Research Associate Professor
My goal is to contribute to the improvement of our understanding of seismic hazard and loss in the central U.S., the nation, and the world, and to credibly communicate this understanding to earth science professionals, engineers, emergency response planners, private industry, and the general public.
Current and Recent Research Projects
Cramer, C.H., and O.S. Boyd, 2014, Why the New Madrid Earthquakes are M7-8 and the Charleston Earthquake is ~M7, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. 104, 2884-2903.
Cramer, C.H., R.B. Van Arsdale, M.S. Dhar, D. Pryne, and J. Paul, 2014, Updating of Urban Seismic-Hazard Maps for Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee: Geology and Vs Observations, Seism. Res. Lett. 85, 986-996.
Dangkua, D.T., and C.H. Cramer, 2011, Felt Area versus Instrumental Ground Motion: A Difference between California and Eastern North America?, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. 101, 1847-1858.
Cramer, C.H., G. Rix, and K. Tucker, 2008, Probabilistic liquefaction hazard maps for Memphis, Tennessee, Seis. Res. Lett. 79, 416-423.
Cramer, C.H., J.S. Gomberg, E.S. Schweig, B.A. Waldron, and K. Tucker, 2006, First USGS urban seismic hazard maps predict the effects of soils, Seism. Res. Lett. 77, 23-29.
Cramer, C.H., 2006, An assessment of the impact of the EPRI (2003) ground motion prediction models on the USGS national seismic hazard maps, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. 96, 1159-1169.
Cramer, C.H., 2006, Quantifying the uncertainty in site amplification modeling and its effects on site-specific seismic-hazard estimation in the Mississippi embayment and adjacent areas, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. 96, 2008-2020.