Seismological Grand Challenges

Seismological Grand Challenges in Understanding Earth's Dynamic Systems

Report of the Long Range Science Plan for Seismology Workshop September 18-19, 2008

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Prepared by the Seismological Grand Challenges Writing Group

List of Workshop Participants

Presentations at the Workshop

This report is drawn from the many presentations and discussions at the September 18-19, 2008 Workshop on a Long Range Science Plan for Seismology, held in Denver and attended by ~120 members of the seismological and geophysical research community. Financial support for the LRSPS Workshop was provided by the National Science Foundation. Logistical support for the LRSPS Workshop and for preparation and dissemination of this report were provided by the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS). Initial drafts of this report were openly available and commented on by the seismological community. This final report is being submitted to the National Science Foundation and other Federal agencies.

Final printing of this report was released in February 2009.

Anyone wishing to obtain multiple copies of the printed report should contact Teresa Saavedra (