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2003 Annual Meeting

Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach

Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach
2101 Mandalay Beach Road, Oxnard, CA
805-984-2500, 805-984-8339 (fax)

The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) is funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Geological Survey to develop a comprehensive understanding of earthquakes in Southern California and elsewhere, and to communicate useful knowledge for reducing earthquake risk. SCEC coordinates a broad collaboration that builds across disciplines and enables a deeper understanding of system behavior than would be accessible by individual researchers or institutions working alone. At the Annual Meeting members of the community gather to share and get updates on SCEC research projects and activities, as well as plan collaborations for the coming year.

Meeting Program. The 2003 SCEC Annual Meeting was held on September 7-10 at the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach in Oxnard, California, site of the previous three SCEC annual meetings.

The meeting was organized by the SCEC Planning Committee, chaired by Tom Henyey. There were poster presentations with abstracts due no later than August 20. In addition to the normal work of planning future activities, we had several science talks during the meeting, with evenings set aside for poster sessions/viewing. The annual meeting formally started on Monday morning and concluded late Wednesday morning. Following the meeting, there was a FARM workshop, being organized by Terry Tullis and Ruth Harris.

There was an informal field trip on Sunday, September 7 led by Ed Keller and Larry Gurrola. Participants met at the hotel for a noon departure. A short description of the trip is available.

2003 SCEC Annual Meeting

Sunday, September 7

12:00 Field Trip Keller
13:00-17:00 Encyclopedia of Earthquakes Meeting Benthien
15:00-18:00 SSA 2004 Organizing Committee Meeting
Poster Session Set-Up (Embassy Ballroom 1 and 2)
18:30 Dinner  
19:30 SCEDC Users Meeting Clayton
20:00 SCEC Advisory Council Executive Session Smith

Monday, September 8

  Session I: Chair: Tom Henyey  
8:00 Welcome and State of the Center Jordan
8:30 State of the CEO Program Benthien
9:00 Some Observations Relevant to Earthquake Mechanics From Precise Relocations of the Joshua Tree-Landers-Big Bear Aftershock Sequence Greg Beroza/Eva Zanzerkia
9:30 Discussion  
9:45 Earthquake Source Physics Breakout/Plenary Harris/Beroza
11:15 A Pattern Informatics Technique Applied to the Study of Southern California Seismicity Kristy Tiampo
11:45 Discussion  
12:00 Lunch  
  Session II: Chair: Ned Field  
13:30 Beyond WG02: Issues and Challenges for the Next Earthquake Probability Report for the San Francisco Bay Region Bill Ellsworth
14:00 Discussion  
14:15 Seismic Hazard Analysis Breakout/Plenary Field
15:30 Is Earthquake Triggering Driven by Small Earthquakes? Agnes Helmstetter
15:45 Stress Orientations Near the San Andreas: Implications for Fault Strength Jeanne Hardebeck
16:15 Discussion  
16:30 Implementation of SCEC Research in Earthquake Engineering: Ongoing Projects Paul Somerville
16:45 PEER's Framework for Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering Greg Deierlein
17:00 Discussion  
17:15 Implementation Interface Breakout Somerville/Wesson
18:30 Cocktails  
19:00 Dinner  
20:00 Poster Session  
20:00 SCIGN AC Meeting Freymueller/Herring

