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Dr. Kevin Coppersmith

Education

University of California, Santa Cruz; Ph.D., Geology, 1979 (Thesis: Paleoseismology of the Zayante-Vergeles Fault Zone, Central California)
Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia: B.S., Geology, 1974

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Coppersmith Consulting, Inc., President, 2000 to present
Geomatrix Consultants, Inc., Principal and Vice President, 1985 to 2000
Woodward-Clyde Consultants, Senior Project Geologist, 1978-1985
University of California, Regents Fellow, 1974-1978
Earth Sciences Board, University of California, Santa Cruz, Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant, 1974-1978

REPRESENTATIVE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Dr. Coppersmith has 30 years of consulting experience, with primary emphasis in probabilistic hazard analysis, decision analysis, and geo-hazard analysis. Dr. Coppersmith has pioneered approaches to characterizing earth sciences data, and their associated uncertainties and variabilities, for probabilistic hazard analyses. As manager of the Decision Analysis (DA) operating unit at Geomatrix, Dr. Coppersmith helped develop capabilities that integrate the fields of earth sciences, hazard analysis, and risk assessment. In his practice at Coppersmith Consulting, Dr. Coppersmith has worked with both clients and regulators to develop and implement decision analysis methodologies for quantifying uncertainties and structuring hazard assessments. Applications range from new and existing nuclear power plants to offshore platforms to nuclear waste repositories.

 

Dr. Coppersmith’s representative project experience and clients are identified briefly below:

 

Advisory and Review Boards for Hazard Analysis and Design Development

  • Participatory Peer Review Panel (Chair), Diablo Canyon SSHAC Level 3 PSHA, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Participatory Peer Review Panel (Chair), Savannah River Site PSHA Update, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions LLC
  • Participatory Peer Review Panel, SSHAC Level 3 PSHA for the BC Hydro Service Area, BC Hydro, Vancouver
  • External Review Committee (Chair), Seismic Hazards Review and Evaluation Project, Pajarito Fault System (PFS) External Review, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Model Integration Advisor, Next Generation Attenuation for the Central and Eastern U.S. (NGA-East), NRC, EPRI, DOE, PEER
  • SCE Seismic Technical Advisory Board, Seismic Hazard Analysis Program, Southern California Edison Company
  • PG&E Seismic Advisory Board, Central Coastal California Seismic Hazards Update, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Technical Advisory Panel for Volcanic and Seismic Hazard Analyses, Armenia Nuclear Power Plant, Georisk Inc., Yerevan, Armenia
  • Technical Advisory Group, Combined Operating License Application Site Investigation for Levy County Site, Florida, CH2M Hill/Progress Energy
  • Technical Advisory Group, Geotechnical and Seismic Hazards Analysis for Combined Operating License for Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, CH2M Hill/Progress Energy
  • Technical Advisory Group, Seismic Design Criteria for Early Site Permit for Clinton Nuclear Power Plant, CH2M Hill/Exelon.
  • Logic Tree Review Panel, Waste Treatment Facility, Hanford, Washington, PNNL/Batelle Memorial Institute
  • Seismic Review of Device Assembly Facility, Nevada Test Site, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Coronado Tunnel Technical Advisory Panel, Caltrans
  • Peer Review Panel, Seismic Hazard Analysis for TVA Service Area, Geomatrix Consultants, Inc.

 

Development of Hazard Methodologies and Uncertainty Treatment

  • Co-organizer of the NRC and FERC Staff Workshop on Probabilistic Flood Hazard Analysis and SSHAC Implementation, April 14-16, 2014, Washington DC.
  • Development of Detailed Implementation Guidance for SSHAC Level 3 and 4 Projects, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
  • Design Criteria for Fault Displacement Hazard, California High Speed Rail Project, SC Solutions, Inc. and Parsons Brinkerhoff
  • Member of Senior Seismic Hazard Analysis Committee [SSHAC], Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and EPRI
  • Seismic Hazard in the Eastern United States, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Seismicity Owners Group
  • Maximum Earthquakes in the Eastern United States, EPRI
  • Preclosure Seismic Design and Compliance Demonstration Methodology Topical Report for Yucca Mountain, Bechtel-SAIC, DOE
  • Expert Elicitation Methodology Demonstration for Yucca Mountain Performance Assessment, EPRI
  • Review of Methodologies for Probabilistic Flood Hazard Analysis, INEEL, DOE

