VISES SCEC Workshop on High Resolution Topography Applied to Earthquake Studies

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Part of the Southern California Earthquake Center's Virtual Institute for the Study of Earthquake Systems

September 18-20, 2013
Earthquake Research Institute (ERI), The University of Tokyo, Japan


September 21, 2013
Center for Spatial Information Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Workshop planning team: Ramon Arrowsmith (Arizona State University), Koji Okumura (Hiroshima University), Edwin Nissen (Colorado School of Mines), Tadashi Maruyama (AIST), Christopher Crosby (UNAVCO), Mike Oskin (UC Davis), Shinji Toda (Tohoku University)


Scientific Program: September 18, 2013 (10:00am - 5:30pm)

Time
Title
Speaker
10:00am Welcome and introductions Takehiro Koyaguchi (Earthquake Research Institute)
10:10am A review of the mapping of faults since 1980s: plane table, TS, RTK-GPS, Lidar, and the future Koji Okumura (Hiroshima University)
10:40am Tectonic geomorphology, structural geology, and paleoseismology of fault zones from high resolution topography Ramon Arrowsmith (Arizona State University)
11:10am BREAK
11:30am Application of high-resolution topography to earthquake geology: examples from recent study in Japan Tadashi Maruyama (AIST)
12:00pm Near-field cosiesmic deformation from airborne and terrestrial lidar of the El Mayor-Cucapah surface rupture Mike Oskin (University of California, Davis)
12:30pm Discussion
12:50pm Lunch
2:00pm Estimation of ground displacement caused by the large earthquakes, using the Geomorphic Image Analysis of multi-temporal LiDAR DEM Sakae Mukoyama (Kokusai Kogyo)
2:30pm Fault zone deformation and shallow slip from LiDAR differencing Edwin Nissen (Colorado School of Mines)
3:00pm Gravitational slope deformation detected by LiDAR Masahiro Chigira (Kyoto)
3:30pm BREAK
3:45pm Superfine mapping of the earthquake surface ruptures in the forest with terrestrial LiDAR Masayuki Yoshimi (AIST, MEXT)
4:15pm Facilitating access to high-resolution topography: Data collection support and online data distribution Chris Crosby (UNAVCO, OpenTopography)
4:45pm Discussion
5:30pm End of meeting followed by optional dinner

Workshop Program: September 19-20, 2013
ERI, Tokyo, Japan

For the workshop, students will have to bring their own laptops with appropriate software. This course program can evolve depending on our sense of the participants interests and expertise.

Day 1: September 19, 2013
Time
Activity
Instructor(s)
10:00am Introduction of participants (Name, project, and experience, expectations)

Introduction to acquisition of high resolution topographic data (ALS and TLS) and demonstration of OpenTopography
Christopher Crosby,
UNAVCO/OpenTopography
11:15am Aerial survey company presentations
11:45am BREAK
12:00pm Handling and processing of high resolution topographic data grids: square km dataset examples Ramon Arrowsmith,
Arizona State University
1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm ArGIS analysis and fault trace mapping Mike Oskin,
University of California, Davis
4:00pm ArcGIS-based analysis with extensions to gridding via OpenTopography Points2Grid and other point analysis using LAStools Ramon Arrowsmith,
Arizona State University
5:30pm End of workshop; go to reception
Day 2: September 20, 2013
Time
Activity
Instructor(s)
10:00am Keck Caves Lidar viewer training and demonstration and swath profiles Mike Oskin,
University of California, Davis
1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Structure from Motion Ramon Arrowsmith,
Arizona State University
Edwin Nissen,
Colorado School of Mines
3:00pm CloudCompare training and demonstration Ramon Arrowsmith,
Arizona State University
Edwin Nissen,
Colorado School of Mines
5:30pm End of workshop

Scientific Program: September 21, 2013 (10:00am - 2:50pm)
Geomorphological Applications of High-Definitions Topography (program in Japanese and English).

For presentations slides see Sept 18th program.