Roger Borcherdt

Roger Borcherdt

Emeritus

Phone: 650-329-5619
Fax: 650-329-5163

Address:
345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3561


Expertise

Biography

Roger Borcherdt is a geophysicist at the U. S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, California and past visiting Shimizu and consulting professor at Stanford University. He received a Ph.D. in engineering geoscience with minors in applied mathematics and theoretical statistics from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Borcherdt is the recipient of the U.S. Department of Interior's highest honor award the Distinguished Service Award as well as the Meritorious Service Award. He is an honorary member of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, a member or chair of numerous scientific advisory panels, past editor of Earthquake Spectra, co-inventor of the General Earthquake Observation System (GEOS), patent number 4,603,486, recipient of 1994 and 2002 Outstanding Paper Awards of Earthquake Spectra, and a registered Geophysicist in the State of California (GP 163, 1972).  He has held a number of leadership positions with the U.S. Geological Survey as chief of various branches and programs.

Dr. Borcherdt is the author of more than 200 scientific publications. One of his more significant recent publications is a graduate-level text book that provides the mathematical theory for wave propagation in layered media with arbitrary amounts of intrinsic absorption. The theory, previously unpublished in book form, reveals physical characteristics, such as wave speed, particle motion, and energy flux for P  and S body waves, reflected and refracted waves, and Love- and Rayleigh-Type surface waves in a layered anelastic Earth not predicted by previously used elastic or one-dimensional anelastic models. The theory and numerical results provide solutions for fundamental wave-propagation problems in seismology that also are applicable to fields ranging from geotechnical engineering and exploration geophysics to solid mechanics and acoustics.

His research interests include: 1) the theory of viscoelastic wave propagation and its application to problems in seismology, engineering, acoustics, exploration, and solid mechanics, 2) earthquake response of local site conditions and their characterization for building code provisions, 3) near-source seismic radiation of strain and displacement and its implications for earthquake-fault rupture dynamics, 4) earthquake strong-motion measurement, characterization, and estimation for earthquake resistant design, 5) seismic zonation and earthquake loss estimation (HAZUS), and 6) seismic instrumentation. 

 

EDUCATION:

    B. A., Mathematics/Physics (cum laude), University of Colorado, Boulder (1963)

    M.A., Mathematics, University of Wisconsin, Madison (1965)

    M.S., Engineering Geoscience, University of California, Berkeley (1970)

    Ph. D., Engineering Geoscience with minors in Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Statistics University of California, Berkeley (1971).

 

POSITIONS:

    United States Geological Survey

       Research Scientist (1971- present)

       Chief, Branch of Ground Motion and Faulting (1978-1983)

       Chief, Branch of Seismic Engineering (1979-1983)

       Chief, Branch of Engineering Seismology and Geology (1983- 1984)

       Megaproject Chief and Task Leader (1997-present).

    Stanford University

       Shimizu Professor (1991-1992)

       Consulting Professor (1991-present)

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

    Registered Geophysicist, State of California

    American Geophysical Union, 1969 - present

    American Society of Civil Engineers, 1972 - present

    Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, 1973 - present

       Board of Directors, 1987-1990

       Vice President, 1988-1990

       Board of Directors Executive Committee, 1988-1990

       Co-Chairman, Fourth International Conference on Seismic Zonation, 1989 -1991

       Chair, Editorial Board, 1997-2002

       Chair 2002 Nomination Committee

       Editor, Earthquake Spectra, 1997-2002

       Elected Honorary Member, 2002

       Oral History Committee, 2004-present

    Seismological Society of America, 1968 - present

    Structural Engineering Association of California, 1993 - present

    Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society, 1963 - present

    COSMOS, 1998-present

       General Membership Chair

    Society of Exploration Geophysics, 1969 - 1978

    American Mathematical Society, 1962 - 1967

 

LICENSE:

    Registered Geophysicist, State of California (GP 163)

 

HONORS:

    Presidential Distinguished Service Award, Department of Interior (2010) for exceptional scientific contributions in the fields of seismology and engineering seismology, extraordinarily broad in scope

    Presidential Meritorious Service Award, Department of Interior (1993) for scientific contributions and leadership in engineering seismology

    Fellow Stanford/USGS Center for Research in Earthquake Engineering and Seismology

    Shimizu Visiting Professor, Stanford University

    Outstanding Paper Award 1994, Earthquake Spectra, 10, 617-653

    Outstanding Paper Award 2002, Earthquake Spectra, 18, 189-218

   Honorary Membership, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

 

RECENT SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY AND TECHNICAL COMMITTEES:

    HAZUS User's Group Steering Committee, SF Bay Region, FEMA, (1998 - 2005)

    Strong-motion Programs Advisory Board COSMOS, (1998 - 2006)

    National Earthquake Loss Estimation Methodology Project Working Group for Development of HAZUS, Federal Emergency Management Agency (1992 - present)

    Federal Highway Seismic Research Project Advisory Council (1993 - 2005)

    Engineering Design Advisory Panel for San Francisco-Oakland Bridge (EDAP), Metropolitan Transportation Commission, (1998 - 2006)

    Earthquake Catastrophic Risk Advisory Panel, Wharton School of Business, Univ. Penn., (1998-2005)

    Technical Subcommittee 1 for 2003 International Building Code (Seismic Hazard Mapping Provisions), Building Seismic Safety Council, FEMA (2000 - 2005)

    Site Coefficient Subcommittee of Technical Subcommittee 3 of PUC for Recommended NEHRP Building Code Provisions, Building Seismic Safety Council, FEMA (Chair 2001 - 2003)

    International Handbook of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Lee and others, 2003 (Associate Editor)

    T3 Provisions Update Task Force for American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), (2004 - 2008)

    Site Characterization Working Group - Next Generation of Attenuation Relations, PEER (Chair 2002 - 2007)

    Consortium of Strong-Motion Observation Systems, COSMOS, (General Membership Chair 2005-2008)

    Board of Directors, World Seismic Safety Initiative (2000 - 2008)

    Technical Subcommittee 3 Provision Update Committee for NEHRP Recommended Building Code Provisions, BSSC, FEMA (2000 - present)

    Provision Update Committee for NEHRP Recommended Building Code Provisions, BSSC, FEMA (2000 - present)

    Geo-engineering Extreme Events Reconnaissance Advisory Panel, National Science Foundation, (2004 - present)

    PEER Scientific Advisory CommitteePacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, Berkeley, (1999 - present)

    Applied Technology Council Steering Committee for Development of Guidelines for Performance Based Earthquake Engineering-ATC-58 (2002 - present)

    Engineering Criteria Review Board, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (1991-present; Vice Chair 2001-2002; Chair 2003 - present)

   Editorial Board, Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration(2007 - present) 

 

PAST SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY AND TECHNICAL COMMITTEES:

    U.S.-Japan Panel on Wind and Seismic Effects (1972 - present)

    Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering ASCE (1975 - 1984)

    Committee on Research Needs, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute  (1977 - 1982)

    Committee on Strong-Motion Instrumentation, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (1977 - 1984)

    Western States Seismic Policy Council (USGS representative, 1979)

    California State Mining and Geology Board (declined)

    Strong-Motion Instrumentation Committee of California Seismic Safety Commission (1980-1986)

    San Francisco District Earthquake Clearinghouse Committee (1980 - 2002)

    Strong Ground Motion/Instrumentation Subcommittee-CSMIP (Chair 1980 - 1985)

    U.S. National Committee on Program Management and Funding for Strong Motion (1981)

    Committee on Earthquake Engineering Research - National Research Council (1982)

    Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, Subcommittee on Extreme External Phenomena (1982)

    Nominating Committee for Directors and President Elect, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (1983)

    Committee on Earthquake Engineering Facilities and Instrumentation, National Research Council (1984)

    Committee on United States Strong Motion Program, National Research Council (1984)

    Geoscience Task Group - Learning from Earthquakes, EERI (Chair 1984 - 1986)

    California Instrumentation/Ground Motion Advisory Committee, CDMG (1985  -1987)

    Strong Motion Instrumentation Committee, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI Board Liaison, 1986 - 1990)

    Budget and Financial Management Committee, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (1986 - 1988)

    Technical Program Committee - Third U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (1984 - 1986)

    Abstract review committee - Ninth World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (1986 - 1987)

    American Society of Civil Engineering Specialty Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics Steering Committee (1985 - 1988)

    U.S.-Yugoslav Joint Research Program on 3-D Strong Motion Array (Lake Ohrid Region), (1987 - 1991, Co-principal Investigator)

    International Membership Committee Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (Board liaison, 1988 - 1990)

    Publication Policy Committee, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (Chair 1989 - 1990)

    Geoscience Research Needs in Post Earthquake Investigations, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (1989)

    Geoscience Project for Loma Prieta earthquake investigations, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (Co-chair with N. Donovan 1989)

    Continuing Education Committee, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (Executive Committee, Board Liaison, 1989 - 1990).

