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2007 Annual Meeting: Palm Springs, CA

Palm Springs Hilton

Hilton Palm Springs Resort
400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA   92262-6605
760-320-6868, 760-320-2126 (fax)
Toll free: 1-800-HILTONS

The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) is funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Geological Survey to develop a comprehensive understanding of earthquakes in Southern California and elsewhere, and to communicate useful knowledge for reducing earthquake risk. SCEC coordinates a broad collaboration that builds across disciplines and enables a deeper understanding of system behavior than would be accessible by individual researchers or institutions working alone. At the Annual Meeting members of the community gather to share and get updates on SCEC research projects and activities, as well as plan collaborations for the coming year.

Meeting Program. The 2007 SCEC Annual Meeting was held September 9-12 at the Palm Springs Hilton Hotel in Palm Springs, California. Meals will be served buffet style as has become the tradition at SCEC meetings. The Hilton is the same venue as the 2006 SCEC Annual Meeting.

The meeting was organized by the SCEC Planning Committee, chaired by Greg Beroza. An agenda is available for download (PDF). Abstracts were submitted online and you can now search for abstracts below. In addition to the normal work of planning future activities, we again had several science talks during the meeting, with more time (at the request of many) set aside for poster sessions/viewing/individual discussions.

The meeting was preceded by several workshops on the previous weekend, as follows:

Extreme Ground Motion
Post Earthquake Response
Coulomb Stress
   Saturday and Sunday morning, September 8-9
Sunday morning, September 9
Sunday afternoon, September 9
Sunday, September 9

A guide to the poster session is available for download (PDF). The annual meeting formally started on Monday morning and concluded at noon on Wednesday. The full volume of meeting proceedings and abstracts is now available for download (PDF).

The abstract volume and abstracts of invited talks are also available for download (PDF).

Meeting Abstracts and Presentations. SCEC’s long-term goal is to understand how seismic hazards change across all time scales of scientific and societal interest, from millennia to second. The collaboration emphasizes the connections between information gathering by sensor networks, fieldwork, and laboratory experiments; knowledge formulation through physics-based, system-level modeling; improved understanding of seismic hazard; and actions to reduce earthquake risk and promote resilience. Use the form below to search and view all poster and invited talk abstracts submitted to this meeting.

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Participants. The SCEC Annual Meeting has become a premier gathering of earthquake scientists in the United States and from around the world, bringing together one of the largest collaborations in all of geoscience. Attendees were comprised of people from various organizations (including profit, non-profit, domestic, and foreign) involved in a SCEC-related research, education, and outreach activities. The following people attended in 2007: 

