Main topics

S1 Data Science and High-Performance Computing  (HPC) - Engine of New Discoveries in Geophysics

Convener : Alice Gabriel (LMU), Lion Krischer (ETH), Michael Bader (TUM)

 

The simulation of geophysical process is today at the heart of the scientific workflow. In many research areas the required computational resources are enormous and can only be achieved by making use if parallel algorithms. With increasing heterogeneity of computer systems the development and maintenance of efficient, scalable software becomes a big challenge, requiring close cooperation with computational science and supercomputer centers. In addition, the application of deep/machine learning approaches in geophysics is on the rise in cases where large data volumes are available and problems can be solves using complex pattern recognition. Even inverse problems are beginning to be solved using this approach. In this session all developments in HPC and data science for geophysical applications shall be discussed.

 

Speaker: Men Andrin Meier (CalTech)

S2 Long-term Observations in Geophysics from Subsurface to Space: Instrumentation, Methods, Discoveries

Conveners: Stuart Gilder (LMU), Nina Kukowski, Roland Pail (TUM), Thomas Klügel (BKG)

 

Long time-series of terrestrial signals from strain (motion/deformation), gravity, magnetism, temperature, chemistry, etc. lend insight into the workings of all of Earth’s envelopes from the core to the atmosphere and beyond. Recent technological developments, including those from satellite missions, facilitate observations over increasingly higher spatial and/or temporal resolution. We invite contributions across all fields making continuous, long-term observations of the Earth-environment. Advances in sensors, instrumentation, data analyses, and interpretations of the data are welcome, with the aim to stimulate a multidisciplinary discussion among those dedicated to the accumulation, preservation and dissemination of data over decadal time scales or beyond.

 

Speaker: Hermann Lühr (GFZ)

 

S3 Geothermics – Geophysics of an attractive, renewable Energy Resource

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https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Geothermie_Bohrturm.jpg - Urheber Richard Bartz

Convener: T. Megies (LMU), T. Braun, M. Keim

 

In many regions geothermal plants are an essential ingredient to a sustaniable energy suppliance. Despite intensive research there are still man open questions regarding the fluid dynamic processes, the reaction of the rock matrix on short and long time scales, the influence of production parameters, and the quantification of possible induced seismicity. In this session we invide contributions that deal with the geophysical processes of geothermal projects.

 

Speaker: Geoffrey Giudetti (ENEL)

 

S4 Natural hazards – processes, predictability, early warning

Convener: Elena Kronberg (LMU), Martin Käser (MunichRe), Torsten Dahm (GFZ), Ulrich Küppers (LMU), Mattthias Hort (HH)

 

Geophysics plays a central important role in the observation, understanding, prediction, and early warning of many natural hazard systems (earthquakes, volcanoes, space weather, rock slides). In this session we invite presentations on any aspects of better understanding such systems, new observational strategies, aspects of predictability and forecasting, as well as early warning systems.

 

Speaker: Yuri Shprits (GFZ)