Thread: AGU Sessions DI001 and T032 on Computational Geoscience

Started: 2016-07-22 19:25:00
Last activity: 2016-07-22 19:25:00
Topics: AGU Meetings
Margarete Jadamec
2016-07-22 19:25:00
Dear Colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to these two inter-related and exciting sessions at the upcoming 2016 Fall AGU Meeting on computational advances in geoscience (T032 and DI001), by Tectonophysics and Study of Earth's Deep Interior.

As computation and the influx of digital data are becoming an integral part of our science from the surface to the core, please consider submitting an abstract to one of these sessions and share your results and/or numerical approaches!

Abstracts are due by Wednesday, August 3 (and by July 27 to be eligible to win an early submission AGU package). Session details for T032 and DI001 are also included below:

(1) T032: State of the Art in Computational Geoscience (ID #13408)
This session highlights advances in the theory and practice of computational geoscience, from improvements in numerical methods to automation of tasks necessary to rigorously close the loop from data to decisions. Common issues include robust and efficient solvers, multiscale discretizations, design of benchmark problems and standards for comparison. Increasing data and computational power necessitates open source scientific libraries and workflow automation for model setup, 3D feature connectivity, and data assimilation, and automation in uncertainty representation and propagation, optimal design of field studies, risk quantification, and testing the predictive power of numerical simulations. By bringing these crosscutting computational activities together in one session, we hope to sharpen our collective understanding of fundamental challenges, level of rigor, and opportunities for reusable implementations. Contributions from all areas are welcome, including, but not limited to, fault modeling, tectonics, subduction, seismology, magma, mantle convection, the core, as well as surface processes, hydrology, and cryosphere.

Invited Presenters:
Lijun Liu and Tolulope Olugboji

Jed Brown, Margarete Jadamec, Matthew Knepley

(2) DI001: Advances in Computational Solid Earth Science (ID #13432)
This session highlights the state of the art in computational solid Earth sciences. We solicit novel ideas on solving forward and inverse problems and their application to outstanding problems that push our understanding of the lithosphere-asthenosphere, mantle and core to new parameter regimes, resolutions, and multi-parameter systems.

This includes, but is not limited to modeling across the scales, coupling physics, novel inverse approaches, dealing with nonlinearities and uncertainties, effective media (e.g. homogenization), scaling implementations, open source community software, efficient usage of high-performance computing infrastructures, facilitating usage of novel data types, design of benchmark studies and best practices in software development and modeling.

By facilitating an exchange about the methods used for different applications, we aim to showcase the increasingly crucial role and impact taken by advanced computational methods in the Earth sciences, as well as sustainability and re-usability of their implementations.

Invited Presenters:
Kerry Key and Georg Stadler

Juliane Dannberg, Tarje Nissen-Meyer, Marc Spiegelman, Omar Ghattas

On behalf of the Session Conveners:
Jed Brown, Margarete Jadamec, Matthew Knepley
Juliane Dannberg, Tarje Nissen-Meyer, Marc Spiegelman, Omar Ghattas

Margarete Jadamec
Assistant Professor of Geodynamics

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
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