Janneke van Ginkel
NH Natural Hazards
The 2021 Virtual Outstanding Student and PhD candidate Presentation (vOSPP) Award is awarded to Janneke van Ginkel for the poster/PICO entitled:
An approach to construct a Netherlands-wide ground-motion amplification model (van Ginkel, J.; Ruigrok, E.; Herber, R.; Stafleu, J.)
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Janneke van Ginkel is a fourth-year PhD student at Groningen University and the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI). Her PhD project focuses on the response of shallow soils to seismic events. Earthquake site-response is an essential part of seismic hazard assessment, especially in densely populated areas. The shallow geology of the Netherlands consists of a very heterogeneous soft sediment cover, which has a strong effect on seismic wave propagation and in particular on the amplitude of ground shaking.
At EGU 2021, the masterpiece of her PhD was presented: the site-response zonation and amplification map for the Netherlands. This map is based on an extensive empirical study of earthquake-and ambient vibration recordings from the Netherlands seismic network, and the shallow lithostratigraphy. This presented site-response assessment is important for a first identification of regions with increased seismic hazard potential, for example at locations with mining or geothermal energy activities.