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SCEC-IRIS-UNAVCO Community Workshop: Rupture and Fault Zone Observatory (RuFZO)

Registration Deadline: April 6, 2021 
Participants: 500 maximum

Workshop Date: April 13, 2021
Time: 08:00-12:00 PDT or UTC-7

Conveners: Yehuda Ben-Zion, Robert Busby, Rebecca Bendick, Frank Vernon, Tran Huynh, and Kasey Aderhold
Date: April 13, 2021 (08:00-12:00 PDT or UTC-7)
Location: ONLINE via Zoom

OVERVIEW: Geophysical data within rupture zones of significant earthquakes are essential for testing and developing further models of earthquake processes. However, such data have never been captured in-situ because this undertaking requires continuous measurements with dense array sensors concentrated near faults. Recently, a joint SCEC-IRIS-UNAVCO collaboration responded to NSF’s Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-2 solicitation by proposing a systematic deployment of linear instrumental arrays that cross the three major branches of the San Andreas system in southern California. The proposed Rupture and Fault Zone Observatory (RuFZO) is focused on in-situ observations in the immediate vicinity of fault zones where rocks suffer permanent deformation during faulting events. Near-fault arrays collecting continuous seismic and geodetic measurements and dense temporary nodal surveys will complement, and be integrated with, the data recorded by the regional networks. The novel data captured by RuFZO could transform the understanding of earthquake physics, improve ground motion prediction estimates, and contribute to structural engineering efforts to mitigate earthquake impacts – important priorities identified in the NAS CORES (2020) report. A pre-proposal to construct RuFZO was submitted to NSF on March 5, 2021. [See Summary of RuFZO Facility.]

Our aim now is to gather input from the broader earthquake science community about how the RuFZO can better serve the community. That is, what are key research areas and data needed to address them, or experiments to incorporate into the RuFZO science plan and facility design, along with opportunities to complement research done by early warning and regional sensors. The community’s input will inform the development of the full proposal.

See full workshop playlist on YouTube

HOW TO PROVIDE INPUT: Throughout spring and summer 2021, you are invited to provide input and feedback on RuFZO by multiple means:

Complete this online questionnaire. Your input and feedback will be shared with the RuFZO project leadership and help to inform proposal development.

Contribute a lightning presentation. Record your ideas for the RuFZO as a video presentation (up to 5 minutes max). We will make available videos and abstracts for which authors have granted permission to share publicly. See playlist linked above.

Contribute an extended abstract with figure. You may also provide input by submitting an abstract (2500 characters max) and figure online. These will also be shared at the workshop only or publicly, with the authors’ permission.

A follow-on workshop on shaping the facility design will be held later this summer. Throughout spring and summer 2021, everyone is invited to share their ideas and provide additional input for developing RuFZO via this online questionnaire and/or by contributing a short video or extended abstract. We will make available videos and abstracts for which authors have granted permission to share publicly.

WORKSHOP AGENDA: The format of the first workshop included four 1-hour sessions, with a few invited presentations followed by a moderated discussion period. Discussions centered around what key features of pre-, co-, and post-rupture processes and other signals that should be targets for observations by the RuFZO.

08:00 - 09:00    Overview of RuFZO: Science Motivation, Facility Design, and Training
Moderators: Tran Huynh and Rebecca Bendick

09:00 - 10:00    Seismic Observations and Key Science Questions
Moderators: Frank Vernon and Jamie Steidl

10:00 - 11:00    Geodetic Observations and Key Science Questions
Moderators: Andrea Donnellan and Jean-Philippe Avouac

11:00 - 11:55    How can the RuFZO best serve the earthquake science community?
Moderators: Bob Woodward and Adrian Borsa

  • Group discussion

11:55 - 12:00    Wrap-Up and Thank You!

WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS: Anyone interested in the RuFZO project was invited to participate in the community workshops. Early career researchers and students were especially encouraged to participate and be involved. The proposed RuFZO is intended to help train future STEM workers, particularly in the design and implementation of large Geoscience facilities and in associated data analyses. The RuFZO facility will serve the earthquake science community by providing in-situ observations in the immediate vicinity of fault zones; and engage students and early career professionals through workshops, short courses, field trips, undergraduate internships, and graduate student awards.

