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Workshop Products

The outcome of the workshop will include a set of "experiments" performed by each modeling group under the same simulated condition (standard protocol). It will also produce a set of observational and experimentally-derived parametric constraints to be applied by all modeling groups. These immediate products are useful only to the modeling community, but the main product of the workshop will be the results of the model runs themselves. These are to be completed within six months of the workshop, and the results will be posted on the web for examination and scrutiny by the modeling community as well as the public at large. This will set the stage for a second workshop at which the modelers will reconvene and directly compare their results, assess the differences and reconcile any discrepancies that bear on our understanding of the operation of magmatic systems prior to and during eruption.

A workshop report will be written and posted on the web, and a short peer-reviewed paper will be written defining the protocol and standardized constraints. However, a major review paper will be written after the second workshop, in which the detailed results of the model runs and the assessment of the comparison will be published. In addition, modeling groups will publish specific papers individually and in collaboration as appropriate.

It is expected that a synthesis of the results of this model intercomparison activity will lead to identification of a number of critical conceptual, experimental, and observational gaps. As these are brought to light, the research community can most effectively move forward to address these gaps in subsequent research within the experimental and observational, as well as modeling sectors.


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Last modified: Tuesday May 08, 2007