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Three AGU Session Announcements

Date: 07/21/2014

Dear SCEC Community,

The deadline for the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting session abstract submission is coming up in just a month (August 6). As such, we are receiving a great number of requests to send out session announcements to inform, invite, and remind potential abstract submitters in advance of this deadline. Included below are 3 of these announcements -- sessions 2529, 2326, and 1805.

If you plan to attend AGU, please take a moment to review these announcements.


SCEC Information

======================= Session 2529 ===================

Dear all,

The American Geophysical Union’s 47th annual Fall Meeting will be held in San Francisco, California 15 – 19 December. I would like to encourage you to submit your contributions to the following session.
The deadline for abstract submissions is 6 August 2014. Find more information:

Recent advances in InSAR and GNSS techniques and their applications for crustal deformation

Session ID #: 2529

Geodetic techniques such as InSAR and GNSS, are well-established techniques for studying tectonic, volcanic/ geothermal, pumping and injection, or other geophysical processes that induce crustal deformation. Advances in these techniques allow us to observe ever-smaller deformation signals. As the target signal becomes smaller, however, differentiating these signals from noise also becomes more challenging and requires more sophisticated processing techniques. In addition, new data products based on new satellite missions such as ALOS 2 and Sentinel-1, which will dramatically increase the temporal and spatial coverage, require modifications to current processing strategies. We seek novel contributions on processing strategies and noise characterization for geodetic data, as well as their applications and integration with other high-resolution geodetic data from for example LIDAR. This includes, but is not limited to InSAR time series analysis, InSAR combined with GNSS observations, tropospheric and ionospheric corrections, as well as noise characterization.

NG - Nonlinear Geophysics
S - Seismology
T - Tectonophysics
V - Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology

Index Terms:

1243 Space geodetic surveys [GEODESY AND GRAVITY]
7230 Seismicity and tectonics [SEISMOLOGY]
8164 Stresses: crust and lithosphere [TECTONOPHYSICS]
8419 Volcano monitoring [VOLCANOLOGY]

Primary Convener:  

Manoochehr Shirzaei, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States


Roland Burgmann1, David P Bekaert2 and Andrew J Hooper2, (1)Univ California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States(2)University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2, United Kingdom
Thanks for your attention and I am looking forward to seeing you in San Francisco.

Manoochehr Shirzaei, Prof. Dr. Eng.
Arizona State University
School of Earth and Space Exploration
Tempe, AZ, 85287

======================= Session 2326 ===================

Please submit your abstract for the NH Session #2326 on

Satellite Remote Sensing and Management of Natural Disasters
Session ID#: 2326

Session Description:
The frequency of natural disasters related to land, ocean, atmosphere and snow around the globe is apparently on the increase. In many instances this is believed to be associated with climate change. Small satellites and unmanned aerial vehicles are increasingly being used for monitoring a wide variety of natural disasters and contributing to the management of their effects. This session will discuss remote sensing applications related to ongoing and future satellite missions and unmanned aerial vehicles in mapping, monitoring, damage assessment and early warning of all kinds of natural disasters (earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, droughts, subsidence, sinkholes, landslides, tornadoes, hurricanes/typhoons/cyclones, forest fires, tsunami, lightning, dust storms). Satellite remote sensing data are also being used to evaluate known vulnerable areas with the goal of improving forecast capability for natural disasters. Oral and poster contributions are welcome.

Ramesh P Singh, Chapman University, Orange, CA, United States
Amir AghaKouchak, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States,
Cathleen E Jones, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
David M. Tratt, The Aerospace Corporation, Pasadena, CA, United States

======================= Session 1805 ===================

Subject: AGU session #1805 - The Earthquake Cycle: Linking observations from satellite geodesy, high resolution topography, and paleoseismology

Dear SCEC Community,

Please consider submitting an abstract to session #1805 “The Earthquake Cycle: Linking observations from satellite geodesy, high resolution topography, and paleoseismology” at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco.

This session seeks to integrate paleoseismic, geomorphologic, and geodetic datasets to provide a comprehensive understanding of the earthquake cycle over a range of timescales. Drawing upon recent advances in high-resolution topography, geochronology, and satellite geodesy techniques, we will explore fault behavior using datasets that span large temporal and spatial scales. We also seek to address the constraints that surface observations can place on fault processes occurring at depth. We particularly call for abstracts that combine these various methods, and exemplify the merits of synergistic studies using multi-scale and multi-technique based approaches. We welcome contributions that (1) present new constraints on faulting rates, (2) explore patterns of stable or temporally varying deformation rates, (3) demonstrate the occurrence (or otherwise) of earthquake clustering or characteristic earthquakes, and (4) establish the mechanisms controlling these behaviors via observation and/or modeling. 

Our invited presenters include:
- William Hammond, Nevada Geodetic Laboratory, Reno, NV, United States
- Ingrid Johanson, University of California, Berkeley, CA, United States
- Angela Landgraf, University of Potsdam, Germany
- Katherine Scharer, USGS, Pasadena, CA, United States

The abstract submission deadline is August 6, 2014.


Ryan Gold on behalf of
Edwin Nissen, and John Elliot (session co-conveners)