Rachel Abercrombie (Boston)
Niloufar Abolfathian (JPL)
Digdem Acarel (Gebze Tech U)
Kasey Aderhold (IRIS)
Duncan Agnew (SIO/UCSD)
Richard Allen (UC Berkeley)
Abdulsalam Alzahrani (Kacst)
Jean-Paul Ampuero (GEOAZUR - IRD)
Kent Anderson (IRIS)
Muhajir Anshori (BMKG)
Daisuke Asahina (GS of Japan)
Richard Aster (Colorado State)
Luciana Astiz (NSF)
Ken Austin (UNAVCO)
Jean-Philippe Avouac (Caltech)
Annemarie Baltay (USGS)
Yohai Bar-sinai (Tel Aviv)
Monica Barbery (TAMU)
Sylvain Barbot (USC)
Serif Baris (Kocaeli U, Turkey)
Léo Barrois (Ens Paris Saclay)
Noel Bartlow (Kansas)
Andre Basset (UNAVCO)
Laura Bedoyan (Caltech)
Tena Belinić Topić (U Zagreb)
Yehuda Ben-Zion (SCEC/USC)
Mark Benthien (SCEC/USC)
Rebecca Bendick (UNAVCO)
Rick Bennett (U Arizona)
Rick Benson (IRIS)
Alexander Berne (Caltech)
Greg Beroza (Stanford)
Ali Biglari (GU)
Susan Bilek (New Mexico Tech)
Roger Bilham (U Colorado)
Michael Blanpied (USGS)
Yehuda Bock (SIO/UCSD)
Adrian Borsa (SIO/UCSD)
Maren Böse (ETH Zurich)
Florent Brenguier (Grenoble)
Emily Brodsky (UCSC)
Benjamin Brooks (USGS)
Matthew Burgess (San Diego County)
Roland Burgmann (UC Berkeley)
Robert Busby (IRIS)
Musavver Didem Cambaz (Boğaziçi)
Jerry Carter (IRIS)
Rufus Catchings (USGS)
Julianna Cativo (UCLA)
Kristel Chanard (IPGP )
Donna Charlevoix (UNAVCO)
Thomas Chen (AMSE)
Wang-Ping Chen (UIUC)
Yifang Cheng (USC)
Shanna Chu (Brown)
Rob Clayton (Caltech)
Elizabeth Cochran (USGS)
Steve Cole (OptaSense)
Lili Czirok (U Pécs)
Elisabetta D'Anastasio (GNS Science)
Tim Dawson (CGS)
Kimberly DeGrandpre (Michigan State)
Stratos Delogkos (U College Dublin)
Rita Di Giovambattista (INGV)
Xiaotian Ding (SUSTech)
Andrea Donnellan (JPL)
Matthew Dorsey (TAMU)
Benchun Duan (TAMU)
Cynthia Ebinger (Tulane)
Ahmed Elbanna (UIUC)
Linus Ayangwoh Embe (ASCOA)
Douglas Ertz (UNAVCO)
Chuck Estabrook (GWU)
Jim Evans (Utah State)
Wenyuan Fan (SIO/UCSD)
Noha Farghal (USGS)
Laura Fattaruso (UMass Amherst)
Karl Feaux (UNAVCO)
Eric Fielding (JPL)
Megan Flanagan (EditSprings)
James Flournoy (Save Our Community)
Michael Floyd (MIT)
Andy Frassetto (IRIS)
Yuning Fu (Bowling Green)
Gareth Funning (UCR)
Alice Gabriel (LMU)
James Gaherty (NAU)
Athanassios Ganas (National Obs of Athens)
Elyse Gaudreau (Victoria)
Ani Gevorgyan (Armenian Reg Survey)
Farid Ghahari (UCLA)
Doug Given (USGS)
Dara Goldberg (USGS)
Mariana Gomes (Rio de Janeiro)
Jose Gomez (Cal Poly Pomona)
Jianhua Gong (UCSD)
Jose Javier Gonzalez-Garcia (CICESE)
Christine Goulet (SCEC/USC)
Indra Gunawan (BMKG)
Hao Guo (Wisconsin)
Michael Gurnis (Caltech)
Katrin Hafner (IRIS)
Bill Hammond (UNR)
Catherine Hanagan (U Arizona)
Steve Harlan (NSF)
Ruth Harris (USGS)
Behzad Hassani (BC Hydro)
Alexandra Hatem (USGS)
Egill Hauksson (Caltech)
