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2004 Annual Meeting

Palm Springs Riviera Resort

Palm Springs Riviera Resort and Racquet Club
1600 N. Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA   92262
760-327-8311, 760-325-8572 (fax)
Toll free: 800-444-8311

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 2004 SCEC Annual Meeting was held on September 19-22 at the Riviera Resort and Racquet Club in Palm Springs, California.

The meeting was organized by the SCEC Planning Committee, chaired by Ralph Archuleta. There were poster presentations with abstracts due no later than September 3. In addition to the normal work of planning future activities (including the SCEC3 proposal), we again 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. Prior to the meeting there was a one-day 3D Rupture Dynamics Code Validation workshop, organized by Ruth Harris and Ralph Archuleta. Following the meeting there was a two-day workshop on Geological and Geomorphical Linkages between SCEC and EarthScope Science in Southern California, organized by Ramon Arrowsmith. The meeting itself featured presentations by David Applegate of the USGS and Margaret Leinen of NSF. There was also a town hall meeting for users of the SCEDC on Monday night.

SCEC scientists were strongly encouraged to bring their students to Palm Springs. There was also a one-day teacher workshop held at the Riviera Resort and Racquet Club on Sunday, September 19.

2004 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 - McRaney/Henyey/Jordan
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 Talk by Greg Beroza and Eva Zanzerkia - Some Observations Relevant to Earthquake Mechanics From Precise Relocations of the Joshua Tree-Landers-Big Bear Aftershock Sequence
9:30 Discussion
9:45 Earthquake Source Physics Breakout/Plenary - Chairs: Harris/Beroza
11:15 Talk by Kristy Tiampo - A Pattern Informatics Technique Applied to the Study of Southern California Seismicity
11:45 Discussion
12:00 Lunch
  Session II: Chair: Ned Field
13:30 Talk by Bill Ellsworth - Beyond WG02: Issues and Challenges for the Next Earthquake Probability Report for the San Francisco Bay Region
14:00 Discussion
14:15 Seismic Hazard Analysis Breakout/Plenary - Chair: Field
15:30 Note: There will be a talk by Agnes Helmstetter - Is Earthquake Triggering Driven by Small Earthquakes?
15:45 Talk by Jeanne Hardebeck - Stress Orientations Near the San Andreas: Implications for Fault Strength
16:15 Discussion
16:30 Talk by Paul Somerville - Implementation of SCEC Research in Earthquake Engineering: Ongoing Projects
16:45 Talk by Greg Deierlein - PEER's Framework for Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering
17:00 Discussion
17:15 Implementation Interface Breakout - Chairs: 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 Talk by James Dolan, David Bowman, and Charles Sammis - Paleoseismologic Evidence for Long Term and Long Range Elastic Interactions in Southern California
8:30 Discussion
8:45 Structural Representation Breakout - Chairs: Clayton/Dolan
10:15 Talk by Jeroen Tromp - Simulations of Ground Motion in Southern California based upon the Spectral-Element Method
10:45 Discussion
11:00 Ground Motions Breakout/Plenary - Chairs: Archuleta/Day
12:30 Lunch
  Session IV: Chair: Bernard Minster
14:00 Fault Systems Breakout - Chairs: Hager/Sammis
15:30 SCEC IT Initiative - Chair: Maechling
Tom Jordan - Introduction
Phil Maechling - SCEC Community Modeling Environment (SCEC/CME) - A Service-Oriented Architecture
Ned Field - SCEC/CME Pathway 1 - Community Tools for Seismic-Hazard Analysis
Kim Olsen - SCEC/CME Pathway 2 - 3D Motion in Basins Modeling Efforts
Bernard Minster - SCEC/CME Pathway 3 - Soup-to-Nuts.Execution, Data Management and Visualization of Simulations
Marcio Faerman - Building a SCEC Community Library
Gideon Juve - SCEC/ITR Intern Project: Fault Information System - Using Ontologies to Connect Multiple Fault Databases
Hongsuda Tangmunarunkit - Grids, Grid Services, and Building the SCEC Community Modeling Environment
Yolanda Gil - Knowledge-Based Tools for Capturing Simulation Models and Computational Pathways
17:00 CEO Breakout - Chair: 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 Talk by Liz Hearn - One Model to Explain Them All: Insights from Modeling Deformation Around a Strike-Slip Fault at Different Points in the Earthquake Cycle
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 2004:    