Brad Aagaard (USGS)
Corey Abbott (Occidental SURE Intern)
Norm Abrahamson (PG&E)
Duncan Agnew (UCSD)
Sinan Akciz (UCI)
Jon Ake (U.S. NRC)
Amir Allam (USC)
Bettina Allmann (UCSD)
Mark Alvarez (New Mexico Tech)
Greg Anderson (UNAVCO)
John Anderson (UNR)
Bob Anderson (CEA)
Joe Andrews (USGS)
Rasool Anooshehpoor (UNR)
Vikki Appel (Caltech)
David Applegate (USGS)
Ralph Archuleta (UCSB)
Donald Argus (JPL)
Ramon Arrowsmith (Arizona State)
Aris Aspiotes (Honeywell/USGS)
Dominic Assimaki (Georgia Tech)
Lily Aung (USC UseIT Intern)
Tim Babb (UCSC)
Iain Bailey (USC)
Jack Baker (Stanford)
Annemarie Baltay (Stanford)
Ranna Bansal (Princeton UseIT Intern)
Michael Barall (USGS)
Aggeliki Barberopoulou (USC)
Sylvain Barbot (UCSD)
Thorsten Becker (USC)
N. Beeler (USGS)
Whitney Behr (USC)
David Belanger (Harvard SURE Intern)
Yehuda Ben-Zion (USC)
Nathan Benesh (Harvard)
Rick Bennett (Arizona)
Mark Benthien (USC/SCEC CEO)
Greg Beroza (Stanford)
Addie Beseda (U of Oregon)
Harsha S. Bhat (Harvard)
Glenn Biasi (UNR)
Ron Biegel (USC)
Jacobo Bielak (CMU)
Peter Bird (UCLA)
Mike Blanpied (USGS)
Freddy Blume (UNAVCO)
Mark Board (Itasca Consulting Group)
Margaret Boettcher (USGS)
Wendy Bohon (Ohio State)
Adrian Borsa (USGS Pasadena)
Dave Bowman (CSUF)
Brian Boyce (Lincoln U SURE intern)
Oliver Boyd (USGS)
Yousef Bozorgnia (PEER)
Charlie Brankman (Harvard)
Tom Brocher (USGS)
Emily Brodsky (UCSC)
Daniel Brothers (UCSD)
Justin Brown (Stanford)
Kevin Brown (UCSD)
Naomi Brown (UHM SURE Intern)
Jim Brune (UNR)
Robert Budnitz (LLNL)
Roland Burgmann (Berkeley)
Christine Burrill (MHC SURE Intern)
Melanie Busch (ASU)
Ana Cadena (CWU)
Scott Callaghan (USC)
Cameron Campbell (SDSU)
Ken Campbell (ABS/EQECAT)
Bill Carter (Florida)
Rufus Catchings (USGS)
Mehmet Celebi (USGS)
Alysha Chan (Scripps UseIT Intern)
Ji Chen (UCSB)
Ting Chen (Caltech)
Judith Chester (Texas A&M)
Risheng Chu (St. Louis)
Rob Clayton (Caltech)
Elizabeth Cochran (UCR)
Amy Coddington (Macalester Intern)
Harmony Colella (UCR)
Michele Cooke (UMass)
Ethan Coon (Columbia)
Katie Cooper (NSF)
Ilene Cooper (USC/SCEC)
Allin Cornell (Stanford)
Dale Cox (USGS)
Victor M. Cruz-Atienza (SDSU)
Yifeng Cui (SDSC)
Karin Dahmen (Illinois)
Laura Dair (UMass)
Luis Dalguer (SDSU)
Kazuo Dan (Shimizu Corp)
Eric Daub (UCSB)
Nick Davatzes (USGS)
Paul Davis (UCLA)
Tim Dawson (USGS)
Steve Day (SDSU)
Bob de Groot (USC)
Mario Del Castello (UMass)
Brian deMartin (Brown)
Derek Desens (Minnesota)
Shane Detweiler (USGS)
Heather DeWalt (Ohio U SURE Intern)
Jim Dewey (USGS)
Jim Dieterich (UCR)
Bill Dietrich (UCB)
Erin DiMaggio (ASU)
Jeff Dingler (UCSD)
Renata Dmowska (Harvard)
