Event Detail

Event Type: 
External Seminar
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 15:00 to 16:00
GLK 113

Speaker Info

Applied Mathematics, University of Washington

This is the Inaugural talk in the SIAM PNW Seminar Series, a quarterly seminar presented by a distinguished member of the section, invited by the officers of the section. Suggestions for future speakers are welcome; please contact the SIAM PNW officers. Local participants are encouraged to congregate in GLK 113 to view this event together. The seminar can be also watched remotely by individual participants by going to a gotomeeting link, provided by the organizers before the talk. There is no need to have a gotomeeting account; a microphone is only required for those who want to ask questions.

As events of the past decade have tragically demonstrated, tsunamis pose a major risk to coastal populations around the world -- including the Pacific Northwest where the Cascadia Subduction Zone unleashes Magnitude 9 earthquakes every few hundred years. Numerical modeling is an important tool in better understanding past tsunamis and their geophysical sources, in real-time warning and evacuation, and in assessing hazards and mitigating the risk of future tsunamis. I will discuss a variety of techniques from adaptive mesh refinement to probabilistic hazard analysis that are being used for tsunamis and related geophysical hazards.

The talk is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r2imfFI1RA
Also, here are the slides: http://faculty.washington.edu/rjl/slides/siam_pnw16.pdf