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Studying big earthquakes with seismic and geodetic tools

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I am a seismologist/geodesist interested in large earthquake dynamics, earthquake and tsunami early warning, and earthquake source processes. I received my PhD from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oregon. I am currently a Mendenhall postdoctoral fellow at the National Earthquake Information Center at the United States Geological Survey.


Generation and Validation of Broadband Synthetic P Waves in Semistochastic Models of Large Earthquakes

D. E. Goldberg and D. Melgar (2020). Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. doi: 10.1785/0120200049

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Complex Rupture of an Immature Fault Zone: A Simultaneous Kinematic Model of the 2019 Ridgecrest, CA Earthquakes

D. E. Goldberg, D. Melgar, V. J. Sahakian, A. M. Thomas, X. Xu, B. W. Crowell, J. Geng (2020). Geophysical Research Letters, 47(3):e2019GL086382. doi: 10.1029/2019GL086382


Seismogeodetic P‐wave Amplitude: No Evidence for Strong Determinism

D. E. Goldberg, D. Melgar, and Y. Bock (2019). Geophysical Research Letters, 46(20):11118-11126. doi: 10.1029/2019GL083624


Geodetic Observations of Weak Determinism in Rupture Evolution of Large Earthquakes

D. E. Goldberg, D. Melgar, Y. Bock, and R. M. Allen (2018). Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123, 9950-9962. doi: 10.1029/2018/JB015962

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A Global Database of Strong-Motion Displacement GNSS Recordings and an Example Application to PGD Scaling

C. J. Ruhl, D. Melgar, J. Geng, D. E. Goldberg, B. W. Crowell, R. M. Allen, Y. Bock, S. Barrientos, S. Riquelme, J. C. Baez, E. Cabral-Cano, X. Pérez-Campos, E. M. Hill, M. Protti, A. Ganas, M. Ruiz, P. Mothes, P. Jarrín, J.-M. Nocquet, J. P. Avouac, and E. D'Anastasio (2018). Seismological Research Letters, 90 (1): 271-279. doi: 10.1785/0220180177

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Self-contained Local Broadband Seismogeodetic Early Warning System: Detection and Location

D. E. Goldberg and Y. Bock (2017). Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 122 3197-3220. doi: 10.1002/2016JB013766.

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Seismogeodesy Using GPS and Low-Cost MEMS Accelerometers: Perspectives for Earthquake Early Warning and Rapid Reponse

J. K. Saunders, D. E. Goldberg, J. S. Haase, Y. Bock, D. G. Offield, D. Melgar, J. Restrepo, R. B. Fleischman, A. Nema, J. Geng, C. Walls, D. Mann, and G. S. Mattioli (2016). Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 106(6): 2469-2489. doi: 10.1785/0120160062

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Scripps Student Spotlight, 2018

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Science... sort of

Podcast Interview 2019 



Four Scripps Students Receive Outstanding Student Paper Awards from AGU, 2017

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NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

AGU Fall Meeting, 2017


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