 

Hazard Analysis for Performance Assessment of Built Structures and Pipelines

  • Seismic Hazard Analysis of Gas Pipeline Papua New Guinea, ExxonMobil Development
  • Seismic hazard at San Francisco Bay Area bridges, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
  • Seismic hazard at Humboldt Bay bridges, Caltrans
  • Regional seismic hazard analysis for Oregon bridges and transportation structures, OregonDepartment ofTransportation
  • Seismic hazard and site response studies for K-reactor, Westinghouse Savannah River Company
  • Seismic hazard analysis for Portugues Dam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Seismic hazard analysis of Southern Ontario, Atomic Energy Control Board, Canada
  • Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis for Nuclear Power Plants in Switzerland, NAGRA

 

Technical Decision Making for Critical Facilities

  • License Application Design Selection for Yucca Mountain, TRW Environmental Safety Systems
  • Performance Allocation for Viability Assessment at Yucca Mountain, TRW Environmental  Safety Systems, DOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management

 

Uncertainty Characterization for Performance Assessments and Risk Analyses

  • Project Technical Integrator, SSHAC Level 4 Update to Probabilistic Volcanic Hazard Analysis for Yucca Mountain, Bechtel SAIC, Sandia National Laboratories, DOE
  • Demonstration of risk-based total system performance assessment, EPRI, DOE
  • Project Technical Integrator, SSHAC Level 4 Probabilistic volcanic hazard analysis for Yucca Mountain, TRW, DOE
  • Seismic hazard analysis for Yucca Mountain, USGS, DOE
  • Expert Elicitations for Total System Performance Assessment at Yucca Mountain: Unsaturated zone flow; Near field/Altered Zone Coupled Effects; Waste Package Degradation; Waste Form Degradation Radionuclide Mobilization; Saturated Zone Flow and Transport, TRW, DOE
  • Uncertainty Strategy for Total System Performance Assessment at Yucca Mountain High Level Waste Repository, Bechtel-SAIC, DOE

 

Hazard Analyses for Development of Design Criteria, Design Review, and Licensing

  • Project Technical Integrator and SSC Technical Integration Lead, Hanford Site-wide Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis, SSHAC Level 3, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and DOE, Richland, Washington; Energy Northwest
  • SSC Technical Integration Lead, Thyspunt Nuclear Siting Project, SSHAC Level 3 PSHA, South Africa, Council for Geosciences and Eskom, South Africa
  • Technical Integration Lead, SSHAC Level 3 Central and Eastern United States Seismic Source Characterization for Nuclear Facilities Project, NRC, EPRI-ANT, DOE
  • SSC Technical Facilitator/Integrator, SSHAC Level 4 Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis for Nuclear Power Plants in Switzerland (PEGASOS), NAGRA, Switzerland
  • Seismic Hazard Assessment for the New Production Reactor of Savannah River Site and Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, DOE
  • WNP-1, 2, 4 Hanford and WNP-3,5 Satsop, WPPSS
  • Diablo Canyon Power Plant, PG&E
  • Trojan Nuclear Power Plant, Portland General Electric
  • San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, SCE
  • Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant, APS
  • Seismic Design Criteria for Oseberg and Troll Prospects, Norwegian North Sea, Det Norske Veritas
  • Preclosure Seismic Design Strategy, Yucca Mountain, Bechtel-SAIC
  • Seismic Hazard Analysis of Orlan Site, Sakhalin Island, Russia, ExxonMobil
  • Seismic Hazard Analysis of Gas Terminals and Pipeline Papua New Guinea to Australia, ExxonMobil

 

