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2008 Annual Meeting: Palm Springs, CA

Palm Springs Hilton

Hilton Palm Springs Resort
400 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA   92262-6605
760-320-6868, 760-320-2126 (fax)
Toll free: 1-800-HILTONS

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 SCEC 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 2008 SCEC Annual Meeting will be held September 6-11 at the Hilton Palm Springs Resort in Palm Springs, California. The Hilton is the same venue as the 2007 SCEC Annual Meeting. Meals will be served buffet style as has become the tradition at SCEC meetings.

These guides and all abstracts are also available in the full volume of meeting proceedings, now available for download (PDF).

Saturday, September 6th

13:00-18:00 Extreme Ground Motion Workshop - Session I

Sunday, September 7th

08:00-12:00 Extreme Ground Motion Workshop - Session II
08:00-12:00 Workshop on Launching an Earthquake Source Inversion Validation Exercise
08:00-12:00 The Great Southern California ShakeOut: Living with Earthquakes in California - A Workshop for Science Educators
08:00-15:00 Student Field Trip to the San Jacinto Fault Zone
13:00-17:30 Southern San Andreas Fault Evaluation Workshop
13:30-17:30 Earthquake Engineering and Science Workshop
16:30-18:30 Poster Session Set-Up
18:00 SCEC Annual Meeting Ice-Breaker/Welcome Reception
20:00 SCEC Advisory Council Executive Meeting
20:00-22:30 Poster Session I (Group 1 Posters)

Monday, September 8th

08:00 Welcome and State of the Center (Tom Jordan)
08:30 Report from NSF (Kaye Shedlock)
08:45 Report from USGS (Mike Blanpied)
09:00 Introduction: Planning Process and Meeting Structure (Greg Beroza)
09:15 Plenary Talk: "The Shakeout Scenario: Getting Our Science Used" (Lucy Jones)
09:35 Plenary Talk: "Outstanding Research Question Raised by the Shakeout Scenario" (Keith Porter)
09:55 Plenary Talk: "Using the ShakeOut Scenario: A Practioner's Perspective" (Ron Tognazzini)
10:15 State of CEO Program (Mark Benthien)
10:30 Break
11:00 Science Plan Discussion: GMP/ExGM/SHRA
11:00 Science Plan Discussion: Crustal Deformation Modeling
12:30 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Poster Session II (Group 1 Posters)
15:30 Plenary Talk: "Engineering Use of Ground Motions: Challenges and Opportunities" (Jack Baker )
16:00 Science Plan Discussion: LAD
16:00 Science Plan Discussion: CSEP/EFP/WGCEP
18:30 Cocktails
19:15 SCEC Recognition Banquet
20:30 Poster Session III (Group 1 Posters)

Tuesday, September 9th

07:00-08:00 Poster Turn-Over
08:00 Plenary Talk: "The Wenchuan Earthquake" (Jing Liu)
08:30 Science Plan Discussion: FARM
08:30 Science Plan Discussion: Tectonic Geodesy
10:00 Break
10:30 Science Plan Discussion: Geology/SoSAFE
10:30 Science Plan Discussion: CME/PetaSHA
12:00 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Poster Session IV (Group 2 Posters)
15:00 Plenary Talk: "Seconds Can Make a Difference! Recent Progress in Earthquake Early Warning" (Maren Boese)
15:30 Plenary Talk: "C3 (Correlation of Coda of Correlations): Improving the Reconstruction of Greens Functions between Stations of a Network from Noise Records" (Michel Campillo)
16:00 Science Plan Discussion: USR
16:00 Science Plan Discussion: Seismology/SCEDC
17:30 Plenary Science Plan Discussion
18:30 Cocktails
19:00 Dinner
20:00 Poster Session V (Group 2 Posters)
20:00 SCEC Advisory Council Meeting

Wednesday, September 10th

07:00-08:00 Remove posters
08:30 Panel Discussion/Debate: Are geologic/geodetic rate discrepancies important for earthquake forecasting? (Moderator: Bernard Minster; Participants: Rick Bennett, Karen Felzer, Kaj Johnson, Mike Oskin)
10:00 Advisory Council Report
10:30 Summary Science Plan Discussion
11:00 Wrap-Up (Tom Jordan)
12:00 Lunch for SCEC Board and Planning Committee Only
12:30 SCEC Board Meeting
12:30 SCEC Planning Committee Meeting
14:00-18:00 Salton Trough Seismic Project Workshop I

Thursday, September 11th

08:00-16:00 Salton Trough Seismic Project Workshop II

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. The breadth of SCEC research and activities can best be seen in the meeting presentations, which include 286 posters and 7 invited talks. 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 2008:

Brad Aagaard (USGS)
Norm Abrahamson (PG&E)
Duncan Agnew (UCSD)
Ana Aguiar (Stanford)
Victor Aguilar (ELAC)
Sinan Akciz (UCI)
Amir Allam (USC)
Emily Allen (SDSU)
Melva Alvarez (PCC)
Celso Alvizuri (UCSB)
Jean Paul Ampuero (Caltech)
Thalia Anagnos (San Jose State)
John Anderson (UNR)
Katie Anderson (SDSU)
Joe Andrews (USGS)
Rasool Anooshehpoor (UNR)
David Applegate (USGS)
Ralph Archuleta (UCSB)
Donald Argus (JPL)
Ramon Arrowsmith (ASU)
Kimiyuki Asano (Kyoto University)
Dominic Asimaki (Georgia Tech)
Karen Assatourians (UWO)
Gail Atkinson (Western Ontario)
Iain Bailey (USC)
Jack Baker (Stanford)
Annemarie Baltay (Stanford)
Sarah Barber (USC)
Sylvain Barbot (UCSD)
Andy Barbour (UCSD)
Jeff Baustert (Image Work Comm.)
Thorsten Becker (USC)
Nick Beeler (USGS)
Whitney Behr (USC)
Yehuda Ben-Zion (USC)
Rick Bennett (Arizona)
Mark Benthien (SCEC / USC)
Greg Beroza (Stanford)
Ryan Berti (USC)
Harsha Bhat (USC)
Glenn Biasi (UNR)
Jacobo Bielak (CMU)
Peter Bird (UCLA)
Natanya Black (UCLA)
Mike Blanpied (USGS)
Freddy Blume (UNAVCO)
Maren Boese (Caltech)
Wendy Bohon (OSU)
Dave Boore (USGS)
Adrian Borsa (UNAVCO)
Christiann Boutwell (South Carolina)
Esteban Bowles-Martinez (SDSU)
Dave Bowman (CSU Fullerton)
Oliver Boyd (USGS)
Yousef Bozorgnia (PEER)
Tom Brocher (USGS)
Emily Brodsky (UCSC)
Kevin Brown (UCSD)
Jim Brune (UNR)
Ian Buckle (UNR)
Robert Budnitz (LBNL)
Roland Burgmann (Berkeley)
Ruby Burton (FY Museum)
Ana Cadena (CWU)
Scott Callaghan (USC)
Ken Campbell (EQECAT, Inc.)
Michel Campillo (U of Joseph Fourier)
Carolina Canora-Catalan (UCM)
Raúl Castro (CICESE)
Rufus Catchings (USGS)
Mehmet Celebi (USGS)
Kate Chen (Berkeley)
Po Chen (Wyoming)
Rui Chen (CGS)
Shang-Lin Chen (Caltech)
Ting Chen (Caltech)
Judith Chester (Texas A&M)
Amit Chourasia (SDSC)
Faria Chowdhury (Caltech)
Annie Chu (UCLA)
Ray Chuang (Indiana)
Rob Clayton (Caltech)
Elizabeth Cochran (UCR)
Harmony Colella (UCR)
Michele Cooke (UMass)
Ethan Coon (Columbia)
David Coss Y Leon (New Mexico Tech)
Dale Cox (USGS Multi-Hazards)
Buford Crites (County of Riverside)
Chris Crosby (UCSD / SDSC)
Brendan Crowell (UCSD)
Emerzon Cruz-Guandique (PCC)
Yifeng Cui (SDSC)
David Culp (Colorado)
Luis Dalguer (ETH Zürich)
Eric Daub (UCSB)
Paul Davis (UCLA)
Steve Day (SDSU)
Robert de Groot (SCEC / USC)
Dain Delisimunovic (UNAVCO)
Duane DeVecchio (UCSB)
Darryl DeWeese (USC)
Jim Dewey (USGS)
Kathy Dice (California State Parks)
Jim Dieterich (UCR)
Jennifer Dischler (ASU)
Renata Dmowska (Harvard)
James Dolan (USC)
Patrick Dooling (Penn State)
Neal Driscoll (UCSD/SIO)
