Episode 115 - The Reality of Atmospheric Rivers
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by Dr. Lucy Jones Center
2w ago
In this special guest episode of Getting Through It, Dr. Lucy Jones sits down with Keith Porter, chief engineer of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction and of the original ARkStorm scenario, to discuss the impact of the atmospheric river and subsequent flooding on the entire state of California in January 2023. They think back on what they modeled in the ARkStorm scenario and what it takes to go from where the damages are now to the worst phase as modeled in the scenario. Then, they talk through how to confront this extreme weather as an ongoing feature of weather in California.  ..read more
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Episode 114 - All About Liquefaction
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by Dr. Lucy Jones Center
2M ago
Whenever there is a big earthquake near the coast, people often worry about tsunamis and liquefaction. We know tsunamis happen when the shape of the sea floor changes and moves the water, but liquefaction is not quite as simple. In this episode, Dr Jones explains what liquefaction is, when it occurs, and how to know if you are at risk .  ..read more
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Episode 113 - The Value of Retrofits
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by Dr. Lucy Jones Center
3M ago
Dr. Jones and John often discuss what it is that the listeners of this podcast can do to manage the risks you face. In this episode, they discuss what civic leaders can do to protect people with good policy. They review a new report released by the Dr. Jones Center with research from Dr. Keith Porter of the The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction and they look back on the impact of the ShakeOut Scenario with the City of Los Angeles.  ..read more
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Episode 112 - Happening Right Now: More Extreme Disaster Events
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by Dr. Lucy Jones Center
5M ago
Recorded during a Southern California heatwave, this episode explores the increase in the extremes of disasters due to climate change ..read more
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Episode 111 - Tempo
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by Dr. Lucy Jones Center
6M ago
For the past year and half, the Dr. Jones Center has been working on a unique project. Tempo is an international collaboration that brings together climate scientists and engineers, social scientists, and musicians to explore the ways in which music can be used to change the emotional climate about climate change. This episode goes over how this project came about, why we need to focus on evoking specific emotions, and how those who are interested in participating in the Tempo Project can be part of the solution ..read more
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Episode 110 - When You Have a Lot of Earthquakes, You Have a Lot of Earthquakes
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by Dr. Lucy Jones Center
7M ago
As Dr. Jones says, when you have a lot of earthquakes, you have a lot of earthquakes. This means that there are many more small earthquakes than large ones; it's a well defined distribution. Not only are there a lot of earthquakes, but scientists can tell you how many there will be by using an equation. In this episode, Dr. Jones gets nerdy and details the equation that fits this distribution to predict the data ..read more
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Episode 109 - Why Are Schools Safer?
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by Dr. Lucy Jones Center
7M ago
One of people’s biggest fears about an earthquake is that they will be crushed by a building. While most buildings in California will not collapse, because most are single family, wood construction homes, what is of more concern is the buildings that are less prolific but have an impact in all of our lives: public buildings. In this episode, Dr. Jones examines the Field Act, its limitations, and why continuous building inspections are so important ..read more
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Episode 108 - Weak Faults Have Bigger Earthquakes
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by Dr. Lucy Jones Center
7M ago
The San Andreas is a complicated fault. It has the potential to have the biggest earthquakes in Southern California, yet in the last half century, there has only been one earthquake on it that no one really remembers. In this episode, Dr. Jones explains what makes a weak fault and why this legendary fault fits in that category ..read more
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Episode 107 - The Misconception of the ”Massive” Earthquake
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by Dr. Lucy Jones Center
7M ago
In this episode, we look at the Afghanistan earthquake of June 2022 that killed more than 1,000 people, how we know what we know, and how Dr. Jones' work in the country in the 1970s shapes our understanding of the seismology there ..read more
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Episode 106 - What We Can Learn from New Zealand
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by Dr. Lucy Jones Center
8M ago
Disaster hazards being faced by societies around the globe are monumental. The work each nation has undertaken has been notable, but it’s especially apparent in New Zealand, with just five million people and a third smaller than the state of California. After spending the week in New Zealand as part of a science advisory board, Dr. Jones discusses how the same science within a different framework can have dramatic outcomes ..read more
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