James Dolan (USC)
Andrea Donnellan (JPL)
Ory Dor (Brown)
Ben Duan (Texas A&M)
Brian Dumbacher (USC UseIT Intern)
Doug Duncan (USGS)
Eric Dunham (Harvard)
Russ Dyer (DOE/Yucca Mountain)
John Ebel (Boston College)
Jeff Eddo (SDSU)
Ahmed Elbanna (Caltech)
Austin Elliott (USC SURE Intern)
Bill Ellsworth (USGS)
Geoffrey Ely (UCSD)
Fabian Euchner (ETH Zurich)
Jim Evans (Utah State)
Zijun Fang (UCR)
Noah Fay (Arizona)
Yuri Fialko (UCSD)
Ned Field (USGS)
Yaron Finzi (UBC)
Adam Fischer (USC)
Kate Fletcher (UCB)
Rosie Flowers (Rust UseIT Intern)
Dave Forand (Utah State)
Kurt Frankel (Georgia Tech)
Jeff Freymueller (Alaska)
Gary Fuis (USGS)
Gareth Funning (UCR)
Becky Gallagher (USC)
Plamen Ganev (USC)
Matt Gerstenberger (IGNS)
Peter Gold (UCD)
Mark Goldman (USGS)
David Goldsby (Brown)
Joan Gomberg (USGS)
Vladimir Graizer (CGS)
Lisa Grant Ludwig (UCI)
Rob Graves (URS)
Patti Guatteri (Swiss Re)
Aurelie Guilhem (UCB)
Vipin Gupta (USC)
Nate Guzman (CSUN)
David E. Haddad (ASU)
Hamid Haddadi (CGS)
Brad Hager (MIT)
Jennifer Hairston (Wilberforce Intern)
Tom Hanks (USGS)
Alex Hanna (UCR SURE Intern)
Samantha Hansen (UCSC)
Jeanne Hardebeck (USGS)
Rebecca Harrington (UCLA)
Ruth Harris (USGS)
Colleen Hartsig (UCSD)
Egill Hauksson (Caltech)
Tyler Hayes (UWO)
Liz Hearn (UBC)
Tom Heaton (Caltech)
Suzanne Hecker (USGS)
Dick Heermance (USGS)
Don Helmberger (Caltech)
Tom Herring (MIT)
James Hiller (CSUC SURE Intern)
Gregor Hillers (UCSB)
Jessica Hinojosa (Stanford Intern)
Sue Hough (USGS)
Nicolas Houlie (Berkeley)
Ken Hudnut (USGS)
Gene Humphreys (Oregon)
Tran Huynh (SCEC/USC)
Eugenia Hyung (OSU SURE Intern)
Buck Ibrahim (NRC)
Kojiro Irikura (AIT)
Dave Jackson (UCLA)
Mike Jackson (UNAVCO)
Paul Jamason (UCSD)
Doreen Jameson (UNM UseIT Intern)
Susanne Janecke (Utah State)
Tamara Jeppson (Utah State)
Rosa Jimenez (SDSU)
Kaj Johnson (Indiana)
Steven Johnson (Grinnell SURE Intern)
Lucy Jones (USGS)
Tom Jordan (USC/SCEC)
Frank Jordan, Jr. (John R. Byerly, Inc.)
Gideon Juve (USC)
Yan Kagan (UCLA)
Takao Kagawa (Geo-Research Inst)
Deborah Kane (UCSD)
Yoshihiro Kaneko (Caltech)
Ole Kaven (Stanford)
Sharon Kedar (JPL)
Kandace Kelley (Purdue SURE Intern)
Stephanie Kelly (Cornell SURE Intern)
Katherine Kendrick (USGS)
Miles Kenney (Petra)
Mehdi Khan (USGS)
YoungHee Kim (Caltech)
Nancy King (USGS)
Bill Klein (Boston Univ.)
Monica Kohler (UCLA)
Minoo Kosarian (CGS)
Aaron Kositsky (USC)
Swami Krishnan (Caltech)
Angela Landgraf (ASU)
Vicki Langenheim (USGS)
Nadia Lapusta (Caltech)
Daniel Lavallee (UCSB)
Kim Le (North Carolina)
Robert Leeper (Cerritos SURE Intern)
Mark Legg (Legg Geophysical)
Lorraine Leon (USC)
Lindsay Leone (Dartmouth Intern)