    Strong Motion Instrumentation Workshop Steering Committee, California Strong Motion Instrumentation Program (1989)

    Third U.S.-Japan Workshop for Earthquake Hazard Mitigation in Urbanized Regions Steering Committee (1990 - 1991)

    NEHRP Science Plan Workshops, USGS, (1990)

    Southern California Earthquake Center Workshop on Non-linear Site Effects (1991)

    California Seismic Hazard Mapping Act Subcommittee for Ground Shaking (1991, acting chair)

    Steering Committee Fourth International Conference on Seismic Zonation, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (Co-chair with H. Shah) 1990 - 1992)

    Honorary Awards Committee for the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (Chair 1993 - 1999)

    Technical Committee on Strong Motion, US - Japan Panel on Wind and Seismic Effects, (Chair 1996 - 2001)

    International Technical Advisory Committee/ Groupo Trabajo for Quito Ecuador, (1992 - 1995)

    Working Committee for NEHRP Site-Dependent Response Provisions (1992 - 1997)

    Seismology Committee, Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (1993 - 1999)

    Foundation and Seismic Zonation Committee (Ground-Motion Task Group), Structural Engineering Association of Northern California (1993 - 2000)

    Project Advisory Committee for "Modeling Housing Damage in Earthquakes and Resulting Mass Care Needs", Red Cross and Bay Area Regional Earthquake Preparedness Project (1993 - 1996)

    Workshop Steering Committee for USGS National Seismic Hazard Mapping Program (1994 - 1999)

    Project Advisory Committee for "Modeling Housing Damage in Earthquakes and Resulting Mass Care Needs", Red Cross and Bay Area Regional Earthquake Preparedness Project (1993 - 1996)

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University Advisory Committee (1997)

    Tri-Net Steering Committee, Cal-Tech, CDMG, USGS, (1996 - 1997)

    Seismic Design Procedures Working Group, Building Seismic Safety Council, Federal Emergency Management Agency (1994 - 1997)

    US National Committee for the Advancement of Strong Motion Programs (CASMP), (1996 - 1999)

    Scientific Advisory Committee, National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (1991 - 1997)

    Electronic Publications CommitteeEarthquake Engineering Research Institute (1999 - 2002)

 

 

Publications

209. Borcherdt, Roger D., (2015). NGA-West 2 GMPE Average Site Coefficients for Use in Earthquake-Resistant Design U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1116, 27p. of2015-1116.pdf.209. [Link]

 

 

Book:

1.        Borcherdt, R. D., 2009, Viscoelastic Waves in Layered Media, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, New York, 350 pp.

 

 

Patent:

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Fletcher, J. P., Warrick, R. E., Maxwell, G. L.,  Jensen, E. G., and  VanSchaak, J. V. (1986), General Earthquake Observation System (GEOS), Patent number 4,604,699, Filed January 25, 1984, Issued August 5, 1986, U. S. Patent and Trademark Office, 24pp.

 

 

Journal and Professional Papers:

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., and Healy, J. H. (1968). A method for estimating the uncertainty in seismic velocities measured by refraction techni­quesBull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 58, 1769-1790.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1968). Spectral analysis of seismic measurements from explosions in southern MississippiU.S. Geol. Survey Prof. Paper 600-C, C113-C119, also in Geol. Soc. Amer. Spec. Paper 121, 486-487.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1970). Effects of local geology on ground motion near San Francisco BayBull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 60, 29-61.   

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., 1971, Inhomogeneous body and surface plane waves in a generalized viscoelastic half-spacePh.D. Dissertation, Univ. of Calif., Berkeley, 308 pp. 

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1973), Energy and Plane Waves in Linear Viscoelastic MediaJ. Geophys. Res., 78 (14), 2442–2453.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1973). Rayleigh-type surface wave on a linear visco­elastic half-spaceJ. Acous. Soc. Am., 54, 1651-1653. http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.1914463

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., (ed.), (1975). Studies for seismic zonation of the San Francisco Bay region, U.S. Geol. Survey Prof. Paper 941-A, 102 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Joyner, W. B., Warrick, R. E., and Gibbs, J. F. (1975). Response of local geologic units to ground shaking, U.S. Geol. Survey Prof. Paper 941-A, 52-67.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Brabb, E. E., Joyner, W. B., Helley, E. J., Lajoie, K. R., Page, R. A., Wesson, R.L., and Youd, T.L. (1975). Predicted geologic effects of a postulated earthquake,U.S. Geol. Survey Prof. Paper 941-A, 88-96.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Gibbs, J. F., and Lajoie, K. R. (1975). Prediction of maximum earthquake intensity in the San Francisco Bay region, Cal­ifornia, for large earthquakes on the San Andreas and Hayward faultsU.S. Geol. Survey Misc. Field Studies Map MF-709, scale 1:125,000, 3 maps, 15 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1976). Reviewer, Geological Hazards by B .A. Bolt, W. L. Horn, G. A. MacDonald, and R. D. Scott, Am. Geophys. Un. EOS57, 635.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., and Gibbs, J. F. (1976). Effects of local geological conditions in the San Francisco Bay region on ground motions and the intensities of the 1906 earthquake,Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 66, 467-500.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1977). Reflection and refraction of type-II S waves in elastic and anelastic mediaBull. Seismol. Soc. Am.67, 43-67.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Gibbs, J. F., and Fumal, T. E. (1978). Ground response in the San Francisco Bay regionU.S. Geol. Survey Prof. Paper 1100, 262-263.

 

  1. Brabb, E. E., and Borcherdt, R. D. (1979). Progress on seismic zonation in the San Francisco Bay region; Introduction and Summary, Int’l. Conf. Microzonation for Safer Construction and Research Applications 2, 1, 229-230; 1979, U.S. Geol. Survey Cir. 807, 1-2.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Gibbs, J. F., and Fumal, T. E. (1979). Progress on ground motion predictions for the San Francisco Bay region, Cali­forniaU.S. Geol. Survey Cir. 807, 13-25.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1982). GEOS, A versatile new system for recording seismic dataU.S. Geol. Survey Prof. Paper 1275, 210-211.
  2. Borcherdt, R. D. (1982). Reflection-refraction of general P and type-I S waves in elastic and anelastic solidsGeophys. J. Royal Astron. Soc., 70, 621-638.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R., Maley, R., and Brady, G. (1983). Data recorded on U.S. national strong-motion network near Coalinga, California, Earthquake Engin. Res. Inst. Publ.17, 82-86.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., (ed.), (1984). The Coalinga earthquake sequence com­menc­ing May 2, 1983 (preliminary report on field investigations and data collected as of May 12, 1983), 1984Earthquake Engin. Res. Inst. Publ., 84-03, 300p. [U. S. Geol. Surv. OF Rept._83_511DV.pdf].

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Cranswick, E., Maxwell, G., Mueller, C., McClearn, R., Sembera, G., and Wennerberg, L. (1984). Digital strong-motion data recorded by U.S. Geological Survey near Coalinga, CaliforniaEarthquake Engin. Res. Inst. Publ., 84-03 [U. S. Geol. Surv. OF Rept._83_511DV.pdf].

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Anderson, J. G., Crouse, C. B., Donovan, N. C., McEvil­ly, T. V., and Shakal, A. F. (1984). National planning considerations for the acquisition of strong ground-motion dataEarthquake Engin. Res. Inst.  Publ. 84-08, 57 pp.

 

  1. Rogers, A. M., Borcherdt, R. D., Covington, A. M., and Perkins, D. M. (1984). A comparative ground response study near Los Angeles using recordings of Nevada Nuclear Tests and the 1971 San Fernando earthquakeBull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 74, 1925-1950.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1985). Predicting earthquake ground motion -- An intro­duction in Evaluating earthquake hazards of the Los Angeles Re­gion -- An earth-science perspective,Ziony, J.I., (ed.), U.S. Geol. Survey Prof. Paper 1360, 93-99.