Jorge Nicolas Hayek Valencia (LMU)
Thomas Herring (MIT)
Stephen Hicks (Imperial College)
Gregor Hillers (U Helsinki)
Barry Hirshorn (Unaffiliated)
Kathleen Hodgkinson (UNAVCO)
Hinako Hosono (Nihon U)
Heidi Houston (USC)
Yu-Fang Hsu (Academia Sinica)
Hsin-Hua Huang (Academia Sinica)
Shuye Huang (USC)
Yihe Huang (Michigan)
Ruei-Jiun Hung (SDSU)
Allen Husker (Caltech)
Tran Huynh (USC/SCEC)
Lorraine Hwang (CIG)
Socrates Ibarra (MTWC)
Nadine Igonin (U Calgary)
Asaf Inbal (Tel Aviv)
Md Ariful Islam (U Dhaka)
David Jackson (UCLA)
Muhammad Tahir Javed (Trieste)
Chen Ji (UCSB)
Junle Jiang (Oklahoma)
Yu Jiang (Liverpool)
Christopher Johnson (LANL)
Scott Johnson (UNAVCO)
Wade Johnson (UNAVCO)
Frank Jordan (San Bernardino County)
Martin Karrenbach (OptaSense)
Aitaro Kato (ERI, Tokyo)
Chun-Yu Ke (Cornell)
Mostafa Khoshmanesh (Caltech)
Debi Kilb (SIO/UCSD)
Jey Kim (Stony Brook)
Saeko Kita (BRI)
Christina Kitamikado (UCLA)
Elliot Klein (FM Global)
Megan Kortink (GNS Science)
Kayla Kroll (LLNL)
Neha Kumari (IIT Roorkee)
Ogie Kuraica (Kinemetrics)
Grzegorz Kwiateck (GFZ Potsdam)
Christodoulos Kyriakopoulos (Memphis/CERI)
Lisa LaFlame (OptaSense)
Valere Lambert (Caltech)
Charles Langston (Memphis)
Nadia Lapusta (Caltech)
Winnie Lau (UC Berkeley )
Martin Lawrence (BC Hydro)
Thorne Lay (UCSC)
Jui-Chi Lee (Virginia Tech)
Duo Li (LMU)
Xian Li (Michigan)
Yuexin Li (UC Berkeley)
Lee Liberty (Boise State)
Fan-Chi Lin (Utah)
Guoqing Lin (U Miami)
Yen-Yu Lin (National Central, Taiwan)
Eric Lindsey (New Mexico)
Carlos Lozano (U Santander UDES)
Haipeng Luo (U Victoria)
Karen Lythgoe (Earth Obs Singapore)
Philip Maechling (SCEC/USC)
M.Beatrice Magnani (SMU)
Paul Martin Mai (KAUST)
Sean Malloy (UNAVCO)
Doerte Mann (UNAVCO)
Reza Mansouri (Persian Gulf U)
Chris Marone (Penn State)
Jesse N Marquez (Citizens Coalition)
Patricia Martínez-Garzón (GFZ Potsdam)
Glen Mattioli (UNAVCO)
Eric Matzel (LLNL)
Jeremy Maurer (Missouri U)
Danny Maury (MAHUR SAC)
Jeffrey McGuire (USGS)
Timothy Melbourne (CWU)
Diego Melgar (Oregon)
Davi Mencin (UNAVCO)
Raul Benjamin Mendoza (Philippines)
Haoran Meng (UCSD)
Lingsen Meng (UCLA)
Pnina Miller (PASSCAL)
Chris Milliner (Caltech)
Kami Mohammadi (Caltech)
Saeed Mohanna (UCLA )
Mohammad Mohseni Aref (Potsdam)
Hector Mora-Paez (GS of Colombia)
Halle Morrison (Malcolm X)
Reza Mortezaie (Caltrans)
Morgan Moschetti (USGS)
Taimi Mulder (NRCan)
Derrick Murekezi (Georgia Tech)
Jessica Murray (USGS)
John Nabelek (Oregon State)
Shahryar Nadr Mohammady (Water & Sewage Co)
Josie Nevitt (USGS)
Tyler Newton (U Oregon)
Craig Nicholson (UCSB)
Edwin Nissen (Victoria)
Gabriela Noriega (SCEC/USC)
David Nutakor (RTBLM)
Tara Nye (U Oregon)
Ryo Okuwaki (Uni Tsukuba)
David Oglesby (UC Riverside)
