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Virtual California
Entry ID: SERVO-Virtual_CA

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Summary
Abstract: Virtual California is software that utilizes the Monte Carlo method in order to generate simulated, realistic earthquakes on an arbitrary fault surface mesh. It uses topologically realistic networks of independent fault segments that are mediated by elastic interactions. These segments can be designed to represent fault systems spanning the region of California.
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Description: The QuakeSim project was created to develop a solid earth science framework for
creating an understanding of active tectonic and earthquake processes and to
construct a fully interoperable system of tools for studying these processes.
The sponsor is the NASA Earth Science Enterprise, in partnership with Goddard
Space Flight Center, with the full participation of the related science and
technology communities.

QuakeSim is developing three major simulation tools (available for download),
GeoFEST, PARK, and Virtual California
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Service Citation
Originators: Caltech/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Title: Virtual California
Provider: SERVO Grid
Edition: V. 2
URL: http://quakesim.org/content/virtual-california
Service Keywords
MODELS >PHENOMENOLOGICAL MODELS Parameter Definition
MODELS >GEOLOGIC/TECTONIC/PALEOCLIMATE MODELS Parameter Definition

ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Ancillary Keywords
Earthquakes
California
Los Angeles Basin

Service Provider
SERVO-GRID > Solid Earth Research Virtual Observatory Grid Supplemental Info
Service Organization URL: http://www.servogrid.org/

Service Provider Personnel
Name: YEHUDA BEN-ZION
Phone: (213) 740-6734
Email: benzion at usc.edu
Contact Address:
Zumberge Hall
Department of Earth Science
University of Southern California
3651 Trousdale Parkway
City: Los Angeles
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 90089
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Electronic/Download
Distribution_Size: 49920.0 kb
Distribution_Format: Tar/gzip
Fees: None
Personnel
YEHUDA BEN-ZION
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (213) 740-6734
Email: benzion at usc.edu
Contact Address:
Zumberge Hall
Department of Earth Science
University of Southern California
3651 Trousdale Parkway
City: Los Angeles
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 90089
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2006-03-06
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-07-25
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