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2024 The Math Your Earth Science Majors Need Workshop

Overview: Quantitatively skilled Earth science graduates are critical to meeting the needs of the workforce and the country. This workshop will bring together Earth science instructors to develop co-curricular modules to support undergraduate majors-level quantitative skill development and plan for their testing in 2024-25 academic year. This workshop will gather ~16 faculty members and facilitators to develop … Continued


This workshop focuses on cutting edge geophysical results of processes in the solid earth, cryosphere, oceans, atmosphere, and even other planets. It highlights synergies between the geodetic and seismic research communities in time, space, and methods for approaching datasets and changes in the Earth System. It provides an opportunity to learn about cutting edge research, engage with other members of the community, and expand technical skills.

Imaging the Cascadia Subduction Zone with Marine Active Source Seismic Data

Speaker: Dr. Shuoshuo Han (University of Texas Institute for Geophysics) The Cascadia subduction zone has hosted numerous great earthquakes, up to Mw ~9.0, during the Holocene and poses a significant earthquake and tsunami threat to the heavily populated Pacific Northwest. However, with little instrumentally recorded seismicity, the geometry and physical properties of the megathrust in … Continued

Electromagnetic imaging of fluids at forearc seismogenic zones

Speaker: Dr. Samer Naif (Georgia Institute of Technology) The distribution of fluids in Earth’s interior is a key variable in a variety of regional tectonic and magmatic processes. In this presentation I will review induction-based electromagnetic methods and their ability to image fluids, with a focus on applications to fault coupling and seismicity behavior at … Continued

The seismic source ambiguity of the 2022 Hunga-Tonga volcanic eruption

Speaker: Dr. Julien Thurin (University of Alaska, Fairbanks) Abstract: The 2022 January 15 submarine eruption that occurred on the island of Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha’apai has an unmatched significance in the modern era due to the extreme physical processes that unfolded during its catastrophic phase. These included a towering plume culminating at over 50 km in … Continued

2023 SCEC Rupture and Fault Zone Observatory Workshop

The Rupture and Fault Zone Observatory (RuFZO) is a community-driven effort that aims to collect geophysical data within rupture zones of significant earthquakes and develop the workforce needed to design, build, and operate future geoscience facilities. This workshop will serve to gather key contributors and inform the community, which until now has been engaged largely through virtual events, for a focused half-day program.