133–3154, doi:10.1002/2013JB010724
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[51] C. Pelties, A. A. Gabriel and J.-P. Ampuero (2014)
Verification of an ADER-DG method for complex dynamic rupture problems
Geosci. Model Dev., 7, 847-866, doi:10.5194/gmd-7-847-2014
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[50] E. Wang, A. M. Rubin and J.-P. Ampuero (2014)
Compound earthquakes on a bimaterial interface and implications for rupture mechanics
Geophys. J. Int., 197 (2), 1138-1153, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu047
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[49] J.-P. Avouac, F. Ayoub, S. Wei, J.-P. Ampuero, L. Meng , S. Leprince, R. Jolivet, Z. Duputel and D. V. Helmberger (2014)
The 2013, Mw 7.7 Balochistan earthquake, energetic strike-slip reactivation of a thrust fault
EPSL, 391 (1), 128-134, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2014.01.036
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[48] A. Lucas, A. Mangeney and J.-P. Ampuero (2014)
Frictional velocity-weakening in landslides on Earth and on other planetary bodies
Nature Comms., 5, 3417, doi:10.1038/ncomms4417
Pre-print upon request  DOI

[47] Y. Huang, J.-P. Ampuero and H. Kanamori (2013)
Slip-weakening models of the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake and constraints on stress drop and fracture energy
PAGEOPH, 1-14, doi:10.1007/s00024-013-0718-2
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[46] A. A. Gabriel, J.-P. Ampuero, L. A. Dalguer and P. M. Mai (2013)
Source Properties of Dynamic Rupture Pulses with Off-Fault Plasticity
J. Geophys. Res., 118 (8), 4117-4126, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50213
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[45] V. C. Tsai, J.-P. Ampuero, H. Kanamori and D. J. Stevenson (2013)
Estimating the effect of Earth elasticity and variable water density on tsunami speeds
Geophys. Res. Lett., 40 (3), 492-496, doi:10.1002/grl.50147
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[44] S. Xu, Y. Ben-Zion and J.-P. Ampuero (2012b)
Properties of Inelastic Yielding Zones Generated by In-plane Dynamic Ruptures: II. Detailed parameter-space study
Geophys. J. Int., 191 (3), 1343-1360, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05685.x
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[43] S. Xu, Y. Ben-Zion and J.-P. Ampuero (2012a)
Properties of Inelastic Yielding Zones Generated by In-plane Dynamic Ruptures: I. Model description and basic results
Geophys. J. Int., 191 (3), 1325-1342, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05679.x
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[42] A. A. Gabriel, J.-P. Ampuero, L. A. Dalguer and P. M. Mai (2012)
The transition of dynamic rupture styles in elastic media under velocity-weakening friction
J. Geophys. Res., 117, B09311, doi:10.1029/2012JB009468
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[41] T. J. Ader, J.-P. Ampuero and J.-P. Avouac (2012)
The role of transient slow slip on the modulation of tectonic tremor activity by periodic loading
Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L16310, doi:10.1029/2012GL052326
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[40] Z. Duputel, H. Kanamori, V. C. Tsai, L. Rivera, L. Meng and J.-P. Ampuero (2012)
The 2012 Sumatra great earthquake sequence
EPSL, 351-352, 247-257, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2012.07.017
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[39] L. Meng, J.-P. Ampuero, J. Stock, Z. Duputel, Y. Luo and V. C. Tsai (2012)
Earthquake in a maze: compressional rupture branching during the 2012 Mw 8.6 Sumatra earthquake
Science, 337 (6095), 724-726, doi:10.1126/science.1224030
DOI  Caltech press release  PDF available upon request

