Crustal Deformation Modeling Workshop 2019


Crustal Deformation Modeling Workshop, June 10-14, 2019

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We plan to hold our biannual crustal deformation modeling workshop Jun 10-14, 2019, at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden CO. More information will be posted in February 2019.

Organizing committee:

  • Brad Aagaard (chair)
  • Sylvain Barbot
  • Elizabeth Hearn
  • Eric Hetland
  • Matthew Knepley
  • Charles Williams

PyLith Courses (Tutorials)

2nd Announcement for the 2019 Crustal Deformation Modeling Tutorial and Workshop

June 10-14, 2019, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO


The focus of this gathering will be computational models addressing crustal deformation over the the seismic cycle across single and multiple events. Other related topics, such as the mechanical properties of the lithosphere will also be discussed. The workshop will blend science talks on case studies from particular faulting environments and on key rheological behavior with discussions of current obstacles to crustal deformation modeling.

As in previous years, topics will also span a variety of computational issues including how to go from a geologic structural model to a finite-element model, various numerical issues such as choosing discretization schemes and meshing strategies, and consideration of different bulk and fault zone rheologies. Another explicit goal of this workshop is to provide basic training in the installation, use, and customization of existing, freely available modeling software for crustal deformation. There will be dedicated time throughout the workshop for hands-on interaction with other users and developers of existing tools. More details of the agenda will be posted in the next month.

This year’s workshop will be held June 10-14, 2019, in Golden, Colorado on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines. The first two days of the workshop will be tutorials (Day 1: intermediate, Day 2: intermediate/advanced) on PyLith followed by three days of science talks, discussions, and informal tutorials and collaboration. We expect beginner modelers to make use of the extensive online training materials before the workshop.

We expect to be able to provide reimbursement for a portion of the travel costs incurred for registered attendees with official appointments at U.S. institutions.