SCEC Award Number 19133 View PDF
Proposal Category Workshop Proposal
Proposal Title Workshop Support to Explore the Geological Fingerprints of Slow Slip and Tremor
Name Organization
John Platt University of Southern California Whitney Behr Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (Switzerland) Melodie French Rice University Greg Hirth Brown University Jamie Kirkpatrick McGill University (Canada) Christie Rowe McGill University (Canada) David Schmidt University of Washington
Other Participants Ake Fagereng, Cardiff University
SCEC Priorities 3b, 3d, 1d SCEC Groups Seismology, FARM
Report Due Date 01/31/2022 Date Report Submitted 03/14/2022
Project Abstract

This proposal was submitted in November 2018, on behalf of the organizing committee for the Workshop, with the intention that the workshop be held in March 2020. We also planned to submit a proposal to the Geological Society of America for support as a Penrose Conference, but as it turned out, GSA cancelled the funding round for 2020, so we decided to postpone the workshop until March 2021, which was very fortunate in view of the Covid-19 outbreak. We submitted a proposal to GSA in November 2019, and this was funded with a grant of $20,000. We also submitted a proposal to the GeoPRISMS program in February 2020, for $38,152, and that was also funded. With the SCEC, Penrose, and NSF awards we have enough funding to run the workshop and cover travel costs for participants. Because of the continuing pandemic, the workshop was progressively postponed to March 2021, summer 2021, and will now take place on 1-5 April 2022 at the Wrigley Institute for Marine Sciences on Santa Catalina Island.
Intellectual Merit Geological observations are critical for informing the physical processes that operate at the sources of slow earthquakes in order to develop relevant experiments, define the important physics to be incorporated in numerical models, and to ground-truth the geophysical data. Through a coordinated program of research dissemination and discussion, and debate in the field at a site that exemplifies the opportunities available to field geology, this conference will stimulate contributions from geological-focused investigators and geophysicists with a range of backgrounds to define key unknowns and debate possible models.
Broader Impacts The broader impacts of this proposal come under two headings. First, we have prioritized early career scientists as invited speakers, to give them and their work prominence, and also because they are most likely to be applying cutting-edge techniques in their research and to provide new approaches and ideas to the problems of slow earthquakes. Second, this conference is intended to stimulate fundamental new research directions about seismogenesis, particularly in subduction zone settings, which pose the most severe seismic and tsunami hazards faced by the global population.
Exemplary Figure Not applicable. Workshop has not yet been held