Madagascar School at the University of Houston 2017

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Madagascar School at the University of Houston 2017



April 21-22, 2017


The two day class is open to the geophysics community. Preference is for geophysicist at the University of Houston. Some seats are reserved on a first come basis for non-University of Houston geophysicists. The registration form is here

Hosting Organization

University of Houston


University of Houston
Room F39

Houston, Texas

Location and directions in Google Maps

The suggested entrance is located Cullen Avenue
Enter there and take the elevator to floor


Draft program
Day 1 Friday, April 21st
9:00-9:15 Welcome (Wenyuan Zhang)
9:15-10:30 Introduction to the Madagascar Framework (Sergey Fomel)

Madagascar provides a complete environment for organizing one's research, from new software development to running computational experiments to publishing the experimental results in papers and reports and archiving them for future usage. This shared environment enables an efficient exchange of research results with colleagues and sponsors. In this module, you will learn how to take the full advantage of the Madagascar environment to enhance research productivity and research collaboration.

10:30-10:40 Break
10:40-12:00 First Look at Madagascar (Karl Schleicher)

Checking your installation, basic Madagascar Programs, basic SConstruct, and basic 2D marine processing. Exercises.

12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Wave Equation Modeling and Migration (Luke Decker)

Introduction to some of Madagascar's wave equation and modeling programs.

15:00-15:10 Break
15:10-17:00 Exercises and additional topics.
Day 2 Tuesday, June 7th
9:00-9:15 Welcome (Wenyuan Zhang)
9:10-10:00 Writing a new Madagascar program in C (Sergey Fomel)

A description of using Madagascar's C API to write your own program.

10:00-11:00 Writing a Paper (Sergey Fomel)

Once you have completed your research and are ready to communicate your results, Madagascar has tools to help you write a paper.

11:00-11:10 Break
11:10-12:00 How to Contribute to the Madagascar Project (Sergey Fomel)

Contribute your programs back to Madagascar.

12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Participants Experiences with Madagascar

Students and others are invited to share their experiences using Madagascar for research.

14:00-14:10 Break
14:10-15:00 Work session

Participants may continue to work on exercises and ask questions