Tuesday, September 9

  Session III: Chair: TBA  
8:00 Paleoseismologic Evidence for Long Term and Long Range Elastic Interactions in Southern California James Dolan/David Bowman/Charles Sammis
8:30 Discussion  
8:45 Structural Representation Breakout Clayton/Dolan
10:15 Simulations of Ground Motion in Southern California based upon the Spectral-Element Method Jeroen Tromp
10:45 Discussion  
11:00 Ground Motions Breakout/Plenary Archuleta/Day
12:30 Lunch  
  Session IV: Chair: Bernard Minster  
14:00 Fault Systems Breakout Hammis/Sammis
15:30 SCEC IT Initiative
SCEC Community Modeling Environment (SCEC/CME) - A Service-Oriented Architecture
SCEC/CME Pathway 1 - Community Tools for Seismic-Hazard Analysis
SCEC/CME Pathway 2 - 3D Motion in Basins Modeling Efforts
SCEC/CME Pathway 3 - Soup-to-Nuts.Execution, Data Management and Visualization of Simulations
Building a SCEC Community Library
SCEC/ITR Intern Project: Fault Information System - Using Ontologies to Connect Multiple Fault Databases
Grids, Grid Services, and Building the SCEC Community Modeling Environment
Knowledge-Based Tools for Capturing Simulation Models and Computational Pathways
Tom Jordan
Phil Maechling
Ned Field
Kim Olsen
Bernard Minster
Marcio Faerman
Gideon Juve

Hongsuda Tangmunarunkit
Yolanda Gil

17:00 CEO Breakout Benthien
18:30 Cocktails  
19:00 Dinner  
20:00 Poster Session  
20:00 SCEC AC Meeting Smith/Jordan

Wednesday, September 10

  Session V: Chair: Tom Jordan  
8:00 Disciplinary Group Breakouts
Seismology   Chairs: Vidale/Shearer
Geodesy       Chairs: Agnew/Simons
Geology       Chairs: Rockwell/Burbank
FARM         Chairs: Tullis/Dieterich
9:00 One Model to Explain Them All: Insights from Modeling Deformation Around a Strike-Slip Fault at Different Points in the Earthquake Cycle Liz Hearn
9:30 Discussion  
9:45 Advisory Council Report Smith
10:00 Meeting Summary: Focus and Disciplinary Group Reports and Discussion (10 minutes each)  
11:30 NSF and USGS Agency Representative Comments  
12:00 Wrap-Up and SCEC Priorities Jordan
12:30 Lunch  
13:30 NSF/USGS Site Visit  

Meeting Abstracts and Presentations. SCEC’s long-term goal is to understand how seismic hazards change across all time scales of scientific and societal interest, from millennia to second. The collaboration emphasizes the connections between information gathering by sensor networks, fieldwork, and laboratory experiments; knowledge formulation through physics-based, system-level modeling; improved understanding of seismic hazard; and actions to reduce earthquake risk and promote resilience. Use the form below to search and view all poster and invited talk abstracts submitted to this meeting.

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Participants. The SCEC Annual Meeting has become a premier gathering of earthquake scientists in the United States and from around the world, bringing together one of the largest collaborations in all of geoscience. Attendees were comprised of people from various organizations (including profit, non-profit, domestic, and foreign) involved in a SCEC-related research, education, and outreach activities. The following people attended in 2003: 

