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Researcher OlafZielke from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology offers a short postgraduate course inour institute

2019/11/28 15:14:15

At the invitation of researcher RenZhikun of our institute,researcher OlafZielke from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology visited the Institute of Geology from August 3 to August 26, 2019,and conducted short-term collaborative research. Researcher Olaf Zielke graduated from Arizona State University in 2009 and is currently an associate editor of JGR: Solid Earth. His main research fields include: earthquake geology, earthquake numerical simulation, earthquake fracture dynamics modeling, etc. His research results are mainly published in Science, Geophysical Research Letters, the Journal of Geophysical Research, Tectonophysics, the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, and other internationally renowned academic journals. In his cover article “Slip in the 1857 and earlier large earthquakes along the Carrizo Plain, San Andreas Fault” published in Science in 2010, based on LiDAR data, he acquired the distribution characteristics of fault dislocation clusters and discussed the rupture model of strong earthquakes, which attracted considerable attention from the academic community. The fault dislocation surveying program he developed, LaDiCaoz, has been widely used internationally in the field of geoscience.

During this visit, researcher OlafZielkeoffered a short postgraduate course titled “High-resolution topography in Earth Sciences” from August 5 to August 6.The course was divided into six sections, including: An efficient tool for Lidar point cloud processing, An open-access online source of high-resolution topographic data, and A MATLAB GUI for below measurement of geomorphic markers. This course focused on the application of high resolution terrain data. This course attracted scientific personnel and students from Nanjing University; Chang'an University; the Yunnan Earthquake Administration; the Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences; the Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, etc. The content of the course was easy to understand and absorb by combining basic theory with practical operation.

Olaf Zielke and our research team went to the E’laMountains in Qinghai Province for a 20-day field expedition from August 7to August 26. This cooperation provided a new vision, a new method, and a new goal for the quantitative study of structural geomorphology in our institute.