Investigating Ductile Lithosphere Deformation in Southern California

Ductile Rheology of the Southern California Lithosphere: Constraints From Deformation Modeling, Rock Mechanics, and Field Observations; Menlo Park, California, 1–2 May 2013



A workshop to investigate properties and processes of ductile lithosphere deformation was held in Menlo Park, Calif. This workshop provided overviews of the newest results from lab, field, and geodetic modeling disciplines relevant to better understanding earthquake processes in Southern California. A principal goal of the workshop was to bring together niche experts in tectonic geodesy, laboratory rock mechanics, and field observations of ductile rocks to gain better interdisciplinary understanding of the stress transfer process between brittle-elastic upper crust and ductile lithosphere in Southern California.