Monell Auditorium, LDEO

2009 ES-SSA Meeting

October 5-6

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Palisades, New York, 10964

2009 Annual Meeting (81st) of the Eastern Section of the Seismological Society of America will provide a stimulating exchange of research on a wide range of topics related to Earthquake Source Processes, Tectonics, and Crust and Upper Mantle Structure of the Eastern North America with scientists mostly from the United States of America and Canada. Oral presentations, poster sessions, exhibits, field trips, and business meetings all provide members the opportunity to meet and share with their peers.

Meeting Adjourned Successfully!

Meeting Photo, LDEO Courtesy of Charles Scharnberger

Group Photo in front of Monell building at the Lamont Campus of Columbia University on Oct. 5, 2009


* Click Here to View Meeting Program On-line! *

Abstracts Available Here * 11 September 2009
Meeting Program Available Here * 11 September 2009
Field Trip start at 9:00 am * 04 October 2009
Online Registration Cut-Off 23 September 2009
Campus Map for the Meeting* Poster Session, Instrument Museum

Jesuit Seismological Association Award to Dr. Maurice Lamontagne

(~7:30 pm, October 5th (Monday), 2009, Annual Banquet at Lamont Hall)

Student Paper Awards: Tuesday, Oct. 6th ~1:00 pm

(just before meeting Adjourn)

General Sessions

Oral and poster papers are welcomed in all areas of seismology, earthquake engineering, crust and upper mantle structure of eastern North America, earthquake hazard mitigation, earthquake education, or any topic consistent with the stated objective of the Seismological Society of America. Papers relevant to Eastern North America and student papers are particularly encouraged.

Special Sessions

Two special sessions, Velocity Structure of the Crust and Upper mantle in Eastern North America (convenor: Meredith Nettles), and Eastern North America Ground Motion Scaling and Attenuation Relations (convenor: John Boatwright) will be organized, and presentations related to these topics are strongly encouraged.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts were accepted August 1, 2009 through September 11, 2009 (9 pm EDT). Electronic submission through this site is recommended.


On site registration is available at the meeting site. Oct. 4-6, 2009.

Field Trip

Field trip start at 9:00 am in front of Geoscience building at Lamont Campus. You can drive to Lamont Campus and park your car either at the Geoscience or General parking lot and go to the Geoscience building (within 2 minutes).

A field trip is being planned for Sunday, October 4, 2009, to see geologic structures associated with earthquakes in the Greater New York City region. We will visit the Ramapo fault, which is associated with a linear zone of seismicity and has been discussed as a possible source of damaging earthquakes. We will also visit a branch of the 125th Street fault that crosses northern Manhattan and offsets the Mesozoic Palisades sill. This fault is a member of a family of NW-striking faults, which are associated with most of the larger earthquakes in the area. We will visit the Hudson Gorge near the Ramapo fault and the nuclear power plant at Indian Point.

Accommodations (information on local hotels)

The Clinton Inn Hotel
145 Dean Drive
Tenafly, New Jersey 07670
Complimentary shuttle service to Lamont Campus

IBM Conference Center
334 Route 9W
Palisades, NY 10964
Complimentary shuttle service to Lamont Campus

Holiday Inn
329 ROUTE 303
Orangeburg, NY 10962
Complimentary shuttle service to Lamont Campus

Comfort Inn & Suites
425 E. Route 59
Nanuet, NY, 10954

For Reservation Go To:[Hotel Reservation]

For assistance on hotel booking, please contact, Ms. Dana Miller at Lamont, dana [at] ldeo [dot] columbia [dot] edu, Tel: (845) 365-8384.

Travel from Airports to Hotel?

There is no special arrangement for airport to hotel transportation, because there are too many airports to consider. You can take a taxi at the airport and go to your hotel, or you can arrange yourself through a local limousine service company that we deal with ( Frontier Limousine).

Travel Awards for Students

Travel awards for students submitting abstracts will be available on a competitive basis. Limited funds are available to aid students traveling to present at the meeting. The amount of the award is based on funds available and number of applications and normally is no more than $500. To apply, provide a brief message outlining anticipated travel costs, the title and authors of your presentation, and the need for support to Dana Miller at dana [at] ldeo [dot] columbia [dot] edu. The application deadline is September 7th. Awards will be given for the best oral and poster papers presented by students.

Traveling to Lamont Campus of Columbia University

Lamont Campus is served by four airports: Newark Liberty International Airport, Kennedy Airport, LaGuardia Airport, and Stewart International Airport. The campus is located on Route 9W in Palisades, NY, about 13 miles north of the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge. Click here to view the Lamont Campus in Google Maps.

Driving Directions from Airports (download):
JFK to Lamont  |   LaGuardia to Lamont Campus   |  Newark to Lamont Campus


During the meeting,ISTI of Saratoga Springs, NY; Nanometrics of Ontario, Canada; Kinemetrics of Pasadena, California and Quanterra of Havard, MA; Refraction Technologyof Dallas, Texas; Guralp Systems of Reading, U.K.; and Geotech Instruments of Dallas, Texas will present their exhibition to help participants on their seismic instrumentation, seismic data acquisition, processing and analyses.   For more detail Exhibitors

For information, Pages 661-662 in July/August 2009, issue of Seismological Research Letters. Information may also be obtained by contacting the chairman of the organizing committee, Won-Young Kim, at wykim [at] ldeo [dot] columbia [dot] edu, Tel: (845) 365-8387 or Dana Miller, dana [at] ldeo [dot] columbia [dot] edu, Tel: (845) 365-8384.