Thread: Joint SCEC-IRIS-UNAVCO Community Workshop: Rupture and Fault Zone Observatory (RuFZO)

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*Joint SCEC-IRIS-UNAVCO Community Workshop: Rupture and Fault Zone
Observatory (RuFZO)*

*Date:* April 13, 2021 (08:00-12:00 PDT or UTC-7)

Geophysical data within rupture zones of significant earthquakes are
essential for testing and developing further models of earthquake
processes. However, such data have never been captured in-situ because this
undertaking requires continuous measurements with dense array sensors
concentrated near faults. Recently, a joint SCEC-IRIS-UNAVCO collaboration
responded to NSF’s Mid-scale Research Infrastructure-2 solicitation;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!8c6l3SJcCfykhtinkvQ2Bqm1Lmq4TKwUdj9u4ygzAApYDBDZdPEjSvva-Hk0c_mG$>
proposing a systematic deployment of linear instrumental arrays that cross
the three major branches of the San Andreas system in southern California.
The proposed Rupture and Fault Zone Observatory (RuFZO) is focused on
in-situ observations in the immediate vicinity of fault zones where rocks
suffer permanent deformation during faulting events. Near-fault arrays
collecting continuous seismic and geodetic measurements and dense temporary
nodal surveys will complement, and be integrated with, the data recorded by
the regional networks.

Anyone interested in the RuFZO project is invited to participate in this
1/2 day community workshop, which will be held via Zoom. Early career
researchers and students are especially encouraged to participate and to
learn more about publicly available data to be collected by the proposed
observatory, as well as training opportunities in the design and
implementation of large Geoscience facilities. For more information and to
register, please see workshop website:;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!8c6l3SJcCfykhtinkvQ2Bqm1Lmq4TKwUdj9u4ygzAApYDBDZdPEjSvva-IJQxssh$>

At this first workshop, we will give an overview of the RuFZO concept. Then
we want to hear from you about key features of pre-, during, and
post-rupture processes and other signals that should be targets for
observations by the RuFZO. A follow-on workshop on shaping the facility
design will be held later this summer. Throughout spring and summer 2021,
everyone is invited to share their ideas and provide additional input on
developing RuFZO via this online questionnaire;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!8c6l3SJcCfykhtinkvQ2Bqm1Lmq4TKwUdj9u4ygzAApYDBDZdPEjSvva-IogYU2p$>
by contributing a short video or extended abstract. We will make available
videos and abstracts for which authors have granted permission to share
publicly. Your input will inform the development of the full RuFZO proposal.

*Registration Deadline:* Please register by April 6, 2021 (CLICK TO REGISTER;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!8c6l3SJcCfykhtinkvQ2Bqm1Lmq4TKwUdj9u4ygzAApYDBDZdPEjSvva-PjsQjU3$>

*Program Committee:* Yehuda Ben-Zion (SCEC), Robert Busby (IRIS), Rebecca
Bendick (UNAVCO), Frank Vernon (SIO), Tran Huynh (SCEC), and Kasey Aderhold

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