Upscaling results obtained in field experiments to crustal/Deep Earth-scales or downscaling the application of geophysical techniques to a laboratory remains an ongoing challenge in the Earth Sciences. Rock physics experiments and numerical models can provide great insight to larger scale phenomena using, for example, direct forward model techniques or well-constrained experiments in known conditions. Such an approach has the great benefit in that added value naturally arises when scientists from different disciplines transfer, and verify, new theories and techniques using laboratory rock physics as a tool.
The aim of this session is to bring together scientists working in different disciplines and who have set Rock Physics and laboratory/field experiments to model large-scale Earth phenomena. Conversely, we welcome contributions that seek to transfer to laboratory scale theory and techniques used in larger Earth environments. We are particularly interested in:
1) Applications of large-scale geophysical imaging techniques that have been transferred to lab scale,
2) Designs of geophysical experiments that have been planned on the base of field experiments,
3) The contribution of laboratory experiments to the understanding of large-scale geological features in volcanic/ crustal / Deep Earth environments,
4) New attempt and techniques related to upscaling rock-physics results to reproduce large scale geophysical phenomena.
5) Novel contributions where laboratory experiments validate Earth-related theories or unveil new physical phenomena at different scales.
Solicited presenters and abstracts:
Nicola Tisato, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin.
Title: Bubbles attenuate elastic waves at seismic frequencies.
Tiziana Vanorio, Geophysics Department, Stanford University
Title: Fiber-Reinforced Rocks Akin to Roman Concrete Help Explain Ground Deformation at Campi Flegrei Caldera.