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SCEC Major Projects and Funded Research
SCEC's basic science goal is to understand the physics of the Southern California fault system and develop a system-level model that can predict key aspects of earthquake behavior. Southern California's network of several hundred active faults forms a superb natural laboratory for the study of earthquake physics, and its seismic, geodetic, and geologic data are among the best in the world. The major research issues of earthquake science are true system-level problems -- they require an inter-disciplinary, multi-institutional approach that considers the interactions among many fault-system elements. SCEC Research projects are supported on a year-to-year basis by a competitive, collaboration-building process that involves extensive interactions among 14 working groups, a Joint Planning Committee with the USGS, the SCEC Board of Directors, and an External Advisory Council.
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