Thread: SSA session announcement : Monitoring Climate Change with Seismology

Started: 2022-12-21 03:50:22
Last activity: 2022-12-21 03:50:22
Topics: SSA Meetings
Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to consider abstract submissions to the session “Monitoring Climate Change with Seismology” as part of the Seismological Society of America 2023 Annual Meeting. This in-person meeting will be hosted in San Juan, Puerto Rico on April 17–23, 2023. Abstract submissions are due January 11, 2023.

Monitoring Climate Change with Seismology

Climate change is the most pressing global-scale challenge of the coming century. Examples of the immediate and long-term consequences include the intensification of tropical cyclones (as Puerto Rico has experienced in the past several years), accelerated erosion of coastlines, changes in annual precipitation and runoff patterns and the collapse of glaciers and ice caps. Many of these processes are observable with seismology. With decades of archival data predating the satellite era and a globally increasing density of seismic networks, environmental seismology is poised for significant contributions to the modeling and monitoring of climate change. Realizing this largely untapped potential requires formal and persistent monitoring campaigns, accessible data products (including the digitization of legacy seismic datasets) and multi-disciplinary collaborations with the broader climate change research community. This session is seeking abstracts showcasing the implementation or application of environmental seismology to climate change modeling and monitoring. We welcome seismoacoustic studies from all domains impacted by climate change, including processes occurring in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere or biosphere. Presentations are also encouraged on the effects of climate change on seismic instrumentation, network operation, velocity structures, ambient noise or other concerns. Also of interest are discussions on how additional data streams could be incorporated at global seismic stations to improve climate monitoring capabilities.

Michael G Baker, Sandia National Laboratories
Siobhan Niklasson, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Robert Mellors, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
Allison Bent, Natural Resources Canada
Robert Anthony, U.S. Geological Survey, Albuquerque Seismic Laboratory

Thank you for your consideration!

Michael G. Baker, Ph.D.
Sandia National Laboratories
Geophysics Department
Cell : (505) 238-2278
Desk : (505) 284-3596

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