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2017 Crustal Deformation Modeling Tutorial and Workshop, June 26-30

Date: 04/11/2017

On behalf of Brad Aagaard, U.S. Geological Survey:

2017 Crustal Deformation Modeling Tutorial and Workshop

June 26-30, 2017, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO



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
existing tools. More details of the agenda will be posted in the next

This year's workshop will be held June 26-30, 2017, 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.

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.