CSDMS 2018 annual meeting - Geoprocesses, geohazards

Multiphase instabilities and extreme events in different natural systems

Jenny Suckale

Stanford University, United States

Natural disasters push the process of scientific discovery to its limits: Their enormous scale makes them difficult to recreate in the lab, their destructive power and rare occurrence limit the possibility of acquiring field data, and their profoundly nonlinear behavior over a wide range of scales poses significant modeling challenges. In this talk, I explore how we can leverage insights from four different natural systems to contribute to our fundamental scientific understanding of the role that multiphase processes play in the onset and evolution of extreme events and to our ability to mitigate associated risks.

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Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group