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Academia Sinica, TW E-science to Assistant Seismic Observations for Earthquake Research, Monitor and Hazard Reduction Surrounding the South China Sea

  • Bor-Shouh Huang
  • Chun-Chi Liu
  • Eric Yen
  • Wen-Tzong Liang
  • Simon C. Lin
  • Win-Gee Huang
  • Shiann-Jong Lee
  • Hsin-Yen Chen
Conference paper

Abstract

Experience from the 1994 giant Sumatra earthquake, seismic and tsunami hazard have been considered as important issues in the South China Sea and its surrounding region, and attracted many seismologist’s interesting. Currently, more than 25 broadband seismic instruments are currently operated by Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica in northern Vietnam to study the geodynamic evolution of the Red river fracture zone and rearranged to distribute to southern Vietnam recently to study the geodynamic evolution and its deep structures of the South China Sea. Similar stations are planned to deploy in Philippines in near future. In planning, some high quality stations may be left as permanent stations and added continuous GPS observations, and instruments to be maintained and operated by several cooperation institutes, for instance, Institute of Geophysics, Vietnamese Acadamy of Sciences and Technology in Vietnam and Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology in Philippines. Finally, those stations will be planed to upgrade as real time transmission stations for earthquake monitoring and tsunami warning. However, high speed data transfer within different agencies is always a critical issue for successful network operation. By taking advantage of both EGEE and EUAsiaGrid e-Infrastructure, Academia Sinica Grid Computing Centre coordinates researchers from various Asian countries to construct a platform to high performance data transfer for huge parallel computation. Efforts from this data service and a newly build earthquake data centre for data management may greatly improve seismic network performance. Implementation of Grid infrastructure and e-science issues in this region may assistant development of earthquake research, monitor and natural hazard reduction. In the near future, we will search for new cooperation continually from the surrounding countries of the South China Sea to install new seismic stations to construct a complete seismic network of the South China Sea and encourage studies for earthquake sciences and natural hazard reductions.

Keywords

Seismic Hazard Seismic Network Tsunami Hazard Seismic Array Hazard Reduction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bor-Shouh Huang
    • 1
  • Chun-Chi Liu
    • 1
  • Eric Yen
    • 2
  • Wen-Tzong Liang
    • 1
  • Simon C. Lin
    • 3
  • Win-Gee Huang
    • 1
  • Shiann-Jong Lee
    • 1
  • Hsin-Yen Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Earth ScienceAcademia SinicaTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Research Center for Information Technology InnovationAcademia SinicaTaipeiTaiwan
  3. 3.Institute of PhysicsAcademia SinicaTaipeiTaiwan

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