2012 December 11-12, University of Texas, Austin
This two-day workshop will bring together on-site and virtual participants with expertise from experimentalists, modelers, and field geologists in the fields of Earth surface processes, geomorphology, and stratigraphy.
The primary goals of the workshop are:
1) to convene participants to consider grand challenges in morphodynamics, geomorphology, and stratigraphy that can be addressed using physical experiments;
2) to share current and potential advanced experimental technologies to meet these challenges;
3) to generate, develop, and frame innovative ideas on community standards for data and metadata related to sediment experiments; and
4) to explore solutions to meet identified needs for data dissemination.
The first day of the workshop will include an experiment in the University of Texas Sediment Transport and Earth-surface Processes (STEP) basin, which will be designed by participants, and the second day will consist of invited talks and breakout group discussions designed to meet the primary goals. Fostering such focused dialogue will enhance the ability of our community to respond to current and future research needs.
First day (December 11, Tuesday)
Experiment in the University of Texas Sediment Transport and Earth-surface Processes (STEP) basin:
Experiment will be designed and conducted by both on-site and virtual
participants. The experiment will be broadcast over a webinar system to
foster interactive discussion with the virtual participants.
Second day (December 12, Wednesday)
Invited Talks (The invited talks will be also transmitted over the web)
Gary Parker, University of Illinois
Ron Steel, University of Texas
Tetsuji Muto, Nagasaki University, Japan
David Mohrig, University of Texas
Francois Metivier, Institut de Physique du globe de Paris, France
We welcome submission of abstracts for poster presentations. There will
be a two-hour long poster session in the 2nd day after the invited talks.
Click here to view the list of abstracts for the poster session.
(Abstract submission is now closed.)
Breakout Group Discussions:
Breakouts are designed to meet the primary goals. Fostering such focused
dialogue will enhance the ability of our community to respond to current and
future research needs. Discussions will be documented for the
EarthCube effort (http://earthcube.ning.com/).
The registration deadline for on-site participants has passed, but we are still
accepting registration for online participants.
Click here to fill out the participant information form.
No registration fee.
Wonsuck Kim, University of Texas at Austin
Leslie Hsu, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Brandon McElroy, University of Wyoming
Raleigh Martin (Graduate Student), University of Pennsylvania