Thread: call for abstract - ESC session S19 (Physics of Earthquakes and Seismic sources)

Started: 2018-02-21 23:48:00
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Dear Colleagues,

As you probably know, the 36th General Assembly of the European
Seismological Commission will be held in Valletta, Malta on September 2 –
7, 2018 (http://www.escmalta2018.eu/page/home). Abstract submission is
open up to *March 31.*

We would like to draw your attention and invite you to submit an abstract
to the session

*S19 Physics of Earthquakes and Seismic sources*

Earthquake physics attempts to answer fundamental questions in seismology
as how do earthquakes prepare, how does seismic rupture start, propagate
and stop, what is the role of the long-term and short-term processes in the
Earth, what is the role of fluids in earthquake triggering, and what is the
link between fault dynamics, energy, friction and other physical parameters
of the focal zone. Recent advances in seismological, geodetic and satellite
observations provide a vast amount of data, which, linked with advances in
computational methods, have significantly expanded our ability to study
earthquake related phenomena on various scales. Nevertheless, despite the
achieved progress, earthquake source processes are not often sufficiently
understood and in some cases the results are controversial, calling for
increased efforts towards source studies.

The goal of this session is to attract scientific contributions related to
broad aspects of methodological as well as data-oriented earthquake source
studies. Submissions focusing on earthquake source parameters, focal
mechanisms and their inversion for stress, non-double-couple components of
moment tensors, source slip inversions, finite fault inversions,
back‐projection techniques and their applications, resolution limits and
related uncertainties are particularly welcome as well as physics‐based
simulations. In addition, the session is suitable for studies of source
imaging as well as frequency‐dependent source parameters, imaging of
dynamic rupture, characterization of source complexity, statistical
properties of earthquake source parameters as scaling laws etc.

Conveners:

Efthimios Sokos, University of Patras, Greece, esokos<at>upatras.gr

Christos Evangelidis, National Observatory of Athens, Greece, cevan<at>noa.gr

Václav Vavryčuk, Institute of Geophysics, Czech Republic, vv<at>ig.cas.cz

Jiří Zahradník, Charles University, Czech Republic,
jz<at>karel.troja.mff.cuni.cz


Hope to see you in Malta,

Christos, Thimios, Václav, Jiří

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