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  • ICS 2007-2008 Annual Report Doug Burbank, Director Bradley Hacker, Acting Director ICS statistics Centers Personnel New infrastructure Research
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  • ICS Overview Goals foster interdisciplinary research that broadens understanding of physical, chemical & biological processes of Earth including interactions among solid Earth, hydrosphere, atmosphere, & biosphere that shape & impact life
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  • Sichuan, M7.9 EQ, May 12, 2008 >67,000 deaths Natural Disasters
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  • Mud volcano Sidoarjo, Java May 2006 covers 7 km 2 to depth of 20 m now subsiding @ 3 m/day; expected subsidence: 140 m Natural Disasters
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  • Requests Up in Spite of Decreasing No. of Researchers funding requests professional researchers faculty 30 20 10 0
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  • Steady Success Rate % funds granted
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  • Increasing Number of Awards 90/year
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  • Increasing Value of New Awards +$3M/year
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  • Increasing Value of Administered Awards $12M/year
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  • Long-Term Increase in Student Participation undergraduate students graduate students
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  • Tanya Atwater (NAS, tectonics) Jim Boles (hydrocarbons) + Bodo Bookhagen (landscape evolution), former ICS postdoc, to Geography + John Cottle (tectonics & mass spectrometry) to Earth Science Bradley Hacker Personnel Changes
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  • Research Highlights Geochronology Mineral Physics Earthquakes Volcanoes Tectonics
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  • Unprecedented Precision with UPb Zircon Dissolution Geochronology Jim Mattinson
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  • World Leaders in Lu/Hf Geochronology Andrew Kylander-Clark
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  • High Spatial Precision Laser Ablation UPb Geochronology 100 m Andrew Kylander-Clark
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  • Molecular Dynamics Simulations Show CoreMantle Boundary Caused by Perovskite Breakdown Frank Spera
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  • Subduction-Zone Seismicity Caused by Dehydration
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  • Models of Magma Genesis Now Work
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  • Pliocene Plate Motion Rifting Exhuming the Youngest Ultrahigh-Pressure Rocks
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  • Velocity Anisotropy Caused by Aligned Minerals
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  • Predicted Ground Motion in So Cal Toshiro Tanimoto microns
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  • Consortium of Organizations for Strong-Motion Observation Systems (COSMOS) Data Center Southern California Earthquake Centers (SCEC) Portable Broadband Instrument Center Network for Earthquake Engineerings (NEES) Garner Valley site Wildlife Liquefaction Array site Borrego Valley Downhole Array Hollister Earthquake Observatory web search engine for worldwide earthquake strong-motion data Seismology Facilities
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  • cosmogenic radionuclide processing major electron probe upgrade field-emission SEM with electron diffractometer femtosecond laser coupled to twin ICP (single collector + multicollector) mass spectrometers New Analytical Facilities