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Robert Wesson

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Rob Wesson is currently Scientist Emeritus with the USGS Geologic Hazards Science Center in Golden, Colorado.





Publications

Wesson, R. L., Perkins, D. M., Luco, N., & Karaca, E. (2009). Direct calculation of the probability distribution for earthquake losses to a portfolio. Earthquake Spectra, 25(3), 687-706. doi: 10.1193/1.3159475. [Download File]

Wesson, R. L., Boyd, O. S., Mueller, C. S., & Frankel, A. D. (2008). Challenges in making a seismic hazard map for Alaska and the Aleutians. In Active Tectonics and Seismic Potential of Alaska, Geophysical Monograph (Vol. 179, pp. 385–397). American Geophysical Union. [Download File]

Wesson, R. L., Bakun, W. H., & Perkins, D. M. (2003). Association of Earthquakes and Faults in the San Francisco Bay Area Using Bayesian Inference. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 93(3), 1306-1332. doi: 10.1785/0120020085. [Download File]

Wesson, Robert L.; Boyd, Oliver S.; Mueller, Charles S.; Bufe, Charles G.; Frankel, Arthur D.; Petersen, Mark D., 2007. Revision of Time-Independent Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Maps for Alaska. Geological Survey (U.S.) Open-File Report 2007-1043, iv, 33 p. [Link]

Wesson, R. L., & Boyd, O. S. (2007). Stress before and after the 2002 Denali fault earthquake. Geophys. Res. Letrs., 34(7), 7303. doi: 10.1029/2007GL029189. [Download File]

Frankel, Arthur D.; Petersen, Mark D.; Mueller, Charles S.; Haller, Kathleen M.; Wheeler, Russell L.; Leyendecker, E. V.; Wesson, Robert L.; Harmsen, Stephen C.; Cramer, Chris H.; Perkins, David M.; Rukstales, Kenneth S. , 2005. Seismic-hazard maps for the conterminous United States. Scientific Investigations Map 2883, 5 p. : 6 map sheets (col.) [Link]

Wesson, R. L., Perkins, D. M., Leyendecker, E. V., Roth, J., & Petersen, M. D. (2004). Losses to single-family housing from ground motions in the 1994 Northridge, California, earthquake. Earthquake Spectra, 20(3), 1021-1045. doi: 10.1193/1.1775238. [Download File]

Frankel, Arthur D.; Petersen, Mark D.; Mueller, Charles S.; Haller, Kathleen M.; Wheeler, Russell L.; Leyendecker, E. V.; Wesson, Robert L.; Harmsen, Stephen C.; Cramer, Chris H.; Perkins, David M.; Rukstales, Kenneth S., 2002. Documentation for the 2002 update of the national seismic hazard maps. Open-File Report 2002-420, 33 p., illus. incl. sketch maps, 53 refs [Link]

Klein, Fred W.; Frankel, A. D.; Mueller, C. S.; Wesson, R. L.; Okubo, P. G., 2000. Seismic-hazard maps for Hawaii. IMAP 2724, 8 maps on 2 sheets :col. ;sheets 82 x 83 cm. [Link]

Wesson, R. L.; Frankel, A. D.; Mueller, C. S.; Harmsen, S. C., 1999. Probabilistic seismic hazard maps of Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File Report 99-36, 43 p. :col. ill., col. maps ;28 cm.

Wesson, Robert L.; Frankel, Arthur D.; Mueller, Charles S.; Harmsen, Stephen C., 1999. Seismic-hazard maps for Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. IMAP 2679, 8 maps on 2 sheets :col. ;sheets 91 x 122 cm. [Link]

Nicholson, Craig; Wesson, R. L., 1990. Earthquake hazard associated with deep well injection; a report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. U.S. G.P.O. ; For sale by the Books and Open-File Reports Section, U.S. Geological Survey, Bulletin 1951, vii, 74 p. ill., maps ;28 cm.

Wesson, R. L.; Nicholson, Craig , 1987. Earthquake hazard associated with deep well injection; a report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File Report 87-331, iii, 107 p. :ill., maps ;28 cm.

Wesson, R. L.; Page, R. A.; Boore, D. M.; Yerkes, R. F., 1974. Expectable Earthquakes and their ground motions in the Van Norman Reservoirs Area. Circular 691-B, B9 p.




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Contact Information

Robert Wesson
1711 Illinois Street
Golden, CO 80401-1435
rwesson@usgs.gov
303-273-8524
303-273-8600 - Fax
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