Brad Aagaard (USGS)
Hannah Abend (Columbia University)
Norman Abrahamson (PG&E)
Andrea Acker (CSULB)
Duncan Agnew (UC San Diego)
Elliot Aguilar (USGS)
Jean Paul Ampuero (Princeton U)
Greg Anderson (UNAVCO)
Robert Anderson (CSSC)
John Anderson (UNR)
Rasool Anooshehpoor (UNR)
Vikki Appel (Caltech)
David Applegate (USGS)
Ralph Archuleta (UC Santa Barbara)
Donald Argus (JPL)
Ramon Arrowsmith (ASU)
Aris Aspiotes (Honeywell/USGS)
Dominic Assimaki (Georgia IT)
Kenneth Austin (USC)
Shirley Baher (USGS)
Iain Bailey (USC)
Annemarie Baltay (UC San Diego)
Derik Barseghian (USGS)
Thorsten Becker (USC)
N. M. Beeler (USGS)
Manal Belmamoun (ARC)
Yehuda Ben-Zion (USC)
Mark Benthien (SCEC)
Greg Beroza (Stanford University)
Addie Beseda (University of Oregon)
Anmol Bhagchand (USC)
Harsha Bhat (Harvard University)
Glenn Biasi (UNR)
Ronald Biegel (USC)
Jacobo Bielak (CMU)
Nima Bigdely Shamlo (SDSU)
Peter Bird (UCLA)
Natanya Black (UCLA)
Laura Black (USC)
Michael Blanpied (USGS)
Ann Blythe (USC)
Yehuda Bock (UC San Diego)
Lydia Boroughs (Brown University)
David Bowman (CSUF)
Julia Brinkmann (Geologist FS)
Emily Brodsky (UC Santa Cruz)
James Brune (UNR)
Armando Burciaga (CSUN)
Roland Burgmann (UC Berkeley)
Ana Cadena (CWU)
Scott Callaghan (USC)
Kenneth Campbell (EQECAT, Inc.)
Tianqing Cao (CA Geological Survey)
Anthony Carlton (USC)
Po Chen (USC)
Yun-An Chen (USC)
Judith Chester (Texas A&M University)
Robert Clayton (Caltech)
John Clinton (Caltech)
Elizabeth Cochran (UCLA)
James Conrad (USGS)
Ben Constant (SIO / UCSD)
Michele Cooke (U Mass)
Ilene Cooper (USC)
Dana Coyle (USC)
Christopher Crosby (ASU)
Georgia Cua (Caltech)
Skip Curtis
Susana Custodio (UC Santa Barbara)
David Cyranoski (Nature)
Luis Dalguer (SDSU)
Paul Davis (UCLA)
Timothy Dawson (SDSU)
Steven Day (SDSU)
Robert de Groot (USC)
Dain Delisimunovic (SCIGN / USC)
Derek Desens (U Minnesota, Morris)
James Dieterich (UC Riverside)
Renata Dmowska (Harvard University)
James Dolan (USC)
Danan Dong (JPL)
Ory Dor (USC)
Benchun Duan (UC Riverside)
Eric Dunham (Harvard University)
Clark Dunson (QuakeFinder)
Jean El-khoury (UCLA)
Bill Ellsworth (USGS)
Geoffrey Ely (UC San Diego)
Mariana Eneva (Imageair)
James Evans (Utah State University)
Marcio Faerman (SDSC)
Noah Fay (University of Oregon)
Karen Felzer (USGS)
Keegan Fengler (CWU)
Yuri Fialko (UC San Diego)
Edward Field (USGS)
Adam Fischer (USC)
Jennifer FitzGerald (SDSU)
David Forand (U Mass)
Hunter Francoeur (USC)
Arthur Frankel (USGS)
Kurt Frankel (USC)
Andy Freed (Purdue University)
Jeffrey Freymueller (U of Alaska)
Erik Frost (USC)
Karl Fuchs (University Karlsruhe)
Gary Fuis (USGS)
Joachim Genrich (UC San Diego)
Marc Gerschwitz (NFESC)
Matt Gerstenberger (IGNS)
Yolanda Gil (USC)
Margaret Glasscoe (JPL)
David Goldsby (Brown University)
Jose Javier Gonzàlez-Garcìa (CICESE)
Vladimir Graizer (CA Geological Survey)
Jean-Robert Grasso (Grenoble)
Robert Graves (URS Corporation)
Sridhar Gullapalli (USC)
Yonggui Guo (Rice University)
Nitin Gupta (USC)
Vipin Gupta (USC)
Bonnie Gurry (Columbia University)
Bradford Hager (MIT)
Kathleen Haller (USGS)
Tom Hanks (USGS)
Ifraz Haqque (USC)
Jeanne Hardebeck (USGS)
Rebecca Harrington (UCLA)
