Modeling Collaboratory
for Subduction

Research Coordination Network

Modeling Collaboratory for Subduction RCN

The Planning for the Modeling Collaboratory for Subduction (MCS) Research Collaboration Network (RCN) is a community effort that was funded by the National Science Foundation in September of 2018 as part of the SZ4D process.

We organize workshops and webinars, and support virtual collaboration among scientists studying subduction across all spatio-temporal scales. Our goal is to pave the way for a Modeling Collaboratory for Subduction, a new center for data-integrative modeling that will include physics-based, decadal-scale hazard assessment for earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis.

The MCS RCN is run by a steering committee and locally organized by Thorsten Becker at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics in Austin. For questions or comments, message

Steering Committee
News and Updates
  • Megathrust Workshop Report Published​​
    The MCS RCN Megathrust Modeling Workshop has been published on EarthArXiv, and is now available on the workshop page.
  • Fluids Workshop Report Published​​
    The workshop report for the MCS RCN Fluid Transport Modeling Workshop has been published on the workshop web page. You can read our writing committee's distillation of the major open questions in the fluid and magma transport communities, and how the MCS can approach those questions.
  • New Steering Committee Member
    ​​We would like to announce that Leif Karlstrom (University of Oregon) has joined the steering Committee. He was invited in recognition of his excellence in research and leadership in co-organizing the MCS RCN Fluid Transport Modeling Workshop in Spring 2019.
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