dr hab. Artur Cichowicz, Prof. PAN

e-mail: artur.cichowicz@igf.edu.pl
             artur@cichowicz.com

tel: +48 (22) 691 56 36
         731-49 11-03

WYKSZTAŁCENIE:

  • Habilitacja, Instytut Geofizyki, Polska Akademia Nauk, Warszawa, 2000
  • Doktor nauk fizycznych, Instytut Geofizyki, PAN, Warszawa, praca wyróżniona, 1980
  • Magister, Wydział Fizyki Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, kierunek fizyka litosfery, 1973
     

ZATRUDNIENIE:

  • 2018-   profesor PAN, Zakład Sejsmologii, Instytut Geofizyki PAN
  • 2017-   Seismology Consultant, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2005-2016: Senior Specialist, Council for Geoscience, Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1999-2005: Specialist Seismologist, ISS International, Stellenbosch, SA
  • 1987-1998: Senior Researcher and Senior Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, SA
  • 1985-1987: Principal Researcher, Chamber of Mines of South Africa, Johannesburg, SA
  • 1984-1985: visiting scientist, Istituto di Geofisica, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
    
  • 1973-1984: pracownik nauki, Instytut Geofizyki, PAN
     

ZAINTERESOWANIA  BADAWCZE:

  • Sejsmologia górnicza i sejsmiczność indukowana wodą
  • Fizyka źródła sejsmicznego
  • Automatyczne przetwarzanie danych sejsmicznych
  • Charakterystyka gleb z punktu widzenia inżynierii trzęsień ziemi
  • Sejsmologia inżynieryjna
  • Badania litosfery
     

WAŻNIEJSZE PROJEKTY BADAWCZE I KONSULTACJE:

"Fluid-induced seismicity in the Central Basin Area: Ground motion prediction and the development of an early warning system for risk reduction, Safety in Mines Research Advisory Committee, Department of Minerals and Energy, South Africa, Project SIM 14-02-01 and Project SIM 14-02-05, 2011-2016 - project leader: A. Cichowicz;
Współautor raportów:

Cichowicz, A., D. Birch, E. Kgaswane, A. Kijko, A. Mangongolo, D. Ngobeni, GW. Rathod and A. Smit, 2016, “Fluid-induced seismicity in the Central Basin Area: Ground motion prediction and the development of an early warning system for risk reduction”, Project SIM 14-02-05, Final Report 147p.

Cichowicz, A., D. Ngobeni, D. Birch, L. Labuschagne and G.van Aswegen,2015, “Spectral parameters of the seismic sources and their temporal variation in the Central Basin Area”, Milestone 7, Report 68p.

Cichowicz, A. A. Mangongolo, D. Birch, G. van Aswegen and L. Labuschagn, 2015, “Velocity models and spatial variation of seismicity in the Central Rand Basin”, Milestone 6, Report 52p.

Kgaswane,E. D. Birch and A. Cichowicz, 2015, “Shallow crustal structure in the Central Rand Basin using local earthquakes and multichannel analysis of surface waves method”, Milestone 4,Report  46p.

Denver B. and A. Cichowicz, 2015, “Validation of the parametric ground motion model derived for the Central Rand Basin mines”, Milestone 3, Report 35p.

Rathod GW. and A. Cichowicz, 2015, “Stochastic 1D seismic site response analysis”, Milestone 2 Report 53p.

Cichowicz, A. G. van Aswegen, D. Birch, S. Diop, A. Kijko, L. Labuschagne, B. Manzunzu, V. Midzi, A. Smit and B. Zulu, 2013, “Fluid-induced seismicity in the Central Basin area: ground motion prediction and the development of an early warning system for risk reduction”, Final Report, Project SIM 14-02-01, Department of Minerals and Energy, South Africa, 35p.

Cichowicz, A., D. Birch, L. Labuschagne and G. van Aswegen, 2013, “Temporal and Spatial Variation of Seismicity and in the Central Rand Basin 2012”, Milestone 5, Report 53p.

