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2013 SCEC Annual Meeting

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.

2013 SCEC Proceedings Volume Meeting Program. The 2013 SCEC Annual Meeting was the second meeting of the SCEC4 Collaboration "Tracking Earthquake Cascades." The SCEC Science Planning Committee organized the meeting as a series of thematic discussion sessions to bring the SCEC community up to date on the most recent developments, and to help ensure that the Collaboration is on target to meet the goals set forth in the SCEC4 proposal.

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Sunday, September 8, 2013 Tuesday, September 10, 2013 (continued)
07:00 – 08:00 Breakfast 09:30 – 11:00 Structure and Evolution of Fault Zones and Systems: Relation to Earthquake Physics
Back to the roots: Ductile shear zones below major faults, and stresses at the bottom of the seismogenic crust, Yuri Fialko
Biomarkers heat up during earthquakes: new evidence of seismic slip in the rock record, Heather Savage
08:00 – 12:00 Workshop: SCEC BroadBand Platform Simulations  
08:00 – 12:00 Workshop: Source Inversion Validation (SIV)  
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch  
13:00 – 17:00 Workshop: Ground Motion Simulation Validation 11:30 – 13:00 Causes and Effects of Transient Deformations: Slow Slip Events and Tectonic Tremor
4D maps of fault aseismic slip obtained through multitemporal InSAR and time-dependent modeling, Manoochehr Shirzaei
Toward a Continuous Monitoring of the Horizontal Displacement Gradient Tensor Field using cGPS Observations from PBO, Bill Holt
13:00 – 17:00 Workshop: Comparison of Earthquake Simulators  
17:00 – 18:00 Welcome Reception and Ice-Breaker  
18:00 – 19:00 Distinguished Speaker: Tom O'Rourke on
Earthquake Effects on Critical Infrastructure
19:00 – 21:00 Dinner 13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
21:00 – 22:30 Poster Session 14:30 – 16:00 Seismic Wave Generation and Scattering: Prediction of Strong Ground Motions
High-frequency rupture dynamics and ground motion prediction, Steve Day
Using Ambient Noise Correlations for Studying Site Response, Victor Tsai
Monday, September 9, 2013
07:00 – 08:30 Breakfast  
08:00 – 11:00 The State of SCEC
Welcome and State of the Center, Tom Jordan
Remarks from NSF, Greg Anderson
Remarks from USGS, Bill Leith
Communication, Education, and Outreach, Mark Benthien
Science Highlights and Milestones, Greg Beroza
16:00 – 17:30

19:00 – 21:00

21:00 – 22:30

Poster Session

SCEC Honors Banquet

Poster Session

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013
11:30 – 13:00 Stress Transfer from Plate Motion to Crustal Faults: Long-Term Fault Slip Rates
New paleoseismic data from SoSAFE: time dependency and rupture patterns on the San Andreas and San Jacinto Faults, Kate Scharer
Beyond the Time-Independent Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast: Where Should SCEC Go From Here?, Bill Ellsworth
07:00 – 08:00

08:00 – 09:30


Earthquake Early Warning and Risk Communication
Earthquake early warning: Now, or after the next big quake?, Richard Allen
Setting the stage for early earthquake alerts and warnings, Ann Bostrom

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch 09:30 – 11:00 The Future of SCEC
Post-Earthquake Response, Rob Graves
2014 Science Collaboration Planning, Greg Beroza
Remarks from the SCEC Advisory Council, Jeff Freymueller
14:30 – 16:00 Stress-Mediated Fault Interactions and Earthquake Clustering: Evaluation of Mechanisms
Recent Results from the Collaboratory for the Study of Earthquake Predictability (CSEP), Max Werner
Variable seismic response to fluid injection in central Oklahoma, Katie Keranen
16:00 – 17:30 Poster Session
19:00 – 21:00 Dinner
21:00 – 22:30 Poster Session
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
07:00 – 08:00 Breakfast
08:00 – 09:30 Evolution of Fault Resistance During Seismic Slip: Scale-Appropriate Laws for Rupture Modeling
Insights into subduction thrust structure and mechanics from drilling the rupture zone of the 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake, Fred Chester
Uncovering the Mysteries of Tsunami Generation and Anomalous Seismic Radiation in the Shallow Subduction Zone, Shuo Ma

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 278 posters and 15 invited talks. Use the form below to search and view all poster and invited talk abstracts submitted to this meeting.

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