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2013 SCEC BroadBand Platform and Ground Motion Simulations Workshop

Conveners: Norm Abrahamson and Christine Goulet
Dates: September 8, 2013 (08:00-12:00)
Location: Hilton Palm Springs Resort, Palm Springs, CA
Participation: view list of registrants

SUMMARY: This workshop focused on the validation of methods for ground motion simulations and on the development of forward simulations for engineering applications, using methods implemented on the SCEC BroadBand Platform (BBP). The objectives were to inform, spur discussions and collect feedback for future development. The session is organized around three main topics:

  • Summary of the first phase of the validation exercise (against recorded events and ground motion prediction equations) and presentation of evaluation results
  • Discussion on parameterization of new scenarios and review of preliminary forward simulation results
  • Discussion of the development plans for the next few years: additional methods and improvements, scientific problems and computational issues to resolve, refinement of evaluation criteria, etc.


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08:00-08:15 Introduction Norm Abrahamson
08:15-08:35 Validation Exercise: Summary and Sample Results (see also Poster 203) Christine Goulet
08:35-09:05 First Round Validation: Evaluation of Broadband Platform and Ground Motion Simulation Results
(see also Poster 209)
Doug Dreger
09:05-09:45 Group Discussion: Parametrization, Improvement to Metrics, etc.  
09:45-10:00 Break  
10:00-10:30 Forward Simulations: Sample Preliminary Results and Issues Encountered Katie Wooddell
10:30-11:00 Group Discussion  
11:00-11:30 Where to Go From Here? Priorities for Research and Development for the Next Few Years Norm Abrahamson
11:30-12:00 Group Discussion (comments from David Oglesby, Arben Pitarka, Kim Olsen, and Michael Pasyanos)  
12:00-13:00 Lunch  

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