My research focuses on examining different aspects of the seismic source to learn more about the physics of earthquakes. I use earthquake catalogs to examine remote dynamic triggering of seismicity, as well as analyze waveform data to obtain source time functions of earthquakes, and model earthquake source parameters. My current research employs these techniques to study the seismic source from three perspectives, namely (1) the remote dynamic triggering of earthquakes from large, distant mainshocks, (2) the source parameter scaling of low frequency volcanic events, and (3) the radiated energy of earthquakes on faults of varying degrees of surface roughness.
Young Investigator Group Leader
Earthquake sources physics
Earthquake source parameter scaling
Physik der Erde
Horstmann, T., R. M. Harrington, & E. S. Cochran: Semi-automated tremor detection using a combined cross-correlation and neural network approach, submitted to J. of Geophys. Res., in revision, 2012.
Harrington, R. M. & E. E. Brodsky: Energy and rupture dynamics are different for earthquakes on mature faults vs. immature faults, submitted to Geophys. J. Int., in revision, 2012.
Harrington, R. M., & P. M. Benson: Analysis of laboratory simulations of volcanic hybrid earthquakes using empirical Green's functions, J. Geophys. Res., 116, B11303, 2011.
Harrington, R. M. & E. E. Brodsky: Source Duration Scales with Magnitude Differently for Earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault and on Secondary Faults in Parkfield, California, Bull. of the Seismol. Soc. of America, vol. 99, no. 4, 2323-2334, 2009.
Harrington, R. M. & E. E. Brodsky: Volcanic Hybrid Earthquakes that are Brittle Failure Events, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L06308, doi: 10.1029/2006GL028714, 2007.
Harrington, R. M. & E. E. Brodsky: The Absence of Remotely Triggered Seismicity in Japan, Bull. of the Seismol. Soc. of America, vol. 96, no. 3, 871-878, 2006.