Dr Ilaria Mosca

Dr Ilaria Mosca

Earthquake Hazard Researcher

Location: BGS Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 6500 375

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  • 2013 – ongoing : Earthquake hazard researcher and seismologist, British Geological Survey
  • 2010 –2013 : PDRA in Seismology, Department of Earth and Geographical Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich (Germany)
  • 2006 –2010 : PhD Researcher, Department of Earth Science, Utrecht University, Utrecht (The Netherlands)

Key papers

  • Mosca, I, Walker, R T, Sargeant, S, and Baptie, B. 2019. Integrating outcomes from probabilistic and deterministic seismic hazard analysis in the Tien Shan. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 109(2), 688-715.
  • Meier, T, Auras, M, Fehr, M, Köhn, D, Cristiano, L, Sobott, R, Mosca, I, Ettl, H, Eckel, F, Steinkraus, T, Erkul, E, Schulte-Kortnack, D, Sigloch, K, Bilgili F, Di Gioia, E, and Parisi Presicce, C. 2017. Investigating surficial alterations of natural stone by ultrasonic surface measurements, in Sensing the past (Springer), 257-288
  • Mosca, I, Sargeant, S, and Musson, R M W. 2015. Benchmarking recent PSHA approaches, SECED Conference Paper, Cambridge, UK.
  • Forbriger, T, Auras, M, Bilgili, F, Bohlen, T, Butzer, S, Christen, S, Cristiano, L, Friederich, W, Giese, R, Groos, L, Igel, H, Köllner, F, Krompholz, R, Lüth, S, Mauerberger, S, Meier, T, Mosca, I, Niehoff, D, Richter, H, Schäfer, M, Schuck, A, Schumacher, F, Sigloch, K, Vormbaum, M, and Wuttke, F. 2014. Toolbox for applied seismic tomography, in Tomography of Earth's crust: From geophysical sounding to real-time monitoring (Springer), 135-155.
  • Cobden, L, Mosca, I, Trampert, J, and Ritsema, J. 2012. On the likelihood of post-perovskite at the core-mantle boundary: a statistical interpretation of seismic observations. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, Vol. 210, 21-35.
  • Mosca, I, D’Addezio, G, and Console, R. 2012. Renewal models of seismic recurrence applied to paleoseismological and historical observations. Tectonophysics, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2012.06.028.
  • Mosca, I, Cobden, L, Deuss, A, Ritsema, J, and Trampert, J. 2012. Seismic and mineralogical structures of the lower mantle from probabilistic tomography. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, B06304, doi:10.1029/2011JB008851.
  • Mosca, I, and Trampert, J. 2009. Path-average kernels for long wavelength travel-time tomography. Geophysical Journal International, 177, 639-650.

Research interests

  • Seismic hazard analysis
  • Numerical modelling
  • Ground motion modelling
  • Uncertainty analysis