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Ge 277- ‘From Rock Mechanics to Seismotectonics

Winter Quarter 2005

Instructor: Jean-Philippe Avouac

Schedule:

Location: NM 215

January 13, 12am-1pm

 Introduction, Jean-Philippe Avouac

January 27, 12am-1pm

Subject:  Brittle deformation, friction laws and semi-brittle processes
Reading : Lockner 1998, Marone, 1998 (p643-661)
Speakers : Jean-Philippe, Yoshi
Additional references: Blanpied et al, 1991, 1995; Brudy et al, 1997; Townend and Zoback, 2000.

February 3, 12am-1pm 

Subject:  Ductile Creep, crystalline plasticity
Reading : Kohlstedt and Goetze, 1974; Kohlstedt et al, 1995.
Speakers :  Bernard, Nick.
Additional References: Karato and Wu, 1993; Molnar, 1992.

February  7,  11am-12am (Monday) 

Subject:  A focus on subduction zone
Reading: Chlieh et al, 2004; Hyndman et al, 1997; Scholz, 1998.
Speakers: Mohammed, Jean-Philippe
Additional references: Wang et al, 1995; Oleskevich et al, 1999; Scholz, 1998; Scholz and Campos, 1995.

February 14, 11am-12am (Monday)

Subject:  Extrapolation of experimental Flow laws to Natural conditions
Reading : Chester ,1995; Montesi 2004; Hirth et al, 2001.
Speakers :  Mike, Belle
Additional references: Hirth et al, 2001; Chester, 1995; Montesi et al, 2003; Montesi 2004; Marone et al, 1991; Perfettini and Avouac. 2004a.

February 16, 11am-12am, (Wednesday)

Subject:  Model of the Seismic cycle, Aftershocks
Reading : King and Cocco, 2001.
Speakers :  Aron,  Jean-Philippe
Additional references:   Tse and Rice, 1981;  Perfettini and Avouac, 2004b ; King and Cocco, 2001; Dieterich, 1994; Deng et al, 1999; Bosl and Nur, 2002.

March  7,  11am-12am (Monday),

Subject :  Influence of fault zone fluid pressure on stresses and the seismic cycle
Reading : Sleep and Blanpied, 1992;
Speakers: Kathy, Elizabeth
Additional references: Sibson, 1985; Sleep and Blanpied, 1992; Hardebeck and Hauksson, 1999; Segall and Rice, 1995.

March  9,  11am-12am , (Wednesday),

Subject:  Friction laws and seismic rupture, seismological constraints.
Reading: ??
Speakers : Vala, Carl

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