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Session "S201b: Ground Motion Prediction Equations" at the upcoming IASPEI (with joint IAHS, IAPSO) meeting at Gothenburg (Jul 22-26, 2013)

Date: 01/17/2013

On behalf of Carola Di Alessandro (GeoPentech, Project Manager for the SWUS GMC SSHAC):

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to recall your attention on the session "S201b: Ground Motion Prediction Equations" at the upcoming IASPEI (with joint IAHS, IAPSO) meeting at Gothenburg (Jul 22-26, 2013).

We invite you to submit an abstract before the deadline (February 4th, 2013). More details can be found at http://www.iahs-iapso-iaspei2013.com/
The session's scope is provided below:
Ground Motion Prediction Equations (GMPEs), or “attenuation” relationships, relate a ground-motion parameter (e.g. peak ground acceleration, PGA) to a set of explanatory variables describing the effects of source, wave propagation path and site conditions. Typically, those variables include magnitude, source-to-site distance and local site conditions, and often style-of-faulting (mechanism). Most recent models include additional parameters to represent ground motions more realistically. GMPEs are widely used to estimate ground motions for use in both deterministic and probabilistic seismic hazard analyses.

We welcome your contributions to a session which discusses the broad aspects of seismological parameters used by predictive models to estimate ground motions for different earthquake scenarios, and provides examples of applications for site-specific or regional seismic analysis.

We invite you to submit presentations related to all topics of ground motion estimation, from GMPEs modeling to their relevance for seismological and engineering applications. Overviews showing significance of predictor parameters used in GMPEs functional forms, including their potential impact on aleatory and epistemic variability associated with ground motion, are valued. We also encourage contributions related to reviews on existing or new GMPE models, assessments of their performance with respect to global or regional data-set, examples of logic-tree implementation for seismic hazard studies, as well as other wide range of applications.

Feel free to pass the message along to interested colleagues and please contact the Session Conveners Carola Di Alessandro (carola.dialessandro@gmail.com) and John Zhao (j.Zhao@gns.cri.nz) for more specific information.