[unav_all] 1st Announcement 2012 Crustal Deformation Modeling Workshop, June 18-22, 2012

Brad Aagaard baagaard at usgs.gov
Tue Mar 13 09:57:20 MDT 2012

1st Announcement for the 2012 Crustal Deformation Modeling Workshop

June 18-22, 2012, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO


Workshop web page

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 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 June 18-22, 2012, in Golden, Colorado
on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines. The first two days of
the workshop will be tutorials (Day 1: intermediate, Day 2:
intermediate/advanced) followed by three days of science talks,
discussions, and informal tutorials and collaboration.  We expect
beginner modelers to make use of the extensive online training
materials before the workshop. See the agenda for more information.

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.

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