 

  1. Rogers, A., Tinsley, J. C., and Borcherdt, R. D. (1985). Predicting rel­a­tive shaking response, in Evaluating earthquake hazards of the Los Angeles region -- an earth-science perspectiveZiony, J.I., (ed.), U.S. Geol. Survey Prof. Paper 1360, 221-248

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Fletcher, J. B., Jensen, E. G., Maxwell, G. L., Van ­Schaack, J. R., Warrick, R. E., Cranswick, E., Johnston, M. J. S., and McClearn, R. (1985)., A general earthquake observation system (GEOS)Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 75, 1783-1825.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., and Wennerberg, L. (1985). General P, type-I S, and type-II S waves in anelastic solids, Inhomogeneous wave fields in low-loss solidsBull. Seismol. Soc. Am.,75, 1729-1763.

 

  1. Johnston, M. J. S., R. D. Borcherdt, and Linde, A. T. (1986). Short-Period Strain (0.1–105 s): Near-Source Strain Field for an Earthquake (M L 3.2) Near San Juan Bautista, CaliforniaJ. Geophys. Res., 91 (B11), 11,497–11,502.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., G. Glassmoyer, and Wennerberg, L. (1986). Influence of Welded Boundaries in Anelastic Media on Energy Flow, and Characteristics of PS-I, and S-II Waves: Observational Evidence for Inhomogeneous Body Waves in Low-Loss SolidsJ. Geophys. Res., 91(B11), 11,503–11,518.

 

  1. Johnston, M. J. S., Linde, A. T., Gladwin, M.., and Borcherdt, R. D. (1987). Fault failure for moderate earthquakesTectonophysics144, 189-206.

 

  1. Malin, P. E., Waller, J. A., Borcherdt, R. D., Cranswick, E., Jensen, E. G., and Van Schaack,, J. (1988). Vertical seismic profiling of Oroville micro earthquakes; velocity spectra and particle motion as a function of depthBull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 18, 401-420.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1988). Recording strong motion-New methods and instrumentation, U.S. J. Int'l. Council Bldg. Res. (CIB)16, 87-92.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1988). Volumetric strain in relation to particle displacements for body and surface waves in a general viscoelastic half-spaceGeophys. J. Royal Astro. Soc.,93, 215-228. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.1988.tb01997.x]

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., and Glassmoyer, G. (1989). An exact anelastic model for the free-surface reflection of P and S-I wavesBull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 79, 842-859.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Johnston, M. J. S., and Glassmoyer, G. (1989). On the use of volumetric strain meters to infer additional characteristics of short-period seismic radiation,Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 79, 1006-1023.

 

  1. Filson, J. R., Borcherdt, R. D., Langer, C., and Simpson, D. (1989).  SeismologyEarthquake Spectra, 51-12.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Glassmoyer, G., Andrews, M., and Cranswick, E. (1989). Effect of site conditions on ground motion and damage, in Armenia earthquake reconnaissance report, Earthquake Spectra, 5, 23-42.

 

  1. Hough, S. E., Simpson, D., Lerner-Lan, A., Friberg, P. A., Busby, R., Shengold, L., Tuttle, M., Field, E. H., Jacob, K. H., Pacheco, J., Estabrook, C., Peterson, M., Johnson, D.H., Borcherdt, R. D., and Frankel, A. (1990). Observations of weak ground motion in the epi­central area and in west Oakland following the Loma Prieta earth­quake of October 17, 1989, in Loma Prieta earthquake reconnaissance reportEarthquake Spectra, Suppl., 6, 448 pp.

 

  1. Hough, S. E., Friberg, P. A., Busby, R., Field, E. F., Jacob, K. H.,  and Borcherdt, R. D. (1989) Did mud contribute to freeway collapse?EOS, Trans. AGU, 70, no. 47, 1497.

 

  1. Hough, S. E., Friberg, P. A., Busby, R., Field, E. F., Jacob, K. H., and Borcherdt, , R. D. (1990). Sediment induced amplification --A possible factor in the collapse of the Nimitz freeway during the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta (CA) EarthquakeNature344, 853-855.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. and Donovan, N. C. (1990). Geosciences, Loma Prieta EarthquakeEarthquake SpectraS1, 7-24. http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.1914463 

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Donovan, N. C., Celebi, M., Shakal, A., Huang, M., Reichle, M., Ventura, C., Cao, T., Bherburne, R., Savage, M., Darragh, R., Petersen, C., Boore, D. M., Joyner, W. B. and Leyendecker, E.V. (1990). Ground Motion, Loma Prieta EarthquakeEarthquake SpectraS1, 25-80. http://dx.doi.org/10.1193/1.1585601

 

  1. Glassmoyer, G., and Borcherdt, R. D. (1990). Source parameters and effects of band-width and local geology on high-frequency ground motions observed for aftershocks of northeastern Ohio earthquake of 31 January, 1986Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 80889-912.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1991). On the observation, characterization, and predictive GIS mapping of strong ground shaking for seismic zonation - A case study for San Francisco Bay region, Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Auckland, New Zealand Procs. (a keynote address), I, 1-24 and in Bull. New Zealand Nat'l. Soc. Earthquake Engineering24, 287-305.  

 

  1. King, S. A., Kiremidjian, A. S., Borcherdt, R. D. and Wentworth, C. M. (1993). GIS mapping of earthquake ground shaking in San Francisco, CaliforniaStructural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation, 259-264.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., and Glassmoyer, G. (1992). On the characteristics of local geology and their influence on ground motions generated by the Loma Prieta earthquake in the San Francisco Bay region, CaliforniaBull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 82, 603-641.

 

  1. Mori, J., Filson, J. Cranswick, E., Borcherdt, R., Amirbekian, R., Aharonian, V., and Hachverdian, L. (1994). Measurements of P and S wave fronts from the dense three-dimensional array at Garni, ArmeniaBull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 84, 1089-1096.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. and Glassmoyer, G. (1994). Influences of local geology on strong and weak ground motions in the San Francisco Bay region, California and their implications for site-specific code provisions, in The Loma Prieta earthquake of October 17, 1989 -- strong ground motion, R. D. Borcherdt, (ed.), U.S. Geol. Survey Prof. Paper 1551-A,A77-A108

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1994). The Loma Prieta earthquake of October 17, 1989 -- strong ground motion, A synopsis, in The Loma Prieta earthquake of October 17, 1989 -- strong ground motion, R.D. Borcherdt, (ed.), U.S. Geol. Survey Prof. Paper 1551-A, A1-A7.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. and Glassmoyer, G. (1994). Influences of local geology on strong and weak ground motions recorded in the San Francisco Bay region and their implications for site-specific building-code provisions, in The Loma Prieta, California, Earthquake of October 17, 1989 -- Strong Ground Motion, R. D. Borcherdt, ed., U.S. Geol. Survey Prof. Paper 1551-A, A77-A108.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1994). Estimates of site-dependent response spectra for design (methodology and justification)Earthquake Spectra10, 617-653.http://dx.doi.org/10.1193/1.1585791]

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1994). New developments in estimating site effects on ground motion -- A new integrated methodology for estimates of site-dependent response spectra, seismic coefficients for site-dependent building code provisions, and predictive GIS maps of strong ground shaking, New Developments in Earthquake Ground Motion Estimation and Implications for Engineering Design Practice ATC 35-1, Applied Technology Council, 10, 1-44.

 

  1. Mueller, R. J., Lee, M., Johnston, M. J. S, Borcherdt, R. D., Glassmoyer, G., and Silverman, S. (1995). Near-real time monitoring of seismic events and status of portable digital recorders using satellite telemetryBull. Seismol. Soc. Am.85, 640-645.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1995). Seismology in “The Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake of January 17, 1995, Performance of Lifelines”, M. Shinozuka, (ed.), Univ. New York,  Buffalo ,National Center for Earthquake Engineering  NCEER-95-0015, 2.1-2.29.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1995). Strong ground motion generated by the Hanshin-Awaji (Hyogo-ken Nanbu) earthquake of January 17. 1995 in “The Hyogo-ken Nanbu earthquake of January 17. 1995” J.P Moehle, (ed.), Earthquake Engineering Research Center Report UCB/EERC-95/10, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 11-44.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. and Holzer, T. (1996). Seismology, geology and geotechnical issues, in "The January 17, 1995 Hyogoken-Nanbu (Kobe) Earthquake; Performance of structures, lifelines, and fire protection systems”, National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST Spec. Pub. 901, 5-55.