[38] Y. Huang, L. Meng and J.-P. Ampuero (2013)
A dynamic model of the frequency-dependent rupture process of the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake
Earth, Planets and Space, special issue "The 2011 Tohoku Earthquake", 64 (12), 1061-1066, doi:10.5047/eps.2012.05.011
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[37] L. Meng, J.-P. Ampuero, Y. Luo, W. Wu and S. Ni (2013)
Mitigating Artifacts in Back-Projection Source Imaging with Implications for Frequency-Dependent Properties of the Tohoku-Oki Earthquake
Earth, Planets and Space, special issue "The 2011 Tohoku Earthquake", 64 (12), 1101-1109, doi:10.5047/eps.2012.05.010
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[36] R. Michel, J.-P. Ampuero , J.-P. Avouac, N. Lapusta, S. Leprince, D.C. Redding and S. N. Somala (2013)
A Geostationary Optical Seismometer, Proof of Concept
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 51 (1), 695-703, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2012.2201487
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[35] O. Lengline, J. E. Elkhoury, G. Daniel, J. Schmittbuhl, R. Toussaint, J.-P. Ampuero and M. Bouchon (2012)
Interplay of seismic and aseismic deformations during earthquake swarms: an experimental approach
Earth Plan. Sci. Lett., 331-332, 215-223, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2012.03.022
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[34] L. Meng, J.-P. Ampuero, A. Sladen and H. Rendon (2012)
High-resolution back-projection at regional distance: application to the Haiti M7.0 earthquake and comparisons with finite source studies
J. Geophys. Res., 117, B04313, doi:10.1029/2011JB008702
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[33] C. Pelties, J. de la Puente, J.-P. Ampuero, G. Brietzke and M. Kaeser (2012)
Three-dimensional dynamic rupture simulation with a high-order Discontinuous Galerkin method on unstructured tetrahedral meshes
J. Geophys. Res., 117, B02309, doi:10.1029/2011JB008857
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[32] V. C. Tsai, B. Minchew, M. Lamb and J.-P. Ampuero (2012)
A physical model for seismic noise from sediment transport by rivers
Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L02404, doi:10.1029/2011GL050255
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[31] Y. Huang and J.-P. Ampuero (2011)
Pulse-like ruptures induced by low-velocity fault zones
J. Geophys. Res., 116, B12307, doi:10.1029/2011JB008684
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[30] Y. Kaneko and J.-P. Ampuero (2011)
A mechanism for preseismic steady rupture fronts observed in laboratory experiments
Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L21307, doi:10.1029/2011GL049953
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[29] T. Yamaguchi, M. Morishita, M. Doi, T. Hori, H. Sakaguchi and J.-P. Ampuero (2011)
Gutenberg-Richter's law in sliding friction of gels
J. Geophys. Res., 116, B12306, doi:10.1029/2011JB008415
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[28] O. Lengline, R. Toussaint, J. Schmittbuhl, J. Elkhoury, J.-P. Ampuero , K. T. Tallakstad, S. Santucci and K. J. Maloy (2011)
Average crack-front velocity during subcritical fracture propagation in a heterogeneous medium
Phys. Rev. E, 84, 036104, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.84.036104
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[27] L. Meng, A. Inbal and J.-P. Ampuero (2011)
A window into the complexity of the dynamic rupture of the 2011 Mw 9 Tohoku-Oki earthquake
Geophys. Res. Let., 38, L00G07, doi:10.1029/2011GL048118
DOI  PDF  Auxiliary material  Animation S1  Animation S2

