Thread: [SZ4D Modeling Collaboratory] - Special Jan. 2021 Webinar Series

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Last activity: 2020-12-22 23:03:15
Topics: Webinars
Webinar Mini-Series on

The Role of Computational Geoscience in the
Predictive Assessment of Plate Boundary Systems and Hazards
January 2021

Dear Colleagues,
Computational geoscience plays a fundamental role in understanding the multi-physics, multi-scale problems inherent in plate boundary systems. There are a range of challenges involved, from uncertainties about the fundamental governing relationships to the implementation of solution strategies on supercomputers. SZ4D-MCS, CIG, and CSDMS team up for this January 2021 webinar series, highlighting a group of outstanding speakers. They will discuss two worked examples that illustrate some of the pathways of how high-performance computing can be used to make headway on challenging problems in solid Earth geoscience.

Each of our two webinar short series includes three presentations, covering background and introduction, theoretical and computational challenges, and science insights, respectively. Each webinar consists of a 40 min presentation and 20 min for discussion.

We hope this format will serve to foster community-wide discussion about the science problems, and how computational geoscience can play a role in future science, education, and infrastructure-driven activities. The two series will be held January 12-14, 2021, on A) Induced Seismicity and Fault System Dynamics, and January 19-21, 2021, on B) Surface Processes and Tectonics, with details and sign up links below.

You can register here for Series A and Series B (You must register separately to attend both series.) For more information or to join our mailing list, see

Series A) Induced Seismicity and Fault system Dynamics - Register here

1. Jan. 12, 11am PST, 8pm CET: James H. Dieterich (UCR), intro by Kayla A. Kroll (LLNL)

Induced Seismicity; A multidisciplinary issue spanning the energy sector

1. Jan. 13, 11am PST, 8pm CET: Joshua A. White and Kayla A. Kroll (LLNL)

Modeling Induced Seismicity in the HPC-era

1. Jan. 14: 11am PST, 8pm CET: Kayla A. Kroll and Joshua A. White (LLNL)

The Future of Induced Seismicity with Exascale Computing

Series B) Quantifying the Links Between Surface Processes and Tectonics - Register here

1. Jan. 19, 9am PST, 6pm CET: Nicole Gasparini (Tulane) and Greg Tucker (CUB)

Cyberinfrastructure for modeling surface processes across scales

1. Jan. 20, 9am PST, 6pm CET: Susanne Buiter (RWTH Aachen)

How coupled tectonics and surface processes shape extensional plate boundaries

1. Jan. 21, 9am PST, 6pm CET: Katy Barnhart (USGS Landslide Hazards Program)

Testing surface process models with numerical experiments: examples from landscape evolution and debris-flow inundation

Thank you,
Gabriel Lotto
SZ4D Modeling Collaboratory for Subduction RCN

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