Ruth Harris (USGS)
Andrew Hart (USC)
Egill Hauksson (Caltech)
Elizabeth Hearn (U of British Columbia)
Thomas Heaton (Caltech)
Agnes Helmstetter (U of Grenoble)
Sally Henyey (USC)
Thomas Henyey (USC)
Thomas Herring (MIT)
Eric Hetland (MIT)
Gregor Hillers (ETH Zürich)
Jeff Hoeft (USC)
Susan Hough (USGS)
Heidi Houston (UCLA)
Kenneth Hudnut (USGS)
Carlos Huerta-Lopez (CICESE)
Eugene Humphreys (U of Oregon)
Lawrence Hutchings (HMC)
Gene Ichinose (URS Corporation)
Marti Ikehara (NGS)
David Jackson (UCLA)
Joseph Jacobs (Utah State U)
Alexander James (SIO / UCSD)
Catherine Jamet (USC)
Susanne Janecke (Utah State U)
Kaj Johnson (Indiana University)
Lucile Jones (USGS)
Thomas Jordan (USC)
Jenni Junger (Brown University)
Yan Kagan (UCLA)
Deborah Kane (SIO / UCSD)
Yuko Kase (SDSU)
Sharon Kedar (JPL)
Vladimir Keilis-Borok (UCLA)
Katherine Kendrick (USGS)
Shelley Kenner (University of Kentucky)
Miles Kenney (PETRA)
Faten Khatib (SDSU)
Debi Kilb (UC San Diego)
Jihie Kim (USC)
Nancy King (USGS)
Susan Klein
William Klein (Boston University)
Ozgur Kozaci (USC)
Swaminathan Krishnan (Caltech)
Douglas Lam (USC)
Nadia Lapusta (Caltech)
Daniel Lavallee (UC Santa Barbara)
Kimberly Le (CWU)
Mark Legg (Legg Geophysical)
Lorraine Leon (USC)
Shoshana Levin (U of Western Ontario)
Michael Lewis (USC)
Yong-Gang Li (USC)
Kuowan Lin (CA Geological Survey)
Guoqing Lin (UC San Diego)
Yi Liu (Caltech)
Zhen Liu (Stanford University)
Pengcheng Liu (UC Santa Barbara)
Julio Lopez (CMU)
John Louie (UNR)
Xiao Lu (Caltech)
Kevin Lu (UCLA)
Scott Lydeen (USGS / Honeywell)
Shuo Ma (UC Santa Barbara)
Christopher Madden (ECI)
Philip Maechling (USC)
Harold Magistrale (SDSU)
Paul Martin Mai (ETH, SSS)
Wayne Manselle (U Minnesota, Morris)
John Marquis (USC)
Monica Maynard (CSULA)
Sally McGill (CSUSB)
Jeff McGuire (WHOI)
Rebecca McRaney
John McRaney (USC)
Brendan Meade (Harvard University)
Andrew Meigs (Oregon State University)
Melissa Meiner (Irvine Valley College)
Rob Mellors (SDSU)
Ashraf Memon (GEON-SDSC)
Martha Merriam (CA DOT)
Jack Moehle (PEERC)
Laurent Montesi (WHOI)
Diane Moore (USGS)
Thomas Morbitzer (MSU)
Julia Morgan (Rice University)
Nissa Morton (Pomona College)
Yvonne Moultrie
Lalliana Mualchin (CA DOT)
Joachim Mueller (Harvard University)
Joanna Muench (IRIS)
Nora Mullaney (Caltech)
Emily Mullen (SCEC IT Interns)
Janice Murphy (USGS)
Mark Murray (UC Berkeley)
Farzad Naeim (JAM & Assc)
Hisashi Nakahara (Tohoku University)
Majd Neameh (CSUN)
Loan Nguyen (CSU SLO)
Craig Nicholson (UC Santa Barbara)
Nathan Niemi (Caltech)
Robert Nigbor (USC)
William Normark (USGS)
David O'Hallaron (CMU)
Julia Oakes (UC Santa Barbara)
David Oglesby (UC Riverside)
David Okaya (USC)
Kim Olsen (SDSU)
Michael Oskin (UNC, Chapel Hill)
Susan Owen (USC)
Mehmet Ozbey (UT Austin)
Alan Pace (Petra Geosciences)
William Paetzke (USC)
Morgan Page (UC Santa Barbara)
David Pai
Aasha Pancha (UNR)
Jay Parker (JPL)
Zhigang Peng (UCLA)
Sue Perry (USC)
Mark Petersen (USGS)
Brandee Pierce (USC)
Arben Pitarka (URS Corporation)
George Planansky (Harvard University)
Andreas Plesch (Harvard University)
Fred Pollitz (USGS)
Charles Powell (USGS)
Peter Powers (USC)
