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Contest 2015 Final Reports


Paradigm of Alpine Fault Paleoseismicity 

Dr Robert Langridge / GNS Science / $298,100 GST ex. 

NHRP Contest 2015 Langridge, 16 MB  (LINK)

Shaken and stirred: Okataina Caldera 

Dr Ian Hamling / GNS Science / $245,450 GST ex

See also:

  • Hamling et al 2016 Off-axis magmatism along a subaerial back-arc rift: Observations from the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand, Science Advances  03 Jun 2016: Vol. 2, no. 6, e1600288 available online

Unknown faults under cities

Dr Pilar Villamor / GNS Science / $326,092 GST ex   

Final Report:  NHRP Contest 2015 Villamor, 44MB file  (Link)

Modelling earthquake engineering seismic parameters 

Drs Caroline Holden & Yoshi Kaneko / GNS Science  / $124,200 GST ex  


Southern Lakes Tsunami Hazard

Dr Joshu Mountjoy / NIWA  / $300,000 GST ex.


High-water red-alert calendar

Drs Rob Bell & Emily Lane / NIWA / $150,000 GST ex


Marlborough faults

Dr Philip Barnes / NIWA / $200,000 GST ex


Faster Flood Forecast

Dr Graeme Smart / NIWA / $200,000 GST ex

See also

  • Smart GM (2018) Improving flood hazard prediction models, International Journal of River Basin Management, DOI: 10.1080/15715124.2017.1411923.  Available online


National Volcano Hazard Modell

Prof. Mark Bebbington / Massey University / $289,639 GST ex.  

See also:

  • Stirling M et al (2017) Conceptual Development of a National Volcanic Hazard Model for New Zealand. Frontiers in Earth Science 5:51. doi: 10.3389/feart.2017.00051 Available online.


Large-scale PDC Hazard Impact Simulations

Dr Gert Lube / Massey University / $289,241 GST ex

See also:

  • Breard, E.C.P., Dufek, J., Lube, G.(2018) Enhanced Mobility in Concentrated Pyroclastic Density Currents: An Examination of a Self-Fluidization Mechanism. Geophysical Research Letters, 45 (2), pp. 654-664. DOI: 10.1002/2017GL075759
  • Breard, E.C.P., Lube, G. (2017) Inside pyroclastic density currents – uncovering the enigmatic flow structure and transport behaviour in large-scale experiments. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 458, pp. 22-36. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.10.016 available online
  • Breard ECP, Lube G, Jones JR, Dufek J, Cronin SJ, Valentine GA, Moebis A (2016) Coupling of turbulent and non-turbulent flow regimes within pyroclastic density currents. Nature Geoscience volume 9, pages 767–771. available online


Coupled soil-foundation-structure systems earthquake response

A/Prof. Nawawi Chouw / University of Auckland / $297,500 GST ex


Seismic Hazard of Kekerengu Fault

Prof. Timothy Little / Victoria University, Wellington / $182,778 GST ex

See also:

  • Kearse J et al (2018) Onshore to Offshore Ground‐Surface and Seabed Rupture of the Jordan–Kekerengu–Needles Fault Network during the 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake, New Zealand. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (2018) DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1785/0120170304.  Available online
  • Little et al (2018) 'Kekerengu Fault, New Zealand: Timing and size of late holocene surface ruptures', Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Available online


Disaster Risk Full Cost Accounting

Drs Charlotte Brown & Nicky Smith / Resilient Organisations / $297,000 GST ex.  

See also

Brown, C., Smith, N., Saunders, W., Harvey, E. (2017) Disaster risk management evaluation (DAMAGE): a framework for assessing and comparing disaster risk intervention options (Available online)


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