Dr. Won-Young Kim, chief scientist for the Lamont Cooperative Seismic Network, the 25-station system that monitors most of the northeastern United States, has been named 2008 recipient of the Jesuit Seismological Association Award.
This award is presented annually by the Eastern Section of the Seismological Society of America.
"Won-Young Kim combines the traditional skills of the classical observational seismologist with the modern skills necessary to obtain good scientific results from the many different types of broadband digital data in use today. Whether he is working on exotic core phases or on commonly-recorded regional phases, his goals are always to achieve a scientific explanation for interesting phenomena that can be observed on seismograms. Sometimes he has put his efforts into development of methods, sometimes into field deployments to acquire new data with new instruments. He has had recent successes with use of waveform fitting to estimate accurate depths and focal mechanisms for earthquakes in eastern North America" (read more at the web site of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory ).