Description An ICTP-IUGG Virtual meeting

The Workshop will discuss state-of-the-art, applications and perspectives of data assimilation and inverse problems in geophysical sciences. World leading scientists will be attracted to the program to present and discuss these topics in relation to specific geophysical disciplines.
 
Understanding the complex operation of the Earth system requires an interdisciplinary approach and international collaboration. Data assimilation and modern methods of solving inverse problems provide unique opportunities to exploit such approach and collaboration by integrating data and information from disciplinary sources. These techniques become major forecasting tools in meteorology, oceanography, atmospheric chemistry, hydrology, and recently they started to be applied to solid Earth problems. The workshop organized jointly by the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), ICTP, and EAIFR will discuss applications of data assimilation and inverse problem methodologies to specific geophysical fields. The related scientific progress may contribute to the solutions of major societal challenges, such as climatic and environmental changes, disaster risk reduction, and sustainability. PhD students, postdocs, and advanced practitioners are encouraged to attend the workshop.
 
Topics:
  • Inverse problems
  • Data assimilation
  • Atmospheric sciences and meteorology
  • Oceanography
  • Climatology
  • Hydrology and cryospheric sciences
  • Geodynamics and seismology
  • Volcanology
  • Geodesy
  • Geomagnetism and aeronomy

Lecturers:

F. CASTELLI, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
K. CHANARD, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France
A. FICHTNER, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
A. FOLCH, Geosciences Barcelona, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain
C. GRUDZIEN, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
K. GWIRTZ, University of California, San Diego, USA
A. ISMAIL-ZADEH, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany and Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
D. JONES, University of Toronto, Canada
S.M. LEE, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
M. MOORKAMP, Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich, Germany
M. SAMBRIDGE, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
A. SHAPOVAL, HSE University, Moscow, Russia
V. TITOV, NOAA, Seattle, USA


Registration: There is no registration fee.

 
 
