Miroslav Hallo

Swiss Seismological Service (SED), ETH Zürich
Building NO, Room H60
Sonneggstrasse 5
8092 Zürich, Switzerland

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1985 Born in Pisek, Czech Republic
2000 Young astronomer of year Award from the Czech Astronomical Society
2004 - 2008 BSc in Physics and Geology at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
2008 - 2011 MSc in Geology at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
2010 Study internship at University of Bergen, Norway
2011/03 - 2011/09    Assistant Geophysicist at Sihaya Ltd.
2011/09 - 2016/04 Geophysicist and Project Leader at Seismik Ltd.
2013 RNDr. in Geology at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
2014/10 - 2018/09 Ph.D. in Geophysics at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
2016/11 - 2016/12 Short-therm Research Visit at Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Uji, Japan
2016/05 - 2019/04 Research Assistant at Charles University, Prague
2019/05 - 2021/04 Postdoctoral Researcher at Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2021/05 - Present Researcher, Oberassistant at Swiss Seismological Service, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

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Uncertainty of Earth's crust model in waveform-based earthquake source inversions
Open source functions for determining the covariance matrix of Green's functions by approximate covariance functions (ACF, AXCF) and stationarized approximate covariance functions (SACF, SAXCF). Methodology following Hallo and Gallovič (2016).
Bayesian earthquake hypocenter location from direct P and S-waves arrival times
Open source Matlab functions for assessment of the earthquake hypocenter location by grid search method in the homogeneous or 1D layered medium. The inverse problem is build in the Bayesian probabilistic framework by Tarantola (2005, Chapter 7.1). For methodology see supplement of paper Hallo et al. (2019).
Major and Minor DC MT decomposition preserving the dominant P- or T-axis
Open source functions for decomposition of non-DC MTs with preserved dominant P- or T-axis and plotting trinity of beach-balls. The dominant axis direction is preserved for both the major and minor DC MTs. Methodology following Hallo et al. (2017, 2019).
Plot PT-axes into polar diagram and the triangle diagram
Open source Matlab functions for plotting PT-axes into polar diagram, and triangle diagram (Frohlich 1992) of DC focal mechanisms.
Plot moment tensor(s) into the lune diagram
Open source Matlab functions for plotting non-DC moment tensor(s) into lune diagram (Tape and Tape 2013).
The Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) random walk, and the reversible-jump MCMC with reciprocal prior
Open source Matlab functions in the Electronic supplement of Hallo et al. (2021).

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