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The Program of the Conference

Sunday, June 4, 2006
(Sunday sessions will take place in Ma’agan Holiday Village)


10:0012:00

Registration and Distribution of Conference Material 
12:0013:00

Light Lunch 
13:0013:15

Opening Remarks
Hall 6 
Kinneret MiniSession:
Convener: Zvi Garfunkel 
13:1513:35 
Z BenAvraham, The structure of the Sea of Galilee from geophysical data 
13:3514:05 
J. Claerbout, (INVITED) Estimating an image of Galilee 
14:0514:15 
Short Break

Deformation, Faults, Earthquakes and Waves
Convener: Y. Ben–Zion 
14:1514:20 
Introduction 
14:2014:50 
J. Fineberg, (INVITED) Detachment waves and the onset of frictional slip 
14:5015:20 
P.M. Mai, G. Hillers, J. Ripperger, J.P. Ampuero, (INVITED) Sourcescaling and nearsource groundmotion in the presence of earthquake rupture complexity 
15:2015:40 
V. Lyakhovsky and Y. BenZion, Modeling of Fault Evolution, Seismicity Patterns and Strain Partitioning 
15:4016:10 
Coffee Break 
16:1016:30 
C. Scholz, Earthquake “Storms”: Triggering and Phase Locking 
16:3016:50 
J.P. Ampuero, Rupture nucleation, propagation and arrest along bimaterial faults 
16:5017:10 
M. Holschneider, Modeling of surface wave dispersion and polarization in wavelet domain 
17:1017:30 
S.A. Miller, Omori’s law and fluiddriven aftershocks: a nonlinear diffusion process 
17:3017:50 
G.J Funning, R. Burgmann, A. Ferretti and F. Novali, How locked is the Hayward fault? Evidence from space geodesy 
17:5018:10 
G. King, Seismic activity in the Sumatrajava region prior to the December 26, 2004 (Mw=9.09.3) and march 28, 2005 (Mw=8.7) earthquakes 
18:1018:30 
K. RegenauerLieb and D. Yuen, Thermomechanics of brittleductile feedback: implications for plate tectonics and earthquakes 
19:00 
Welcome BBQ Dinner + icebreaker
Ma’agan Pool

(MondayThursday sessions will take place in Beit Gabriel)

Monday, June 5, 2006

Session in Honor of V. KeilisBorokMathematical Aspects of Geohazard Research
Theatre Hall
Convener: A. IsmailZadeh 
08:3008:50 
Introduction + speeches 
08:5009:20 
V. KeilisBorok and A. Soloviev, (INVITED) Earthquakes prediction: “the paradox of want amidst plenty” 
09:2009:50 
B. D. Malamud, D. L. Turcotte, F. Guzzetti,
P. Reichenbach, (INVITED) Landslides, earthquakes and erosion 
09:5010:10 
A. Nur, J. Dvorkin and L. Soutter, A different view on earthquake instability, stopping and migration. 
10:1010:30 
Zvelebil J. and M. Paluš. Some applications of nonlinear dynamics in rock fall risk assessment and early warnings 
10:3011:00 
Coffee Break 
11:0011:30 
M. Ghil, (INVITED) Coupling in earth systems: solids, fluids and economics 
11:3011:50 
V. K. Gusiakov, An integrated tsunami research and information system: application for mapping of tsunami hazard 
11:5012:10 
S. V. Sobolev, A. Y. Babeyko and R. Galas, GPSshield concept for a local tsunami early warning system 
12:1012:30 
L. Eppelbaum, B. Khesin and S. Itkis. Modern geophysical methodologies as reliable tool for reducing risk of archaeological heritage destruction 
12:3014:45 
Lunch + Poster Session

Earth System Feedbacks
Convener: H. Gildor 
14:4514:50 
Introduction 
14:5015:20 
D.H. Rothman and D. Forney, (INVITED) Temporal scaling of respiration in earth’s carbon cycle 
15:2015:50 
C. Pasquero, (INVITED) Diapycnal and isopycnal transport of biochemical tracers in the marine ecosystems 
15:5016:20 
R. Murtugudde, (INVITED) Biological controls on the annual cycle and ENSO phaselocking 
16:2016:50 
Coffee Break 
16:5017:10 
A.B. Murray and M. Kirwan, Vegetationmorphology feedbacks in tidalchannel and marsh systems: numerical modeling of longterm evolution 
17:1017:30 
F. de Ridder, A. de Brauwere, D. Paillard, R. Pintelon and
F. Dehairs, Identification of the time base of ice volume record 
17:3017:50 
M. Abelson, A. Agnon, A. AlmogiLabin, Control of the Iceland plume on global Oligocene cooling and Antarctic glaciation 
17:5018:10 
I.M. Radjawane, A. Susandi and A. Subki, Preliminary study on calculation and prediction of the seaair CO_{2} exchange in Indonesian waters 
18:1018:30 
J. EmileGeay, R. Seager, M.A. Cane, E.R. Cook and G. Haug, The volcanic eruption of 1258 a.d. and the subsequent ENSO event 
19:00 
Dinner
Ma’agan Dining room

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Frontiers in Computational and Analytical Techniques
Theatre Hall
Conveners: M. Spiegelman, D. Yuen and E. Heifetz 
08:3008:35 
Introduction 
08:3509:15 
D.G. Dritschel and C.V. Tran, (INVITED) Vanishing enstrophy dissipation in twodimensional NavierStokes turbulence in the inviscid limit 
09:1509:35 
N. Paldor, Some unexpected consequences of the "rigid lid" approximation 
09:3509:55 
M. Orkan Umurhan A weakly nonlinear analysis of the magnetorotational instability 
09:5510:15 
F. Malan, A. Ilchev, and R. Sewjee, Material point method modeling with damage rheology 
10:1510:35 
R.E. Cohen and X. Sha, Theory of iron at high pressure and temperatures 
10:3511:10 
Coffee Break 
11:1011:50 
L. Moresi, D. May, V. Lemiale, S. Quenette and H. Muhlhaus, (INVITED) Plate scale geodynamics  an overview of the computational challenges 
11:5012:10 
S. Quenette, B. Appelbe, P. Sunter, L. Hodkinson, A. Lo, R. Hassan, K. Humble and L. Moresi, A rolesbased approach to enabling multiscale, multiphysics computational geophysics codes 
12:1012:30 
D. Kosloff, H. TalEzer, A. Bartana, E. Ragoza and A. Shabelansky, A new scheme for solving the Helmholtz equation by stepping in the depth domain 
12:3012:50 
C. Tape, Q. Liu and J. Tromp, Toward 3d seismic tomography based upon adjoint methods 
12:5013:10 
V.P. Dimri, R.P. Srivastava and N. Vedanti, Optimum design of potential field survey network using fractals 
13:30 
HalfDay Tour (including dinner)

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Coupled FluidsSolid Systems
Theatre Hall
Convener: D. Bercovici 
08:3008:35 
Introduction 
08:3509:15 
T. Halsey, (INVITED) Diagenesis of Sedimentary Rocks 
09:1509:35 
R. Katsman, E. Aharonov, and H. Scher, Localized compaction in rocks: numerical and analytical approaches 
09:3509:55 
R. Toussaint, D. Koehn, J. Schmittbuhl, F. Renard, and J.P. Gratier, Modeling stylolite formation: control of the quenched disorder, elastic forces and surface tension over the morphology 
09:5510:15 
E. Shalev, V. Lyakhovsky, and Y. Yechieli, Salt dissolution and sinkhole formation along the Dead Sea shore 
10:1510:35 
H. Scher and B. Berkowitz. Anomalous transport in geological formations: theory and observations 
10:3511:10 
Coffee Break 
11:1011:50 
A. Rempel, (INVITED) The mechanics of melting 
11:5012:10 
S. Emmanuel and B. Berkowitz, Modeling seafloor hydrothermal convection: incorporating effects of geochemical reactions and phase separation 
12:1012:30 
A.E. Lobkovsky, B. Smith, A. Kudrolli, D.C. Mohrig, and D.H. Rothman Erosive dynamics of channels incised by subsurface water flow 
12:3012:50 
E.G. Flekkoy, Pattern formation in gasgrain systems 
12:5015:15 
Lunch + Poster Session

Fire in Rocks
Convener: O. Navon 
15:1515:20 
Introduction 
15:2016:00 
O. Melnik, A. Barmin and S. Sparks, (INVITED) Application of fluid mechanics to modelling of volcanic flows 
16:0016:20 
N.G. Lensky, R.W. Niebo, J.R. Holloway, V. Lyakhovsky, and O. Navon, Bubble nucleation as a trigger for xenolith entrapment in mantle melts 
16:2016:40 
A. Costa, O. Melnik, R.S.J. Sparks, A model for magma flow in dykes on cyclic lava dome extrusion 
16:4017:10 
Coffee Break 
17:1017:30 
S. Vergniolle and J. CaplanAuerbach, Foam disruption as the origin of the subplinian basaltic plume at Shishaldin volcano (Alaska) 
17:3017:50 
S. Barsotti and A. Neri, Modeling atmospheric effects of plume dynamics and ash dispersal from explosive eruption 
17:5018:10 
A. Folch, A. Costa, G. Macedonio, A coupled model for volcanic ash fallout 
18:1018:30 
A.J. Hale and H. Mühlhaus, Computationally modelling lava morphology in effusive volcanic eruptions 
19:00 
Farewell Dinner

Thursday, June 8, 2006 

Morning: 
Checkout 
Convection in Solids and Fluids
Theatre Hall
Conveners: D. Yuen and P. Fox 
09:0009:05 
Introduction 
09:0509:45 
P.J. Tackley, T. Nakagawa and S. Xie, (INVITED) Coupled models of mantle convection, plate tectonics, core evolution, magmatism and mantle geochemical evolution, including phase changes and other complicating stuff 
09:4510:25 
J.A. Whitehead, (INVITED) The formation of continents by mantle convection  cellular convection with a surface layer

10:2510:45 
J. Zhang and J.Q. Zhong, Experimental attempts to simulate continental drift 
10:4511:10 
Coffee Break 
11:1011:30 
Y. Ashkenazy and E. Tziperman, Thermohaline circulation hysteresis as a function of windstress amplitude 
11:3011:50 
L. MalkiEpshtein, H.E. Huppert and O.M. Phillips, Doublediffusive intrusions in saltwater: growth, structure and internal waves 
11:5012:10 
I. Gavrieli, Modeling seawater mixing in the Dead Sea in light of the planned "peace conduit" 
12:1012:30 
Y. Kaspi and G.R. Flierl, Formation of multiple zonal jets by baroclinic instability on gas planet atmospheres 
12:3013:40 
Light Lunch

Time Series Analysis
Conveners: Y. Ashkenazy and Y. Kushnir

13:4013:45 
Introduction 
13:4514:15 
U. Lall, R. Samuels, S. Westra, H.H. Kwon and A. Khalil, (INVITED) Multivariate nonlinear state space reconstruction: identification and functional estimation 
14:1514:45 
A. Kaplan, M.A. Cane and Y. Kushnir, (INVITED) Scale separation, uncertainty, and ensembles in objective analyses of climate fields 
14:4515:15 
J.W. Kantelhardt, J.F. Eichner, A. Bunde, and S. Havlin, (INVITED) Return intervals and extreme value statistics in longterm correlated data 
15:1515:40 
Coffee Break 
15:4016:00 
T. Kalisky, Y. Ashkenazy and S. Havlin, Volatility of linear and nonlinear time series 
16:0016:20 
A. Kritski, A. Vincent, D. Yuen, T. Carlsen, Adaptive data driven wavelets for multiscale time series 
16:20 
Goodbye and Departure 
Poster Session A – Monday, June 5, 2006 
Deformation, Faults, Earthquakes and Waves: Y. Ben–Zion 
Baer G., G. Funning, T. Wright, and G. Shamir. The November 22, 1995, M=7.2 Gulf of Eilat (Aqaba) earthquake cycle revisited: INSAR measurements and mechanical modeling 
Bailey I., T. Becker and Y. BenZion. Characterization of coseismic strain patterns inferred from ~180,000 focal mechanisms in Southern California 
BenZion Y., Z. Peng, M. Lewis and J. McGuire. High resolution imaging of fault zone structures with seismic fault zone waves 
Dolmaz M.N., E. Oksum and A. Etiz. Tectonic interpretation of BurdurIsparta area, SW Anatolia, based on gravity and aeromagnetic data 
Dor O., M. Sisk, Y. BenZion, T.K. Rockwell and G. Girty. Pulverized rocks in the San Andreas fault zone 
Dor O., Y. BenZion, T.K. Rockwell and J. Brune. Geologic observations of asymmetric rock damage across large faults: implications for rupture along biomaterial interface 
Durgaryan R. The quantitative assessment of Spitak earthquake aftershock distribution 
Finzi Y., V. Lyakhovsky, Y. BenZion, E.H. Hearn. Evolution of strikeslip fault systems and strain distribution in a 3D model with brittle crust governed by damage rheology 
KohenKadosh S.Z.L. and K.F. Tiampo. Accelerating moment release preceding the 2002 AU Sable Forks, NY, Mw 5.0 earthquake 
Oksum E., M.N. Dolmaz and I. Aydin. Quantitative interpretation of aeromagnetic anomalies of southern Lake Van, Eastern Anatolia 
Oth A., F. Wenzel, H. WustBloch, E. Gottschämmer and Z. BenAvraham. 3D modeling of elastic wave propagation in the Dead sea area 
Petrunin A. and S.V. Sobolev. Thermomechanical model of a pullapart basin 
Popov A.A. and S.V. Sobolev. Efficient computational formulation of elastoviscoplasticity for 3d modeling of strain localization in lithosphere 
Rubinstein S.M., G. Cohen and J. Fineberg. The dynamics of static friction 
Sobolev S.V., M. Weber, H.J. Götze and GEODESIRE Team. Geodesire – a new interdisciplinary project to study origin, structure and dynamics of the Dead Sea pullapart basin 
Uyar O. and O. Uyanık. Evaluating comparative liquefaction resistance depending on shear wave velocity and a simplified procedure and mapping of a liquefactionprone area (Inegol, Turkey) 
Wechsler N., Y. BenZion and S. Christofferson. Quantifying heterogeneities in the surface traces of strikeslip faults 
Earth System Feedbacks: H. Gildor 
Ashkenazy Y. and H. Gildor. Maximum equatorial insolation and the 100 kyr time scale of glacial cycles 
Paz S. and Y.M. Tourre. The northAfrica/west Asia (Nawa) sea level pressure index and linkages with north hemispheric dynamics

Rimmer A., W. Eckert, A. Nishri and Y. Agnon. Evaluating hypolimnetic diffusion parameters in thermally stratified lakes 
Shepon Alon and Gildor Hezi, The LightningBiota Climatic Feedback 
Yizhaq H., Y. Ashkenazy and H. Tsoar. Simple model for the hysteresis of sand dunes mobility 
Mathematical Aspects of Geohazard Research: A. IsmailZadeh 
Chaudhari L. P., A. G. Bhole, A. Yewale, N. K.Choudhary, S. P. Yavalkar, M. D. Shivankar. Planning for tsunami and natural disaster mitigation  issues on ecological and social risk: lessons from South Asian tsunami and extreme climate changes along Indian coast 
IsmailZadeh A., J.L. Le Mouël, A. Soloviev, P. Tapponnier, I. Vorovieva. Crustal block andfault dynamics and earthquake modeling in the Tibet plateau and Himalayans 
Kostyanev S. and E. Atanasova. On an inverse problem in land subsidence 
Kontar E.A. and Y.R. Ozorovich. Development of a new method of geophysical surway of saltwaterfreshwater interface in the coastal zone 
Malamud B. D., J. D. A. Millington, G. L. W. Perry. Risk, ecosystems & robust powerlaw scaling of wildfires 
Morin E. Utilization of meteorological radar rainfall information for flashflood prediction in arid and semiarid regions 
Witt A. and B. D. Malamud. Performance tests for techniques that measure longrange persistence 