Go to day
  • Monday, 18 October 2021
    • 10:00 - 11:05 Opening of the Workshop
      • 10:00 Speech of the IUGG President 10'
        Speaker: Kathryn WHALER (University of Edinburgh, UK)
      • 10:10 Speech of the ICTP Director 10'
        Speaker: Atish DABHOLKAR (ICTP, Italy)
      • 10:20 Introductory scientific remarks on the workshop 15'
      • 10:35 Introductory technical remarks on the workshop 15'
      • 10:50 Q&A 10'
    • 14:55 - 17:00
      • 14:55 Group Photo 5'
      • 15:00 Introduction by workshop's participants and lecturers 45'
      • 15:45 Break 10'
      • 15:55 Inverse problems, data assimilation and methods in dynamics of solid Earth 45'
        Speaker: Alik ISMAIL-ZADEH (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany and Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 16:40 Q&A 20'
  • Tuesday, 19 October 2021
    • 09:00 - 11:00
      • 09:00 Using joint inversion as a hypothesis testing tool (Part I) 45'
        Speaker: Max MOORKAMP (Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich, Germany)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 09:45 Break 10'
      • 09:55 Using joint inversion as a hypothesis testing tool (Part II) 45'
        Speaker: Max MOORKAMP (Ludwig Maximillian University, Munich, Germany)
        Material: Video
      • 10:40 Q&A 20'
    • 17:00 - 19:00
      • 17:00 Bayesian approach to data assimilation (Part I) 45'
        Speaker: Colin GRUDZIEN (University of Nevada, Reno, USA)
        Material: Resources Video
      • 17:45 Break 10'
      • 17:55 Bayesian approach to data assimilation (Part II) 45'
        Speaker: Colin GRUDZIEN (University of Nevada, Reno, USA)
        Material: Resources Video
      • 18:40 Q&A 20'
  • Wednesday, 20 October 2021
    • 09:00 - 11:00
      • 09:00 Inverse methods in the era of machine learning and deep learning (Part I) 45'
        Speaker: Sang-Mook LEE (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 09:45 Break 10'
      • 09:55 Inverse methods in the era of machine learning and deep learning (Part II) 45'
        Speaker: Sang-Mook LEE (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 10:40 Q&A 20'
    • 15:00 - 17:00 Presentations by the workshop’s participants (ORAL SESSION)
      • 15:00 Introduction 5'
      • 15:05 Determining the weights for the covariance matrix in a hybrid data assimilation scheme 15'
        Speaker: Maibys SIERRA LORENZO (Center for Atmospheric Physics, Meteorological Institute, Cuba)
      • 15:20 Inverse problem by optimal shape in a hyperbolic differential equation 15'
        Speaker: Ly IDRISSA (Université Cheikh Anta DIOP de Dakar (UCAD))
      • 15:35 Comparative study for global and local geophysical inversion methods in acoustic emission source location 15'
        Speaker: Maria Alejandra VESGA RAMIREZ (ICES - CNEA - UTN, Argentina)
      • 15:50 Break 10'
      • 16:00 Linear & nonlinear inversion methods in analysis of surface waves data 15'
        Speaker: Rashed POORMIRZAEE (Urmia University of Technology, Iran)
      • 16:15 Data-driven multi-index overlay gold prospectivity mapping using geophysical and remote sensing datasets 15'
        Speaker: Dominic Eric FORSON (University of Ghana)
      • 16:30 Q&A 30'
  • Thursday, 21 October 2021
    • 09:00 - 11:00
      • 09:00 Some new trends and old sessions in geophysical inversion (Part I) 45'
        Speaker: Malcolm SAMBRIDGE (Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 09:45 Break 10'
      • 09:55 Some new trends and old sessions in geophysical inversion (Part II) 45'
        Speaker: Malcolm SAMBRIDGE (Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 10:40 Q&A 20'
    • 15:00 - 17:00
      • 15:00 Data assimilation in hydrological sciences (Part I) 45'
        Speaker: Fabio CASTELLI (University of Florence, Italy)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 15:45 Break 10'
      • 15:55 Data assimilation in hydrological sciences (Part II) 45'
        Speaker: Fabio CASTELLI (University of Florence, Italy)
        Material: Video
      • 16:40 Q&A 20'
  • Friday, 22 October 2021
    • 09:00 - 11:00
      • 09:00 Data assimilation methods in geodynamical models (Part I) 45'
        Speaker: Alik ISMAIL-ZADEH (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany and Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 09:45 Break 10'
      • 09:55 Data assimilation methods in geodynamical models (Part II) 45'
        Speaker: Alik ISMAIL-ZADEH (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany and Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 10:40 Q&A 20'
    • 11:00 - 12:00 ICTP-SISSA Joint Colloquium by the Nobel Laureate in Physics 2021
      • 11:00 The Value of Science 1h0'
        Professor PARISI's first public seminar since the announcement of his Nobel award on 5 October.
        
        For more information please consult the following web page: 
        Colloquium details
        Speaker: Giorgio PARISI (Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza', Italy)
    • 14:00 - 16:00
      • 14:00 ICTP 2020 Dirac Medal and Prize Ceremony 2h0'
        ICTP awarded its 2020 Dirac Medal and Prize to three distinguished physicists:
        
        André NEVEU of University of Montpellier
        Pierre RAMOND of University of Florida 
        Miguel VIRASORO of Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento 
        
