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1st Announcement 2012 Crustal Deformation Modeling Workshop, June 18-22, 2012

Date: 03/14/2012

Forwarded workshop announcement from Brad Aagaard, USGS:

1st Announcement for the 2012 Crustal Deformation Modeling Workshop

June 18-22, 2012, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO


Workshop web page

The focus of this gathering will be computational models addressing crustal deformation over the the seismic cycle across single and multiple events. Other related topics, such as the mechanical properties of the lithosphere will also be discussed. The workshop will blend science talks on case studies from particular faulting environments and on key rheological behavior with discussions of current obstacles to crustal deformation modeling.

As in previous years, topics will also span a variety of computational issues including how to go from a geologic structural model to a finite-element model, various numerical issues such as choosing discretization schemes and meshing strategies, and consideration of different bulk and fault zone rheologies. Another explicit goal of this workshop is to provide basic training in the installation, use, and customization of existing, freely available modeling software for crustal deformation. There will be dedicated time throughout the workshop for hands-on interaction with other users and developers of the primary existing tools.

This year's workshop will be held June 18-22, 2012, in Golden, Colorado, on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines. The first two days of the workshop will be tutorials (Day 1: intermediate, Day 2: intermediate/advanced) followed by three days of science talks, discussions, and informal tutorials and collaboration. We expect beginner modelers to make use of the extensive online training materials before the workshop. See the agenda for more information.

We expect to be able to provide reimbursement for a portion of the costs incurred for registered attendees with official appointments at U.S. institutions. There are no registration fees.