I am currently a post-doc on the SAIDAN project (“Seismic and AseismIc Deformation in the brittle crust: implications for Anthropogenic and Natural hazard”).In this project, I am investigating the interactions between slow and fast slip in the Eastern Marmara Sea (Turkey), where the North Anatolian Fault (NAF) is dividing in three branches. I am also looking at the relationship between the NAF in the Marmara Sea and the seismicity at the regional scale.
I am interested in the processes that control the generation of earthquakes and also of landslides. It seems that a preparation phase (nucleation) is taking place before both of these phenomena. I am also interested in interactions between earthquakes and between landslides and external forcing (seismic or volcanic activity, rain,...)
I think that if we understand better the mechanics (from nucleation to propagation) of earthquakes and landslides, we could be more effective in the prevention.
The subjects I am working on and the tools I am using: