Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Real-time magnitude characterization of large earthquakes using the predominant period derived from 1Hz GPS data, P. A. Psimoulis, N. Houlié, Y. Behr, Geophysical Research Letters, 2018, doi: 10.1002/2017GL075816

An open-source Earthquake Early Warning display, C. Cauzzi, Y. Behr, J. Clinton, P. Kästli, L. Elia, A. Zollo, Seismological Research Letters, 2016, doi: 10.1785/0220150284

The Virtual Seismologist in SeisComP3:  a new implementation strategy for Earthquake Early Warning algorithms, Y. Behr, J. Clinton, C. Cauzzi, E. Hauksson, K. Jónsdóttir, C. Marius, A. Pinar, J. Salichon, E. Sokos. Seismological Research Letters, 2016, doi: 10.1785/0220150235

 Earthquake early warning and operational earthquake forecasting as real-time hazard information to mitigate seismic risk at nuclear facilities. C. Cauzzi, Y. Behr, T. Le Guenan, J. Douglas, S. Auclair, J. Wössner, J. Clinton, S. Wiemer. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 2016, doi:10.1007/s10518-016-9864-0

Anatomy of an Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) alert: predicting time delays for an end-to-end EEW system Y. Behr, J. Clinton, P. Kästli, C. Cauzzi, R. Racine, M.-A. Meier, Seismological Research Letters, 2015, doi:10.1785/0220140179 

Earthquakes in Switzerland and surrounding regions during 2013, T. Diehl, J. Clinton, T. Kraft, S. Husen, K. Plenkers, A. Guilhelm, Y. Behr, C. Cauzzi, P. Kästli, F. Haslinger, D. Fäh,C. Michel, S. Wiemer, Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 2014, doi:10.1007/s00015-014-0171-y 

Ambient seismic noise tomography of Canada and adjacent regions: Part I. Crustal structures H. Kao, Y. Behr, C. Currie, R. Hyndman, J. Townend, F.-C.Lin, M. H. Ritzwoller, S.-J. Shan, J. He, Journal of Geophysical Research, 2013, doi:10.1002/2013JB0105352013 

Source directionality of ambient seismic noise inferred from three-component beamforming Y. Behr, J. Townend, M. Bowen, L. Carter, R. Gorman, L. Brooks, S.Bannister, Journal of Geophysical Research, 2013, doi:10.1029/2012JB0093822012

The benefit of hind-sight in observational science: retrospective seismological observations A. Curtis, Y. Behr, E. Entwistle, E. Galetti, J. Townend, S. Bannister,Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2012, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2012.06.0082011

Crustal shear wave tomography of the Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand,via ambient noise correlation between multiple three-component networks Y. Behr, J. Townend, S. Bannister, M. K. Savage, Geochemistry, Geophysics,Geosystems, 2011, doi:10.1029/2010GC0033852010

Shear-velocity structure of the Northland Peninsula, New Zealand, inferred from ambient noise correlations Y. Behr, J. Townend, S. Bannister, M. K. Savage,Journal of Geophysical Research, 2010, doi:10.1029/2009JB0067372010

ObsPy: A Python toolbox for seismology M. Beyreuther, R. Barsch, L.Krischer, T. Megies, Y. Behr, and J. Wassermann, Seismological Research Letters, 2010, doi: 10.1785/gssrl.81.3.5302008

The 26 May 2006 magnitude 6.4 Yagyakarta earthquake south of Mt. Merapi volcano: Did lahar deposits amplify ground shaking and thus lead to the disaster? T. R. Walter, R. Wang, B.-G. Lühr, J. Wassermann, Y. Behr, S. Parolai, A. Anggraini, E. Günther, M. Sobiesiak, H. Grosser, H.-U. Wetzel, C. Milkereit, P. J. K. Sri Brotopuspito, P. Harjadi, J. Zschau Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 2008, doi:10.1029/2007GC001810

Soft Volcanic Sediments Compound 2006 Java Earthquake Disaster, T. R. Walter, B.-G. Lühr, M. Sobiesiak, H. Grosser, R. Wang, S. Parolai, H.-U. Wetzel, J. Zschau, C. Milkereit, E. Günther, J. Wassermann, Y. Behr, A. Anggraini, K. Sri Brotopuspito, P. Harjadi, Eos, 2007, doi:10.1029/2007EO460002

Other Publications

Imaging New Zealand's crustal structure using ambient seismic noise recordings from permanent and temporary instruments, Y. Behr, PhD thesis, 2011, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, file 

A grid-based facility for large-scale cross-correlation of continuous seismic data J. Townend, Y. Behr, K. Buckley, M. K. Savage, J. Hine, Report to the New Zealand Earthquake Commission (EQC), 2009, link

Selected Conference Presentations

What to Expect from the Virtual Seismologist: Delay Times and Uncertainties of Initial Earthquake Alerts in California, Y. Behr, J. F. Clinton, P. Kästli, R. Racine, M.-A. Meier, C. Cauzzi, G. Cua, American Geophysical Union General Assembly, 2013, San Francisco, USA, file

The Virtual Seimologist in SeisComp3: System Architecture and Performance, Y. Behr, J. Clinton, S. Heimers, J. Becker, G. Cua, C. Cauzzi, P. Kästli, IASPEI General Assembly, 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden, file  

Anatomy of an Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) AlertAnalysis of Time Delays for an End-to-End EEW System in Switzerland, Y. Behr, J. F. Clinton, R. Racine, M.-A. Meier, C. Cauzzi, IASPEI General Assembly, 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden, file

Shear-velocity structure of the southern Taupo Volcanic Zone, a continental backarc spreading region in New Zealand, Y. Behr, J. Townend, M. Savage, S. Bannister, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2010, Vienna, Austria, file 

Ambient Noise Directionality and Rayleigh Wave Phase Velocity Curves from Beamforming at Mt. Taranaki, New Zealand, Y. Behr, L. A. Brooks, J. Townend, M. K. Savage, P. Gerstoft, S. Bannister, L. Carter, Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting 2010, Taipei, Taiwan, file

Love and Rayleigh wave phase velocity maps of New Zealand obtained via cross-correlation of ambient seismic noise: updated national models and preliminary estimates of radial anisotropy, Y. Behr, J. Townend, M. Savage, S. Bannister, Geosciences '09, Oamaru, New Zealand, file