 

  1. Dobry, R., Borcherdt, R. D., Crouse, C. B., Idriss, I. M. Joyner, W. B.  Martin, G. R. Power, M. S.  Rinne, E. E., and Seed R. B. (2000). New site coefficients and site classification system used in recent building seismic code provisions (1994/1997 NEHRP and 1997 UBC)Earthquake Spectra16, 41-68http://dx.doi.org/10.1193/1.1586082

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. (2000). Book Review Earthquakes, Bruce A. Bolt, 4th Edition, W.H. Freeman and Co., New YorkEarthquake Spectra, 16, 309-310. http://dx.doi.org/10.1193/1.1586113

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Liu, H. P., Westerlund, R. E., Dietel, C., Glassmoyer, G, Gibbs, J. F., and Warrick, R. E. (2001). Integrated surface and borehole strong-motion soil response arrays in San Francisco, California, Strong Motion Instrumentation for Civil Engineering Structures, Procs. NATO Science Series E: 373, 167-178.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (2002). Empirical evidence for acceleration-dependent amplification factorsBull. Seismol. Soc. Am.92, 761-782

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (2002). Empirical evidence for site coefficients in building-code provisionsEarthquake Spectra18, 189-218http://dx.doi.org/10.1193/1.1486243]

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. Hamburger, R .O. and Kircher, C.A. (2003). Seismic Design Provisions and Guidelines in the United States; A PrologueEarthquake and Engineering Seismology Int’l. Handbook, Jennings, P, Kanamori, H., and Lee, W.H.K. eds., Academic Press, 1127-1128.

 

  1. Holzer, T. L., Borcherdt, R. D., Comartin, C. D., Hanson, R. D., Scawthorn, C. R., Tierney, K., and Youd, T. L. (2003). A plan to coordinate NEHRP post-earthquake investigations,U. S. Geol. Survey Circ. 1242, 27 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (2003). Erratum: "Empirical evidence for site coefficients in building code provisions" [Earthquake Spectra 18, 189–217 (2002)], Earthquake Spectra, 19, 453-454. http://dx.doi.org/10.1193/1.1578083

 

  1. Langbein, J., Borcherdt, R., Dreger, D., Fletcher, J., Hardebeck, J., Hellweg, M., Ji, C., Johnston, M.,  Murray, J., Nadeau, R., Rymer, M., and Treiman, J. (2004). Preliminary Report on the 28 September 2004, M 6.0 Parkfield, California EarthquakeSeismol. Res. Letters, 76, 10-26.

 

  1. Shakal, A., Huang, M.,  Graizer, V., Borcherdt, R., Haddadi, H., Lin, K., Stephens, C., and Roffers P. (2005). Preliminary Analysis of Strong-Motion Recordings from the 28 September 2004 Parkfield, California EarthquakeSeismol. Res. Letters76, 27-39.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (2005). Book Review-The Race to Seismic Safety-Protecting California’s Transportation SystemPenzien, Joseph, 2003, Report to Director, California Department of Transportation, Sacramento, California, December, Earthquake Spectra, 21, 613.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (2005). Integrated surface and borehole strong-motion arrays in San Francisco, California -- Empirical measurements of low-strain site coefficients at site class E and D soil sitesDirections in Strong Motion Instrumentation, NATO Science Series IV, eds. P. Gulken and J. Anderson, Springer,  58, 139-156. DOI: 10.1007/1-4020-3812-7_9

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (2005). Erratum Empirical Evidence for Acceleration-Dependent Amplification Factors Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am, 95, 373-374.

 

  1. Johnston, M. J. S., R. D. Borcherdt, A. T. Linde, and Gladwin, M. T. (2006). Continuous borehole strain and pore pressure in the near-field of the September 28, 2004, MW 6.0 Parkfield, California, earthquake, Implications for nucleation, fault response, earthquake prediction and tremorBull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 96, S56 - S72.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., M. J. S. Johnston, G. Glassmoyer, and Dietel, C. (2006). Recordings of the Parkfield 2004 Earthquake on the GEOS Strong-Motion Array; Implications for earthquake precursors, fault rupture, co-seismic and post-event strain changesBull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 96, S73 - S89.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (2013) Implications of next generation attenuation ground-motion prediction equations for site coefficients used in earthquake resistant design, Jour. Earthquake Engng. and Structural. Dynamics, wileyonlinelibrary.com, DOI: 10.1002/eqe.2400.

 

 

Archived Symposium and Conference Proceedings:

  1. McCulloch, D. S., Bonilla, M. G., Borgman, G. N., Vardy, P., Wilhelm, R .O., Wallace, R. E., Mader, G. C., Johnson, A. M., Borcherdt, R. D., Atkinson, and Sterling K., Jr. (1969). San Francisco peninsula trip for planners and public officials, field trip 5, Assoc. Eng. Geol. Nat'l Meeting, E1-E10.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1973) A preliminary strategy for seismic zonation of the San Francisco Bay region based on relative ground motion predictions, Fifth Joint U.S.-Japan Panel on Wind and Seismic Effects, Tokyo, Japan.

 

  1. Borcherdt R. D. (1974). Prediction of maximum earthquake intensities for the San Francisco Bay region, Sixth Joint U.S./Japan Panel on Wind and Seismic Effects, Washington, D.C., U.S. Natl. Bur. Stand. Spec. Publ. 444III, 84-94.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1975). Studies for seismic zonation of the San Fran­cisco Bay region -- A brief summaryU.S. Nat’l. Conf. on Earthquake Engineering, Proc., Ann Arbor, Mich., 123-127.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., 1976, Wave propagation in soilsSixth World Conf. Earth­quake Eng., Proc. 6, 599-604.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. and Matthiesen, R. B. (1980). U.S. strong-motion pro­gramsSeventh World Conf. on Earthquake Engineering, Proc. 7, 2, 9-16.

 

  1.      Rogers, A. M., Covington, P. A., and Borcherdt, R. D. (1980).  A compari­son of ground response in the Los Angeles region from nuclear ex­plosions and the 1971 San Fernando earthquakeSeventh World Conf. on Earthquake Engineering, Proc7, 2, 625-632.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1981). Comments on array design and aftershock recordings derived from Imperial Valley earthquake of October 15, 1979, State of the Art in Earthquake Engineering, 1981, Kelaynak, Ankara, Turkey, 25.

 

  1. Rojahn, C. and Borcherdt, R. D. (1982). On the status of in-situ strong ground-motion and structural-response investigationsInt’l. Earthquake Microzonation Conf. Proc.3, I, 329-363. (also in National Bureau of Standards, Special Publication, 617-654, 1983).

 

  1. Algermissen, S. T., Askew, B. L., Borcherdt, R. D., Campbell, R. H., Clarke Jr., S. H., Evernden, J. F.,  Fumal, T. E., Gibbs, J. F., Greene, H. G., Hanks, T. C., Harp, E. L., Hartzell, S. H., Hopper, M. G., Johnson, C. E., Joyner, W. B., Keefer, D. K., Kockleman, W. J., McCulloch, D. S., Perkins, D. M., Rogers, A. M., Spudich, P. A., Thenhaus, P. C., Tinsley, J. C., Wilson, R. C., Yerkes, R. F., Youd, T. L.,  and  Ziony,  J. I. (1982). Seismic zonation of the Los Angeles region, A progress report, Int'l. Earthquake Microzonation Conf. 3, Proc., I, 157-172.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Jensen, E. G., Maxwell, G. L., Fletcher, J. P., Mc­Clearn, R., Van Schaack, J. R., and Warrick, R. E. (1983). A general earthquake observation system (GEOS),Int’l. Assoc. Seismol. and Phys. Earth's Interior, Comm. Controlled Source Seismol., Publ,  49-53.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1983). Strong-motion networks in the United States; a review, Proc., Golden Anniversary Workshop on Strong Motion Seismometry, Univ. Southern California, Los Angeles, 148 pp.

