Christophe VOISIN

ISTerre - Maison des Géosciences
Université Grenoble-Alpes - B.P. 53
38041 Grenoble Cedex 9, France
Office 118
Tel: 33 (0)4 76- 63 52 63

Research Interests

Earthquake prediction: coherence of correlated waveforms; machine learning.

Deep Fluids: monitoring; diffusion fronts.

Earthquake Physics: nucleation, propagation, arrest of rupture; numerical modeling; effective friction; friction laboratory experiments (Very Slow Friction; Elastography).

Environmental Seismology: seismic noise correlations; environmental forcings; water table; fluid saturation; fluid substitution; Biot-Gassman theory.

Press Releases

Grasso, J. R., and C. Voisin (2005), The largest aftershock ever recorded?, Eos Trans. AGU, 86(22), 211–211, doi:10.1029/2005EO220005. [article]

Voisin (2004), La Terre, Coll. Idées Reçues. Ed. Cavalier Bleu, Paris.


Fayjaloun, R., Causse, M., Cornou, C., Voisin, C., Song, S.G. The source parameters controlling the high-frequency ground motion. Submitted to Pure and Applied Geophysics.



Grasso, J.R., Karimov, A., Amorese, D. Sue, C. and Voisin, C. (2018) Patterns of Reservoir triggered Seismicity in a Slow Tectonic Context (France). Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.

Voisin, C. , Guzmán, M. , Réfloch, A. , Taruselli, M. and Garambois, S. (2017) Groundwater Monitoring with Passive Seismic Interferometry. Journal of Water Resource and Protection, 9, 1414-1427. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2017.912091. [Open Access]
Volkov, D., Voisin, C., Ionescu, I.R. Reconstruction of faults in elastic half space from surface measurements. Inverse Problems. [Accepted pdf]
Volkov, D., Voisin, C., Ionescu, I.R. Determining fault geometries from surface displacements. Pure Appl. Geophys. (2017) 174: 1659. doi:10.1007/s00024-017-1497-y. [Article]
Fayjaloun, R.M., Causse, M., Voisin, C., Cornou, C., Cotton, F., Estimating the pulse period with a modified Haskell model. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America.Volume 107, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages 308-318
Guéguen, P., Langlais, M., Garambois, S., Voisin, C., Douste-Bacqué, I. Soil-structure interaction variations observed with the permanent instrumentation of Grenoble’s city hall (France) during the period of extreme cold. BEEE-D-15-00253. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering.Volume 15, Issue 3, 1 March 2017, Pages 889-906

Voisin, C., Garambois, S. Massey, C.I., Brossier, R. Seismic Noise Monitoring of the Water Table in a Deep Seated Slow Moving Landslide. Interpretation, 4, 3, pp SJ67-SJ76. [Article]
Nehmé, C., Jaillet, S., Voisin, C., Hellstrom, J., Gérard-Adjizian, J., Delannoy, J.-J. Control of cave levels in Kanaan, Kassarat and Jeita karst systems (Central Mount Lebanon, Lebanon). Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, 60, 2.
Guillier, B., Chatelain, J.L., Perfettini, H., Bensalem R., Voisin, C., Machane, D., Oubaiche E.H., Hellel, M. Building frequency fluctuations from continuous monitoring of ambient vibrations and their relationship to temperature variations. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, Volume: 14, Issue: 8, Pages: 2213-2227, DOI: 10.1007/s10518-016-9901-z
Salameh, C. et al. Seismic Response of Beirut (Lebanon) buildings: Instrumental results from ambient vibrations. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering

Larose, E. Carrière, S., Voisin, C. et al. Environmental Seismology: What can we learn on Earth Surface processes with ambient noise? Journal of Applied Geophysics, 116, 62-74. [Article]
Braun, J., Voisin, C., Gourlan, A.T., Chauvel, C. Erosional response of an actively uplifting mountain belt to cyclic rainfall variations. Earth Surface Dynamics, 3, 1-14. [Article]
Walpersdorf, A., C. Sue, S. Baize, N. Cotte, P. Bascou, C. Beauval, P. Collard, G. Daniel, H. Dyer, J.-R. Grasso, O. Hautecoeur, A. Helmstetter, S. Hok, c, M. Langlais, G. Menard, Z. Mousavia, F. Ponton, M. Rizza, L. Rolland, D. Souami, L. Thirard, P. Vaudey, C. Voisin, J. Martinod. Coherence between geodetic and seismic deformation in a context of slow tectonic activity (SW Alps, France). Journal of Geodynamics, 85, 58–65. [Article]

Salloum, N. et al. The shear wave velocity structure of the heterogeneous alluvial plain of Beirut (Lebanon): combined analysis of geophysical and geotechnical data. Geophysical Journal International, 199, 894-913. [Article]

