SCEC Award Number 10013 View PDF
Proposal Category Individual Proposal (Integration and Theory)
Proposal Title ALLCAL - An Earthquake Simulator for All of California
Name Organization
Steven Ward University of California, Santa Cruz
Other Participants
SCEC Priorities A3, A6, A9 SCEC Groups FARM, WGCEP, SHRA
Report Due Date 02/28/2011 Date Report Submitted N/A
Project Abstract
Intellectual Merit Simulations are central to modern Earth Science research. This project improves understanding of earthquake predictability and hazard by means of designing and tuning of earthquake simulators. Recently there has been a concerted effort by the newly formed Earthquake Simulator Group to collectively advance the field. This SCEC collaboration called the "Earthquake Simulator Project" has spawned a number of new directions in research and testing.
Broader Impacts The ultimate goal of this project is to employ both geological and geodetic data to constrain ALLCAL and to progress toward a self-consistent system-level model for stress accumulation by tectonic deformations and subsequent release by slip on faults. Such a "Master Model" type of vision has been SCEC's since its founding.
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