 

  1. Fletcher, J. B., Borcherdt, R. D., Mueller, C., and Cranswick, E. (1984). Data from the GEOS digital recorder, Int. Assoc. Seismol. and Phys. Earth's Int. Comm. Controlled Source Seismology, Publ., 155-157.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1984). On recent advances in strong-motion data acquisition capabilitiesEighth World Conf. on Earthquake Engineering, Proc., San Francisco, California, 2, 63-70.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Anderson, J. G., Crouse, C. B., Donovan, N. C., Iwan, W., McEvilly, T. V., and Shakal, A. (1984). Free-field instrumenta­tion recommendations, Appendix B in Third Report of the Strong Motion Instrumentation Program, California Division of Mines and Geology Spec. Publ., 43 pp.

 

  1. Rogers, A. M., Tinsley, J. C., and Borcherdt, R. D. (1984). Geographic variation in ground shaking as a function of changes in near-sur­face properties and geologic structure near Los Angeles, Califor­nia, Eighth World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Proc.,  San Francisco, California, 2, 737-744.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1985). Implications of recent advances in instrumen­ta­tion for strong motion studies, Seventeenth Joint U.S.-Japan Panel on Wind and Seismic Effects, Procs., Tsukuba, Japan.

 

  1. Shakal, A. F. and Borcherdt, R. D. (1985). Review of recent strong motion data, Proc., Workshop on Strong Ground Motion Simulation and Earthquake Engineering Applications, Los Altos, California, Earthquake Engin. Res. Inst. Publ., 85-02, 9.1- 9.12.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R .D. (1985). On anelastic-earth structure and seismic waves,  Proc., Workshop on Strong Ground Motion Simulation and Earthquake Engineering Applications, Los Altos, California, Earthquake Engin. Res. Inst. Publ., 85-02, 1-18.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. and Bolt, B. A. (1985). Planning considerations for recording the next major earthquake in California, Proc. Workshop on Strong Ground Motion Simulation and Earthquake Engineering Applications, Los Altos, California, Earthquake Engin. Res. Inst. Publ. 85-02, 10-1, 10-20.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1986). Characteristics of anelastic reflection-refraction coefficients with implications for calculation of syn­thetic seismograms, Indo-U.S. workshop on earthquake dis­aster mitigation research, Proc., Jan 19-23, 1987, New Delhi, India, I, IV-65-75.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. and Glassmoyer, G. (1987)., On the aftershock sequence of the earthquake of January 31, 1986 in northeastern Ohio; ef­fects of bandwidth and local geology on observed high-frequency ground motion, Earthquake Ground Motion Esti­mation in East­ern North America Procs., Nuc. Reg. Commission, 8-42.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1987). Application of LSI Technology to field digi­tal data acquisition systems for wind and earthquake engineer­ing, Field Data Acquisition Systems Procs.,April 13-14, 1987, Raleigh, NC.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Johnston, M.J.S., Noce, T. C., Glassmoyer, G. M., and Myren, D. M. (1988). A broadband, wide dynamic range, strong-motion network near Parkfield, California USA for measurement of acceleration and volumetric strainNinth World Conference on Earthquake Engineering Procs., Tokyo, Japan, VIII, 125-130.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Langer, C., Filson, J. R., Simpson, D. W., Glassmoyer, G., Andrews, M., and Cranswick, E. (1990). On the rupture zone and effects of local geologic conditions on damages and ground motions for the Armenian earthquakes of December 7, 1988, US Nat’l. Con­f. on Earthquake Engineering, 4th, Palm Springs, CA Procs.1, 131-140.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. and Glassmoyer, G. (1990). Local geology and its influence on strong motion, Oakland, Calif., U.S. Nat'l. Con­ference, Loma Prieta Earthquake -- One Year Later, Proc., 20 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1990). Influence of local geology in the San Fran­cisco Bay region, California on ground motions generated by the Loma Prieta earthquake of October 17, 1989, Tokyo, Japan, Invited, Int'l. Symposium on Safety of Urban Life and Facilities, Proc., 1, 1.1-1.35.

 

  1. Kameda, H., Çelebi, M., Borcherdt, R. D., Akamatsu, J., and Fujita, M. (1991). Comparative observation of soil amplification from long-period micro tremor and earthquake recordings for seismic microzonationFourth Int’l. Conf. on Seismic Zonation, Stanford, CA Procs., Earth. Eng. Res. Inst., III, 375-382.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. and Shah, H.C. eds. (1991). Preface, Proceedings Fourth International Conference on Seismic Zonation, Stanford, CaliforniaEarth. Eng. Res. Inst. Report No. SZP-4I, II, III, 760 pp.

 

  1. Wentworth, C. M., Borcherdt, R. D., Fitzgibbon, T. T., and Showalter, P. K. (1991). Application of GIS technology to seismic zonation of the San Francisco Bay region, California,Fourth Int’l. Conf. on Seismic Zonation, Stanford, CA Procs., Earth. Eng. Res. Inst., III, 537-544.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Wentworth, C. M., Janssen, A., Fumal, T., and Gibbs, J. (1991). Methodology for  predictive GIS mapping of special study zones for strong ground shaking in the San Francisco Bay region, CaliforniaFourth International Conference on Seismic Zonation, Stanford, California Procs.Earth. Eng. Res. Inst. Report No. SZP-4III, 545-552.
  2. Borcherdt, R. D. (1992). Characterization of potential geographic variations in strong ground motion for purposes of mapping ground failure potential, Assoc. of Engineering Geology Procs., 15.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1992). Instrumentation for soft soil sites, U.S.-Chile Workshop on Geotechnical Instrumentation for Great Earthquakes Procs., NSF, 1-12.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1992). General Earthquake Observation Systems, Emphasis on design concepts pertinent in Chili, U.S.-Chile Workshop on Geotechnical Instrumentation for Great Earthquakes Procs., NSF, 13-21.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1992). Simplified site classes and empirical amplification factors for site-dependent code provisions, NCEER, SEAOC, BSSC workshop on site response during earthquakes and seismic code provisions Procs., Univ. Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 18 - 20, 1992.

 

  1. Kunagai, Y. and Borcherdt, R. D. (1993). Research needs for application of seismic zonation to earthquake recovery and reconstructionThird U.S.-Japan Workshop on Urban Earthquake Hazards Reduction Procs., Earth. Eng. Res. Inst., 266 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1993). General methodology for estimating free-field, site-specific response spectra, Building Seismic Safety Council, Minutes, April 4, 5, and 28, 1993.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R., Langer, C., Filson, J., Simpson, D., Glassmoyer., Cranswick, E., Dietel, C., Sembera, E., Andrews, M.,  Amirbekian, R., Aharonian, V., Safarian, K., Galagian, H., Aapoian, G., Kirakossian, K., Tovmasian, A., and Khachatrian, G. (1993). Effects of Rupture Characteristics and Local Geology on Damage from the earthquake of December 7, 1988 near Spitak, Armenia, Int’l. Conf. on Continental Collision Zone Earthquakes and Earthquake Hazard Reduction, Proc., Oct. 1993, Yerevan, Armenia.

 

  1. Kiremidjian, A. and Borcherdt, R. (1993). Amplification of earthquake ground motion in Armenia from aftershock records, Int’l. Conference on Continental Collision Zone Earthquakes and Earthquake Hazard Reduction, Proc., Oct. 1993, Yerevan, Armenia.