Seismic Source Characterization for Hazard Analysis

  • Diablo Canyon Power Plant Long Term Seismic Program, PG&E
  • Hanford Reservation, Westinghouse Hanford Company
  • Darlington and Pickering Nuclear Generating Stations, AECB
  • Nuclear Power Plants in Eastern Europe: Bohunice, Slovakia; Kozloduy and Belene, Bulgaria, Westinghouse Energy Systems; Paks, Hungary; Ove Arup and Partners
  • San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, Southern California Edison
  • Device Assembly Facility, Nevada Test Site, Lawrence Livermore Nat’l Laboratory

 

Geologic Field Studies

  • Humboldt Bay Nuclear Power Plant, PG&E
  • Diablo Canyon Power Plant, PG&E
  • Savannah River Site, South Carolina, Westinghouse Savannah River Company
  • Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site, EG&G

 

AFFILIATIONS

Geological Society of America

Seismological Society of America

American Geophysical Union

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

 

APPOINTMENTS

  • Advisory Committee for Nuclear Energy: Balancing Benefits And Risks, Council On Foreign Relations CSR No. 28, April 2007
  • Editorial Board, Earthquake Spectra, Professional Journal of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (1991-2000)
  • Board of Directors, Seismological Society of America (1996-1999)
  • Senior Seismic Hazard Analysis Committee (SSHAC), sponsored by the Department of Energy, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Electric Power Research Institute (1994-1996), Treatment of uncertainties and expert elicitation for seismic hazard analysis
  • Appendix A Expert Panel, providing advice to Nuclear Regulatory Commission regarding revision to 10CFR100 Appendix A of Geologic Siting Criteria and associated regulatory guidance (1991-1996)
  • Geosciences Team Leader, Governor’s Executive Order on the Implications of the 1993 Northridge Earthquake to Building Codes and Land Use Planning, sponsored by California Seismic Safety Commission and FEMA (1994)
  • Seismic Hazard Team Leader, Earthquake Risk Reduction in the United States, An Assessment of Selected User Needs and Recommendations for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program; conducted for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (1994)
  • Chairman, Task Group on Probabilistic Approaches to Geological Uncertainties Related to Seismic and Volcanic Hazards, International Lithosphere Program, Inter-Union Commission on the Lithosphere – Geodynamics of the Solid Earth (1991-1993)
  • National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences:
    • Panel on Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis (1987-1988)
    • Panel on Geological Hazards, Committee on Solid Earth Sciences – A Critical

Assessment (1989-1990)

    • Committee on Seismology (1988-1993)

 

