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American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Study of Multi-Institutional Collaborations. Phase II: Space Science and Geophysics.
Oral history interviews. Geophysics and Oceanography: Parkfield Earthquake Prediction Experiment, 1992-1994.
Interviews were conducted with members of the project's collaboration using a structured question set covering all stages of in the collaborative research process: the formation of the collaboration and its personnel; the organizational structure; the formation of the experiment teams; the drafting of the proposal; funding for U.S. groups by the National Science Foundation or other U.S. funding agencies; use of subcontractors; development of software for data collection and analysis; the collaboration's decision-making style; role of the Principal Investigators, science management offices, consortia headquarters, advisory groups, and graduates students; impact of internationalism; patterns of communications; records creation, use, distribution, and retention; also, comments on the interviewee's home institution and trends in graduate education in geophysics and oceanography. Interviews (listed by institutional member of the collaboration and by name of individual) were conducted with: Carnegie Institution of Washington: Alan Linde; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University: Lynn Sykes; United States Geological Survey: William Bakun, John Filson, John Langbein, Allan Lindh, Andrew Michael, William Prescott, Evelyn Roeloffs; University of Queensland, Australia: Michael Gladwin. Other institutions involved in the collaboration include: University of Alaska; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Riverside; University of California, Santa Barbara; Carnegie Institution of Washington; University of Colorado; Duke University; and Stanford University.
The Parkfield Earthquake Prediction Experiment has concentrated the deployment of seismic and other geophysical instrumentation at a site that seismologists predicted would experience a major earthquake (of magnitude six or greater) before 1993. In addition to acquiring data on geophysical events and processes preceding an earthquake and on the utility of individual instruments or combinations of instruments to indicate an impending earthquake, the scientists also agreed to issue short-term warnings of anticipated earthquakes according to a protocol they designed with public officials of the state of California. Managed out of the USGS office in Menlo Park, California, Parkfield has been the first officially sanctioned attempt at short-term earthquake prediction in the United States.
Carnegie Institution of Washington.
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
University of Queensland.
Earthquake prediction.
Geophysics -- International cooperation.
Group work in research.
American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Study of Multi-Institutional Collaborations. Phase II: Space Science and Geophysics.
Parkfield Earthquake Prediction Experiment.
Bakun, W. H. (William H.)
Filson, John R.
Gladwin, M. T.
Lindh, Allan.
Michael, A. J. (Andrew Jay)
Prescott, W. H.
Roeloffs, E.
Sykes, L. R.
American Institute of Physics) Center for History of Physics
Langbein, John.
Linde, Alan.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA