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The SPICE-Marie Curie Research Training Network - short presentation:
SPICE is the acronym for Seismic wave Propagation and Imaging in Complex media: a European network. It is a European-Union funded project that is coordinated by the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany, and especially its Dept. of Geophysics. Its duration is of 4 years, starting in 2004. The University of Oslo takes part in the project, with 13 other Universities or Institutes.
The SPICE Consortium aims at integrating institutions with specialisations in physical, mathematical, geological, and computational aspects of wave propagation. The goal is to develop, verify and apply computational tools for wave propagation and imaging problems on all scales.
Tasks in which the UiO is involved are the so-called T3 and T4, mostly at a large scale (planetary and continental scale):
T3: Benchmarks for multi-scale wave propagation and imaging: This task will consist of the development of a data archive with test models and seismograms on all scales, and verified computational algorithms. 3D computational methods can only be verified through careful comparative verification exercises. To interpret structural images in terms of the associated physical processes it is important to understand in a quantitative way the resolving properties of specific algorithms. A definite answer can only come through benchmarking with complete 3D solutions. An elastic model of the Earth will be defined by a small group of SPICE participants and full waveform synthetic seismograms will be generated in this model with a spectral elements algorithm. The synthetic seismograms will be distributed to other SPICE participants and external partners, interested on testing their inversion algorithms on this synthetic dataset. Go back
T4: SPICE - Planetary and continental scale: Development of simulation algorithms for wave propagation and imaging on a planetary and continental scale. Specific tasks include: grid generation for spherical models; Development, extension, implementation, parallelization of algorithms for global and continental wave propagation; development of hybrid approaches; applications to simulation and imaging of heterogeneous Earth structures (subduction zones, plumes, global convection models, spreading ridges, mountain roots, continental shelves); and finally the discussion of the implications of the results in the context of geodynamics. Go back
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Please visit the SPICE Website at http://www.spice-rtn.org
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