Thread: Earthquake Complexities Revealed by Kinematic and Dynamic Modeling and Multiple Geophysical Data Sets

Started: 2016-12-23 01:08:47
Last activity: 2016-12-23 01:08:47
Topics: SSA Meetings
Dear Colleagues

we would like to draw your attention to the following two Special Sessions at the 2017 Annual Meeting
of the Seismological Society of America, taking place 18–20 April, in Denver, Colorado.

Abstract Deadline is January 11, 2017

Earthquake Complexities Revealed by Kinematic and Dynamic Modeling and Multiple Geophysical Data Sets

In recent years, spatiotemporal and geometrical earthquake rupture complexities have been imaged with increasing detail. In particular, large to great earthquakes (M > 7) often show segmented rupture, involve multiple faults, and trigger large nearby aftershocks almost instantaneously. The complexity of large earthquakes challenges traditional source imaging approaches and motivates developments of novel methods to map the space-time evolution of the rupture process. The use of multiple data sets, such as seismic, geodetic and tsunami measurements, opens an avenue for future improvements in kinematic source modeling, but requires new statistical means to optimally weight individual data sets. Similarly, appropriately quantifying the uncertainties of the resulting source models is needed to assess which parts of the rupture process are well imaged. At the same time, incorporating local geology, regional tectonics and principles of earthquake dynamics is very valuable to understand and interpret the observed rupture pattern. This session discusses new approaches, new data sets, and latest findings in kinematic source imaging and dynamic rupture modeling. We invite contributions related to kinematic source imaging with new methods, improved uncertainty quantification, and using multiple data sets. In particular, we solicit studies that provide unified interpretations of observed kinematic rupture patterns with earthquakes dynamics, as well as post- and inter-seismic processes and the local tectonic framework. We also solicit contributions on dynamic rupture simulations on geometrically complex faults, and studies that incorporate new rupture physics and laboratory rupture experiments that are reconciled with geophysical observations.

Session Chairs

Wenyuan Fan <w3fan<at> <w3fan<at>>>
P. Martin Mai <martin.mai<at> <martin.mai<at>>>
David D. Oglesby <david.oglesby<at> <david.oglesby<at>>>

Wenyuan Fan
Graduate Student Researcher
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
UC San Diego
Office: 858-534-8119

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