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2009 Annual Meeting: Palm Springs, CA

Palm Springs Hilton

Hilton Palm Springs Resort
400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA   92262-6605
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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 SCEC 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 2009 SCEC Annual Meeting will be held September 12-16 in Palm Springs, California at the Hilton Palm Springs resort. This year the meeting will focus on developing the long-term research agenda for the SCEC collaboration, in preparation for the next Center proposal (due early in 2010). It is an opportunity for the SCEC community to provide input on SCEC research priorities for the coming years. Towards this end, the Annual Meeting will be divided into thematic sessions to focus discussions to define Center research priorities. Each session will begin with an invited talk to kick off and stimulate discussions on the theme.

Download the Meeting Proceedings Volume (8 MB PDF).

As always, the SCEC Annual Meeting is an opportunity for the community to share and get updates on SCEC research projects and activities, as well as plan collaborations for the coming year. A total of 270 poster abstracts were submitted to the 2009 SCEC Annual Meeting!

Because of space restrictions, the posters were divided into two groups for viewing. The results in the abstract search below will provide the location of each abstract and link to a map guide for either Group 1 or Group 2, as well as the time of the poster set-up, removal, and viewing for each session.

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. The breadth of SCEC research and activities can best be seen in the meeting presentations, which include 286 posters and 7 invited talks. Use the form below to search and view all poster and invited talk abstracts submitted to this meeting.

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Saturday, September 12th

10:00-17:00 Workshop on Dynamic Weakening Mechanisms - Session I
13:00-17:00 Workshop on Transient Anomalous Strain Detection - Session I

Earthquake EPIcenters Meeting (Rancho Mirage Public Library) download flyer (88 KB PDF)

Sunday, September 13th

08:00-12:00 Workshop on Dynamic Weakening Mechanisms - Session II
08:00-12:00 Workshop on Transient Anomalous Strain Detection - Session II
08:00-17:00 Source Inversion Validation Workshop
08:00-15:00 Student Field Trip to the San Gorgonio Pass
13:00-17:30 Southern San Andreas Fault Evaluation Workshop, Project Summary, and the Way Forward

Science Educator Workshop

16:30-18:30 Poster Session Set-Up
18:00 SCEC Annual Meeting Ice-Breaker/Welcome Reception
18:30 SCEC Advisory Council Meeting (Working Dinner)
20:00-22:30 Poster Session I (Group 1 Posters)

Monday, September 14th

07:00-08:00 Continental Breakfast
08:00 Welcome and State of the Center (Tom Jordan)
08:30 Report from NSF (Greg Anderson)
08:40 Report from USGS (Mike Blanpied, Elizabeth Lemersal)
08:50 Communication, Education, and Outreach 2008-2009 Highlights (Mark Benthien)
09:10 SCEC Science Accomplishments (Greg Beroza)
10:10 Break
10:40 Introduction to the SCEC4 Proposal Process (Tom Jordan, Nadia Lapusta, Greg Beroza)
11:00 Plenary Talk: Deciphering tectonic tremor beneath the San Andreas fault near Parkfield: Repeating events, migration, and possible deep slip preceding the 2004 M 6.0 earthquake (David Shelly)
11:30 Science Discussion: What data are most needed to understand the processes of active faulting, and which are the most promising for discovering new earthquake phenomena? (Moderator: Greg Beroza | Reporter: Mike Oskin)
13:00 Lunch
14:30-16:00 Poster Session II (Group 1 Posters)
16:00 Plenary Talk: Bridging the gap between seismology and engineering: avenues for collaborative research (Christine Goulet)
16:30 Science Discussion: How can earthquake scientists most effectively work with earthquake engineers to reduce earthquake risk? (Moderator: Swami Krishnan | Reporter: Rob Graves)
19:15 SCEC Recognition Banquet
20:30 Poster Session III (Group 1 Posters)

Tuesday, September 15th

07:00-08:00 Poster Turn-Over
07:00-08:00 Continental Breakfast
08:00 Plenary Talk: Fault lubrication during earthquakes (Giulio di Toro)
08:30 Science Discussion: What field and laboratory observations are most crucial for validating models of stress evolution and rupture dynamics? (Moderator: Judi Chester | Reporter: Nadia Lapusta)
10:00 Break
10:30 Plenary Talk: Magnitude-frequency statistics on a single fault: Does Gutenberg-Richter scaling apply? (Morgan Page)
11:00 Science Discussion: How can progress best be made in understanding the predictability of earthquake ruptures? (Moderator: Ned Field | Reporter: Jeanne Hardebeck)
12:30 Lunch
12:30 SCEC Advisory Council Meeting, Executive Session (Working Lunch)
14:00-15:30 Poster Session IV (Group 2 Posters)
15:30 Plenary Talk: Seismic tomography and imaging of the southern California crust (Carl Tape)
16:00 Science Discussion: What innovations in theoretical and numerical modeling are needed to understand fault-system dynamics, forecast earthquake occurrence, and predict earthquake effects? (Moderator: Brad Aagaard | Reporter: Thorsten Becker)
17:30 2010 Science Collaboration and Planning
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Poster Session V (Group 2 Posters)
20:00 SCEC Advisory Council Meeting (Executive Session)

Wednesday, September 16th

07:00-08:00 Remove posters
07:00-08:00 Continental Breakfast
08:00 Plenary Talk: Long- and short-term operational earthquake forecasting in Italy: the case of the April 6, 2009, L'Aquila earthquake (Warner Marzocchi)
08:30 Science Discussion: How should SCEC participate in national and international partnerships to promote earthquake system science? (Moderator: Rowena Lohman | Reporter: John Shaw)
10:00 Report from the Advisory Council (Mary Lou Zoback)
10:30-12:00 SCEC4 Planning and Wrap-Up Session (including reports from Session Themes Discussion, input from the SCEC Board Committee on Fundamental Problems in Earthquake Science, and forward planning for SCEC4 Proposal)
12:00-14:00 SCEC Board Meeting (Working Lunch)
12:00-14:00 SCEC Planning Committee Meeting (Working Lunch)

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