Michael Lewis (USC)
Yong-Gang Li (USC)
Jian Lin (WHOI)
Pengcheng Liu (ITS)
Yi Liu (Caltech)
Maria Liukis (USC)
David Lockner (USGS)
Rowena Lohman (Cornell)
Julio Lopez (CMU)
Portia Love (Rust UseIT Intern)
Ralph Loyd (CGS)
Jiangning Lu (MIT)
Xiao Lu (Caltech)
Nicolas Luco (USGS)
Paul Lundgren (JPL)
Karen Luttrell (UCSD)
Scott Lydeen (USGS)
Dave Lynch (Thule Scientific & USGS)
Shuo Ma (Stanford University)
Eric MacLeod (CD UseIT Intern)
Philip Maechling (USC)
Martin Mai (ETH Zurich)
Lisa Manning (UCSB)
John Marquis (SCEC/USC)
Scott Marshall (UMass)
Shinichi Matsushima (Shimizu Corp.)
Jon Matti (USGS)
John Mayhew (SDSU)
Sally McGill (CSUSB)
Jeff McGuire (WHOI)
Emmett McQuinn (Clemson Intern)
John McRaney (USC)
Brendan Meade (Harvard)
Lorena Medina Luna (CSUN)
Tim Melbourne (CWU)
Rob Mellors (SDSU)
Aron Meltzner (Caltech)
Banu Mena Cabrera (ETH Zurich)
Chris Menges (USGS)
Martha Merriam (Caltrans)
David Meyers (USC)
Dennis Mileti (CSSC)
Alexandra Millar (Hamilton UseIT Intern)
Dave Miller (USGS)
Kevin Milner (USC UseIT Intern)
Bernard Minster (UCSD)
Walter Mooney (USGS)
Jessica Murray Moraleda (USGS)
Alan Morris (SWRI)
Megan Muretta (ASU)
Janice Murphy (USGS)
Matt Muto (Caltech)
Craig Nicholson (UCSB)
Hiro Noda (Kyoto)
Gabriela Noriega (UCI)
David Oglesby (UCR)
Summer Ohlendorf (UCB SURE Intern)
David Okaya (USC)
Anna Olsen (Caltech)
Kim Olsen (SDSU)
Nate Onderdonk (Long Beach State)
Gustavo Ortega (Caltrans)
Mike Oskin (North Carolina)
Susan Owen (JPL)
Alan Pace (Petra Geosciences, Inc)
Morgan Page (UCSB)
Aasha Pancha (UNR)
Jay Parker (JPL)
Tom Parsons (USGS)
Ines Pearce (Pearce Global Partners)
Zhigang Peng (Georgia Tech)
Ante Perez (CGS)
Ofelia Perez (Caltrans)
Lesley Perg (Minnesota)
Patti Perlock (UWO)
Sue Perry (USC)
David Phillips (UNAVCO)
Arben Pitarka (URS)
Andreas Plesch (Harvard)
Fred Pollitz (USGS)
Keith Porter (Colorado)
Erik Pounders (USGS)
Bob Powell (USGS)
Peter Powers (USC)
Vikas Prakash (CWRU)
German Prieto (Stanford)
Tom Punihaole (USC UseIT Intern)
Matt Purvance (UNR)
Richard Quittmeyer (ISS Inc.)
Leonardo Ramirez-Guzman (CMU)
Ellen Rathje (Texas)
Chuck Real (CGS)
Ze'ev Reches (OU)
Michael Reichle (CGS)
Robin Reichlin (NSF)
Leon Reiter (NWTRB)
David Rhoades (IGNS)
Jim Rice (Harvard)
Keith Richards-Dinger (UCR)
David Richardson (USC UseIT Intern)
Diane Rivet (UCSD)
Tom Rockwell (SDSU)
Garry Rogers (GSC)
Otilio Rojas (SDSU)
Nick Rousseau (CSUN UseIT Intern)
Badie Rowshandel (CGS)
Justin Rubinstein (Washington)
Kurt Rucker (UCLA)
John Rudnicki (Northwestern)
John Rundle (UCD)
Isabelle Ryder (Berkeley)
Michael Rymer (USGS)
Amir Sagy (UCSC)
