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Better disaster prediction for South East Asia

By • August 14th, 2015

Southeast Asia is a tectonically active region that sees many natural disasters such as tsunamis and earthquakes occur as a result of these specific conditions. A team of researchers led by Dr Erdinc Saygin from the Australian National University is using the power of the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre to employ advanced imaging techniques that willmore…

Bayesian Approaches to Earthquake and Tsunami Source Estimation

By • February 18th, 2015

Earthquake source inversion provides an image of the spatiotemporal evolution of earthquake rupture and tsunami generation. Inferences of this kind can help us understand the geophysics of earthquake rupture and tsunami generation which is of crucial importance to improve earthquake and tsunami hazard assessments. Most inference methods currently in use are based on linear 1980smore…

Astrophysical Accretion Disks, Jets and Winds and Interactions with the Surrounding Medium

By • February 18th, 2015

We will conduct a series of simulations addressing three fundamental aspects of the energy generation by, and outflows from, black holes and protostars – The production of thermal radiation and jets through accretion processes onto the central object, the propagation of jets in the immediate vicinity of black holes and protostars (providing diagnostics, which aremore…

Development of a better physics behind the tsunami modelling and coastal infrastructure behaviour

By • February 18th, 2015

The numerical simulation of tsunami waves typically uses some simple hypothesis resulting in the non-dispersive long wave theory over a rigid substrate. Since the 70s, this simple set of equation has been used and demonstrated to be a good approximation for many tsunamis. However, two well- recorded tsunami events (Maule, Chile 2010 and Tohoku, Japanmore…

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