Amphibious community experiments in Alaska and related opportunities

  Westin Canal Place
100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA, 70130
Crescent Ballroom – 11th Floor
Sunday December 10, 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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Conveners (in reverse alphabetical order):

Lindsay Worthington (University of New Mexico), Spahr Webb (LDEO, Columbia University), Susan Schwartz (UC Santa Cruz), Emily Roland (University of Washington), Aubreya Adams (Colgate University), and Geoff Abers (Cornell University)


Both GeoPRISMS and EarthScope have chosen the Alaska-Aleutian subduction system as a focus of their science plans, emphasizing infrastructure such as the Transportable Array. In 2018 the Alaska Amphibious Seismic Community Experiment (AACSE) will be deployed across the Alaskan subduction interface and Aleutian arc, in the Alaska Peninsula region; the project plan can be found on its webpage. All data are open and available as soon as they are recovered and processed, so abundant research opportunities exist with these data.

This mini-workshop is designed to communicate regional science goals and logistical plans for AACSE and a number of other concurrent projects in the region, with the aim of developing synergies and foster further planning among the broader community. It will highlight opportunities for participation through the apply-to-sail and other educational programs, and opportunities for a regionally targeted, multi-disciplinary set of studies that would take advantage of AACSE and other infrastructure.

5:30 | Snacks & Coffee

6:00 | Introductions and welcome – GeoPRISMS Chair Demian Saffer and Aubreya Adams

6:20 | Overview of past work in the Alaska subduction zone and highlights from the similar Cascadia Initiative amphibious array – Geoff Abers

6:40 | AACSE overview and opportunities for engagement – Emily Roland

6:50 | Break

7:15 | Highlights of volcano seismology work in the region – John Paskievitch (Alaska Volcano Observatory) or Jeff Freymueller

7:30 | Regional geodesy and other geophysical observations – Shanshan Li (University of Alaska, Fairbanks)

7:45 | Short format presentations about complementary projects in the region.


Carl Tape – Southern Alaska Lithosphere and Mantle Observation Network (SALMON) (~10 min)

Kerry Key – Updates from the magnetotelluric and seismic investigation of Okmok Volcano (~5 min)

Terry Plank – Recent Aleutian Volcano Research (~10 min)

Dave Chadwell – Seafloor Geodesy in Alaska (~8 min)

Harold Tobin – SZ4D (~5 min)

9:00 | Workshop Adjourns

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