Brad Aagaard (USGS)
Rachel Abercrombie (Boston Univ)
Duncan Agnew (UC San Diego)
Elliot Aguilar (USGS)
Greg Anderson (NSF)
Dudley Andrews
Rasool Anooshehpoor (USNRC)
Jennifer Anthony (Penn State)
Vikki Appel (USGS)
Donald Argus (NASA)
J Ramon Arrowsmith (ASU)
Aris Aspiotes (USGS)
Kenneth Austin (UNAVCO)
Shirley Baher (USGS)
Maureen Barley (CSUSB)
Thorsten Becker (USC)
Nicholas Beeler (USGS)
Whitney Behr (UT Austin)
Yehuda Ben-Zion (USC)
Thomas Benson (Lowney Associates)
Mark Benthien (USC)
Gregory Beroza (Stanford University)
Harsha Bhat (USC)
Glenn Biasi (UNR)
Ronald Biegel (USC)
Peter Bird (UCLA)
Tom Bjorklund (University of Houston)
Natanya Black (UCLA)
Michael Blanpied (USGS)
Margaret Boettcher (U New Hampshire)
Adam Bongarzone (USC)
Lydia Boroughs (Brown University)
Adrian Borsa (UC San Diego)
David Bowman (CSUF)
Kris Broderick (UC Santa Barbara)
Emily Brodsky (UC Santa Cruz)
James Brune (UNR)
Armando Burciaga (CSUN)
Roland Bürgmann (UC Berkeley)
Ana Cadena (PPG)
Scott Callaghan (USC)
Nicholas Campagna (UCSB)
Kenneth Campbell (EQECAT, Inc.)
Jean Carlson (UC Santa Barbara)
Rufus Catchings (USGS)
Mehmet Celebi (USGS)
Liangjun Chen (USC)
Youlin Chen (USC)
Po Chen (Univ of Wyoming)
Judith Chester (Texas A&M University)
Karen Christensen (Venoco, Inc.)
Robert Clayton (Caltech)
John Clinton (Caltech)
Elizabeth Cochran (USGS)
Michele Cooke (U Mass Amherst)
Thomas Cooper (TW Cooper Insurance)
Ilene Cooper (USC)
Christopher Crosby (UNAVCO)
Georgia Cua (Caltech)
William Dalrymple (UC Riverside)
Shelby Dawson (CSUN)
Robert de Groot (USC)
Gregory Deierlein (Stanford University)
James Dieterich (UC Riverside)
Renata Dmowska (Harvard University)
James Dolan (USC)
Terry Dooley (ACEMP)
Ory Dor (Ecolog Engineering Ltd)
Herb Dragert (NRC)
Douglas Dreger (UC Berkeley)
Benchun Duan (Texas A&M University)
Eric Dunham (Stanford University)
Jean Elkhoury (Caltech)
William Ellsworth (USGS)
Jim Elmlinger (JBE Engineering, Inc.)
James Evans (Utah State U)
Noah Fay (University of Arizona)
Karen Felzer (USGS)
Yuri Fialko (UC San Diego)
Michael Fisher (USGS)
Delphine Fitzenz (RM Solutions)
Jon Fletcher (USGS)
Hunter Francoeur (USC)
Kurt Frankel (Georgia IT)
Andrew Freed (Purdue University)
Jeffrey Freymueller (UA, Fairbanks)
Yu-Lin Fu (USGS)
Gary Fuis (USGS)
Gini Gandhok (USGS)
Eldon Gath (ECI)
Matthew Gerstenberger (GNS Science)
Margaret Glasscoe (NASA)
Mark Goldman (USGS)
David Goldsby (U of Pennsylvania)
Jose Javier Gonzàlez-Garcìa (CICESE)
Lindsay Gordon (USC)
Vladimir Graizer (USCNRC)
Robert Granat (NASA)
Lisa Grant Ludwig (UC Irvine)
Jean-Robert Grasso (UJF Grenoble)
Robert Graves (USGS)
Mariagiovanna Guatteri (Swiss Re)
Yonggui Guo (Rice University)
Vipin Gupta (USC)
Larry Gurrola (UC Santa Barbara)
Bradford Hager (MIT)
Kathleen Haller (USGS)
Thomas Hanks (USGS)
Jeanne Hardebeck (USGS)
Rebecca Harrington (UCLA)
