Andrea Chiang

Staff Scientist
Atmospheric, Earth, & Energy Division
Phone: +19254236232


  • Ph.D., Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2015
  • B.S., Geology, University of California, Davis, 2010

Research Interests

  • Seismic source characterization and uncertainty analysis
  • Ambient noise tomography
  • Full waveform simulations using high-performance computing

Selected Publications

Chiang, A., G. A. Ichinose, D. S. Dreger, S. R. Ford, E. M. Matzel, S. C. Myers, and W. R. Walter (2018), Moment tensor source-type analysis for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea declared nuclear explosions (2006-2017) and 03-SEP-2017 collapse event, Seism. Res. Lett., 89(6), 2152-2165.

Lin, X., D.S. Dreger, H. Gei, P. Xu, M. Wu, A. Chiang, G Zhao, and H. Yuan (2018). Spatial and temporal variations in the moment tensor solutions for the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake aftershocks and their tectonic implications. Tectonics, 37(3), 989-1005.

Chiang, A., D.S. Dreger, S.R. Ford, W.R. Walter, and S.-H Yoo (2016). Moment tensor analysis of very shallow sources. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 106(6), 2436-2449.

Chiang, A., D.S. Dreger, S.R. Ford and W.R. Walter (2014). Source characterization of underground explosions from combined regional moment tensor and first motion analysis. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 104(4), 1587-1600.