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

Started: 2017-01-10 21:59:40
Last activity: 2017-01-10 21:59:40
Topics: SSA Meetings

Dear Colleagues,

The SSA abstract deadline is tomorrow! Please consider submitting your abstract to the following special session.

Abstract deadline: January 11, 2017

Invited speakers:
Dr. Junle Jiang, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
Dr. Percy Galvez, AECOM, Seismology Department
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>>>
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