About this Research Topic
Many natural disasters related to solid earth sciences (e.g. earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides or tsunamis) pose a serious threat to human lives and property. Over the last decade, solid earth has seen an explosion in the quantity and quality of observational data available as well as increasingly complex numerical methods to understand the solid earth at various spatial and temporal scales. In collaboration with computational sciences and applied mathematics, the solid earth science community has been advancing the cutting edge of numerical and computational technology.
Both furthering the fundamental understanding and the mitigation of solid earth hazards require modern computing infrastructure, complicated data workflows, and engagement with stakeholders formally involved in emergency management. High-performance computing (HPC) developments enable new strategies and approaches to assess solid earth geohazards and have the potential to support contingency plans.
This Research Topic - on the crossroads between solid earth sciences, HPC, and disaster risk reduction - aims to promote computational and numerical advances for both the long-term and near-real-time assessment of natural hazards, but also for the understanding of the dynamics of the planet on which we live.
We welcome contributions addressing all aspects of high-performance computing in the context of solid earth geohazards and implications for other natural hazards, including scientific findings, code preparation for existing and upcoming HPC infrastructures, HPC-based services for industry and public governance bodies, urgent computing and management of resources, development of workflows, data analytics and uncertainty management.
We welcome interdisciplinary expertise conveying scientific progress into achievements and challenges for supercomputing that empowers a better understanding of solid earth hazards and the natural processes driving them. A variety of types of manuscripts will be considered, namely: Original Research, Methods, Review, Technology and Code, and Perspective.
We especially encourage contributions dealing with:
• long term and short term probabilistic seismic/volcanic/tsunami hazard assessment;
• volcanic eruptions and volcanic plumes transport;
• tsunami modeling and tsunami source characterization;
• deterministic seismic ground motion modeling;
• multi-scale and multi-physics earthquake rupture modeling integrating observations;
• data assimilation;
• uncertainty quantification and reduction;
• urgent computing and early warning.
This Research Topic is promoted by the EU Center of Excellence in Solid Earth for Exascale computing ChEESE (https://cheese-coe.eu/).
Keywords: High-performance computing, natural hazards, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, earthquakes
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