S034:
Geophysical Parameter Estimation of the Very Upper Crust: Perspectives from the Field, Lab, and Mind





Session ID#: 24551

Session Description:
Geophysical parameter estimation of the very upper crust plays a critical role in, for example, geologic hazards, construction, archeology, and natural resource assessment and recovery. Methods of characterization and estimation vary widely from direct and indirect measurement in the field and lab to empirical and theoretical interpolation and extrapolation. In this session, we aim to bring together researchers from various disciplines and settings to present their work on geophysical parameter estimation of the top ~1 kilometer of the crust, which includes, for example, the influence of partial saturation, mixed phases, the water table, unconsolidated sediments, rock fractures, and weathering layers.
Primary Convener:  Oliver Salz Boyd, USGS, Golden, CO, United States
Conveners:  Alan Yong, USGS Western Regional Offices Menlo Park, Menlo Park, CA, United States and Manika Prasad, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, United States
Co-Organized with:
Seismology, and Mineral and Rock Physics

Cross-Listed:
  • MR - Mineral and Rock Physics
  • NH - Natural Hazards
  • NS - Near Surface Geophysics
Index Terms:

4302 Geological [NATURAL HAZARDS]
5194 Instruments and techniques [PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF ROCKS]
5199 General or miscellaneous [PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF ROCKS]
7205 Continental crust [SEISMOLOGY]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Kristina Keating, Rutgers University Newark, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Newark, NJ, United States
Alexander Caneva1, Carlos Alberto Vargas Jiménez2 and Juan Manuel Solano Fino2, (1)Universidad Antonio Nariño, Bogotá, Vicerrectoría de Ciencia, Tecnología e Investigación, Bogotá D.C., Colombia, (2)Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia
Akiko Tanaka, Geological Survey of Japan, AIST, Tsukuba, Japan
Katherine Cosburn, University of New Mexico Main Campus, Albuquerque, NM, United States, Mousumi Roy, Univ New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, United States, Charlotte A Rowe, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States and Elena Guardincerri, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, United States
Mark Goldman1, Rufus Catchings2, Joanne H Chan3, Robert R Sickler2, Johanna M Nevitt4 and Coyn Criley2, (1)USGS Western Regional Offices Menlo Park, Menlo Park, CA, United States, (2)U.S. Geological Survey, Earthquake Science Center, Menlo Park, CA, United States, (3)USGS, Menlo Park, CA, United States, (4)Stanford University, 345 Middlefield Rd, Stanford, CA, United States
Makoto Matsubara, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, Tsukuba, Japan and Tomoko Elizabeth Yano, NIED National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, Tsukuba, Japan
Kenneth H Stokoe, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States
Oliver Salz Boyd1, Anjana K Shah2, Theron Sowers3 and Eric Thompson1, (1)USGS, Golden, CO, United States, (2)USGS, Baltimore, MD, United States, (3)California State University Sacramento, Geology, Sacramento, CA, United States
Rufus Catchings, USGS Western Regional Offices Menlo Park, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Luther M Strayer1, Rufus Catchings2, Joanne H Chan2, Ian Scott Richardson3, Adrian McEvilly4, Mark Goldman5, Coyn Criley2 and Robert R Sickler2, (1)California State University East Bay, Hayward, CA, United States, (2)U.S. Geological Survey, Earthquake Science Center, Menlo Park, CA, United States, (3)California State University East Bay, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Hayward, CA, United States, (4)California State University East Bay, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Hayward, CA, United States, (5)U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Sunyoung Park and Miaki Ishii, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States
Seth Saltiel1, Brian P Bonner1 and Jonathan Blair Ajo Franklin2, (1)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, CA, United States
Callum Fry, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO14, United Kingdom and Justin Dix, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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