Norman Abrahamson - Publications

Recent Publications

Journal Papers

• Abrahamson, N and W. Silva, "Summary of the Abrahamson & Silva NGA Ground-Motion Relations," Earthquake Spectra, February 2008, Vol. 24, pp. 67-97, doi: 10.1193/1.2924360.

• Abrahamson, N., G. Atkinson, D. Boore, Y. Bozorgnia, K. Campbell, B. Chiou, I.M. Idriss, W. Silva, and R. Youngs, "Comparisons of the NGA Ground-Motion Relations," Earthquake Spectra, February 2008, Vol. 24, pp. 45-66, doi: 10.1193/1.2924363.

• Power, M., B. Chiou, N. Abrahamson, Y. Bozorgnia, T. Shantz and C. Roblee, "An Overview of the NGA Project," Earthquake Spectra, February 2008, Vol. 24, pp. 3-21, doi: 10.1193/1.2894833.

• Walling, M., W. Silva and N. Abrahamson, "Nonlinear Site Amplification Factors for Constraining the NGA Models," Earthquake Spectra, February 2008, Vol. 24, 243-255, doi: 10.1193/1.2934350.

• Bommer, J.J. and N. Abrahamson, Reply to "Comment on 'Why do Modern Probabilistic Seismic-Hazard Analyses Often Lead to Increased Hazard Estimates?' by Julian J. Bommer and Norman A. Abrahamson" by Zhenming Wang and Mai Zhao, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, December 2007, Vol. 97, pp. 2215-2217.

• Bommer, J.J. and N. Abrahamson, Reply to "Comment on 'Why Do Modern Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analyses Often Lead to Increased Hazard Estimates?' by Julian J. Bommer and Norman A. Abrahamson" by Jens-Uwe Klugel, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, December 2007, Vol. 97, pp. 2208-2211, doi: 10.1785/0120070018.

• Strasser, F.O., J.J. Bommer and N. A. Abrahamson, "Truncation of the Distribution of Ground Motion Residuals," Journal of Seismology, December 2007, Vol. 12, pp. 79-105, doi: 10.1007/s10950-007-9073-z.

• Bommer, J.J. and N. Abrahamson, Review Article "Why do Modern Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analyses Often Lead to Increased Hazard Estimates?," Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, December 2006, Vol. 96, pp. 1967-1977, doi: 10.1785/0120070018.

• Boore, D. M., J. Watson-Lamprey and N. A. Abrahamson, "Orientation-Independent Measures of Ground Motion," Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, October 2006, Vol. 96, pp. 1502-1511, doi: 10.1785/0120050209.

• Watson-Lamprey, J. and N. Abrahamson, "Selection of Ground Motion Time Series and Limits on Scaling," Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, January 2006, Vol. 26, pp. 477-482, doi: 10.101/j.solidyn.2005.07.001.

• Hancock, J., J. Watson-Lamprey, N. Abrahamson, J. Bommer, A. Markatis, E. McCoy, and R. Mendis, "An Improved Method of Matching Response Spectra of Recorded Earthquake Ground Motions Using Wavelets," Journal of Earthquake Engineering, January 2006, Vol. 10, pp. 67-89, doi: 10.1142/S1363246906002736.

Conference Papers

• Abrahamson, N.A., "Seismic Hazard Assessment: Problems with Current Practice and Future Developments," Proceedings, First European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Geneva, Switzerland, September 2006, 17 pp.

Technical Reports

• Abrahamson, N.A. and J.J. Bommer, "Truncation of the Lognormal Distribution and Value of the Standard Deviation of Ground Motion Models in the Central and Eastern U.S." Electrical Power Research Institute, Report TR-1014381, August 2006, 70 pp.