Cichowicz, A., and D. Birch, 2013, “Attenuation of seismic waves in the Central Basin area”, Milestone 5 Report 38p.

Cichowicz, A., D. Birch, L. Labuschagne, T. Pule and I. Saunders, 2011,” Spatial variation of seismicity in the Central Rand Basin 2011”, Milestone 6 Report 43p.

Diop., S., A. Cichowicz, D. Birch, 2011, “Measurement of soil properties at sites where maximum ground motion amplification is expected”, Milestone 5, Report 80p.

Cichowicz, A.,2011, “Ground motion prediction and experimental response spectra”, Milestone 3 Report 33p.

Cichowicz, A., and D. Birch, 2011, “Estimation of seismic source parameters”, Milestone 1 Report 37p.

 

Cichowicz, A., and GW. Rathod, 2013, “Deterministic seismic hazard analysis (DSHA) for maximum expected magnitude induced by future mining operation at the Impala Platinum mine (16#), for Impala Platinum Limited”, Rock Engineering Services, Council for Geoscience, Report Number 2013-0125, 17p.

Cichowicz, A., and D. Birch, 2011,” Attenuation model for mine districts, optimal geometrical spreading “Council for Geoscience, Report Number 2011–0021, 36p.

Kgaswane, E., MF. Handley and A. Cichowicz, 2011, “Guidelines for falls of ground in the platinum and gold sectors “, Safety in Mines Research Advisory Committee, SIMRAC Report SIMO2-02-02 Department of Minerals and Energy, South Africa, 43p.

Cichowicz, A., E. Kgaswane, J. Ramperthap and M. Singh, 2010, Crust Amplification of Ground Motion in Different Regions of South Africa, Council for Geoscience, Report: 2010-0055, 18p.

Cichowicz,A., I. Sanders, M. Grobbelaar, R. Kometsi and G van Aswegen, 2009, “Modelling of a ground motion produced by an extended seismic source”, Council for Geoscience, Report: 2009-0055,25p.

Cichowicz , A., 2008, Dynamical Properties of the Asperities of the Stilfontein Earthquake, ML 5.3, Council for Geoscience, Report 16p.

Cichowicz, A., 2007, “Location of mine-related seismic events using characteristic appearances of the waveform”, Council for Geoscience, Report No. 2007-0042.

Durrheim, RJ., A. Cichowicz, R. Ebrahim-Trollope, F. Essrich, O. Goldbach, L. Linzer, S. Spottiswoode  and T. Stankiewicz,2007,  “Guide lines, standards and best practice for seismic hazard assessment and rockburst risk management”, Safety in Mines Research Advisory Committee, SIMRAC, Final Report, Project SIM 05-03-02, Department of Minerals and Energy, South Africa.

Cichowicz,A., S.M. Spottiswoode, L.M. Linzer, S.P. Heyns, D. Drent, and M.F. Handley, 2004, “Improved seismic location and location techniques”, Safety in Mines Research Advisory Committee, SIMRAC Report SIMO2-03-04 Department of Minerals and Energy, South Africa p212

Cichowicz, A., 2003, “Interaction between stope support and ground motion in the hangingwall and footwall”,  Safety in Mines Research Advisory Committee, SIMRAC Final Project Report GAP 845, Pretoria: Department of Minerals and Energy, South Africa, 60p.

Cichowicz, A., 2001, “The meaningful use of peak particle velocity at excavation surface for the optimisation of the rockburst support criteria for tunnels and stopes”, Safety in Mines Research Advisory Committee, SIMRAC Final Project Report GAP 709b, Pretoria: Department of Minerals and Energy, South Africa, 28 p.
 

Charakterystyka gleb w inżynierii geotechnicznej dla trzęsień ziemi:

Rathje,E. , A. Cichowicz, and D. Birch, 2012,” Seismic site characterization for the Thyspunt nuclear siting project”, Council for Geoscience, Report Number 2012-0136, 36p.