        2020 Dirac Medal and Prize Ceremony
        
    • 16:00 - 18:00
      • 16:00 Data assimilation and inverse modelling of atmospheric trace constituents (Part I) 45'
        Speaker: Dylan JONES (University of Toronto, Canada)
        Material: Video
      • 16:45 Break 10'
      • 16:55 Data assimilation and inverse modelling of atmospheric trace constituents (Part II) 45'
        Speaker: Dylan JONES (University of Toronto, Canada)
        Material: Video
      • 17:40 Q&A 20'
  • Monday, 25 October 2021
    • 09:00 - 11:00
      • 09:00 Data analysis and modeling in the evolution of the solar cycle period (Part I) 45'
        Speaker: Alexander SHAPOVAL (HSE University, Moscow, Russia)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 09:45 Break 10'
      • 09:55 Data analysis and modeling in the evolution of the solar cycle period (Part II) 45'
        Speaker: Alexander SHAPOVAL (HSE University, Moscow, Russia)
        Material: Video
      • 10:40 Q&A 20'
    • 17:00 - 19:00
      • 17:00 Data assimilation and machine learning in models of lava dynamics (Part I) 45'
        Speaker: Alik ISMAIL-ZADEH (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany and Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 17:45 Break 10'
      • 17:55 Data assimilation and machine learning in models of lava dynamics (Part II) 45'
        Speaker: Alik ISMAIL-ZADEH (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany and Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 18:40 Q&A 20'
  • Tuesday, 26 October 2021
    • 09:00 - 11:00
      • 09:00 Data assimilation of volcanic clouds (Part I) 45'
        Speaker: Arnau FOLCH (Geosciences Barcelona, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain)
        Material: Video
      • 09:45 Break 10'
      • 09:55 Data assimilation of volcanic clouds (Part II) 45'
        Speaker: Arnau FOLCH (Geosciences Barcelona, CSIC, Barcelona, Spain)
        Material: Video
      • 10:40 Q&A 20'
    • 17:00 - 19:00
      • 17:00 Real-time tsunami data assimilation (Part I) 45'
        Speaker: Vasily TITOV (NOAA, Seattle, USA)
        Material: Video
      • 17:45 Break 10'
        Break
      • 17:55 Real-time tsunami data assimilation (Part II) 45'
        Speaker: Vasily TITOV (NOAA, Seattle, USA)
        Material: Video
      • 18:40 Q&A 20'
  • Wednesday, 27 October 2021
    • 09:00 - 11:00
      • 09:00 Solving larger seismic inverse problems with smarter methods (Part I) 45'
        Speaker: Andreas FICHTNER (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
        Material: Video
      • 09:45 Break 10'
      • 09:55 Solving larger seismic inverse problems with smarter methods (Part II) 45'
        Speaker: Andreas FICHTNER (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
        Material: Video
      • 10:40 Q&A 20'
    • 17:00 - 19:00
      • 17:00 Understanding and predicting geomagnetic secular variation via data assimilation (Part I) 45'
        Speaker: Kyle GWIRTZ (University of California, San Diego, USA)
        Material: Video
      • 17:55 Break 10'
      • 17:55 Understanding and predicting geomagnetic secular variation via data assimilation (Part II) 45'
        Speaker: Kyle GWIRTZ (University of California, San Diego, USA)
        Material: Video
      • 18:40 Q&A 20'
  • Thursday, 28 October 2021
    • 09:00 - 11:10 Presentations by the workshop’s participants (POSTER SESSION)
      • 09:00 Introduction 5'
      • 09:05 Estimation of Aquifer Protective Capacity Using Geoelectrical Method in Odo Ona Elewe, Ibadan, Nigeria 5'
        Speaker: Lucia Folasade ADEREMI (University of Ibadan, Nigeria)
      • 09:10 Ionospheric signatures of Africa mid and low latitudes TEC during a geomagnetic storm on 19 February 2014 5'
        Speaker: Moses Chukwuma ANORUO (University of Nigeria)
      • 09:15 Assessing the dynamics of groundwater in Atebubu, the capital of the Atebubu-Amanten Municipality of Ghana 5'
        Speaker: Kpebbesaan Alfred BIENIBUOR (University of Energy and Natural Resources, Ghana)