Lani Oncescu (Kinemetrics)
John Orcutt (SIO/UCSD)
Michael Oskin (UC Davis)
Abayomi Osotuyi (USTCi, China)
Makoto Otsubo (GS of Japan)
Alba Rodriguez Padilla (UC Davis)
Grace Parker (USGS)
Tim Parker (Nanometrics)
Anupam Patel (IIT Dhanbad)
Jason Patton (CGS)
Edric Pauk (USC/SCEC)
Zhigang Peng (LSU)
Patricia Persaud (LSU)
Arben Pitarka (LLNL)
Kaushik Pradhan (IISER Kolkata)
Erina Prastyani (Uppsala)
Beth Pratt-Sitaula (UNAVCO)
Germán Prieto (Nacional Colombia)
Veronica Prush (McGill)
Christine Puskas (UNAVCO)
Lei Qin (USC)
Hongrui Qiu (Rice)
Santiago Rabade (Utah)
Erik Ramirez (Caltech)
Ze'ev Reches (Oklahoma)
Carlos Reinoza (CICESE)
Hannah Reinhard (Oregon State)
Nadine Reitman (USGS)
Ludovic Ricard (CSIRO)
Sebastian Riquelme (NSC)
Arthur Rodgers (LLNL)
Zachary Ross (Caltech)
Kenny Ryan (Air Force)
Korbinian Sager (Brown)
Amir Salaree (Michigan)
Nooshin Saloor (Michgan State)
Mustafa Saribudak (Envir Geophys)
Vince Sassard (Utrecht)
Heather Savage (UCSC)
Kate Scharer (USGS)
Peter Schearer (UCSD)
Susan Schwartz (UCSC)
Chelsea Scott (ASU)
Heather Shaddox (UCSC)
Daya Shanker (IIT Roorkee)
Pieter-Ewald Share (Oregon State)
Yogendra Sharma (BITS, India)
David Shelly (USGS)
Weisen Shen (Stony Brook)
Yixiao Sheng (ISTerre)
Manoochehr Shirzaei (Virginia Tech)
Srisharan Shreedharan (UTA/PennState)
Krittanon Sirorattanakul (Caltech)
Bridget Smith-Konter (Hawaii)
Ravi Sriwastav (IIT Gandhinagar)
Jamison Steidl (UCSB)
Joann Stock (Caltech)
Wei-Fang Sun (National Dong Health)
Justin Sweet (IRIS)
Taka'aki Taira (UC Berkeley)
Nikolaos Tavoularis (RAA, Greece)
Corina Tecu (OIQ)
Prithvi Thakur (Michigan)
Nikolaos Theodoulidis (ITSAK)
Valerie Thomas (USGS)
Clifford Thurber (Wisconsin)
John Townend (Victoria)
Daniel Trugman (UT Austin)
Victor Tsai (Brown)
Jay Tung (Wisconsin)
Fatih Turhan (KOERI)
Sirena Ulloa (CSUN)
Frank Vernon (UCSD)
John Vidale (USC)
Lara Wagner (Carnegie Inst for Sci)
Robert Walker (U at Buffalo)
Christian Walls (UNAVCO)
Kang Wang (UC Berkeley)
Xiaoyu Wang (Rice)
Yongfei Wang (USC)
Shimon Wdowinski (Florida Int'l)
Max Werner (Bristol)
Chesley Williams (RMS)
Tom Williams (Citizens Coalition)
Bob Woodward (IRIS)
Lindsay Worthington (New Mexico)
Zhuohui Xiao (Michgan State)
Yuqing Xie (UCLA)
Liuwei Xu (UCLA)
Shiqing Xu (SUSTech)
Xiaohua Xu (SIO/UCSD)
Xiaotao Yang (Purdue)
Alan Yong (USGS)
Clara Yoon (USGS)
Congcong Yuan (Harvard)
Sang-Ho Yun (JPL)
Guang Zhai (Virginia Tech)
Weiwei Zhan (Clemson)
Weiwei Zhan (Tufts)
Zhongwen Zhan (Caltech)
Hao Zhang (USC)
Jiewen Zhang (Oklahoma)
Yingfeng Zhang (CEA, China)
Yingcai Zheng (U Houston)
Wenlu Zhu (U Maryland)
Xinxiang Zhu (NCALM)
Robert Zinke (JPL)
Alon Ziv (Tel Aviv)
Alan Zuñiga (USC)

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