Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

Presentation information

[J] Oral

S (Solid Earth Sciences ) » S-TT Technology & Techniques

[S-TT47] Creating future of solid Earth science with high performance computing (HPC)

Sun. May 26, 2019 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM 304 (3F)

convener:Takane Hori(R&D Center for Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Yuji Yagi(Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba), Katsuhiko Shiomi(National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience), Chairperson:Takane Hori

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

[STT47-06] Expected Role of High Performance Computing to Promote Earthquake Research

★Invited Papers

*Naoshi Hirata1 (1.Earthquake Research Institute, the University of Tokyo)

Keywords:Headquarters for Earthquake Research Promotion, The basic comprehensive policy, Higher level data analyses

Headquarters for Earthquake Research Promotion (HERP) has been led earthquake observation, measurement, surveys and research in Japan for 20 years since the first 10-year basic comprehensive policy for the promotion set in April 23, 1999. During this 20 years, nation-wide basic observation networks have been established such as MOWLAS and GEONET. The observation data from the networks provide us rich information beneath Japan and are used by world-wide researchers discovering new phenomena such as slow earthquakes. On the other hand, data analysis methods and models, which are assumed in the analyses, are rather simple and not enough to extract rich information from the data. The necessity of the 3D realistic structure model for the data analyses has become clearer recently because of the ocean bottom observation data, such as the postseismic deformation of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. To construct realistic model for the complex subduction zone in Japan, where two plates are subducting, large scale high-fidelity models are required and high performance computing is necessary to calculate crustal deformation and/or seismic wave propagation with the realistic models. For the next 10 years, we expect that high-performance computing will play an intrinsic role to promote earthquake research through higher level data analyses with realistic 3D structure in and around Japan. This will lead us a new stage in earthquake science.