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The CIG Webinar Series draws from a pool of experts from mathematicians, to computer scientists, and to geoscientists, among others to bring together a cross-cutting community of faculty, students and researchers to both inform and disseminate knowledge on the tools and methodologies employed to further the study of problems in geodynamics.

The one hour webinars will be held the 2nd Thursday of each month October through May. Webinars will be recorded for later viewing. Reminders and details will be sent out through the cig-all mailing list.

Webinar Schedule

  October 14 SMOREs Showcase
  November 18    CIG Annual Business Meeting
  December              - AGU -
  January 13 Raj Moulik, Princeton University
  February 17 Takumi Kera, Tohoku University  
  March 10 Ryan Orvedahl, UC Davis
  April 14  Kali Allison, UC Davis
  May 12  Robert Walker, University of Buffalo 

Seismic Cycles Webinar Series

The Seismic Cycles Working Group presents this weekly seminar series in preparation for a virtual symposium this fall on seismic cycles modeling. The weekly seminar series will stretch until July 2022. Each week, we invite two speakers to give a 30-minute talk relevant to the following themes: 1) Physics-based foreshock and aftershock modeling: what can explain the observed rate of aftershocks and the possible origins of the Gutenberg-Richter frequency-size distribution. 2) The arrest and initiation of ruptures: what determines the size of an earthquake, the control of geometric, material, and dynamic heterogeneities on the frequency-size distribution and rupture style. 3) Modeling of slow slip and tremors: how to reconcile the time scales of slow-slip events and individual tremors and how to simulate the source mechanisms of tremors and low-frequency earthquakes. 4) Physics-based friction laws: what fault-zone physical processes must be incorporated, what are the important physical feedback mechanisms that operate across the seismic cycle, and what explains the evolution of effective friction parameters with temperature and water content. And finally, 5) Impact of fluids on the seismic cycle: what are the relevant chemical and physical processes connecting fluid injection (e.g., hydraulic fracturing) with induced seismicity, what is the role of poroelasticity.
All webinars begin at 9A PDT.

  May 6

Physics-based foreshock and aftershock modeling
1. Mainshock and aftershock sequence simulations in a nonplanar fault network
So Ozawa, University of Tokyo
2. Rupture styles and recurrence patterns in seismic cycles linked to physical properties of the fault zone
Shiying Nie, University of Southern California

  May 13  

Arrest and initiation of rupture: insight from structural and frictional heterogeneities
1. Many ways to slip: aseismic fault creep and its transition to dynamic rupture
Sohom Ray,  IIT Roorkee
2. Theoretical insights on the arrest of earthquake rupture
Pablo Ampuero, University of Géoazur

  May 20

Adding more physics into the friction law, what are the implications about the seismic cycle?
1. Implementation of quasistatic viscoelasticity and poroelasticity using memory variables into dynamic earthquake sequence simulation with SBIEM
Hiroyuki Noda, Kyoto University
2. Fault-size dependent fracture energy, seismogenesis, and cascading rupture on multi-scale fault networks
Dmitry Garagash, Dalhousie University

  June 3

Modeling of slow-slip and tremors.
Duo Li, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München;
Bunishiro Shibazaki, Building Research Institute; 
Takanori Matsuzawa, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience


  June 10

Fluid injection and the seismic cycle?
Elias R. Heimisson, ETH Zürich
Pierre Dublanchet, MINES ParisTech


  June 17

Fluids and poroelasticity
Yuyun Yang, Harbin Engineering University
Camilla Cattania, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  June 24

Foreshocks, aftershocks, and roughness

Yuval Tal, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

  July 1 Andrea Perez-Silva, Victoria University of Wellington

Please see the calendar of events to view all Past and Upcoming webinars.

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