Thread: AGU 2017 - "Slow slip, Tectonic Tremor, and the Brittle-to-Ductile Transition Zone"

Started: 2017-07-18 21:50:16
Last activity: 2017-07-18 21:50:16
Topics: AGU Meetings
Dear Colleagues,

We would like to bring to your attention our session "Slow slip, Tectonic Tremor, and the Brittle-to-Ductile Transition Zone: What mechanisms control the diversity of slow and fast earthquakes?” that will be held at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans in December, and is sponsored by Seismology and cross-listed in Tectonophysics.

We encourage submissions from all fields that investigate the brittle to ductile transition zone and the dynamics of slow and fast earthquakes that occur within. We have included below the session description as well as a link to directly access the AGU session viewer and abstract submission viewer.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Best regards,
William Frank, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kohtaro Ujiie, University of Tsukuba
Takahiro Hatano, University of Tokyo
Brent Delbridge, University of California, Berkeley


Slow slip, Tectonic Tremor, and the Brittle-to-Ductile Transition Zone: What mechanisms control the diversity of slow and fast earthquakes?

Session Description:
The transition from brittle stick-slip faulting to stable sliding is gradual and the slow transients that occur within this region play a key role alongside earthquakes in accommodating tectonic motion along plate boundaries. The temporal variation of slow-slip phenomena, in some cases, may be related to the megathrust earthquake cycle. Fundamental questions about the physics of faulting within this transitional region remain: can this region also host unstable rupture during a major earthquake? What physical mechanisms and/or rheological conditions allow for the wide variety of observed behavior of faulting and transient slip? We seek abstracts that approach this topic from a variety of perspectives, whether they be model- or data-driven, geological or statistical, seismological or geodetical, or large- or laboratory-scale. We are especially interested in abstracts concerning the rheological properties of the brittle-to-ductile transition zone that will help improve our current understanding of slow earthquake dynamics.

Session Viewer Link: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm17/preliminaryview.cgi/Session27253

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