Ben Duan (Texas A&M)
Bob Duistermars (FY Museum)
Eric Dunham (Harvard)
Ahmed Elbanna (Caltech)
Jean Elkhoury (Caltech)
Austin Elliott (UC Davis)
Amr Elnashai (Mid-America EQ Ctr)
Geoffrey Ely (USC)
Brittany Erickson (UCSB)
Zijun Fang (UCR)
Noah Fay (Arizona)
Karen Felzer (USGS)
Yuri Fialko (UCSD)
Ned Field (USGS)
Paula Figueiredo (SDSU)
John Filson (USGS)
Adam Fischer (USC)
Kate Fletcher (Berkeley)
Rosie Flowers (Rust College)
Anna Foutz (John W. North HS)
Jeff Freymueller (Alaska)
Bérénice Froment (U of Joseph Fourier)
Gary Fuis (USGS)
Junichi Fukuda (Indiana)
Tom Fumal (USGS)
Gareth Funning (UCR)
Plamen Ganev (USC)
Haiying Gao (Oregon)
Attreyee Ghosh (USC)
Jacqui Gilchrist (UCSC)
Michal Giveon (Caltech)
Thomas Goebel (USC)
Antonio Gonzalez-Fernandez (CICESE)
Christine Goulet (UCLA)
Lisa Grant Ludwig (UCI)
Rob Graves (URS)
Nathan Guzman (CSUN)
David E. Haddad (ASU)
Hamid Haddadi (CGS)
Brad Hager (MIT)
Lijam Hagos (CGS/SMIP)
Jennifer Hairston (USC)
Connie Hall (FY Museum)
Ronald Hamburger (SG&H)
Tom Hanks (USGS)
Ben Haravitch (USC)
Jeanne Hardebeck (USGS)
Ajay Harish (Caltech)
Rebecca Harrington (UCLA)
Ruth Harris (USGS)
Curt Haselton (CSU Chico)
Egill Hauksson (Caltech)
Sven Hauksson (UCI)
Nick Hayman (UT Inst for Geophysics)
Liz Hearn (UBC)
Tom Heaton (Caltech)
Dick Heermance (USGS)
Don Helmberger (Caltech)
Tom Herring (MIT)
Gregor Hillers (Caltech)
Phil Hogan (Fugro West, Inc.)
Chris Holbrook (CA OHS)
John Hole (Virginia Tech)
Austin Holland (Arizona)
Sue Hough (USGS)
Nicolas Houlié (Berkeley Seismo Lab)
Judith Hubbard (Harvard)
Ken Hudnut (USGS)
Gene Humphreys (Oregon)
Tara Hutchinson (UCSD)
Tran Huynh (SCEC)
Michael Ihrig (PCC)
Dave Jackson (UCLA)
Ravi Jakka (UCR)
Susanne Janecke (Utah State)
Chen Ji (UCSB)
Matthew Johns (UCSC)
Kaj Johnson (Indiana)
Leonard Johnson (NSF)
Marilyn Johnson (PCC)
Lucy Jones (USGS)
Tom Jordan (USC)
Frank Jordan, Jr. (John R. Byerly, Inc.)
Erol Kalkan (CGS)
Deborah Kane (UCSD)
Yoshihiro Kaneko (Caltech)
Ed Keller (UCSB)
Katherine Kendrick (USGS)
Graham Kent (UCSD)
YoungHee Kim (Caltech)
Nancy King (USGS)
Nichole Knepprath (USGS)
Monica Kohler (UCLA)
Kazuki Koketsu (University of Tokyo)
A Ozgun Konca (Caltech)
Minoo Kosarian (UCLA)
Corné Kreemer (UNR)
Swami Krishnan (Caltech)
Jozef Kristek (Comenius U Bratislava)
Paul Ladd (Image Work)
John Langbein (USGS)
Vicki Langenheim (USGS)
Nadia Lapusta (Caltech)
Caitlin Latimer (UWO)
Daniel Lavallee (UCSB)
Jesse Lawrence (Stanford)
John Lawrence (Image Work)
Octavio Lázaro-Mancilla (UABC)
Kim Le (UC Davis)
My Le (ELAC)
Kwangyoon Lee (UCSD)
Robert Leeper (USGS)
Mark Legg (Legg Geophysical)
Elizabeth Lemersal (USGS)
Lorraine Leon (USC)
Michael Lewis (USC)
Yong-Gang Li (USC)
Guoqing Lin (Wisconsin)
Pengcheng Liu (USBR)
Qiming Liu (UCSB)
Jing Liu (ITPR, CAS)
Maria Liukis (SCEC)
Andrea Llenos (MIT/WHOI)
David Lockner (USGS)
Rowena Lohman (Cornell)
Georgia Looney (ASU)
