Solid Earth Sciences (S)
Session Sub-categoryCG
Session IDS-CG45
Title Science of slow-to-fast earthquakes
Short Title Science of slow-to-fast earthquakes
Date & Time
PM1, PM2 Wed, 24
AM1-PM2 Thu, 25 MAY
PM3 Thu, 25 MAY
AM2 Friday, 26 MAY
Main ConvenerName Aitaro Kato
Affiliation Earthquake Research Institute, the University of Tokyo
Co-Convener 1Name Asuka Yamaguchi
Affiliation Atomosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
Co-Convener 2Name Yohei Hamada
Affiliation Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology Kochi Institute for Core Sample Research
Co-Convener 3Name Yihe Huang
Affiliation University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Session Language E
Scope A growing evidence of geophysical observations has demonstrated that earthquake faults host a broad spectrum of slip modes from slow to unstable fast slip, which may lead to complexity in the nucleation process, rupture behavior, and slip & energy distribution. This discovery has boosted up vigorous discussions about the connection between slow and fast earthquakes including large earthquakes. How and when does a slow earthquake become a fast earthquake? To answer this fundamental question, it is particularly important to proceed further interdisciplinary research through the integration of geophysics, seismology, geodesy, geology, and physics. Developments of measurement technology, application of information science and statistical methods to seismic big-data and utilization of high-performance computing are required as key ingredients in accelerating the integration. This session encourages presentations shedding light on geophysical observations, data analysis, field studies, laboratory experiments, numerical modeling, and theoretical studies. We also welcome contributions from cutting-edge science and technology fields that explore development of novel measurements, data-driven analysis, and large-scale computation etc., those are relevant to slow and fast earthquakes.
Presentation Format Oral and Poster
Collaboration Joint with AGU, EGU