Ruth Harris (USGS)
Patrick Hart (USGS)
Ross Hartleb (USC)
Egill Hauksson (Caltech)
Changrong He (CEA (China))
Elizabeth Hearn (Geophysicist)
Thomas Heaton (Caltech)
Michael Heflin (NASA)
Donald Helmberger (Caltech)
Agnes Helmstetter (UJF Grenoble)
Sally Henyey (USC)
Thomas Herring (MIT)
Greg Hirth (Brown University)
Dave Hoang (UC San Diego)
Jeff Hoeft (USC)
Phillip Hogan (Fugro Consultants, Inc.)
Susan Hough (USGS)
Heidi Houston (UCLA)
T. J. Hsieh (UC Irvine)
Kenneth Hudnut (USGS)
Eugene Humphreys (U of Oregon)
Kristen Iriarte (College of WM)
David Jackson (UCLA)
Joseph Jacobs (Utah State U)
Shalini Jhatakia (USC)
Kaj Johnson (Indiana University)
Samuel Johnson (USGS)
Lucile Jones (USGS)
Jenni Junger (Brown University)
Gideon Juve (USC)
Yan Kagan (UCLA)
Michaele Kashgarian (LLNL)
Hiroshi Kawase (Kyushu U (Japan))
Sharon Kedar (NASA)
Edward Keller (UC Santa Barbara)
Katherine Kendrick (USGS)
Shelley Kenner (U of Kentucky)
Faten Khatib (SDSU)
Debi Kilb (UC San Diego)
Edward Kim (USC)
Robert King (MIT)
Nancy King (USGS)
William Klein (Boston University)
Shoshana Kohen-Kadosh (Glendale)
Ozgur Kozaci (USC)
James Lai (Lai & Associates)
Douglas Lam (USC)
Nadia Lapusta (Caltech)
Daniel Lavallee (UC Santa Barbara)
Veronique Lee (CSUN)
Mark Legg (Legg Geophysical)
Anael Lemaitre (UC Santa Barbara)
Lorraine Leon (USC)
Michael Lewis (UC San Diego)
Yong-Gang Li (USC)
Kuowan Lin (USGS)
Scott Lindvall (Fugro Consultants, Inc.)
Pengcheng Liu (US B of Reclamation)
Zhen Liu (UCLA)
Yunfeng Liu (USC)
Qinya Liu (Univ of Toronto)
David Lockner (USGS)
Gregg Lois (UC Santa Barbara)
Jeffrey Lusk (US Homeland Security)
Shuo Ma (SDSU)
Christopher Madden Madugo (PG&E)
Harold Magistrale (SDSU)
Karen Mair (Univ of Toronto)
Athanasios Makris (UNR)
Isabelle Manighetti (IPGP (France))
Chris Marone (Penn State)
John Marquis (USC)
Scott Marsic (USC)
Aaron Martin (UC Santa Barbara)
Jill McCarthy (USGS)
Sally McGill (CSUSB)
Jeffrey McGuire (WHOI)
John McRaney (USC)
Brendan Meade (Harvard University)
Andrew Meigs (Oregon State University)
Rob Mellors (SDSU)
Aron Meltzner (NTU (Singapore))
Hiroe Miyake (Univ of Tokyo)
Walter Mooney (USGS)
Julia Morgan (Rice University)
Melissa Morrow (Whittier College)
Lalliana Mualchin (CA DOT)
Nora Mullaney (Caltech)
Janice Murphy (USGS)
Mark Murray (NMIMT)
Farzad Naeim (Farzad Naeim, Inc.)
Majd Neameh (CSUN)
Russ Nester (Boeing)
Craig Nicholson (UC Santa Barbara)
Nathan Niemi (University of Michigan)
Robert Nigbor (UCLA)
Hiroyuki Noda (Caltech)
William Normark (USGS)
Julia Oakes (UC Santa Barbara)
David Oglesby (UC Riverside)
Michael Oskin (UC Davis)
Morgan Page (USGS)
Aasha Pancha (VUW (NZ))
Jay Parker (NASA)
Zhigang Peng (Georgia IT)
Mark Petersen (USGS)
Brandee Pierce (USC)
Arben Pitarka (LLNL)
George Planansky (Harvard University)
Andreas Plesch (Harvard University)
Fred Pollitz (USGS)