Julian Lozos (UCR)
Jiangning Lu (MIT)
Xiao Lu (Caltech)
Nico Luco (USGS)
Dave Lynch (USGS)
Shuo Ma (SDSU)
Raul Madariaga (ENS/ Paris)
Phil Maechling (SCEC / USC)
Shannon Mahan (USGS)
Martin Mai (ETH)
John Marquis (SCEC)
Scott Marshall (Appalachian State)
Geoff Martin (USC)
Angel Martinez (ELAC)
Jon Matti (USGS)
John Mayhew (SDSU)
Lee McAuliffe (USC)
Sally McGill (CSUSB)
Jeff McGuire (WHOI)
Emmett McQuinn (UCSD)
John McRaney (USC)
Brendan Meade (Harvard)
Lorena Medina Luna (CSUN)
Aron Meltzner (Caltech)
Chris Menges (USGS)
David Meyers (USC/SCEC)
Dennis Mileti (U Colorado, Boulder)
Alexandra Millar (Hamilton College)
Brittney Miller (USC)
Kate Miller (UTEP)
Kevin Milner (USC)
Kweku Milner (Wilberforce)
Sarah Minson (Caltech)
Bernard Minster (UCSD)
Erica Mitchell (UCSD)
Peter Moczo (Comenius U Bratislava)
Nissa Morton (SDSU)
Janice Murphy (USGS)
Jessica Murray-Moraleda (USGS)
Matt Muto (Caltech)
Farzad Naeim (JAM & Assc.)
Philip Nee (UCR)
Craig Nicholson (UCSB)
Hiro Noda (Caltech)
Gabriela Noriega (UCI)
Melissa Nunley (CSU Fullerton)
Dan O’Connell (William Lettis & Assc.)
David Oglesby (UCR)
David Okaya (USC)
Satoko Oki (ERI, U of Tokyo)
Anna Olsen (Colorado)
Kim Olsen (SDSU)
Sayaka Olsen (UNR)
Nate Onderdonk (CSU Long Beach)
Victor Ortado (Image Work Comm.)
Gustavo Ortega (CALTRANS-LA)
Mike Oskin (UC Davis)
Alan Pace (Petra Geosciences, Inc.)
Morgan Page (Caltech)
Aasha Pancha (UNR)
Tom Parsons (USGS)
Sue Perry (USGS)
Lars Perry-Huston (CV HS)
Belle Philibosian (Caltech)
David Phillips (UNAVCO)
Brandee Pierce (USC)
Arben Pitarka (URS)
John Platt (USC)
Andreas Plesch (Harvard)
Dan Ponti (USGS)
Keith Porter (Colorado)
Bob Powell (USGS)
Peter Powers (USC)
Vikas Prakash (CWRU)
Michael Pratts (PCC)
German Prieto (Stanford)
Rupa Purasinghe (CalState LA)
Ruwanka Purasinghe (UC Davis)
Matt Purvance (UNR)
Richard Quittmeyer (ISS, Inc.)
Chuck Real (CGS)
Jolene Redvale (SB County Museum)
Linda Reinen (Pomona College)
Leon Reiter (Consultant NWTRB)
David Rhoades (GNS Science NZ)
Jim Rice (Harvard)
Keith Richards-Dinger (UCR)
Armando Rivera (ELAC)
Glenn Rix (Georgia Tech)
Tom Rockwell (SDSU)
Dylan Rood (LLNL)
Javier Rosa (Rutgers)
Daniel Roten (SDSU)
Nick Rousseau (CSUN)
Badie Rowshandel (CGS)
Justin Rubinstein (USGS)
John Rudnicki (Northwestern)
Javier Ruiz (Caltech)
John Rundle (UCD)
Hyeuk Ryu (Stanford)
Chris Sagebiel (SB County Museum)
James Salisbury (SDSU)
Charlie Sammis (USC)
David Sandwell (UCSD)
Michael Sartori (Florida)
Heather Savage (UCSC)
Woody Savage (USGS)
Kate Scharer (Appalachian State)
Dan Scheirer (USGS)
Tyanna Schlom (CSUF)
Brandon Schmandt (Oregon)
Jan Schmedes (UCSB)
Stuart Schmitt (Stanford)
Rick Paik Schoenberg (UCLA)
Sidney Schofield (Florida)
Danijel Schorlemmer (USC)
Eric Scott (SB County Museum)
Paul Segall (Stanford)
Gordon Seitz (SDSU)
Haruko Sekiguchi (Kyoto University)
Hope Seligson (MMI Engineering)