      • 09:20 Source Apportionment and Assessment of Air Quality Index of PM2.5–10 and PM2.5 in at Two Different Sites in Urban Background Area in Senegal 5'
        Speaker: Moustapha KEBE (University Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal)
      • 09:25 Seismotectonics of Cameroon 5'
        Speaker: Ferdinand Eddy MBOSSI (Mount Cameroon Observatory, and University of Yaounde I,)
      • 09:30 Data assimilation of volcanic eruption style using fluid dynamics method and thermodynamics principle: Case of Merapi in Indonesia 5'
        Speaker: Djouda Paguem IGOR COLLINS (The University Of Yaounde I)
      • 09:35 Validation of Precipitation Products with dense network of rain gauges over Tamil Nadu, India 5'
        Speaker: Venkadesh SAMYKANNU (Indian Institute of Technology Mandi Himachal Pradesh)
      • 09:40 Estimation of Evapotranspiration based on METRIC and SEBAL model using Remote sensing, near Al Jouf, Saudi Arabia 5'
        Speaker: Adem Esubalew YIBRIE (Arba Minch University Geology Departement, Ethiopia)
      • 09:45 Break 10'
      • 09:55 Investigation of Leachate Plume Migrations around a Dumpsite on a Basement Complex of South-western Nigeria using VLF-EM and ERT Techniques 5'
        Speaker: Olufemi Akintayo OJo (Department of Applied Sciences, Federal College of Dental Technology and Therapy, Nigeria)
      • 10:00 Impact of radar data assimilation on the forecast of convective storms over the Cuba area 5'
        Speaker: Adrian Luis FERRER HERNANDEZ (Atmospheric Physics, Institute of Meteorology of Cuba)
      • 10:05 First infrasonic records in the Ocean - Solid Earth - Atmosphere interaction in the Bahía de Banderas region 5'
        Speaker: Ortiz Yair LÓPEZ (Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico)
      • 10:10 Surface wave study beneath the Sumatra for preliminary upper crust investigation 5'
        Speaker: Irwandi IRWANDI (Syiah Kuala University, Indonesia)
      • 10:15 Modeling of Total Electron Content and Scintillation over the South American Longitudinal Sector 5'
        Speaker: Olusayo Taiwo OSANYIN (National Institute for Space Research Aeronomy Department, Brazil)
      • 10:20 Impact of the assimilation of data applied to SisPI on the forecast of tropical storm Eta as it landfall over the center of the country 5'
        Speaker: Pedro GONZALEZ (Institute of Meteorology, Cuba)
      • 10:25 Hurst Parameter Estimation Using Maximum Likelihood and Variogram 5'
        Speaker: Neringa URBONAITE (Institute of Data Science and Digital Technologies, Lithuania)
      • 10:30 Q&A 30'
    • 15:00 - 17:00 Presentations by the workshop’s participants (ORAL SESSION)
      • 15:00 Introduction 5'
      • 15:05 Crustal structure and discontinuities beneath the Nepal Himalaya using seismic ambient noise and teleseismic P wave coda autocorrelation 15'
        Speaker: Hari Ram THAPA (University of Trieste)
      • 15:20 Shear wave splitting measurements in the Mexican Subduction Zone 15'
        Speaker: Gerardo LEON SOTO (Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo, Mexico)
      • 15:35 Application of clustering-based stress inversions in the Vrancea-zone (SE-Carpathians) 15'
        Speaker: Lili CZIROK (University of Pécs, Hungary)
      • 15:50 Break 10'
      • 16:00 Constraining the Source of Earthquake Using Time Reversal Seismic Data 15'
        Speaker: Apsara SHARMA DHAKAL (Central Department of Physics, TU, NEPAL)
      • 16:15 Estimation of cumulative evapotranspiration using superconducting gravity data 15'
        Speaker: Emmanuel Jonatan PENDIUK (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina)
      • 16:30 Modelling volcano surface deformation with a poroelastic magma reservoir 15'
        Speaker: Rami M. K. ALSHEMBARI Rami M. K. (University of Exeter, Palestine)
      • 16:45 Q&A 15'
  • Friday, 29 October 2021
    • 10:00 - 12:00
      • 10:00 General discussion & Closing of the workshop 2h0'