INVITED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

  • SSHAC: Case Histories in Addressing Hazard Challenges, and Application of SSHAC Process for PFHA – Riverine Flooding, NRC and FERC Staff Workshop on Probabilistic Flood Hazard Analysis and SSHAC Implementation, April 14-16, 2014, Washington DC.
  • Application of SSHAC Procedures for Regional Hazard Analyses, Candu Owners Group External Hazards Workshop, Toronto, Canada (9-10 September 2013)
  • Description of a SSHAC Process and Its Applicability to Flood Hazard Analysis, Workshop on the Analysis of the Risk of Extreme Floods, DOE, INEST, and INL (May 2013)
  • Development of Volcanic and Seismic Hazard Methodologies for Yucca Mountain, Nevada: The Past Yucca Mountain Project – Advancing Science and Technology for the Future: Was It Worth the Cost?, Special Session at 2011 Geological Society of America Conference, Minneapolis, MN (October 2011)
  • Implementation Guidance for a SSHAC Level 3 Process, 10th International Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management Conference (June 2010)
  • Capturing the Scientific Basis for Seismic Source Characteristics: Examples from PEGASOS and Elsewhere, NEA/CSNI Workshop on Recent Findings and Developments in Probabilistic Seismic Hazards Analysis (PSHA) Methodologies and Applications, Lyon, France (April 2008)
  • Moderator, Nuclear Waste Storage, The Role of Nuclear Power Workshop, Washington and Lee University and Council on Foreign Relations (June 20-24, 2007)
  • Lessons Learned – The Use Of Formal Expert Elicitation in Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis, First European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Geneva, Switzerland (September 2006)
  • Expert Elicitation to Update Probabilistic Volcanic Hazard Analysis, Yucca Mountain, Nevada, American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco (December, 2005)
  • Specialists Meeting on State of the Art in Seismic Hazard Evaluation Methodology—Insights and Lessons from the PEGASOS Project, Baden, Switzerland (November 2004)
  • Recent Developments in Seismic Hazard Assessment, Co-Convener, European Seismological Commission XXIX General Assembly, Potsdam, Germany (September 2004)
  • Relationships Between Fault Behavior and Seismicity, EGS/AGU Conference, Nice, France (April, 2003)
  • A Methodology for Probabilistic Fault Displacement Hazard Analysis, Workshop on the Seismic Hazard Evaluation and Risk Mitigation for the Critical Facilities in Caucasus, U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), Yerevan, Armenia (October, 2002)
  • Quantifying Epistemic Uncertainty and Aleatory Variability for Probabilistic Performance Assessments, Radioactive Waste Management and Risk Analysis Symposium, Las Vegas, NV (October, 2002)
  • Incorporating Uncertainties in Seismic Hazard Analyses, Luncheon Address, Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Environmental and Engineering Problems, Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (March, 1999)
  • New Trends in the Use of Paleoseismic Data in Seismic Hazard Analyses, Keynote Speech Latin American Geological Congress, Buenos Aires (November, 1998)
  • Use of Expert Judgments in Risk Analyses, Probabilistic Safety Analysis and Management Conference, New York (September, 1998)
  • Examples of Seismic Source Characterization for Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis, Symposium on Geologic Interpretation of Earthquake Hazards, Camerino, Italy (June, 1998)
  • The Use of Expert Elicitation to Quantify Uncertainties in Inputs to Total System Performance Assessments at Yucca Mountain, Nevada; Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (May, 1998)
  • Improved Guidance on the Use of Experts – Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis and Other International Topical Meeting on Probabilistic Safety Assessment (October, 1996)
  • Expert Elicitation of Probabilistic Volcanic Hazard at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, International High Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference (May, 1996)
  • Probabilistic and Deterministic Approaches to Seismic Hazard Analysis, Applied Technology Council (September, 1995)
  • Experience Characterizing Earthquake Sources in the Central and Eastern United States; Canadian      Atomic Energy Control Board (June,           1995)
  • Emergency Response Planning for Gas Systems, Institute Gas Technology (May, 1994)
  • New Directions in Geotechnical Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (April, 1994)
  • Use of Paleoseismic Data in Hazard Analysis, International Conference on the Implications of the 1988 Spitak, Armenia Earthquake (October, 1993)
  • Effects of the 1992 Nevada Earthquake, International High Level radioactive Waste Management Conference (April, 1993
  • Seismic Hazard Methodologies, Building Seismic Safety Council (January, 1993)
  • Conference on Seismic Vulnerabilities, Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (January, 1992)
  • State-of-the-Art Lecture, International Conference on Seismic Zonation (August, 1991)
  • Seismic Hazards in the Delta, San Francisco Bay Region, Association of California Water Agencies (November, 1990)
  • Workshop on Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Methodology, California Department of Transportation (November, 1990)
  • Institute of Gas technology, Disaster Relief Planning Meeting (April, 1990)
  • Advancements in Seismic Hazards Analysis, Department of Energy, Natural Phenomena Hazards Mitigation Conference (October, 1989)
  • International Geological Congress Symposium on Geological Hazards (July, 1989)
  • National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council, Symposium on Opportunities in Seismology (May, 1989)
  • National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Workshop of the Cascadia Subduction Zone (March, 1989)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics II Conference (June, 1988)
  • NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Causes and Effects on Earthquakes at Passive Margins and in Areas with Post-glacial Rebound on both Sides of the North Atlantic (May, 1988)
  • Seismogenesis in The Eastern United States, NSF Workshop (April, 1988)
  • U.S. Geological Survey Workshop on Fault Segmentation (March, 1988)
  • Geological Society of America, Neotectonics in Earthquake Evaluation (October, 1987)
  • National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, Symposium on Seismic Hazards, Ground Motions, Soil-Liquefaction, and Engineering Practice in Eastern North America (October, 1987)
  • Geotechnical Considerations in Hazardous Waste Management,  American Society of Civil Engineers (June, 1987)
  • Seismic Source Characterization for Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Strong Ground Motion Seminar: San Francisco, CA (April, 1987), Los Angeles, CA (April, 1987), Charleston, SC (January, 1988)
  • National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council, Cascadia Subduction Zone (April,1987)
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, Geology Seminar (March, 1987)
  • Stanford University, Risk Analysis Seminar (March, 1987)
  • University of South Carolina, Geology Seminar (September, 1986)
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Annual Seminar (February, 1986)