Poster Session B – Wednesday, June 7, 2006 
Frontiers in Computational and Analytical Techniques:
M. Spiegelman, D. Yuen and E. Heifetz 
Asaf Z., D. Rubinstein and I. Shmulevich. Determination of discrete element model parameters for simulation of soil–implement interaction 
Brandt A., V. Ilyin, N. Makedonska The 3D multilevel simulation of perovskitelike crystal 
Franco Y., I. Shmulevich and D. Rubinstein. The effect of interlocking among soil particles on the discrete element model parameters of cohesionless soil 
Gurnis M A , Luis Armendariz, Walter Landry and Leif Strang, Matt Knepely 
Spiegelman M., Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics (CIG) 
Huettig C. Dual mesh finite volume method for irregular 3d voronoi grids 
IsmailZadeh A., A. Korotkii, I. Tsepelev, and G. Schubert. Techniques for data assimilation in models of mantle dynamics 
Kalyoncuog˘lu Ü.Y. and M.F. Özer. Inversion of receiver functions for crustal structure beneath the Isparta angle 
Koren Z. and D. Cohen. Anisotropy common reflection angle migration 
Malytskyy D., R. Pak and O. Mujl. Using the recurrent method for seismology problems 
Morra G., P. Chatelain, P. Tackley and P. Koumoutzakos. Global scale lithospheremantle dynamics through boundary and finite element coupling 
Ravve I. and Z. Koren. Asymptotically bounded velocity models: ray theory 
Rudolph M., T. Gerya and D. Yuen. Computation and visualization of a 2D mantle convection simulation using 10^10 markers 
Sewjee R. and A. Ilchev. On the elastic stability of the LyakovskyMyasnikov model 
Tackley P.J. and T. Gerya Global scale to meter scale simulations using finite difference/volume discretization and multigrid solvers 
VanaditEllis W. U.S. Army centrifuge: critical capability for the future 
Yuen D.A., P. Topa and W. Dzwinel. A new mutiscale model of river systems and its verification by using complex network features

Coupled FluidsSolid Systems: D. Bercovici 
Aharonov E., R. Katsman. Modelling Stylolite Formation 
Eldad L., M. Goldman and H. Gvirtzman. Detection the saline/brackish/fresh groundwater interfaces beneath the Judean desert using deep TDEM 
Guarracino L. and L. Monachesi. Numerical simulation of constitutive relations for unsaturated flow in fractured porous media 
Goren L. and E. Aharonov. Shear heating as a mechanism for long run out landslides 
Rimmer A. Modeling recession curve of karstic springs–parallel or serial reservoirs? 
Rimmer A., Y. Salingar. Modelling precipitationstreamflow processes in large karst basin 
Walsh R., O. Kolditz, C. McDermott. Modeling stresspermeability coupling in fractures: a finite element approach with realistic discrete fractures 

Fire in Rocks: O. Navon 
Hicks P.D., A.J. Matthews and M.J. Cooker. Triggering mechanisms for rain allinduced lava dome collapses 
Ito G., M. Behn and E. Mittelstaedt. Magmatic intrusion and lithospheric dynamics at midocean ridges 
Kurzon I., V. Lyakhovsky, N.G. Lensky and O. Navon. Wave propagation in saturated and supersaturated bubbly magma

Convection in Solids and Fluids: D. Yuen and P. Fox 
Amit H., J. Aubert, G. Hulot and P. Olson. Mantledriven thermal wind at the top of the core 
Kameyama M. and D.A. Yuen. 3D convection studies on the thermal state in the lower mantle with postperovskite phase transition 
Shilo E., Y. Ashkenazy, A. Rimmer, S. Assouline, and Y. Mahrer. Winter currents in Lake Kinneret 
Stemmer K., H. Harder and U. Hansen. Thermal convection in a 3D spherical shell with strongly variable viscosity: application to the earth's mantle 
Van den Berg A.P., M.D. Christiansen and D.A. Yuen. Mantle dynamics under superearth conditions

Time Series Analysis: Y. Ashkenazy and Y. Kushnir 
Adit A. and E. Morin. Multi timescale characterization of rainfall and runoff responses using wavelet analysis 
Ilani R. and D. Bar. The developing vertical velocity in the sea of galilee basin during hot summer mornings a theoretical approach 
Lissauer Michal, BenGal Irad, Gildor Hezi, On the analysis of geophysical time series by variable order Markov models 
Samuels R. and U. Lall. Predictor screening for nonlinear and/or nonGaussian time series models 
Witt A., H. Oberhaensli and A.Y. Schumann. Millenial scale variability of atmospheric dust loading over the Holocene 