 

  1. Margheriti, L., Borcherdt, R. D., Glassmoyer, G., and Hellwig, M. A. (1993). Preliminary assessment of seismicity near Yerevan, Armenia using the dense three-dimensional array at Garni, Int’l. Conference on Continental Collision Zone Earthquakes and Earthquake Hazard Reduction, Proc., Oct. 1993, Yerevan, Armenia.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1993). On the estimation of site-dependent response spectra, Int’l. Workshop on Strong-Motion Data Procs., Menlo Park, CA, Port and Harbor Research Institute, Japan, Publ.,  2, 399- 427.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1994). Strong ground motions generated by the Northridge, California earthquake of January 17, 1994, Preliminary implications for site-dependent, earthquake-resistant, design spectra, Joint Japan / United States Seminar on the Northridge, California Earthquake of Jan. 17,1994 Procs., Architectural Institute of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, 83-114.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1994). Site factors, a possible new approach for code provisions -- preliminary implications from Northridge earthquake, Annual Meeting Structural Engineering Association of California Procs., Lake Tahoe, CA, September 29 - October 2, 1994.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1994). On New Developments in Estimating Site-Dependent, Earthquake-Resistant Design Spectra --- Implications for Improvements in Building Code Provisions and Seismic Zonation, (keynote lecture), Second Int’l. Conf. on Earthquake Resistant Construction and Design, Berlin, Germany Procs. June 15 - 18.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. and Wentworth, C. W. (1995). Strong-ground motion generated by the Northridge earthquake of January 17, 1994, Implications for seismic design coefficients and seismic zonation, Fifth Int’l. Conf. on Seismic Zonation Procs.,  Nice, France, II, 964 - 971.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Lawson, S., Pessina, V., Bouabid, J., and Shah, H. C. (1995). Applications of geographic information system technology (GIS) to seismic zonation and earthquake loss estimation, (Invited state-of-the-art lecture), Fifth Int’l. Conf. on Seismic Zonation, Nice, France, III, 1933-1973.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1996). Preliminary amplification estimates inferred from strong ground-motion recordings of the Northridge earthquake of January 17, 1994, International Workshop on Site Response Subjected to Strong Earthquake Motions Procs., Port and Harbour Research Institute, January 16 - 17, 1996, Yokosuka, Japan, I, 24-33 and II, 21-46.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1996). Preliminary site amplification factors inferred from strong-motion recordings of the Northridge and Kobe earthquakes; Implications for site-specific design factors, Seventh U.S.-Japan workshop on improvement of structural design and construction practice,  Procs., January 18-20, Osaka, Japan, Applied Technology Council, 11 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1996). Preliminary estimates of site amplification from the Kobe and Northridge earthquakes for site-specific design provisions, 28th Joint Meeting UJNR Panel on Wind and Seismic Effects Procs., National Institute of Standards and Technology, 10 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1996). Strong ground motions generated by the Northridge and Hanshin-Awaji earthquakes of January 17, 1994 and 1995; Implications for site-specific design factors, Eleventh World Conference on Earthquake Engineering Procs., Paper No. 1246, ISBN: 0 08 042822 3.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1996). Effects of Site Conditions on Strong Ground Shaking in The San Francisco Bay Region During the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, (Invited), Eleventh World Conference on Earthquake Engineering Procs., Paper No. 2028, ISBN: 0 08 042822 3.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1997). Spatial ground-motion amplification analyses, (Invited), Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers Procs. 56-69.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1997). Earthquake ground-motion measurement for public safety, 29th Joint Meeting UJNR Panel on Wind and Seismic Effects Proc. Tsukuba, Japan, May, 1997.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1997). Site Dependent Response Spectra for New and Existing Highway Facilities, Workshop, NCEER Federal Highway Research Project, Procs., San Francisco, CA, May 1997.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1997). U.S. National Strong Motion Program, Workshop, Vision 2005, An Action Plan for Strong Motion Programs to Mitigate Earthquake Losses in Urbanized Areas Procs., C. Stepp, (ed.), Committee for the Advancement of Strong Motion Programs, Monterey, CA, 81-85.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Frankel, A., Joyner, W. B, and Bouabid, J. (1997). Vision 2005 for earthquake strong ground-motion measurement in the United StatesWorkshop, Vision 2005, An Action Plan for Strong Motion Programs to Mitigate Earthquake Losses in Urbanized Areas Procs., C. Stepp, (ed.), Committee for the Advancement of Strong Motion Programs, Monterey, CA,  112-130.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Liu, H. P., Warrick, R. E., and Westerlund, R. E. (1998). Integrated Strong-Motion soil-response arrays in San Francisco, California, Second Int’l. Symposium On Effects of Surface Geology on Seismic Motion Procs., Yokohama, Japan.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1998). Earthquake ground-motion measurement for public safety, Int’l. Conf. on Modern Preparation and Response Systems for Earthquake, Tsunami, and Volcanic Hazards, Proc., IASPEI/IAVCEI, Santiago, Chile.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1998). A vision for the future of strong-motion recording30th Joint Meeting U.S.-Japan Cooperative Program in Natural Resources Panel on Wind and Seismic Effects Procs., Gaithersburg, Maryland, N. J. Raufaste, Jr., (ed.), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Spec. Publ. 931, ISCCS TR18, 5-60.

 

  1. Zuo, H., Xie, L., Dong., W., and Borcherdt, R. D. (1998). Study on Compilation of Seismic Zoning Map using Geographic Information System (GIS), Inst. Eng. Mechanics Rept.,China, 10 pp.

 

  1. Zuo, H., Xie, L., and Borcherdt, R. D. (1998). Simulation of Ground-Motion Response -- An example for the San Francisco Bay Region (Geographic Information System Approach), Inst. Eng. Mechanics Rept., Harbin, China, 12 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. and Fumal, T.E. (1999). Empirical Evidence from the Northridge Earthquake for Site-Specific Amplification Factors Used in U.S. building Codes, Proc., 12 World Conference on Earthquake Engineering Procs., Auckland New Zealand, 2, paper no. 1577.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Liu, H. P., Westerlund, R. E., Dietel, and Warrick, R. E. (1999). Integrated Surface and Borehole Strong-motion soil response arrays in San Francisco, California, 31st Joint UJNR Meeting on Wind and Seismic Effects Procs., Tsukuba, Japan.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Zuo, H., and Wen, R. (1999). Applications of Geographic Information System Technology (GIS) to Ground-Motion Simulation in the San Francisco Bay Region, CA, Disaster Prevention/Management and Green Technology Workshop Procs., San Francisco, CA.

 

  1. Archuleta, R. Tumarkin, A., Lindley, G. Shakal, A., and Borcherdt, R. (1999). A virtual strong-motion data center for data dissemination through the Internet Calif. Strong-Motion Instrumentation Data Utilization Workshop Procs., San Francisco, CA.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. and Shakal, A. (1999). On the Development of “User-Friendly” Interfaces for the use of strong-motion data on the Internet, Calif. Strong-Motion Instrumentation Data Utilization Workshop Procs., San Francisco, CA.

 

  1. Shakal, A. and Borcherdt, R. (1999). Toward a common format for strong-motion data products, Calif. Strong-Motion Instrumentation Data Utilization Workshop Procs., San Francisco, CA.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1999). SAFER Megacities (Strong-motion accelerographs for earthquake-loss reduction in Megacities), 2nd International Earthquakes and Megacities Workshop Procs., Dec. 1-3, 1999, Manila, Philippines.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Liu, H. P., Westerlund, R. E., Dietel, C., Gibbs, J. F., and Warrick, R. E. (1999). Integrated surface and borehole strong-motion soil response arrays in San Francisco, California, NATO Advanced Res. Workshop, Procs., Strong-motion Inst. for Civil Eng. structures, June 2 -5, Istanbul, Turkey.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Zuo, H., and Wen, R. (2000). A methodology for predictive GIS mapping of ground shaking with directivity, Sixth Int’l. Conf. on Seismic Zonation Procs., Palm Springs, CA,  , EERI Rept. No. SZP-6.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Bolt, B. A., Shah, H. C., Shakal, A. F., Stepp, J. C., Iwan, W. D., Ballard R. F., Jr. , and Porcella, R. L. (2002). SAFER Cities (Strong-motion Accelerographs For Earthquake Loss Reduction in Cities; A COSMOS - WSSI Initiative for Seismic Safety), Seventh National Conference on Earthquake Engineering Procs., Boston, MA, EERI Report No. NCP-7.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (2002). Viscoelastic Wave Propagation in Layered Soil Deposits, A Tale of Theory from EERC to the IBC, Invited Clough-Penzien Symposium Procs., Univ., CA, Berkeley.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (2002). Implications of theoretical, anelastic, seismic wave-field models for site-response estimates used in building code-provisions and in the design of critical facilities. Seismic Hazard Evaluation and Risk Management for the Critical Facilities in Caucasus Procs., Civilian Research Development Foundation, Yerevan, Armenia, October 7-8, 2002, 12 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (2002). Theoretical and empirical evidence for site coefficients in building-code provisions, Int’l. Conf., Earthquake Loss Estimation and Risk Reduction Procs.,German Science Foundation, Bucharest, Romania, October, 23-26, 15 pp. 