 

PUBLICATIONS

“A SSHAC Level 3 Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis for a New-Build Nuclear Site in South Africa,” J.J. Bommer, K.J. Coppersmith, R.T. Coppersmith, K.L. Hanson, A. Mangongolo, J. Neveling, E.M. Rathje, A. Rodriguez-Marek, F. Scherbaum, R. Shelembe, P.J. Stafford, and F.O. Strasser, 2014, Earthquake Spectra, The Professional Journal of the Earthquake Engineering Institute, (in press)

“An Application of the SSHAC Level 3 Process to the Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis for Nuclear Facilities at the Hanford Site, Eastern Washington, USA,” K.J. Coppersmith, J.J. Bommer, R.W. Bryce, S. McDuffie, and G.A. Lisle, Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT-22) Conference Proceedings, San Francisco, CA, August 18-23, 2013

“An Application of the SSHAC Level 3 Process to the Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment for the Thyspunt Nuclear Site in South Africa,” J.J. Bommer, K.J, Coppersmith, E. Hattingh, A.P. Nel, Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT-22) Conference Proceedings, San Francisco, CA, August 18-23, 2013

“Lessons Learned from Application of the NUREG-2117 Guidelines for SSHAC Level 3 Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Studies for Nuclear Sites,” J.J. Bommer and K.J. Coppersmith, Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT-22) Conference Proceedings, San Francisco, CA, August 18-23, 2013

“Use of the SSHAC Methodology within Regulated Environments: Cost-Effective Application for Seismic Characterization at Multiple Sites,” K.J. Coppersmith, J.J. Bommer, Nuclear Engineering and Design, v. 245, p. 233– 240, 2012

“Implementation Guidance for SSHAC Level 3 and 4 Processes,” K.J. Coppersmith, J.J. Bommer, A.M. Kammerer, and J. Ake, Proceedings, 10th International Probabilistic Safety Assessment & Management Conference, Seattle, WA, June 7-11, 2010

“The Value of SSHAC Level 3 and 4 Processes for Community-Based Seismic Hazard Assessments,” Bommer, J.J., Coppersmith, K.J., Kammerer, A., Ake, J., Proceedings, SH3: Global, regional and local initiatives on seismic hazard assessment: Toward Setting New Standards, European Seismological Commission, 32nd General Assembly, Montpellier, France, September 6-10, 2010

“Methodology and Main Results of Seismic Source Characterization for the PEGASOS Project, Switzerland,” Coppersmith, K.J., Youngs, R.R., and Sprecher, C., Swiss Journal of Geosciences, v. 102, no. 1, pp. 91-105, 2009.

“Chapter 26, Lessons Learned—The Use of Formal Expert Assessment in Probabilistic Seismic and Volcanic Hazard Analysis,” Coppersmith, K.J., Perman, R.C., Jenni, K.E., and Youngs, R.R., in Volcanism, Tectonism, and Siting of Nuclear Facilities, edited by C. Connor and L. Connor, Cambridge University Press, p. 593-611, 2009

“Lessons Learned—The Use of Formal Expert Elicitation in Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis” Coppersmith, K.J., Perman, R.P., Youngs, R.R., First European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Geneva, Switzerland, September 3-8, 2006

“Seismic Source Zones in PSHA: Aleatory or Epistemic?” Youngs, R.R., Coppersmith, K.J., First European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Geneva, Switzerland, September 3-8, 2006

“Update to the Probabilistic Volcanic Hazard Analysis, Yucca Mountain, Nevada” Coppersmith, K.J., Jenni, K., Nieman, T., Perman, R., Youngs, R., Perry, F., Cline, M., Eos, Trans. AGU, 85 (52), 2005

