APPENDIX B
Acronyms and Abbreviations


AEL

annualized earthquake losses

AMS

accelerator mass spectrometry

ANSS

Advanced National Seismic System

ARPA

Advanced Research Projects Agency

ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers

ATC

Applied Technology Council


BSE

Basic Safety Earthquake

BSSC

Building Seismic Safety Council


CDMG

California Division of Mines and Geology

CGS

California Geological Survey

CLVD

compensated linear vector dipole

CMT

centroid moment tensor

CTBT

comprehensive test ban treaty


DEM

digital elevation model

DMC

Data Management Center (IRIS)

DOE

Department of Energy


ECHO

Earth Change and Hazard Observatory

EPEDAT

Early Post-Earthquake Damage Assessment Tool


FDSN

Federation of Digital Seismographic Networks

FEMA

Federal Emergency Management Agency


GPS

Global Positioning System

GSHAP

Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Program

GSN

Global Seismic Network


IBC

International Building Code



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APPENDIX B Acronyms and Abbreviations AEL annualized earthquake losses AMS accelerator mass spectrometry ANSS Advanced National Seismic System ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers ATC Applied Technology Council BSE Basic Safety Earthquake BSSC Building Seismic Safety Council CDMG California Division of Mines and Geology CGS California Geological Survey CLVD compensated linear vector dipole CMT centroid moment tensor CTBT comprehensive test ban treaty DEM digital elevation model DMC Data Management Center (IRIS) DOE Department of Energy ECHO Earth Change and Hazard Observatory EPEDAT Early Post-Earthquake Damage Assessment Tool FDSN Federation of Digital Seismographic Networks FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency GPS Global Positioning System GSHAP Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Program GSN Global Seismic Network IBC International Building Code

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IDC International Data Center IDNDR International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction IGS International GPS Service for Geodynamics ILP International Lithosphere Project IMS International Monitoring System InSAR interferometric synthetic aperture radar IRIS Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology ISC International Seismological Centre ISS International Seismological Summary IT information technology JMA Japan Meteorological Agency LARSE Los Angeles Region Seismic Experiment LIDAR light detection and ranging M moment magnitude MMI Modified Mercalli Intensity NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NEES Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation NEHRP National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program NEIS National Earthquake Information Service NIBS National Institutes for Building Standards NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation NSMP National Strong-Motion Program OHP Ocean Hemisphere Project PASSCAL Program for the Array Seismic Studies of the Continental Lithosphere PBO Plate Boundary Observatory PDE Preliminary Determination of Epicenters PEER Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research PGA peak ground acceleration PGV peak ground velocity PHIVOLCS Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology PSHA probabilistic seismic hazard analysis RAMP Rapid Array Mobilization Program Sa spectral acceleration SAFOD San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth SCEC Southern California Earthquake Center SCIGN Southern California Integrated GPS Network SHA seismic hazard analysis SLR Satellite Laser Ranging SRTM Shuttle Radar Topography Mission Sv spectral velocity

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UBC Uniform Building Code USCGS U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey USGS U.S. Geological Survey USNSN U.S. National Seismic Network VLBI Very Long Baseline Interferometry WWSSN World Wide Standardized Seismographic Network

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