ERL to Bring Over 30 Research Presentations to AGU

October 29, 2018

Topics to include machine learning, multiphase flow, rock physics, geomechanics, inversion/uncertainty, and imaging.

Above: ERL Gradtuate Student Ekaterina Bolotskaya presents her work at the 2018 ERL Annual Founding Members Meeting. She will also be presenting a poster at AGU.

If you're planning on attending the America Geophysical Union's Fall Meeting this December and Washington, DC, you'll have plenty of opportunities to catch up on the laterst research from MIT. MIT Earth Resources Laboratory professors, research scientists, postdocs, and students will be there to present 24 posters and 11 talks, and convene three sessions. That's in addition to presentations by our colleagues in other parts of the Department of Earth, Amtospheric, and Planetary Sciences and MIT. The Department will also be hosting a reception for alumni and friends the evening of 12/10 (If you haven't received your invitation, please contact Allison Provaire at provaire at mit dot edu.)

We hope you can join us for some of our presentations which will cover our areas of experitise-- multiphase flow, geomechanics, inversion/uncertainty, and imaging-- while a few will touch on our newest area of focus, scientific machine learning and its application to geophysics. (printable schedule)

Date Time Type Presenter Title Location AGU Identifier
Sunday, December 9 08:00 - 16:00 Workshop Douglas E. Miller (speaker) Distributed Acoustic Sensing: Principles and Case Studies Constitution CD, Grand Hyatt WS29
Monday, December 10, 2018  08:00 - 12:20 Poster Lluis Salo Assessing Fault Leakage Potential during Underground CO2 Storage in the Gulf of Mexico Convention Ctr - Hall A-C (Poster Hall) H11N-1633
08:00 - 12:20 Poster Mariana Rodriguez-Buno Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Processes in Deep Borehole Repository in Granite Host Rock for a High Level Nuclear Waster Repository Convention Ctr - Hall A-C (Poster Hall) H11N-0622
08:50 - 09:00 Talk Harry Matchette-Downes Seismological observations of the isostatic support of southwestern Tibet Marriott Marquis - Liberty N-P T11A-04
09:00 - 12:20 Poster Hongjian Fang Random Voronoi Cells Based Parsimonious Inversion: Methodology and Application to Global S wave Arrival Time Data Convention Ctr - Hall A-C (Poster Hall) S31D-0537
11:05 - 11:20 Talk Aurélien Mordret Investigating the early 21st century droughts in Central California using seismic interferometry Marriott Marquis - Independence D S12A-04
13:40 - 18:00 Poster Amir Pahlavan Unstable Imbibition in Rough Fractures: Emergence of a Thin—Film Front in Strongly Wetting Conditions Convention Ctr - Hall A-C (Poster Hall) H13Q-2222
13:40 - 18:00 Poster Chunfang Meng Obtaining Half Space Eshelby solution via Numerical Traction Cancellation Convention Ctr - Hall A-C (Poster Hall) T13G-2794
13:40 - 18:00 Poster Jane Chui Impact of Motile Bacteria on Viscous Fingering Convention Ctr - Hall A-C (Poster Hall) H13Q-2213
13:40 - 18:00 Poster Shujuan Mao A new wavelet-based approach to measure time- and frequency-dependent seismic velocity variations Convention Ctr - Hall A-C (Poster Hall) S13C-0433
14:10 - 14:25 Talk Julien Clancy Deep Learning for Making Sense of Ambient Seismic Noise Marriott Marquis - Independence D S13B-03
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 08:00 - 10:00 Talk session Cailey Brown Condit (convener) The Varied Roles of Aqueous Fluids near the Subduction Interface I Marriott Marquis - Liberty L T21B
08:00 - 12:20 Poster Ehsan Haghighat An Implicit-Interface Approach for Modeling Coupled Flow-Geomechanics and Induced Seismicity Convention Ctr - Hall A-C (Poster Hall) H21P-0989
08:00 - 12:20 Poster H.O. Ghafari Ultrasound Probes of the Damage Evolution in Impulsive Fragmentation of Rocks Convention Ctr - Hall A-C (Poster Hall) S21D-1482
11:20 - 11:35 Talk Josimar Alves da Silva Revisiting the Classical Earthquake Experiment in the Rangely Oil Field, Colorado, 1970: Insights from Coupled Flow and Geomechanical Modeling Marriott Marquis - Independence E S22A-05
13:40 - 18:00 Poster Xiaojing Ruby Fu Nonequilibrium hydrate growth on an expanding gas-liquid interface: insights from Xenon-water experiments and phase-field modeling Convention Ctr - Hall A-C (Poster Hall) OS23D-2822