“Bounding Peak Ground Velocities for Seismic Events at Yucca Mountain, Nevada” King, J.L., Coppersmith, K.J., Quittmeyer, R.C., (abs), Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v.36, no.5, p. 33, 2004

“A Methodology for Probabilistic Fault Displacement Hazard Analysis (PFDHA),”Youngs, R.R., Arabasz, W.J., Anderson, R.E., Ramelli, A.R., Ake, J.P, Slemmons, D.B., McCalpin, J. P., Doser, D.I., Fridrich, C.J., Swan III, F.H., Rogers, A.M., Bruhn, R.L., Knuepfer, P.L.K., Smith, R.B., dePolo, C.M., O’Leary, D.W., Coppersmith, K.J., Pezzopane, S.K., Schwartz, D.P., Whitney, J.W., Olig, S.W., and Toro, G.R., 2003,: Earthquake Spectra, The Professional Journal of the Earthquake Engineering Institute, vol. 19, no. 1, p. 191-219, 2003.

“Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analyses for Ground Motions and Fault Displacement at Yucca Mountain, Nevada,” J.C. Stepp, I. Wong, J. Whitney, R. Quittmeyer, N. Abrahamson, G. Toro, R. Youngs, K. Coppersmith, J. Savy, T. Sullivan, and Yucca Mountain PSHA Project Members, Earthquake Spectra, v. 17,  No. 1, p. 113-151, 2001

“Data Needs for Probabilistic Fault Displacement Hazard Analysis,” K. Coppersmith and R. Youngs, Journal of Geodynamics, v. 29, p. 329-343, 2000.

“Use of Technical Expert Panels: Applications to Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis,” R. Budnitz, G. Apostolakis, D. Boore, L. Cluff, K. Coppersmith, C. Cornell, and P. Morris, Risk Analysis, v. 18, p. 463-470, 1998.

“Use of Expert Elicitation to Quantify Uncertainties in Process Models for Total System Performance Assessment,” K.J. Coppersmith, R.C. Perman, R.R. Youngs, and M. Pendleton, International High Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference Proceedings, p. 318-320, 1998.

“Use of Expert Elicitation for Modeling Waste Package Degradation at the Potential Yucca Mountain Repository,” J.H. Lee, K.J. Coppersmith, D. Stahl, R. Andrews, M. Pendleton, International High Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference Proceedings, p. 414-416, 1998

“Recommendations for Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis—Guidance on Uncertainty and Use of Experts,” SSHAC ([Senior Seismic Hazard Analysis Committee], R.J. Budnitz, Chairman, G. Apostolakis, D.M. Boore, L.S. Cluff, K.J. Coppersmith, C.A. Cornell, and P.A. Morris), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NUREG/CR-6372, Washington, D.C., 1997

“Characterizing seismic sources for design ground motions and fault displacement studies part of Los Angeles 2020 project,” L. S. Cluff, and K. J. Coppersmith, Port of Las Angeles 2020 Project Earthquake Symposium, p. 1-14, 1997.

“Performance Assessments for gas transmission systems,” K.J. Coppersmith, Proceedings of the Disaster Relief Planning Symposium: Institute for Gas Technology, May, 1997.

“Yucca Mountain Probabilistic Volcanic Hazard Analysis Project,” K.J. Coppersmith, International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference Proceedings, 1996.

“New empirical relationships among magnitude, rupture length, rupture width, rupture area, and surface displacement,” D.L. Wells, K.J. Coppersmith, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 84 #4, p. 974-1002, 1994.

“Earthquakes and Tectonics Expert Judgment Elicitation Project,” Coppersmith, KJ., R.C. Perman, and R.R. Youngs, Electric Power Research Institute, EPRI Technical Report TR-102000, Palo Alto, California, February 1993.

“Modeling fault rupture hazard for the proposed repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada,” K.J. Coppersmith, R. Youngs, Proceedings Third International Conference High Level Radioactive Waste Management, April 12-16, 1992.