Latour, S., Voisin, C., Renard, F., Larose, E. ,Catheline, S., Campillo, M. Effect of fault heterogeneity on rupture dynamics: An experimental approach using ultrafast ultrasonic imaging. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 118, 5888-5902. [Abstract]
Nehme, C., Voisin, C. Mariscal, A., Gérard, P.C., Cornou,C., Jabbour-Gédéon, B., Amhaz, S., Salloum, N., Badaro-Saliba, N., Adjizian-Gérard, J.,Delannoy, J.-J. The use of passive seismological imaging in speleogenetic studies: an example from Kanaan Cave, Lebanon. International Journal of Speleology, 42, 97-108. [doi:10.5038/1827-806x.42.2.1]

Renard, F., Beauprêtre, S., Voisin, C., Dysthe, D., Gratier, J.-P. Strength evolution of a reactive frictional interface is controlled by the dynamics of contacts and chemical effects. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 341, 20-34. [doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2012.04.048]
Zigone, D. et al. Triggering of tremors and slow slip event in Guerrero, Mexico, by the 2010 Mw 8.8 Maule, Chile, earthquake. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 117, B9. [Abstract]

Chiaraluce, L. et al. The 2009 L’Aquila (central Italy) seismic sequence. Bollettino Di Geofisica Teorica Ed Applicata, 52, 367-387.[Article]
Latour, S., M. Campillo, C. Voisin, I. R. Ionescu, J. Schmedes, and D. Lavallée. Effective friction law for small-scale fault heterogeneity in 3D dynamic rupture. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 116, B10306. [doi:10.1029/2010jb008118]
Latour, S. et al. Ultrafast ultrasonic imaging of dynamic sliding friction in soft solids: The slow slip and the super-shear regimes. Europhysics Letters, 96, 5. [doi: 10.1209/0295-5075/96/59003]
Latour, S. et al. Sliding dynamic studies by use of elastography. Journal of Acoustical Society of America, 130, 2513-2517.
Margheriti, L. et al. Rapid response seismic networks in Europe: lessons learnt from the L’Aquila earthquake emergency. Annals of Geophysics, 54, 392-399. [doi:10.4401/ag-4953]
Zigone, D., Voisin, C., Larose, E., Renard, F. & Campillo, M. Slip acceleration generates seismic tremor like signals in friction experiments. Geophysical Research Letters, 38. [doi:10.1029/2010gl045603]

Christophe Voisin, Armand Mariscal, Alohé Hok-Schlagenhauf, Gwenaelle Salaün, Paola Traversa (2009): L’ Aquila Aftershocks Experiment. International Federation of Digital Seismograph Networks. Other/Seismic Network. [doi:10.7914/SN/XJ_2009]
Candela, T. et al. Characterization of Fault Roughness at Various Scales: Implications of Three-Dimensional High Resolution Topography Measurements. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 166, 1817-1851. [Abstract]

Di Carli, S., Voisin, C., Cotton, F., Semmane, F. The 2000 western Tottori (Japan) earthquake: Triggering of the largest aftershock and constraints on the slip-weakening distance. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 113. [Article]
Voisin, C., Grasso, J.-R., Larose, E. & Renard, F. Evolution of seismic signals and slip patterns along subduction zones: Insights from a friction lab scale experiment. Geophysical Research Letters, 35. [Article]

Voisin, C., Renard, F. & Grasso, J. R. Long term friction: From stick-slip to stable sliding. Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L13301. [Article]

Renard, F., Voisin, C., Marsan, D. & Schmittbuhl, J. High resolution 3D laser scanner measurements of a strike-slip fault quantify its morphological anisotropy at all scales. Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L04305. [Article]

Voisin, C., Cotton, F. & Di Carli, S. A unified model for dynamic and static stress triggering of aftershocks, antishocks, remote seismicity, creep events, and multisegmented rupture. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 109, B06304. [Article]

Voisin, C. Dynamic triggering of earthquakes: The nonlinear slip-dependent friction case. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 107, B12. [Article]
Voisin, C., Campillo, M., Ionescu, I., Hassani, R. & Nguyen, Q. L. Process and signature of initiation on a finite fault system: a spectral approach. Geophysical Journal International, 148, 120-131. [Abstract]
Voisin, C., Ionescu, I. & Campillo, M. Crack growth resistance and dynamic rupture arrest under slip dependent friction. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 131, 279-294. [Abstract]

Voisin, C. Dynamic triggering of earthquakes: The linear slip-dependent friction case. Geophysical Research Letters , 28, 3357-3360. [Article]
Campillo, M., Favreau, P., Ionescu, I. R. & Voisin, C. On the effective friction law of a heterogeneous fault. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 106, 16307-16322. [Article]

Voisin, C., Campillo, M., Ionescu, I. R., Cotton, F. & Scotti, O. Dynamic versus static stress triggering and friction parameters: Inferences from the November 23, 1980, Irpinia earthquake. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 105, 21647-21659. [Article]

Curriculum Vitae

Christophe Voisin
Bureau 118
33 4 76 63 52 63
Parcours Professionnel
Depuis Octobre 2012 Chercheur CNRS à ISTerre
Octobre 2010 – Septembre 2012 Accueil IRD au (...)

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Environmental Seismology

Environmental Seismology consists in the use of ambient seismic noise to retrieve pertinent information on the changes of the subsurface driven by environmental forcings (e.g. temperature, atmospheric pressure, water table). Such forcings have a prominent influence on the dynamics of landslides.

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