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CIG-LLNL Computational Seismology Workshop


Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Introduction
  3. Part I: Setting up SPECFEM3D_GLOBE
  4. Part II: Continental-scale Simulations
  5. Part III: Visualization
  6. Part IV: Adjoint Simulations (Bonus)
  7. Further Work
  8. Resources


This tutorial will show you how to set up and run a continental-scale simulation using SPECFEM3D_GLOBE.

The tutorial consists of four parts. In the first part, we will look at how to set up SPECFEM3D_GLOBE. In part two, we use SPECFEM3D_GLOBE to run a continental-scale simulation. In part three, we explore how to visualize the output simulation data using ObsPy and Paraview, and in part four, we will look at how to run adjoint simulations using SPECFEM3D_GLOBE.

The event that we will be focusing on in this tutorial is the 2014 South Napa earthquake.


In order to complete this tutorial, the following software must be installed

  Intel compilers   (version >= 16.0.4)
  Python            (version >= 3.3.0)
  Obspy             (version >= 1.0.3)
  Paraview          (version >= 5.1.2)

Part I: Setting up SPECFEM3D_GLOBE:

Part II: Continental-scale Simulations:

Part III: Visualization:

Part IV: Adjoint Simulations (Bonus):

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