[26] Y. Kaneko, J.-P. Ampuero and N. Lapusta (2011)
Spectral-element simulations of long-term fault slip: Effect of low-rigidity layers on earthquake-cycle dynamics
J. Geophys. Res., 116, B10313, doi:10.1029/2011JB008395
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[25] R. A. Harris et al. (2011)
Verifying a computational method for predicting extreme ground motion
Seis. Res. Let., 82 (5), 638-644, doi:10.1785/gssrl.82.5.638
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[24] O. Lengline, J. Schmittbuhl, J. E. Elkhoury, J.-P. Ampuero, R. Toussaint and K. J. Maloy (2011)
Downscaling of fracture energy during brittle creep experiments
J. Geophys. Res., 116, B08215, doi:10.1029/2010JB008059
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[23] M. Simons, S. E. Minson, A. Sladen, F. Ortega, J. Jiang, S. E. Owen, L. Meng, J.-P. Ampuero, S. Wei, R. Chu, D. V. Helmberger, H. Kanamori, E. Hetland, A. W. Moore, and F. H. Webb (2011)
The 2011 magnitude 9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake: mosaicking the megathrust from seconds to centuries
Science, 332 (6036), 1421-1425, doi:10.1126/science.1206731
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[22] K. Ariyoshi, T. Matsuzawa, J.-P. Ampuero, R. Nakata, T. Hori, Y. Kaneda, R. Hino and A. Hasegawa (2012)
Migration process of very low-frequency events based on a chain-reaction model and its application to the detection of preseismic slip for megathrust earthquakes
Earth, Planets and Space, 64 (8), 693-702, doi:10.5047/eps.2010.09.003
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[21] A. Rubin and J.-P. Ampuero (2009)
Self-similar slip pulses during rate-and-state earthquake nucleation.
J. Geophys. Res., 114, B11305, doi:10.1029/2009JB006529
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[20] Y. Ben-Zion and J.-P. Ampuero (2009)
Seismic radiation from regions sustaining material damage.
Geophys. J. Int., 178 (3), 1351-1356, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04285.x
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[19] J. De La Puente, J.-P. Ampuero and M. Kaeser (2009)
Dynamic rupture modeling on unstructured meshes using a discontinuous Galerkin method.
J. Geophys. Res., 114, B10302, doi:10.1029/2008JB006271
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[18] V. Lyakhovsky, Y. Hamiel, J.-P. Ampuero and Y. Ben-Zion (2009)
Nonlinear damage rheology and wave resonance in rocks.
Geophys. J. Int., 178 (2), 910-920, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04205.x
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[17] K. Ariyoshi, T. Hori, J.-P. Ampuero , Y. Kaneda, T. Matsuzawa, R. Hino and A. Hasegawa (2009)
Influence of interaction between small asperities on various types of slow earthquakes in a 3-D simulation for a subduction plate boundary.
Gondwana Research, 16 (3-4), 534-544, doi:10.1016/j.gr.2009.03.006
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[16] R. A. Harris et al. (2009)
The SCEC/USGS dynamic earthquake-rupture code verification exercise
Seism. Res. Lett., 80 (1), 119-126, doi:10.1785/gssrl.80.1.119
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[15] H. Perfettini and J.-P. Ampuero (2008)
Dynamics of a velocity strenghtening region: implications for slow earthquakes and postseismic slip
J. Geophys. Res., 113 (B9), B09411, doi:10.1029/2007JB005398
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[14] Y. Kaneko, N. Lapusta and J.-P. Ampuero (2008)
Spectral-element modeling of spontaneous earthquake rupture on rate and state faults: Effect of velocity-strengthening friction at shallow depths
J. Geophys. Res., 113 (B9), B09317, doi:10.1029/2007JB005553
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[13] J. Ripperger, P. M. Mai and J.-P. Ampuero (2008)
Variability of near-field ground motion from dynamic earthquake rupture simulations
Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 98 (3), 1207-1228; doi:10.1785/0120070076
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[12] J.-P. Ampuero and Y. Ben-Zion (2008)
Cracks, pulses and macroscopic asymmetry of dynamic rupture on a bimaterial interface with velocity-weakening friction
Geophys. J. Int., 173 (2), 674-692, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.03736.x
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[11] J.-P. Ampuero and A. M. Rubin (2008)
Earthquake nucleation on rate-and-state faults : aging and slip laws
J. Geophys. Res., 113, B01302, doi:10.1029/2007JB005082
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[10] M. Haney, R. Snieder, J.-P. Ampuero and R. Hofmann (2007)
Spectral element modeling of fault-plane reflections arising from fluid pressure distributions
Geophys. J. Int., 170 (2), 933-951, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2007.03437.x
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[9] L. Boschi, J.-P. Ampuero, D. Peter, P. M. Mai, G. Soldati, D. Giardini (2007)
Petascale computing for future breakthroughs in global seismology
Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 163 (1-4), 245-250, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2007.02.011
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[8] A. M. Rubin and J.-P. Ampuero (2007)
Aftershock asymmetry on a bimaterial interface
J. Geophys. Res., 112, B05307, doi:10.1029/2006JB004337
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[7] J. Ripperger, J.-P. Ampuero, P. M. Mai and D. Giardini (2007)
Earthquake source characteristics from dynamic rupture with constrained stochastic fault stress
J. Geophys. Res., 112, B04311, doi:10.1029/2006JB004515
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[6] G. Hillers, P. M. Mai, Y. Ben-Zion and J.-P. Ampuero (2007)
Statistical properties of seismicity of fault zones at different evolutionary stages
Geophys. J. Int., 169 (2), 515-533. doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2006.03275.x
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[5] R. Madariaga, J.-P. Ampuero and M. Adda-Bedia (2006)
Seismic radiation from simple models of earthquakes
"Radiated Energy and the Physics of Earthquakes", AGU Monograph, 223-236, doi:10.1029/170GM23
A. McGarr, R. Abercrombie, H. Kanamori and G. di Toro, Eds.
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[4] J.-P. Ampuero, J. Ripperger and P. M. Mai (2006)
Properties of dynamic earthquake ruptures with heterogeneous stress drop
"Radiated Energy and the Physics of Earthquakes", AGU Monograph, 255-261, doi:10.1029/170GM25
A. McGarr, R. Abercrombie, H. Kanamori and G. di Toro, Eds.
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[3] A.M. Rubin and J.-P. Ampuero (2005)
Earthquake nucleation on (aging) rate-and-state faults
J. Geophys. Res., 110, B11312, doi:10.1029/2005JB003686
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[2] J.-P. Ampuero and F.A. Dahlen (2005)
Ambiguity of the moment tensor.
Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 95 (2), 390-400, doi:10.1785/0120040103
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[1] J.-P. Ampuero, J.-P. Vilotte and F.-J. Sánchez-Sesma (2002)
Nucleation of rupture under slip dependent friction law: simple models of fault zone.
J. Geophys. Res., 107 (B12), 2324, doi:10.1029/2001JB000452
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In proceedings:

P. M. Mai, J. Ripperger, J.-P. Ampuero and G. Hillers (2006)
Frontiers in Source Modeling for Near-Source Ground-Motion Prediction
Third International Symposium on the Effects of Surface Geology on Seismic Motion, Grenoble 30.8 - 1.9. 2006
(edited by P.-Y. Bard, E. Chaljub, C. Cornou, F. Cotton, P. Guegen), pp. 97 - 114.
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P. Moczo, J.-P. Ampuero , J. Kristek, S. M. Day, M. Kristekova, P. Pazak, M. Galis, and H. Igel (2006)
Comparison of Numerical Methods for Seismic Wave Propagation and Source Dynamics - the SPICE Code Validation
Third International Symposium on the Effects of Surface Geology on Seismic Motion, Grenoble 30.8 - 1.9. 2006
(edited by P.-Y. Bard, E. Chaljub, C. Cornou, F. Cotton, P. Guegen), pp. 495 - 504.
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J.-P. Ampuero
Effects of non-linear weakening on earthquake source scalings.
Extended abstract for the 11th International Conference on Fracture, Turin 2005
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Ph.D. dissertation: (in French)

J.-P. Ampuero (Université Paris VII, October 2002)
Etude physique et numérique de la nucléation des séismes
A physical and numerical study of earthquake nucleation


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Table des matières, avant-propos, remerciements.
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Chapitre 1: Introduction
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Chapitre 2: Nucléation quasi-statique (localisation, bifurcations ...)
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Chapitre 3: Nucléation dynamique et observables sismologiques
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Chapitre 4: Rupture dynamique et Elements Spectraux
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Conclusions, bibliographie, résumé.
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Some work in progress: (with links to conference abstracts)

J.-P. Ampuero, Y. Luo, H. Perfettini, H. Houston and B. Delbridge
A hierarchy of tremor migration patterns induced by the interaction of brittle asperities mediated by aseismic slip transients
Slides presented at the EarthScope Institute on the Spectrum of Fault Slip Behaviors (2010)
SCEC 2011 poster

J.-P. Ampuero, Y. Ben-Zion and V. Lyakhovsky
Interaction between dynamic rupture and off-fault continuum damage
SSA 2008 poster

J.-P. Ampuero and T. Nissen-Meyer.
Dispersion properties of spectral elements for wave propagation and high order time-stepping algorithms
AGU 2006 abstract

J.-P. Ampuero and A. M. Rubin.
Properties of immediate aftershocks at Parkfield and their relation to rupture dynamics in bimaterial interfaces
AGU 2004 abstract

G. Festa, J.-P. Ampuero and J.-P. Vilotte.
The spectral element method for earthquake rupture dynamics
AGU 2006 abstract, preliminary draft with implementation details

V. Rocabado, J.-P. Ampuero, M. Schmitz, J.-P. Vilotte, M. Sobiesiak, F. Audemard and H. Rendón.
Seismicity, earthquake scenarios and seismic response for the Caracas sedimentary basin, Venezuela
EGU 2005 abstract

J.-P. Ampuero and J.-P. Vilotte
Insights on fault friction from the shape of some seismic nucleation phases: scale-dependent or non-linear friction ?
EGS 2003 abstract, slideshow



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