Pre-Meeting Workshops: August 12 and 13

7. Using GPS to Monitor Volcanoes: From Field Data to Modeling

Registration Cost/participant: $170

Workshop conveners/affiliations/emails:
Maurizio Battaglia, US Geological Survey; Sapienza – University of Rome; mbattaglia@usgs.gov
Mike Lisowski, US Geological Survey; mlisowski@usgs.gov
Kyle Anderson, US Geological Survey; kranderson@usgs.gov

Description of workshop:
The precise measurement of ground deformation using GPS is now an essential tool to monitor volcanic unrest, and mathematical models of how a volcano deform are required to characterize driving processes and constrain the source location, depth and volume change.

This pre-conference workshop will focus on four scientific and technical themes 

  • Lisowski - Designing a GPS network optimized for monitoring, data processing and modelling
  • Battaglia - Introduction to modeling volcanic deformation 
  • Battaglia - Modeling volcanic deformation with dMODELS

  •                   dMODELS, a free USGS software to model crustal deformation near active faults
                      and volcanic centers [pubs.usgs.gov/tm/13/b1/], will be distributed to participants
  • Anderson - Physics based models of volcanic deformation

Requirements of participants:
Participants will need a laptop (OS either Windows or Linux) with the latest version of the free Matlab Runtime installed. The Matlab Runtime is available online at www.mathworks.com/products/compiler/mcr/

Participant application process:
The workshop has a limit of 30 participants. If the workshop will over run the limit then staff from volcano observatories, and students/early career scientists get preference for registration.