“Demonstration of a decision analysis methodology for assessing the performance of the Yucca Mountain site in southern Nevada,” F. Schwartz, R. McGuire, D. Bullen, N. Cook, K. J. Coppersmith, J. Kemeny, A. Long, F. Pearson Jr., M. Sheridan, and R. R. Youngs, Waste Management, v. II, p. 287-306, 1991.

“Seismic source characterization for engineering seismic hazard analyses,” K.J. Coppersmith, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Seismic Zonation: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Oakland, California, v. 1, p. 1-60, 1991.

“Improved methods for seismic hazard analysis in the western United States,” R.R. Youngs, Proceedings of the Fourth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, v. 1, p. 723-731, 1990.

“Incorporating seismotectonic data into seismic hazards analyses,” K.J. Coppersmith, Second International High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference Proceedings, 1990.

“Probabilistic Seismic hazard analysis using expert opinion: An example from the Pacific Northwest,” K.J. Coppersmith, R. Youngs, Geological Society of America Memoir on Neotectonics in Earthquake Evaluation, E. Krinitsky, and D.B. Slemmons (eds.), v. 8, p.27-46, 1990.

“New earthquake magnitude and fault rupture parameters: Part I Surface rupture length and rupture area relationships” (abs.), D.L. Wells, K.J. Coppersmith, X. Chang, and D.B. Slemmons, Seismological Research Letters, 1989.

“Paleoseismic history of the Meers fault, southwestern Oklahoma, and its implications to evaluations of earthquake hazards in the central and eastern United States,” F. H. Swan, K.J. Coppersmith, and K. I. Kelson, Proceedings of the 17th Water Reactor Safety Information Meeting, 1989.

“Keeping pace with the science: seismic hazard analysis in the western United States,” R.R. Youngs, K. J. Coppersmith, Proceedings of the Second DOE Natural Phenomena Hazards Mitigation Conference, 1989.

“Keeping pace with the science: seismic hazard analysis in the central and eastern United States,” K. J. Coppersmith, R.R. Youngs, Proceedings of the Second DOE Natural Phenomena Hazards Mitigation Conference, 1989.

“The impact of fault segmentation on estimates of earthquake recurrence and seismic hazard,” K.J. Coppersmith, R.R. Youngs, Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on the Analysis of Seismicity and Seismic Risk, 1989.

“Estimating maximum earthquakes for seismic sources in the central and eastern United States: A progress report,” K.J. Coppersmith, R.R. Youngs, A.C. Johnston, L.R. Kanter, J.F. Schneider, and W.J. Arabasz, Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on the Analysis of Seismicity and Seismic Risk, Bechyne Castle, Czechoslovakia, v.1, p.115-122, September 4-9, 1989.

“Issues regarding earthquake source characterization and seismic hazard analysis within passive margins and stable continental interiors,” K.J.Coppersmith, R.R. Youngs, Earthquakes at North Atlantic Passive Margins: Neotectonics and Post-glacial Rebound, S. Gregerson and P.W. Basham (eds.), Kluwer Academic publishers, v. 266, p.601-631, 1989.

“Temporal and spatial clustering of earthquake activity in the central and eastern United States,” K.J. Coppersmith, Seismological Research Letters, v. 59, p. no. 4, 299-304, 1988.

“Estimating future coseismic ruptures from fault segmentation data,” (abs.) K.J. Coppersmith, R.R. Youngs, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 20:151, 1988.

“The seismicity of stable continental interiors,” A.C. Johnston, K.J. Coppersmith, and A.G. Metzger, Seismological Society of America, Annual Meeting, 1987.

“Characteristics of the boundaries of historical surface fault ruptures,” P.L. Knuepfer, and K.J. Coppersmith, Seismological Society of America, Annual Meeting, 1987.

“Methods for assessing maximum earthquakes in the central and eastern United States,” K.J. Coppersmith, R. Youngs, A.C. Johnston, and L. Kanter, Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, California, Research Project RP-2556-12, 1987.

“Seismic hazard methodology for the central and eastern United States, Volume 1: Methodology,” with Risk Engineering, Woodward-Clyde Consultants, and Cygna Corporation, Electric Power Research Institute Publication NP-4726, 1986.

