• 7285 Citations
1974 …2020

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Research Interests

As Emeritus Professor, E.A. Okal continues to carry out research and mentor students in the fields of tsunami generation and propagation, intermediate and deep earthquakes, and methods for quantification of seismic sources. In collaboration with scientists worldwide, he is also engaged in the preservation of analog archives of seismological data, and their conversion to digital support.

Education/Academic qualification

Geophysics, PhD, California Institute of Technology

… → 1978

Doctorat d’Etat, Université Paris VII

… → 1978

Geophysics, MS, Université Paris VI

… → 1972

Agrégation de Physique, Université de Paris

… → 1971

Research interests

  • Deep earthquakes
  • Preservation of archives of seismological data
  • Tsunami generation

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Research Output

A composite rupture model for the great 1950 Assam earthquake across the cusp of the East Himalayan Syntaxis

Coudurier-Curveur, A., Tapponnier, P., Okal, E., Van der Woerd, J., Kali, E., Choudhury, S., Baruah, S., Etchebes, M. & Karakaş, Feb 1 2020, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 531, 115928.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • The Chios, Greece Earthquake of 23 July 1949: Seismological Reassessment and Tsunami Investigations

    Melis, N. S., Okal, E. A., Synolakis, C. E., Kalogeras, I. S. & Kânoğlu, U., Mar 1 2020, In : Pure and Applied Geophysics. 177, 3, p. 1295-1313 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Diurnal seismicity cycle linked to subsurface melting on an ice shelf

    Macayeal, D. R., Banwell, A. F., Okal, E. A., Lin, J., Willis, I. C., Goodsell, B. & Macdonald, G. J., Sep 1 2019, In : Annals of Glaciology. 60, 79, p. 137-157 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 6 Scopus citations

    Energy and Magnitude: A Historical Perspective

    Okal, E. A., Sep 1 2019, In : Pure and Applied Geophysics. 176, 9, p. 3815-3849 35 p.

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  • 2 Scopus citations

    Gravitational Changes of the Earth's Free Oscillation From Earthquakes: Theory and Feasibility Study Using GRACE Inter-satellite Tracking

    Ghobadi-Far, K., Han, S. C., Sauber, J., Lemoine, F., Behzadpour, S., Mayer-Gürr, T., Sneeuw, N. & Okal, E., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 124, 7, p. 7483-7503 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access