Stephen Sellers (CALOES)
Luke Shafer (CSULB)
Tom Shantz (Caltrans)
Guangfu Shao (UCSB)
Warren Sharp (Berkeley Geochron Ctr)
Bruce Shaw (LDEO)
John Shaw (Harvard)
Peter Shearer (UCSD)
Kaye Shedlock (NSF)
Anne Sheehan (Colorado)
David Shelly (USGS Menlo Park)
Zheqiang Shi (USC)
Nilesh Shome (AIR Worldwide)
Ramesh Shrestha (Florida)
Gerry Simila (CSUN)
Anthony Sladen (Caltech)
Norm Sleep (Stanford)
Deborah Smith (UCR)
Bridget Smith-Konter (UTEP)
Teira Solis (UTEP)
Paul Somerville (URS)
Seok Goo Song (URS)
Chris Sorlien (UCSB)
Josh Spinler (Arizona)
Kathleen Springer (SB County Museum)
Paul Spudich (USGS)
Michael Steffeck (UCSC)
Jamie Steidl (UCSB)
Lauren Steinberg (Cornell)
Jennifer Stevens (UCR)
Mark Stirling (IGNS New Zealand)
Joann Stock (Caltech)
Igor Stubailo (UCLA)
Gene Suemnicht (Ormat Nevada Inc.)
Jim Sullivan (CVAG)
Ricardo Taborda (CMU)
Toshiro Tanimoto (UCSB)
Felicia Tanner (Rust College)
Carl Tape (Caltech)
Florentina Tavares (FY Museum)
Elizabeth Templeton (Harvard)
Leon Teng (USC)
Wayne Thatcher (USGS)
Trevor Thomas (USC)
Cliff Thurber (Wisconsin)
Kristy Tiampo (Western Ontario)
John Tinsley (USGS)
Ron Tognazzini (DWP)
Nathan Toke (ASU)
Xiaopeng Tong (UCSD)
Jerry Treiman (CGS)
Jeroen Tromp (Princeton)
Rebecca Tsang (SDSU)
Hiroshi Tsuruoka (University of Tokyo)
Terry Tullis (Brown)
Jack Tung (CSULA)
Don Turcotte (UCD)
Takahiko Uchide (University of Tokyo)
Richard Valencia (Platypus)
Jordan Van Aalsburg (UC Davis)
Nicholas van der Elst (UCSC)
Christina Velasquez (CSUSB)
Gema Venegas (USC)
Danielle Verdugo (SDSU)
Mike Vredevoogd (UCR)
John Wallace (UCLA)
Chris Walls (UNAVCO)
Feng Wang (USC)
Qi Wang (UCLA)
Tien-Huei Wang (UCR)
Steve Ward (UCSC)
Hannah Waterhouse (USC)
Jennie Watson-Lamprey (WL Consult.)
Kris Weaver Bowman (CSU Fullerton)
Neta Wechsler (USC)
Dayanthie Weeraratne (CSUN)
Meng Wei (SIO / IGPP)
Shengji Wei (Caltech)
Debbie Weiser (USGS)
Chester Weiss (Virginia Tech)
Ray Weldon (Oregon)
Shelly Werner (SCEC / USC)
Steve Wesnousky (UNR)
Rob Wesson (USGS)
Jim Whitcomb (NSF)
Andrew Whitesides (USC)
John Whitney (USGS)
Alex Wilk (USC)
Charles Williams (RPI)
Nathan Williams (Cornell)
Pat Williams (SDSU)
Chris Wills (CGS)
Rick Wilson (CGS)
Jochen Woessner (SSS)
Ka Wong (UCLA)
Zi-Yu Wu (USC)
Frank Wyatt (UCSD)
Guanshui Xu (UCR)
Shiqing Xu (USC)
Yuji Yagi (University of Tsukuba)
Jing Yang (Caltech)
Wenzheng Yang (USC)
Tomoko Yano (UCSB)
M. Burak Yikilmaz (UC Davis)
Alan Yong (USGS)
Karen Young (USC)
Ellen Yu (Caltech)
John Yu (USC)
Fuping Yuan (CWRU)
Ilya Zaliapin (UNR)
George Zandt (Arizona)
Eva Zanzerkia (NSF)
Farzin Zareian (UCI)
Jeremy Zechar (USC)
Yuehua Zeng (USGS)
Zhongwen Zhan (Caltech)
John Zhao (GNS Science)
Olaf Zielke (ASU)
Mary Lou Zoback (RMS)

Posters. Posters were put up in two groups this year, due to space restrictions: Group 1 or Group 2.
Group 1 Posters:
Group 1 Posters

Group 2 Posters:
Group 2 Posters