Earthquake Source Rupture Models, Slip Distribution Studies, and Nucleation and Growth of Fault Systems (co-organized)
Convener: Georg Rümpker 
Oral Programme
 / Mon, 03 May, 13:30–17:00  / Room 27
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Tue, 04 May, 17:30–19:00  / Hall Z

This session aims at a better understanding of the physics of earthquake generation, and of deformation dynamics on a regional scale through theoretical and/or observational studies including, but not limited to, modeling of deformation as indicated by geology, seismology, seismicity, palaeoseismology, geodesy (leveling, continuous and campaign GPS, InSAR, etc.), and relevant research on the relation between strain rates averaged over different temporal and spatial scales are specifically desired. We also encourage contributions that consider the implications of observations and models for seismic hazard too. Recent advances in high performance computer technology and numerical simulation techniques are providing such capacities to analyze these problems. The session will focus on, but not limited to the following topics:

1. source rupture models, and slip distribution studies
2. nucleation and growth of fault systems
3. fault zone processes and constitutive properties
4. modeling and simulation of earthquake generation processes
5. generation and propagation of strong ground motion
6. tectonic loading and the distribution of stress and strain along the zone of convergence
7. timing of deformation using earthquake data, satellite geodesy, and field studies
8. historical earthquakes and tsunami wave simulations