Daniel Ponti (USGS)
Charles Powell (USGS)
Vikas Prakash (CWRU)
Linette Prawirodirdjo (UC San Diego)
Kenton Prindle (UC Santa Barbara)
Ryan Prose (USC)
Rupa Purasinghe (CSULA)
Matthew Purvance (UNR)
Daniel Ragona (UC San Diego)
Joan Ramirez (CSUSB)
Ze’ev Reches (University of Oklahoma)
Michael Reichle (CA Dept Conservation)
James Rice (Harvard University)
Thomas Rockwell (SDSU)
Garry Rogers (NRC)
Chris Rojahn (Applied Tech Council)
Frederique Rolandone (UC Berkeley)
Paul Rosenbloom (USC)
Justin Rubinstein (USGS)
John Rundle (UC Davis)
Miryha Runnerstrom (UC Irvine)
Holly Ryan (USGS)
Michael Rymer (USGS)
Erdal Safak (USGS)
Charles Sammis (USC)
Heather Savage (Columbia University)
David Schaff (Columbia University)
Fred Schott (FHS & Assoc.)
David Schwartz (USGS)
Gordon Seitz (CA Dept Conservation)
Haresh Shah (RM Solutions)
Nitin Sharma (USC)
Bruce Shaw (Columbia University)
Robert Shcherbakov (Western Univ)
Peter Shearer (UC San Diego)
Kaye Shedlock (NSF)
Zheqiang Shi (SDSU)
Toshihiko Shimamoto (Hiroshima U)
Gerry Simila (CSUN)
Mark Simons (Caltech)
Ghunghru Sinha (USC)
Deborah Smith (USGS)
Jeremie Smith (USC)
Robert Smith (Univ of Utah)
Stewart Smith (Univ of Washington)
Bridget Smith-Konter (U Hawaii, Manoa)
Andy Snyder (USGS)
Sean Solomon (Carnegie IS)
Paul Somerville (AECOM)
Teh-Ru Song (Caltech)
Christopher Sorlien (UC Santa Barbara)
Melinda Squibb (UC Santa Barbara)
Keith Stark (SIT, Inc.)
Clare Steedman (USGS)
Jamison Steidl (UC Santa Barbara)
Ross Stein (USGS)
Mark Stirling (GNS Science (NZ))
Jennifer Swift (USC)
Ying Tan (Caltech)
Toshiro Tanimoto (UC Santa Barbara)
Brandon Teel (USC)
Ta-liang Teng (USC)
Maurits Thayer (ASU)
Marcus Thiebaux (USC)
Kristy Tiampo (Western Univ)
John Tinsley (USGS)
Nathan Toke (Utah Valley University)
Ryan Tolene (U Colorado, Boulder)
Jerome Treiman (CADC)
Jeroen Tromp (Princeton University)
Julie Trotta (GeoMechanics Int. Inc)
Chih-Chin Tsai (USGS)
Kenichi Tsuda (Shimizu Corp (Japan))
Susan Tubbesing (EERI)
Terry Tullis (Brown University)
Donald Turcotte (UC Davis)
Parshaw Vaziri (NEESC)
Danielle Verdugo Madugo (ECI)
Jan Vermilye (Whittier College)
John Vidale (U of Washington)
Michael Vredevoogd (UC Riverside)
David Wald (USGS)
Felix Waldhauser (Columbia University)
Christian Walls (UNAVCO)
Yu-Ju Wang (USGS)
Steven Ward (UC Santa Cruz)
Kristin Weaver Bowman (CSUF)
Frank Webb (NASA)
Robert Weekly (Cornell University)
Maximilian Werner (U of Britol (UK))
Michelle Werner (USC)
Rob Wesson (USGS)
James Whitcomb (NSF)
Charles Williams (GNS Science (NZ))
Chris Wills (CA Dept Conservation)
Brenton Wilson (U of Oklahoma)
Teng-Fong Wong (Stony Brook U)
Guanshui Xu (UC Riverside)
Robert Yeats (ECI)
Jeri Young (ASU)
William Young (UC San Diego)
Ellen Yu (Caltech)
Doug Yule (CSUN)
Howard Zebker (Stanford University)
Jeremy Zechar (ETHZ (Switzerland))
Yuehua Zeng (USGS)