Jared Sain (USC UseIT Intern)
Charlie Sammis (USC)
Sergey Samsonov (UWO)
David Sandwell (UCSD)
Rosie Santilena (CSULA SURE Intern)
Heather Savage (UCSC)
Kate Scharer (Appalachian State)
Sarah Schindler (CSU Bakersfield)
Jan Schmedes (UCSB)
Stuart Schmitt (Stanford)
Danijel Schorlemmer (SCEC)
David Schwartz (USGS)
Susan Schwartz (UCSC)
Paul Segall (Stanford)
Gordon Seitz (SDSU)
Volkan Sevilgen (USGS)
Warren Sharp (BGC)
Bruce Shaw (Columbia)
John Shaw (Harvard)
Peter Shearer (UCSD)
Kaye Shedlock (NSF)
David Shelly (UCB)
Zheng-Kang Shen (UCLA)
Helen-Mary Sheridan (Chicago Intern)
Zheqiang (Sam) Shi (USC)
Shunsuke Shikato (UCSB)
Zoe Shipton (Glasgow)
Ramesh Shrestha (Florida)
Gerry Simila (CSUN)
Matthew Sisk (SDSU)
Norm Sleep (Stanford)
Deborah Smith (UCR)
Bridget Smith-Konter (JPL)
Bodie Solomon (Colorado UseIT Intern)
Sean Solomon (CIW)
Paul Somerville (URS)
Seok Goo Song (URS)
Chris Sorlien (UCSB)
Josh Spinler (Arizona)
Keith Stark (Stark Consulting, LLC)
Jamie Steidl (UCSB)
Ross Stein (USGS)
Jennifer Stevens (UCR)
Jonathan Stewart (UCLA)
Mark Stirling (IGNS)
Joann Stock (Caltech)
Michael Strane (WL & Assc.)
Ricardo Taborda (CMU)
Ying Tan (Caltech)
Toshiro Tanimoto (UCSB)
Elizabeth Templeton (Harvard)
Leon Teng (USC)
Wayne Thatcher (USGS)
Cliff Thurber (Wisconsin)
Kristy Tiampo (Western)
Ashlynn Tillman (Rust UseIT Intern)
John Tinsley (USGS)
Nathan Toke (ASU)
Polsak Tothong (AIR Worldwide Corp)
Jerry Treiman (CGS)
Jeroen Tromp (Caltech)
Stephanie Tsang (UCLA SURE Intern)
Terry Tullis (Brown)
Jack Tung (CSULA)
Don Turcotte (UCD)
Yasuo Uchiyama (Taisei Corp.)
Nicholas van der Elst (UCSC)
Afton Van Zandt (SDSU)
Nina Varghis (UC Davis)
Rob Viesca (Harvard)
Mike Vredevoogd (UCR)
John Wallace (UCLA)
Chris Walls (UNAVCO)
Jake Walter (UCSC)
Yongge Wan (UCLA)
Qi Wang (UCLA)
Steven Ward (UC Santa Cruz)
Jennie Watson-Lamprey (WL Cnslt)
Kris Weaver Bowman (CSUF)
Neta Wechsler (USC)
Dayanthie Weeraratne (CSUN)
Debbie Weiser (Occidental SURE Intern)
Ray Weldon (Oregon)
James Wendt (Pomona SURE Intern)
Shelly Werner (USC)
Steve Wesnousky (UNR)
Jim Whitcomb (NSF)
John Whitney (USGS)
Charles Williams (RPI)
Pat Williams (SDSU)
Chris Wills (CGS)
Anna Wilson (Occidental Intern)
Chesela Wilson (PSC UseIT Intern)
Rick Wilson (CGS)
Esther Wong (USC UseIT Intern)
Guanshui Xu (UCR)
Shiqing Xu (USC)
Yosuke Yamamoto (GRI)
Wenzheng Yang (USC)
Tomoko Yano (UCSB)
Alan Yong (USGS)
John Yu (USC)
Doug Yule (CSUN)
Sang-Ho Yun (USGS)
Ilya Zaliapin (UNR)
Eva Zanzerkia (NSF)
Jeremy Zechar (USC)
Yuehua Zeng (USGS)
Peng Zhao (Georgia Tech)
Jing Zhu (SDSC)
Jiancang Zhuang (UCLA)
Olaf Zielke (Arizona State)
Mary Lou Zoback (RMS)