“Seismic hazard: new trends in analysis using geologic data,” D.P. Schwartz, K.J. Coppersmith, Active Tectonics: National Academy of Sciences, National Academy Press, pgs. 215-230, 1986.

“Capturing uncertainty in probabilistic seismic hazard assessments within intraplate tectonic environments,” K.J. Coppersmith, R.R. Youngs, Proceedings Third U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, v. 1, p.301-312, Charleston, South Carolina, Aug.24-28, 1986.

“Advances in tectonic and seismic hazard studies in the eastern United States,” K.J. Coppersmith, Earthquake Engineering Institute Annual Seminar, Seismic Hazard and Vulnerability, February 6, 1986.

“Seismic hazard assessment at the Hanford region, eastern Washington state,” R.R. Youngs, K.J. Coppersmith, M.S. Power, and F. Swan, Proceedings of the DOE Natural Phenomena Hazards Mitigation Conference, p.169-176, 1985.

“Implications of Fault slip rates and earthquake recurrence models to probabilistic seismic hazard estimates,” R.R. Youngs, K.J. Coppersmith, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, #4 v. 75, p.939-964, August, 1985.

“Tectonic framework methodology for developing seismic source zones in the eastern United States,” J.C. Stepp, K.J. Coppersmith, J.L. King, International ANS/ENS Topical Meeting on Probabilistic Safety Methods and Applications Proceedings, p.49-1 – 49-8,1985.

“Methods for estimating maximum earthquake magnitude,” D.P. Schwartz, K.J. Coppersmith, and F.H. Swan, III, Proceedings of the Eighth World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, v.1, p.279-286, 1984.

Special Issue “Journal of Geophysical Research Special Issue on Fault Behavior and the Earthquake Generation Process,” D.P. Schwartz and K.J. Coppersmith, Associate Editors, Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 89, no. B7, 1984.

“Fault behavior and characteristic earthquakes: examples from the Wasatch and San Andreas fault zones,” D. P. Schwartz, and K. J. Coppersmith, Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 89, no. B7, p.5681-5698, July 10, 1984.

“Assessment of confidence intervals for results of seismic exposure analysis,” R.B. Kulkarni, R.R. Youngs, and K.J. Coppersmith, Proceedings of the Eighth World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, San Francisco, California, v. 1, p.263-270, 1984.

“Introduction to the Special Section on fault behavior and the earthquake generation process,” K. J. Coppersmith, and D. P. Schwartz, Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 89, no. B7, p. 5669-5673, July 10, 1984.

“Source characterization for seismic hazards analyses within intraplate tectonic environments” (abs.), K.J. Coppersmith and R.R. Youngs, Earthquake Notes, v. 54, no. 1, 1983.

“Probabilistic evaluation of earthquake hazards,” K.J. Coppersmith, California Division of Mines and Geology, Special Publication 62, 1982.

“Probabilistic earthquake source definition for seismic exposure analyses” (abs), R. R. Youngs and K.J. Coppersmith, Earthquake Notes, v. 53, no. 1, 1982.

“Probabilities of earthquake occurrence on the San Andreas fault based on geologic data”, (abs.) K.J. Coppersmith and L. S. Cluff, International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth’s Interior, 21st General Assembly, A2.17, 1981.

“A new approach to seismic hazards analysis: Classifying faults based on their relative degree of activity,” L.S. Cluff, K.J. Coppersmith, and P.L. Knuepfer, Structural Engineers Association of California, 50th Annual Convention Proceedings, v. 4, 1981.

“Near-surface behavior of thrust faults in the Humboldt Bay Area, California” (abs.), K.J. Coppersmith, Earthquake Notes, Seismological Society of America, v. 52, no. 1, 1981.

“Estimating the probability of occurrence of surface faulting earthquakes on the Watsatch Fault Zone, Utah,” L.S. Cluff, A.S. Patwardhan, K.J. Coppersmith, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 70, no. 5, p.1463-1478, 1980.

“Morphology, recent activity, and seismicity of the San Gregorio fault zone,” K.J. Coppersmith and G.B. Griggs, California Division of Mines and Geology, Special Report 137, 1978.