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (2004). Considerations of site response in U. S. building code provisions, (invited) First Int’l. Conf. on Urban Earthquake Engineering, Proc., Center for Urban Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, March 8-9, 2004, 37-48.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (2004). A theoretical model for site coefficients in building code provisions, 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering Procs., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, August 1-6.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Bolt, B. A., Davis, J., Iwan, W. D., Katayama, T., Porcella, R., Shah, H. C., Shakal, A. F., and Stepp, J. C. (2004). SAFER Cities  (Strong-motion Accelerographs For Earthquake Loss Reduction in Cities; A COSMOS-WSSI Initiative for Seismic Safety), 5th General Assembly of the Asian Seismological Commission Procs., Yerevan, Armenia.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (2004). Characterization of site response for purposes of earthquake resistant design in U.S. Building Code Provisions, 5th General Assembly of the Asian Seismological Commission Procs., October 18-21, 2004, Yerevan, Armenia.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Westerlund, R. E., Dietel, C., and Glassmoyer, G. (2004). The integrated surface and borehole, geotechnical strong-motion, soil response arrays in San Francisco, CaliforniaInternational Workshop for Site Selection, Installation and Operation of Geotechnical Strong-Motion Arrays: Workshop 1, Inventory of Current and Planned Arrays, Proc., P. de Alba and others, eds., October 14-15, 2004, COSMOS, 12 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (2008). Viscoelastic Love-type surface waves, 14th World Conf. on Earthquake Engineering, Proc., October 12-17, 2008, Beijing, China, Paper ID: 03-02-0006.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (2012). VS30 – a Site-Characterization Parameter for Use in Building Codes, Simplified Earthquake Resistant Design, GMPEs, and ShakeMaps, 15th World Conf. on Earthquake Engineering, Proc., October 12-17, 2008, Beijing, China, Paper ID: 03-02-0006.

Technical Reports:

  1. Borcherdt R. D., and Roller, J. C. (1966). A preliminary summary of a seismic-refraction survey in the vicinity of the Cumberland Plateau Observatory, Tennessee, U.S. Geological Survey, CS-TL 43, 30 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1967). Fast Fourier analysis of real data, using SHARE program 3425, U.S. Geological Survey Technical Letter, NCER-5, 18 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Healy, J. H., Jackson, W. H., and Warren, D. H. (1967). Seismic measurements of explosions in Tatum Salt Dome, Missis­sippiU. S. Geol. Survey OF Rept.,67-24,  64 pp.

 

  1. Lee, W. H. K., and Borcherdt, R. D. (1968). Pn spectral variations of the Gasbuggy explosion at intermediate distance rangeU. S. Geol. Survey OF Rept., 18 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt R. D., and Borgman L. E. (1970). Empirical probability dis­tributions for astronomical water heightUniv. of Calif., Berkeley, Hyd., Eng. Lab. Rept., 34 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., and Rodgers, P. W. (1971). Preliminary in-situ measurements of anelastic absorption in soils using a prototype earthquake stimulatorUniv. of Calif., Berkeley Earthquake Eng. Res. Cent. Rept. 71-2, 14 pp.

 

  1. Gibbs, J. F., and Borcherdt, R. D. (1974). Effects of local geology on ground motion near San Francisco Bay -- A continued studyU. S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 74-222, 146 pp.

 

  1. Gibbs, J. F., Fumal, T. E., and Borcherdt, R. D. (1975). In-situ measure­ments of seismic velocities at twelve locations in the San Fran­cisco Bay regionU. S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 75-564, 87 pp.

 

  1. Gibbs, J.F., Fumal, T.E., and Borcherdt, R.D. (1976). In-situ measure­ments of seismic velocities in the San Francisco Bay region, Part II, U. S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 76-731, 145 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., and Gibbs, J. F. (1975). Prediction of maximum earth­quake intensities for the San Francisco Bay regionU. S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 75-180, 41 pp.

 

  1. Gibbs, J. F., Fumal, T. E., Borcherdt, R. D., and Roth, E. F. (1977). In-situ measurements of seismic velocities in the San Francisco Bay region - Part IIIU. S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 77-850, 143 pp.

 

  1. Rogers, A. M., Covington, P. A., Park, R. B., Borcherdt, R. D., and Perkins, D. M. (1980). Nuclear event time histories and computed site transfer functions for locations in the Los Angeles regionU. S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 80-1173, 210 pp.

 

  1. Rogers, A. M., Covington, P. A., Borcherdt, R. D., and Tinsley, J. C. (1981). Comparative ground response studies in Los Angeles using NTS nuclear explosions and San Fernando earthquake data, Conf. Evaluation of Regional Seismic Hazards and Risk, Santa Fe, N.M., U. S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 81-437, 143-161.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1981). Reflection and refraction of P and type-I S waves at plane interfaces in elastic and anelastic mediaU. S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 81-392, 42 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt R. D., (ed.), (1983). The Coalinga, California earthquake sequence commencing May 2, 1983    (preliminary report on field investigations and data collected as of May 12, 1983) U.S. Geol. Survey Open-File Report 83-511, 81 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt R. D., Cranswick, E., Maxwell, G., Mueller, C. S., McClearn, R., Sembera, E. and Wennerberg, L. G. (1983). Digital strong-motion data recorded by U.S. Geological Survey near Coalinga, California, in The Coalinga, California earthquake sequence commencing May 2, 1983, U.S. Geol. Survey Open-File Report 83-511, 61-76.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Mueller, C. S., and Wennerberg, L. G. (1983). Effects of local geological conditions on strong ground motions in the vicinity of Coalinga, CaliforniaU. S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 83-845, 119-143.

 

  1. Çelebi, M., Arnold, C., Bertero, V., Borcherdt, R., Brady, G., Fedock, J., Gates, J., Maley, R., Mortgat, C., Rojahn, C., Safak, E., Shah, H., and Zacker, E. (1984). Report on recommended list of structures for seismic instrumentation in the San Francisco Bay regionU. S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 84-488, 36 pp.  

 

174.Sena, J., Dietel, C., Sembera, E., Maxwell, G., Jensen, G., Gibbs, J., Borcherdt, R., and VanSchaack, J. (1985). The recording system, in Preliminary report of investigations of the central Chile earthquake of March 3, 1985, Algermissen, S. T. (ed.), U.S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 85-542, 29-32.

 

  1. Askew, B., Mueller, C., Converse, A., Watson, J. Algermissen, S. T., Borcherdt, R., and Tarr, A. (1985). Site spectra and spectral ra­tios in Algermissen, S.T.,(ed.), Preliminary Report of Investi­ga­tions of the Central Chile Earthquake of March 3, 1985, U. S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 85-542, 74-116

 

  1. Algermissen, S. T., Kausel, E., Mueller, C., Borcherdt, R. D., and Then­haus, P. C. (1985). Preliminary analysis of ground response and ob­served intensity in Algermissen, S.T., (ed.), Preliminary Report of Investigations of the Central Chile Earthquake of March 3, 1985U. S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 85-542, 117-124.

 

  1. Spudich, P., Boore, D. M., Borcherdt, R. D., Brady, A. G., Celebi, M., Fletcher, J. B., Holzer, T., Joyner, W. B., Safak, E., and Youd, T. L. (1985). National plan to record earthquake motions on the ground and in man-made structures, U.S. Geological Survey Report, August 1985.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., (ed.), (1986). Preliminary report on aftershock sequence for earthquake of January 31, 1986 near Painesville, OhioU. S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 86-181, 108 pp.

 

  1. Maxwell, G., Sena, J., VanSchaack, J., Warrick, R., Borcherdt, R., Dietel, C., Fletcher, J., Gibbs, J., and Jensen, G. (1986). Instrumentation: Data playback system, in Preliminary report on aftershock sequence for earthquake of January 31, 1986, near Painesville, Ohio (time period: 2/1/86-2/10/86), R. D. Borcherdt (ed.), U.S. Geol. Survey Open-File Report 86-181,4.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Dietel, C., Sembera, E., Gibbs, J., and Nicholson, C. (1986). Site selection and instrumentation configurations, in Preliminary report on aftershock sequence for earthquake of January 31, 1986, near Painesville, Ohio (time period: 2/1/86-2/10/86), R. D. Borcherdt (ed.), U.S. Geol. Survey Open-File Report 86-181, 4-6.

