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  • Registration Deadline:
    August 15, 2016
  • Abstract Submission Deadline:
    August 15, 2016
  • Meeting Dates:
    September 11-14, 2016

Meeting Program and Agenda

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.

2015 SCEC Program Meeting Program. The 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting was the last meeting of the SCEC4 Collaboration "Tracking Earthquake Cascades" and the initiation of the SCEC5 phase of the Center (2017-2022). The SCEC Science Planning Committee designed the program to strategize for the goals set forth in the SCEC5 proposal. The meeting sessions were comprised of a series of thematic discussions to engage the community in the new efforts and initiatives of SCEC. Each theme discussion began with two plenary talks, followed by moderated discussions on each theme. The SCEC community provided input and guidance on those potential directions during the discussion sessions. If you have not attended a SCEC Annual Meeting program before, please see the 2015 SCEC Annual Meeting to see a typical program.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016 Tuesday, September 13, 2016
09:00 - 17:00 SCEC SoSAFE Workshop: Recent Successes and Future Challenges 07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 17:00 SCEC Ventura Special Fault Study Area Workshop 08:00 - 10:00 Session 4: Understanding Earthquake Processes
Moderators: Nick Beeler, Nadia Lapusta
Constraints on the Source Parameters of Low-Frequency Earthquakes in Parkfield and Cascadia (PDF, 18.8MB), Amanda Thomas
Kumamoto earthquake: a complex earthquake sequence with large strike-slip ruptures (PDF, 7.8MB), Koji Okumura
09:00 - 17:00 Workshop on the Processes that Control the Strength of Faults and Dynamics of Earthquakes
Sunday, September 11, 2016
08:00 - 12:00 SCEC Collaboratory for Interseismic Simulation and Modeling Workshop 10:30 - 12:30 Session 5: New Observations
Moderators: Yehuda Ben-Zion, Gareth Funning
The Ups and Downs of Southern California: Mountain Building, Sea Level Rise, and Earthquake Potential from Geodetic Imaging of Vertical Crustal Motion (PDF, 19MB), Bill Hammond
Offshore Pacific-North America lithospheric structure and Tohoku tsunami observations from a southern California ocean bottom seismometer experiment (PDF, 16.8MB), Monica Kohler
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 17:00 International Workshop on Ground Motion Simulation Validation
13:00 - 17:00 Workshop on Science Communication: Navigating and Maximizing a  Digital, Social World 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
17:00 - 18:00 Welcome Social 14:00 - 16:00 Session 6: Characterizing Seismic Hazard - Operational Earthquake Forecasting
Moderators: Ned Field, Max Werner
Induced earthquake magnitudes are as larger as (statistically) expected (PDF, 4.2MB), Nick van der Elst
Blurring the boundary between earthquake forecasting and seismic hazard (PDF, 4.7MB), Matt Gerstenberger
18:00 - 19:00 SCEC Distinguished Speaker Presentation
Earthquakes on Compressional Inversion Structures - Problems in Mechanics and in Hazard Assessment (PDF, 15MB), Rick Sibson
19:00 - 21:00 Welcome Dinner 16:00 - 17:30 Poster Session
19:00 - 21:00 Leadership Meeting: SCEC Advisory Council 19:00 - 21:00 Dinner
21:00 - 22:30 Poster Session 21:00 - 22:30 Poster Session
Monday, September 12, 2016 Wednesday, September 14, 2016
07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast 07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast
08:00 - 10:00 Session 1: The State of SCEC
Welcome and State of the Center (PDF, 3.8MB), Tom Jordan
Agency Report: National Science Foundation (PDF, 3.0MB), Greg Anderson, Carol Frost
Agency Report: U.S. Geological Survey, Bill Leith
Communication, Education, & Outreach (PDF, 2.2MB), Mark Benthien
SCEC Science Accomplishments (PDF, 57.8MB), Greg Beroza
08:00 - 08:30 Report of the SCEC Advisory Council (PDF, 85.3kB), John Vidale
08:30 - 10:30 Session 7: Reducing Seismic Risk
Moderators: Jack Baker, Christine Goulet
Utilization of earthquake ground motions for nonlinear analysis and design of tall buildings (PDF, 20.1MB), Greg Deierlein
Progress Report of the SCEC Utilization of Ground Motion Simulations (UGMS) Committee (PDF, 3.1MB), C.B. Crouse
10:30 - 12:30 Session 2: Modeling Fault System - Supercycles
Moderators: Mike Oskin, Kate Scharer
Open Intervals, Clusters and Supercycles: 1100 years of Moment Release in the Southern San Andreas Fault System: Are we Ready for the Century of Earthquakes? (PDF, 9.1MB), Tom Rockwell
The bridge from earthquake geology to earthquake seismology (PDF, 1.8MB), Dave Jackson
10:30 - 12:00 Session 8: The Future of SCEC
2017 SCEC Science Collaboration Plan (PDF, 659.2kB), Greg Beroza
Onward to SCEC5, Tom Jordan
12:00 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting Adjourns
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch 12:30 - 14:30 Leadership Meeting: SCEC Science Planning Committee
14:00 - 16:00 Session 3: Modeling Fault System - Community Models
Moderators: Brad Aagaard, Michele Cooke
How Sensitive are Inferred Stresses and Stressing Rates to Rheology? Clues from Southern California Deformation Models (PDF, 6.4MB), Liz Hearn
How stressed are we really? Harnessing community models to characterize the crustal stress field in Southern California (PDF, 75MB), Karen Luttrell
12:30 - 14:30 Leadership Meeting: SCEC Board of Directors
16:00 - 17:30 Poster Session
19:00 - 21:00 SCEC Honors Banquet
21:00 - 22:30 Poster Session