Rupture and Fault Zone Observatory workshop

Rebecca Bendick bendick at
Fri Mar 26 20:47:24 UTC 2021

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$> by proposing a systematic deployment of linear instrumental arrays that cross the three major branches of the San Andreas system in southern California. The proposed Rupture and Fault Zone Observatory (RuFZO) is focused on in-situ observations in the immediate vicinity of fault zones where rocks suffer permanent deformation during faulting events. Near-fault arrays collecting continuous seismic and geodetic measurements and dense temporary nodal surveys will complement, and be integrated with, the data recorded by the regional networks.
Anyone interested in the RuFZO project is invited to participate in this 1/2 day community workshop, which will be held via Zoom. Early career researchers and students are especially encouraged to participate and to learn more about publicly available data to be collected by the proposed observatory, as well as training opportunities in the design and implementation of large Geoscience facilities. For more information and to register, please see workshop website: <;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!8c6l3SJcCfykhtinkvQ2Bqm1Lmq4TKwUdj9u4ygzAApYDBDZdPEjSvva-IJQxssh$>.
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$> and/or by contributing a short video or extended abstract. We will make available videos and abstracts for which authors have granted permission to share publicly. Your input will inform the development of the full RuFZO proposal.
Registration Deadline: Please register by April 6, 2021 (CLICK TO REGISTER <;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!8c6l3SJcCfykhtinkvQ2Bqm1Lmq4TKwUdj9u4ygzAApYDBDZdPEjSvva-PjsQjU3$>)
Program Committee: Yehuda Ben-Zion (SCEC), Robert Busby (IRIS), Rebecca Bendick (UNAVCO), Frank Vernon (SIO), Tran Huynh (SCEC), and Kasey Aderhold (IRIS)

Rebecca Bendick
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