William Prescott (UNAVCO)
German Prieto (UC San Diego)
Kenton Prindle (UC Santa Barbara)
Matthew Purvance (UNR)
Daniel Ragona (SIO / UCSD)
Leonardo Ramirez-Guzman (CMU)
Ellen Rathje (University of Texas)
Michael Reichle (CA Geological Survey)
Linda Reinen (Pomona College)
Julia Reynolds (Boston University)
James Rice (Harvard University)
Thomas Rockwell (SDSU)
Garry Rogers (GSC)
Carla Roig Silva (UPR - Mayagüez)
Chris Rojahn (Applied Tech Council)
Otilio Rojas (SDSU)
Frederique Rolandone (UC Berkeley)
Nick Rousseau (Pasadena CC)
Badie Rowshandel (CGS)
Mousumi Roy (U of New Mexico)
Justin Rubinstein (Stanford University)
John Rundle (UC Davis)
Thomas Russ (USC)
Holly Ryan (USGS)
Michael Rymer (USGS)
Erdal Safak (USGS)
Omar Salman (CSULB)
Charles Sammis (USC)
Sergey Samsonov (UWO)
David Schaff (Columbia University)
Dave Schumaker (SFSU)
David Schwartz (USGS)
Dogan Seber (UC San Diego)
Paul Segall (Stanford University)
Gordon Seitz (SDSU)
Hope Seligson (ABS Consulting)
Bruce Shaw (Columbia University)
John Shaw (Harvard University)
Peter Shearer (UC San Diego)
Kaye Shedlock (NSF)
David Shelly (Stanford University)
Zheng-Kang Shen (UCLA)
Zheqiang Shi (USC)
Gerry Simila (CSUN)
Mark Simons (Caltech)
Norman Sleep (Stanford University)
Jeremie Smith (USC)
Deborah Smith (Caltech)
Bridget Smith (UC San Diego)
Robert Smith (University of Utah)
Andy Snyder (USGS)
Sean Solomon (Carnegie IW)
Paul Somerville (URS Corporation)
Seok Goo Song (Stanford University)
Christopher Sorlien (UC Santa Barbara)
Didier Sornette (UCLA)
Marc Spraragen (USC)
Paul Spudich (USGS)
Melinda Squibb (UC Santa Barbara)
Keith Stark (Stark Consulting, LLC)
Jamison Steidl (UC Santa Barbara)
Mark Stirling (IGNS)
Jennifer Swift (USC)
Maggie Ta (UC Irvine)
Toshiro Tanimoto (UC Santa Barbara)
Melissa Tanney (CSULB)
Brandon Teel (USC)
Elizabeth Templeton (Harvard)
Ta-liang Teng (USC)
Maurits Thayer (ASU)
Marcus Thiebaux (ISI)
Hong Kie Thio (URS Corporation)
Kristy Tiampo (U of Western Ontario)
Nathan Toké (ASU)
Jelena Tomic (UCLA)
Jerry Treiman (CA Geological Survey)
Jeroen Tromp (Caltech)
Julie Trotta (Brown University)
Kenichi Tsuda (UC Santa Barbara)
Tiankai Tu (CMU)
Terry Tullis (Brown University)
Jack Tung (UC Santa Barbara)
John Unger (USGS)
Karan Vahi (USC)
Afton Van Zandt (SDSU)
Nicholas Vaughn (CSUF)
Anupama Venkataraman (Stanford)
Danielle Verdugo (SDSU)
Mathilde Vergnolle (USGS)
Brion Vibber (Wikipedia)
John Vidale (UCLA)
Karim Vidhani (USC)
Michael Vredevoogd (UC Riverside)
Felix Waldhauser (Columbia University)
Christian Walls (UNAVCO)
Steven Ward (UC Santa Cruz)
Debra Washington
Kristin Weaver Bowman (CSUF)
Frank Webb (JPL)
Ray Weldon (University of Oregon)
Maximilian Werner (UCLA)
Shelly Werner (USC)
Rob Wesson (USGS)
James Whitcomb (NSF)
Charles Williams (RPI)
Chris Wills (CA Geological Survey)
Jochen Woessner (ETH Zürich)
Benjamin Wu (UCLA)
Frank Wyatt (UC San Diego)
Atsushi Yamagiwa (UC San Diego)
Oliver Yan (UC Davis)
Wenzheng Yang (USC)
Robert Yeats (Oregon State University)
Alan Yong (USGS)
William Young (CSRC)
Ilya Zaliapin (UCLA)
Howard Zebker (Stanford University)
Jeremy Zechar (USC)
Yuehua Zeng (USGS)
Li Zhao (USC)
Olaf Zielke (ASU)