 

  1.   Borcherdt, R. D., Valdes, C., and Glassmoyer, G. (1986). High frequency ground motion (Preliminary analysis of aftershock sequence recorded digitally near Painesville, Ohio, Administrative Report to Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 4-25-86), in Studies of the January 31, 1986 Northeastern Ohio Earthquake, R. Wesson and C. Nicholson, eds., U.S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 86-331, 24-34.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. and Glassmoyer, G. (1986). Preliminary analysis of aftershock sequence recorded digitally near Painesville, Ohio, Administrative Report to Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 4-25-86; U. S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 86-331, Wesson, R. and Nicholson, C., (eds.), 15 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Fuis, G., Mooney, W. Sena, J., Warrick, R., Dietel, C., Gibbs, J., Maxwell, G., Wennerberg, L., Sembera, E., Watson, J., and Cranswick, E. (1986). Three component digital velocity and acceleration recordings made in conjunction with the PACE refraction experiment, L. Wennerberg (ed.), U. S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 86-387, 250 pp

 

  1. Dietel, C. and Borcherdt, R. D. (1987). GEOS data summary for active and passive seismic experiments conducted in support of northern Nevada lithosphere experiments-PASSCALU. S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 87-326, 320 pp.
  2. Borcherdt, R. Catchings, R., Mooney, W., Priestly, R., Smith, R., and Thompson, G. (1987). Introduction--objectives for northern Nevada Lithospheric Experiments (NNLE), in GEOS data summary for active and passive seismic experiments conducted in support of northern Nevada Lithospheric Experiments--PASSCAL, Dietel, C. and Borcherdt R. (eds.), U.S. Geol. Survey Open-File Report 87-326, 2-3

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. and C. Dietel, C., (1987). Observed and estimated travel-times for the profile extending from the epicentral region near Chalfant, CA to region near Fallon, NV, in GEOS data summary for active and passive seismic experiments conducted in support of northern Nevada Lithospheric Experiments--PASSCAL, Dietel C. and Borcherdt R. D. (compiled and edited by), U.S. Geol. Survey Open-File Report 87-326, 12-13.

 

  1. Catchings, R., Park, M.,  Jarchow, C., Holbrook, S., Benz, H., Hawman, R., Thompson, G., Mooney, W., Smith, R., Priestley, K., Cipar, J., Borcherdt, R., Whitman, D., Smithson, S., Walker, D., Johnson, R., Karl, J., Jefferson, T., Clement, B., Dietel, C., Wu, F., and S. Harder, S. (1988)., The 1986 PASSCAL basin and range lithospheric seismic experiment,Eos, Trans. AGU,  69, no. 20, 593.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (1988). Recording strong-motion studies; Advances in instrumentationBuilding Research & Information, 16, 87-92. DOI: 10.1080/01823328808726872

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., (ed.), (1989). Results and data from seismological and geo­logic studies of the earthquakes of December 7, 1988 near Spitak, Armenia, U.S.S.R., U. S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 89-163,  I, II, III, IV, V, 958 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Glassmoyer, G., Der Kiureghian, A., and Cranswick, E. (1989). Effect of site conditions on ground motions in Lenin­akan, Armenia, U.S.S.R, in Borcherdt, R.D., Results and data from seismological and geologic studies of the earthquakes of December 7, 1988 near Spitak, Armenia, U. S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 89-163A, 188  pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Çelebi, M., Filson, J., Iyer, H. M., Johnston, M., Mooney, W., Rogers, A., Van Schaack, J., and Benz, H. (1989). A program for large array seismic observation (LASO), U.S. Geo­logical Survey Administrative Report, 116 pp. and appendices.

 

  1. Akamatsu, J., Fujita, M., Kameda, H., Çelebi, M., and Borcherdt, R. D. (1992). Assessment of the effects of local geology using long-period microtremors and the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake motionsU.S. Geol. Survey Open-File Report 92-214, 108 pp. also available as Urban Earthquake Hazard Research Center, UEHR Report No. E6, 111- 103.

 

  1. Glassmoyer, G. and Borcherdt, R. D., eds. (1993).  Dense three-dimensional array near Garni, Armenia as part of the Eurasian Seismic Studies Program (objectives, array design, archived data, and preliminary wave-slowness analysis)U.S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 93-216, 450 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. and T. L. Holzer, (1996). Seismology, geology and geotechnical issues, in The January 17, 1995 Hyogoken-Nanbu (Kobe) earthquake; Performance of structures, lifelines, and fire protection systems, Riley M. Chung (ed.), 573 pp., National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Spec. Publ. 901, ISCCS TR18, 5-60.

 

  1. Wentworth, C. M., Borcherdt, R. D., Mark, R. K., and Boore, D. M. (1994).  Maps of peak horizontal and vertical accelerations recorded for the Northridge, California earthquake of January 17, 1994, and general geology of the epicentral regionU. S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 94-197, 3 pp. and 2 map sheets at 1,250,000.

 

  1. Gibbs, J. F., Fumal, T. E., Borcherdt, R. D., Warrick, R. E., Liu, H. P., and Westerlund, R. E. (1994). Seismic velocities and geologic logs from boreholes at three downhole arrays in San Francisco, CaliforniaU.S. Geol. Survey Open-File Report 94-706, 40 pp.

 

  1. Wentworth, C. W., Borcherdt, R. D., and Mark, R. (1995). Preliminary summary of peak horizontal ground motion generated by the Hanshin-Awaji earthquake of January 17, 1995Part I of II- Map showing peak horizontal ground acceleration and seismicity superimposed on geologic mapU. S. Geol. Surv. OF Rept. No. 259A.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. and Wentworth, C. W. (1995). Preliminary summary of peak horizontal ground motion generated by the Hanshin-Awaji earthquake of January 17, 1995; Part II of II - Description of peak horizontal ground acceleration, acceleration contours, seismicity, and geologic data mapped in Part I , U. S. Geol. Surv. OF Rept. 259B.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., Brown, R. B., Page, R. A., Wentworth, C. M., and Hendley, J. W. II (1995). Seismic maps foster landmark legislationU. S. Geol. Survey FS 224-95, 2 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., and Frankel, A. (1997). Recommendations for EHRP 5-Year PlanU. S. Geol. Surv. OF Rept. 97-58, 47 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (ed.), (1997). Executive summary of visions and options for the future of the U.S. National Strong-Motion Program, The committee for the future of the U.S.National Strong Motion Program, U.S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 97 - 530 A, 14 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (ed.), (1997). Vision for the future of the U.S. National Strong-Motion Program, The committee for the future of the U.S. National Strong Motion Program,U.S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 97 - 530 B, 47 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D. (ed.), (1997). Options for the future of the U.S. National Strong-Motion Program, The committee for the future of the U.S. National Strong Motion Program,U.S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 97 - 530 C, 29 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. and Fumal, T. (2002). Shear-wave compilation for Northridge strong-motion recording sitesU.S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 02-1072 maps + 16 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., (Recorder) Ferre, K., (Chair), Stepp, J. C., Aho, J., Arabasz, W., Crouse, C. B., Heintz, J., Samaan G. Ladkany, S. G., Nishenko, S., Pezeshk, S., Saiid Saiidi, M., Urzua, A., and Withers, M. (2002). National and regional priorities for allocation of strong-motion instrumentation in structures, Panel 2 Report, COSMOS Workshop on Strong-Motion Instrumentation of Buildings, J.C. Stepp, Chair.U.S. Geol.  Survey OF Rept.  02-163, 10 pp.

 

  1. Borcherdt, R. D., M. J. S. Johnston, C. Dietel, G. Glassmoyer, D. Myren, and C. Stephens (2004). Acceleration and volumetric strain generated by the Parkfield 2004 Earthquake on the  GEOS Strong-Motion Array near Parkfield, CAU.S. Geol. Survey OF Rept. 2004-1376, 74 pp.

 

  1. Power, M., Borcherdt, R., and J. Stewart (2004). Site amplification factors from empirical studies, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center, Univ. Calif., Berkeley, NGA project report, Working Group #5, 32 pp

 

  1. . Borcherdt, Roger D., (2012). Implications of NGA for NEHRP site coefficients. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1269, iv, 25 p.