Forum: Are Earthquakes Random?

Monday, June 10, 2002 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Keller 3-180
Greg Anderson (U.S. Geological Survey), David Brillinger (University of California, Berkeley), Robert Nadeau (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), William Newman (University of California, Los Angeles), Frederic Schoenberg (University of California, Los Angeles)
Does it make sense to model earthquake catalogs using stochastic models? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this type of approach generally, compared with alternatives such as deterministic models or non-model-based descriptions of seismicity?