[unav_all] 2010 Fall AGU Meeting Special Session on SAFOD

Mike Jackson jackson at unavco.org
Thu Jul 29 14:24:52 MDT 2010

Dear Colleagues:

We would like to bring to your attention the following special session on
SAFOD to be held at the 2010 Fall AGU Meeting in San Francisco, which will
be held December 13 - 17:

SESSION T15:   Latest Results From EarthScope's San Andreas Fault
Observatory at Depth 

SESSION DESCRIPTION:   SAFOD was drilled into the San Andreas Fault to study
the physical and chemical processes controlling faulting and earthquake
generation. Core containing a highly sheared, incohesive fault gouge with
anomalous serpentine/clay mineralogy was recovered from the two actively
deforming fault traces at ~2.7 km depth and is now being studied in
laboratories around the world to determine its composition, physical
properties and mechanical behavior. This session welcomes contributions on
all aspects of SAFOD science, including laboratory studies on fault rock and
fluids; in-situ stress, physical properties and hydrologic conditions; local
and regional crustal structure; and earthquake source physics. 

Please note that abstracts must be submitted to AGU by September 2  by going
to the AGU web site at http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm10/.

We are looking forward to a very stimulating special session on SAFOD at the
Fall AGU meeting, and hope to see you there!  


Steve Hickman, Bill Ellsworth, Mark Zoback and Mike Jackson (session

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