S035:
Seismically surveying North America: synthesis and emerging ideas as USArray spans Alaska and the CCArray initiative builds momentum





Session ID#: 24626

Session Description:
A systematic broadband seismic survey of an entire continent is a former pipe dream from the seismology community that has recently made major steps toward reality. The EarthScope program’s USArray Transportable Array has successfully covered the contiguous 48 states of the US, and is just reaching its maximum extent in Alaska and northwestern Canada. This session welcomes studies striving to synthesize new insights into continental structure, wave propagation, and seismic sources illuminated by comprehensive coverage of the contiguous US, as well as studies with nascent results and hypotheses from Alaska and northwestern Canada. Coverage of North America remains incomplete and the growing CCArray initiative may offer an opportunity to connect the existing broadband data sets by systematically sampling the Canadian Cordillera. Studies with relevance to the potential science targets, design, and capabilities of the CCArray concept are encouraged.
Primary Convener:  Brandon Schmandt, University of New Mexico Main Campus, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Conveners:  Scott Burdick, Wayne State University, Geology Department, Detroit, MI, United States, Pascal Audet, University of Ottawa, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ottawa, ON, Canada and Emily Hopper, Brown University, Providence, RI, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • DI - Study of the Earth's Deep Interior
  • T - Tectonophysics
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Alistair Boyce1, Ian D Bastow2, Eva Marie Golos3, Scott Burdick4, Robert D van der Hilst3 and Stephane Rondenay5, (1)Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, (2)Imperial College London, London, SW7, United Kingdom, (3)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, (4)Wayne State University, Geology Department, Detroit, MI, United States, (5)University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Robert W Porritt, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, Thorsten W Becker, University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States, Ludwig Auer, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland and Lapo Boschi, CNRS, Institut des Sciences de la Terre Paris (iSTeP), Paris, France
Florian Millet, LGLTPE Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon : Terre, Planètes et Environnement, Villeurbanne Cedex, France, Thomas Bodin, LGLTPE, Univ. Lyon 1, ENS Lyon and CNRS, Lyon, France and Stephane Rondenay, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
Robert Martin-Short, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, Richard M Allen, UC Berkeley Seismology Lab, Berkeley, CA, United States and Robert Porritt, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States
Meghan Samantha Miller, Australian National University, Research School of Earth Sciences, Canberra, Australia, Leland O'Driscoll, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, United States, Robert Porritt, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States and Sarah Roeske, University of California Davis, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Davis, CA, United States
Robert E Anthony1, Adam T Ringler1, Austin A Holland2 and David C Wilson2, (1)USGS Geologic Hazards Science Center, Golden, CO, United States, (2)USGS Geologic Hazards Science Center, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Ying Zhang and Aibing Li, University of Houston, EAS, Houston, TX, United States
Andrew Frassetto1, Kasey Aderhold1, Robert W Busby2 and Robert Woodward1, (1)Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, Washington, DC, United States, (2)Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, Seattle, WA, United States
Natalia A Ruppert, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Benjamin S Murphy, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States and Gary D Egbert, Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR, United States
Benjamin Schwarz, Karin Sigloch and Tarje Nissen-Meyer, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Brian Savage, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, United States and Yang Shen, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States
Yunfeng Chen1, Yu Jeffrey Gu1, Claire A Currie1, Stephen T Johnston2, Shu-Huei Hung3, Andrew J Schaeffer4 and Pascal Audet4, (1)University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, (2)University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, (3)Department of Geoscience, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, (4)University of Ottawa, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Chunquan Yu, California Institute of Technology, Seismological Lab, Pasadena, CA, United States, Zhongwen Zhan, CalTech Seismological Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Egill Hauksson, Caltech Seismo Lab, Pasadena, CA, United States and Elizabeth S Cochran, Earthquake Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Pasadena, CA, United States
Mitch Vagn Liddell1, Ian D Bastow1, Nicholas Rawlinson2, Fiona Ann Darbyshire3 and Amy Gilligan4, (1)Imperial College London, London, SW7, United Kingdom, (2)University of Cambridge, Bullard Labs, Department of Earth Sciences, Cambridge, United Kingdom, (3)University of Quebec at Montreal UQAM, Centre de recherche GEOTOP, Montreal, QC, Canada, (4)University of Aberdeen, School of Geosciences, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Sizhuang Deng, Rice University, Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Houston, TX, United States and Alan Levander, Rice University, Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Science, Houston, TX, United States
Ying Zhou, Virginia Tech, Department of Geosciences, Blacksburg, VA, United States
Roque Alberto Soto Castaneda1, Geoffrey A Abers1, Zach Eilon2 and Douglas H Christensen3, (1)Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States, (2)Brown University, Providence, RI, United States, (3)Univ Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Jordyn Cloud and Colleen A Dalton, Brown University, Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Providence, RI, United States
Adam Esker, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, United States and Gary L Pavlis, Indiana University Bloomington, Geological Sciences, Bloomington, IN, United States
Juliette Marie Lamoureux, CUNY City College of New York, New York, NY, United States and William H Menke, Columbia University, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, New York, NY, United States
Eva Marie Golos1, Hongjian Fang2, Huajian Yao2, Haijiang Zhang2, Scott Burdick3, Frank Vernon4, Andrew J Schaeffer5, Sergei Lebedev6 and Robert D van der Hilst1, (1)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, (2)USTC University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, (3)MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States, (4)University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States, (5)Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Dublin, Ireland, (6)Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Dublin 2, Ireland
Kazunori Yoshizawa, Hokkaido University, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Faculty of Science, Sapporo, Japan and Kouta Hamada, Hokkaido University, Department of Natural History Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Sapporo, Japan; Japan Meteorological Agency, Yokohama Local Meteorological Office, Yokohama, Japan
Dante Dominick Curcio1, Gary L Pavlis2, Xiaotao Yang3, Michael W Hamburger2, Henglei Zhang4 and Dhananjay Ravat5, (1)Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, United States, (2)Indiana University Bloomington, Geological Sciences, Bloomington, IN, United States, (3)CAS Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijng, China, (4)China University of Geosciences Wuhan, Wuhan, China, (5)University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, United States
Robert W Busby, Robert Woodward, Kasey Aderhold and Andrew Frassetto, IRIS Consortium, Washington, DC, United States
Asiye Aziz Zanjani1, Lupei Zhu1, Robert B Herrmann1, Yuchen Liu1 and James Andrew Conder2, (1)Saint Louis University, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Saint Louis, MO, United States, (2)Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Geology, Carbondale, IL, United States
James Andrew Conder, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Geology, Carbondale, IL, United States, Lupei Zhu, Saint Louis University, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Saint Louis, MO, United States and Justin D Wood, Southern Illinois University, Dept. of Geology, Carbondale, IL, United States
Fan-Chi Lin and Kevin Michael Ward, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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