Cichowicz, A., and D. Birch,2011, “Geotechnical investigations- characterization of near surface ground using resonance and shear wave velocity”, Council for Geoscience, Report Number 2011–0021, 24p.

Cichowicz, A, 2010, The ESKOM Sere Wind Farm Dynamic Response of the Soil to Strong Ground Motion, CGS Report no: 2010–0240,
 

DZIAŁALNOŚĆ DYDAKTYCZNA:

  • Uniwersytet Witwatersrand (Johannesburg):
    •  wykłady: “Seismic waves and mechanics of earthquakes” - rok studiów 4
    • wykłady: “Seismic waves and mechanics of earthquakes " - rok studiów 3 
    • wykłady: “Exploration  geophysics”
       
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    IASPEI Scientific Assembly (Cape Town 2009), Council for Geoscience  oraz ISS International :
    • wykłady: “Introduction to mining seismology"
       

WYBRANE PUBLIKACJE:

Moyer, P., M. Boettcher, W. Ellsworth, H. Ogasawara, A. Cichowicz, D. Birch, and G. van Aswegen, 2017, Call for models—a test case for the source inversion validation: The 2014 ML 5.5 Orkney, South Africa, Earthquake, Seismological Research Letters, 88 (5): 1333-1338.

Grobbelaar, MRG, D. Birch A. Cichowicz, 2017, Comparison of data from complimentary seismograph networks in a mining district, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Deep and High Stress Mining, Perth, March 2017.

Ogasawara,H., Y. Yabe, T. Ito, G. van Aswegen, A. Cichowicz, H. Kato, S. Horiuchi, K. Imanishi, M. Okubo, S. Abe, A. Ishida, H. Ogasawara, T. Yasutomi, R. Durrheim, P. Dight, 2017, “Investigation into M2.0-5.5 earthquakes in deep South African gold mines”. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Deep and High Stress Mining, Perth, March 2017.

Birch D.J., A. Cichowicz, and D. Grobbelaar, 2015,” Q-coda estimation in the Kaapvaal Craton”, The Journal of The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, volume 115.

Farahani J., V., M. Zaré and A . Cichowicz, 2014, “Microseismicity of the Tehran region based on the data recorded in a local monitoring network: 2004-2010, IUGS Journal of International Geoscience – Episodes, Volume 37, Issue 3, September 2014.

Cichowicz, A., D. Birch and H. Ogasawara, 2013, “Non-invasive method of estimation of stiffness of near surface material using surface wave”, Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization 4 – Coutinho & Mayne (eds)  Taylor & Francis Group, London, pp. 1321-1325, ISBN 978-0-415-62136-6.

Farahani J.,V., M. Zaré and A . Cichowicz,2012, Attenuation of high-frequency P and S waves in south and southeast Tehran using blast data, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2012.03.005 Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering.

Cichowicz, A. 2012, “Assessment of the dynamic response of the soil to strong ground motion at a wind farm”, conferences proceedings 15 WCEE, 24-28 September,2012, Lisboa.

Cichowicz, A., D. Birch, and H. Ogasawara, 2011,”Multi-channel analysis of surface waves: inversion strategy”, Proceedings of the thirteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Edited by: B.H.V. Topping and Y. Tsompanakis, Civil-Comp Press, Stirlingshire, doi:10.4203/ccp.96.205.

Cichowicz, A. 2010, Near-field ground motion- model versus wave propagation analysis, Shock and Vibration,  17, 611-617,  DOI 10.3233/SAV-2010-0552, IOS Press.

Durrheim, R.J., Ogasawara, H., Nakatani, M., Yabe, Y., Milev, A. Cichowicz, A., Kawakata,H., Moriya, H., and the JST-JICA SA research group, 2010, “Observational study to mitigate seismic risks in mines: a new Japanese - South African collaborative project”. 5th International Seminar on Deep and High Stress Mining. Santiago, Chile, 6-8 October 2010. Van Sint Jan, M. and Potvin, Y. (eds). Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth.  215-225p.