13:40 - 18:00 Poster Aarti Dwivedi Slow-slip events in Northern California with 8-month and 6-Year Periods Convention Ctr - Hall A-C (Poster Hall) G23B-2249
16:15 - 16:30 Invited talk Matej Pec Deformation mechanisms at the base of the seismogenic layer Marriott Marquis - Capitol/Congress MR24A-02
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 08:00 - 12:20 Poster Pawan Bharadwaj Focused blind deconvolution of earthquake signals Convention Ctr - Hall A-C (Poster Hall) S31F-1656
08:00 - 12:20 Poster Saied Mighani Surface Roughness and Fluid Viscosity Controls on Propagation of a Hydraulic Fracture Across a Frictional Interface Convention Ctr - Hall A-C (Poster Hall) T31F-1905
08:00 - 12:20 Poster Xuan Feng Developing a novel method to extract nonlinear viscoelastic characteristics of Earth rock by propagating elastic waves  Convention Center; Hall A-C (Poster Hall) T31C-0315 
08:00 - 12:20 Poster session Cailey Brown Condit (convener) The Varied Roles of Aqueous Fluids near the Subduction Interface II Convention Ctr - Hall A-C (Poster Hall) T31G
11:35 - 11:50 Invited talk Cailey Brown Condit     Fluid infiltration promotes both ductile and brittle deformation within the deep crust: Examples from Southwestern Montana and the Central Alps Marriott Marquis - Liberty L T32B-06
13:40 - 18:00 Poster Bauyrzhan  Primkulov Influence of Wettability on Dynamic Fluid-Fluid Displacement in Micromodels Convention Ctr - Hall A-C (Poster Hall) H33T-3014
13:40 - 18:00 Poster Chen Gu Slip Behaviors on an Artificial Fault Surface with Engraved Topography in a Laboratory Stick-Slip Experiment: Insights on the Roles of Fault Roughness in Spatial and Temporal Seismic Distribution Convention Ctr - Hall A-C (Poster Hall) T33F-3834
13:40 - 18:00 Poster Eric Beaucé New Insight Into the Seismicity of the Western Alps from Automated Analysis of Dense Linear Array Data Marriott Marquis - Liberty N-P T33F-0476
13:40 - 18:00 Poster Maryam Alghannam Slip Instability of a Single Degree of Freedom Poroelastic System Convention Ctr - Hall A-C (Poster Hall) S33C-3546
Thursday, December 13, 2018 08:00 - 10:00 Talk session Aurélien Mordret (convener) Environmental Seismology: Using Geophysical Tools for Earth Surface Processes Research I Marriott Marquis - Independence F-H S41B
08:00 - 12:20 Poster Justin Montgomery Connecting field data with constitutive physical models for production forecasting of unconventional oil and gas Convention Ctr - Hall A-C (Poster Hall) MR41C-0070
08:00 - 12:20 Poster Hao Kang Hydro-mechanical behavior of Musandam limestone fracture with confining pressures less than 1MPa Convention Ctr - Hall A-C (Poster Hall) MR41C-1048
08:00 - 12:20 Poster Rafael Villamor Lora Fracture Flow Tests and Aperture Measurements Convention Ctr - Hall A-C (Poster Hall) MR41C-1054
08:00-12:20 Poster Yu Rachel Qiu Reliability of representing fracture permeability with statistical roughness parameters Convention Ctr - Hall A-C (Poster Hall) MR41C-1049
08:15 - 08:30 Talk Ke Xue Evaporation-Induced Instability during Dry Gas Injection into Water-Saturated Porous Media Convention Ctr - 146A H41E-02
13:40 - 18:00 Poster Aurélien Mordret Seismic investigation of the 2010-2011 volcanic unrest in Marie Byrd Land, West Antarctica Convention Ctr - Hall A-C (Poster Hall) T43D-3632
13:40 - 18:00 Poster Ekaterina Bolotskaya Joint theory of friction and fracturing for earthquake rupture modelling Convention Ctr - Hall A-C (Poster Hall) S43C-0611 
16:15 - 16:30 Talk Ruben Juanes Wettability Control on Multiphase Flow in Porous Media: A Benchmark Study on Current Pore-Scale Modeling Approaches Convention Ctr - 146A H44F-02
16:45 - 17:00 Talk Yue Olivia Meng DEM Modeling of Coupled Multiphase Flow and Granular Mechanics: Wettability Control on Fracture Patterns Convention Ctr - 146A H44F-04
Friday, December 14, 2018 10:20 - 10:35 Talk Eva Golos Investigating the Role of Underplating and Mantle Plumes in the Midcontinent Rift Using Vp and Vp/Vs Tomography Marriott Marquis - Liberty L T52D-01
14:40 - 15:00 Talk Aimé Fournier Nondimensionalization and Perturbation Analysis of Seismo-electromagnetic Governing Equations Marriott Marquis - Independence F-H S53A-04