[unav_all] 2009 Workshop on Numerical Modeling of Crustal Deformation and Earthquake Faulting

Mark Simons simons at caltech.edu
Mon Mar 16 10:04:30 MDT 2009

Announcement for the 2009 Workshop on Numerical Modeling of Crustal
Deformation and Earthquake Faulting

June 22-26, 2009, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO


The focus of this gathering will be computational models addressing
crustal deformation over the the seismic cycle across single and
multiple events. Other related topics, such as the mechanical
properties of the lithosphere and crustal deformation from volcanic
sources will also be discussed. The workshop will blend science talks
on case studies from particular faulting environments and on key
rheological behavior with discussions of current obstacles to crustal
deformation modeling.

As in previous years, topics will also span a variety of computational
issues including how to go from a geologic structural model to a
finite-element model, various numerical issues such as choosing
discretization schemes and meshing strategies, and consideration of
different bulk and fault zone rheologies. Another explicit goal of
this workshop is to provide basic training in the installation, use,
and customization of existing, freely available modeling software for
crustal deformation. There will be dedicated time throughout the
workshop for hands-on interaction with other users and developers of
the primary existing tools.

This year's workshop will be held from June 22-26, 2009, in Golden,
Colorado on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines. The first four
days (Monday-Thursday) will be a mixture of science talks, discussion,
and hands-on tutorials. The fifth day (Friday) is dedicated to
informal tutorials and collaboration. We expect to be able to provide
reimbursement for a portion of the costs incurred for registered
attendees with official appointments at U.S. institutions. There are
no registration fees.


We have arranged for lodging on the Colorado School of Mines campus in
the Weaver Towers, and the location of the meeting will be in the
Student Center, as before. Attendees from U.S. institutions that wish
to stay in a hotel and attendees from foreign institutions must make
their own reservations and pay for their own lodging. For full details
about dorm and hotel accommodations, travel reimbursement, airport
shuttle and local maps, see the announcement:


Mark Simons
Seismological Laboratory
Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
TEL: (626)395-6984
FAX: (626)564-0715
WWW: www.gps.caltech.edu/~simons

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