Cichowicz, A. 2008, “Near-field pulse-type motion of small events in deep gold mines: observations, response spectra, drift spectra”, The 14-th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, October 12-17,2008, Beijing, China, Proceedings.

Cichowicz, A, 2007, “Dynamical properties of asperities of Stilfontein earthquake, ML 5.3”  presentation at the Workshop on "Numerical  Modelling of Earthquake Source Dynamics", Bratislava, Slovakia, September 2007, extended abstract.

Durrheim, R. J., Anderson, R. L., Cichowicz, A., Ebrahim-Trollope, R., Hubert, G., Kijko, A.,

Garr, A., Ortlepp, W. D. and Van der Merwe, N. ,2006, “The risks to miners, mines, and the public posed by large seismic events in the gold mining districts of South Africa”, Proceedings of the Third International Seminar on Deep and High Stress Mining, J. Hadjigeorgiou and M. Grenon (eds),Université Laval, Canada,14p.

Cichowicz, A., 2005, “Automatic processing and relocation methods”, Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Rockbursts and Seismicity in Mines, p547-554.

Cichowicz, A., 2001, “Quantification of complex seismic source”, the fifth International Symposium on Rockburst and Seismicity in Mines, p91-98.

Cichowicz, A., A.M. Milev, and Durrheim R.J. 2000, “Rock mass behavior under seismic loading in deep mine environment”, Journal of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, vol. 100, no. 2, 2000. pp. 121–128.

 Cichowicz, A., A.M. Milev, and Durrheim R.J. 1999, “Transfer function for a seismic signal recorded in solid and fractured rock”, SAIMM vol 99 .no 4 p101 -106.

Maccelari, M.J. and A. Cichowicz, 1999. “Strike stabilising pillars as a regional support strategy for ultra deep gold mines”  Geotechnical and Geological Engineering Special Issue: Geomechanics of Ground Control (Edited by B. Indraratna and N. Aziz) vol. 17, nos. 3/4, pp.305-319.

Cichowicz. A., 1997, “Identification of production parameters responsible for a high level of damage”, Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Rockbursts and Seismicity in Mines, Krakow, Poland p 289-294.

Cichowicz, A and RJ. Durrheim, 1997, “The site response of the tunnel sidewall in a deep gold mine; analysis in the time domain”. Proc. 1st Southern African Rock Engineering Symposium, Gurtunca and Hagan (eds.), SANGORM, 1997. pp. 56 61.

Urban L., A. Cichowicz, F. Vaccar, 1993, “Computation of analytical partial derivatives of phase and group velocities for Rayleigh waves with respect to structural parameters”, Studia Geoph. et Geod.,37,14-36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01613919.

Cichowicz, A., 1993, “Expert system for seismic hazard analysis”, Transactions of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, vol 102, A173‑180.

Cichowicz, A., 1993, “An automatic S‑phase picker”, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, vol 83, 1, p180‑189.

Cichowicz, A. and RWE. Green, 1992, “Tomographic study of upper mantle structure of the South Africa Continent resulting from waveform inversion” Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, vol 72, 276‑285.

Cichowicz, A., RWE. Green, A. van Zyl Brink, P. Grobler., 1990, “The space and time variation of the micro‑event parameters occurring in the front of active stope”, Second International Conference on Rocburst and Seismicity in Mines, Symposium Proceedings, Minneapolis, 171‑175.

Cichowicz, A. and RWE. Green, 1989, “Changes in the early part of the seismic coda due to localised scatterers: the estimation of Q in a stope environment”, Pure and Appl. Geophys, 129, 193‑208.

Cichowicz, A. RWE.Green and A.van Zyl Brink, A., 1988, “Coda polarization properties of the high frequency micro‑seismic events”, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, vol. 78, 1297‑1318.

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