One of the goals in EMME is to devise methodologies for the estimation of seismic risk and loss that are tailored for different cities in the Middle East and Caucuses. To this end, the ground-motion models that provide hazard information to these methods should yield accurate ground motion estimates with low dispersion through simple functional forms that use the essential geophysical and seismological information. Based on this fact, the strategy of the work plan in developing the regional ground-motion models is based on the assumption that the tectonic regimes, seismic rates and data availability are extremely variable in the Middle East.
The main objectives of this work package are :
- To derive region specific ground-motion prediction equations for the Middle East and Caucuses (region of interest in the EMME project) by considering various ground-motion parameters that involve spectral acceleration, displacement and peak ground-motion values.
- To develop region specific tools useful for mapping local site conditions based on
Vs30 proxies, which are derived from the compilations of shallow geology and topography maps.
Work Package 3 is led by Dr. Sinan Akkar, from Middle East Technical University, Turkey