Why Seismic Tomography?

Now more than 40 years old, the field of seismic tomography has provided an unprecedented look at the 3D internal structures of the Earth. But as tomography enters its middle age, it’s time to take stock and explore new ideas and questions.

Andreas Fichtner, Clifford Thurber
Co-chairs Clifford Thurber and Andreas Fichtner

The narrow definition of seismic tomography refers to traditional efforts to measure arrival times of seismic waves as they pass once through the Earth, using those arrival times to identify different structures within the planet by how the waves are slowed or deflected. But the field has become much broader to encompass a wide range of cutting-edge methods and novel applications used to image the internal structure of the Earth.

Led by co-chairs Andreas Fichtner (ETH Zürich) and Clifford Thurber (University of Wisconsin-Madison), the purpose of this meeting is to explore both classic and cutting-edge tomographical approaches and advance our understanding of this growing field.


Who should attend?

We invite scientists working to advance our understanding of Earth’s internal structure, using both traditional techniques and novel approaches. The meeting attendance is limited and priority will be given to those presenting an abstract.

The registration process is largely tied to the submission and acceptance of abstracts. Non-presenters interested in attending may apply to attend through a registration application submitted to and approved by the co-chairs.


Health and Safety

Tomography 2022 will be a fully in-person conference: all attendees must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

We will continue to monitor the local public health rules and those issued by the CDC and may adjust requirements for attendance before October 2022. Our priority remains the health and safety of all in attendance.

Meeting Details

28-30 October 2022
Toronto, Ontario
Westin Harbour Castle
Room rate: $199 CAD/night

Important Dates

Abstract Submissions: 1 April–31 May 2022
General Registration Requests: June/July 2022
Program Announced: July 2022
Tomography 2022: 28-30 October 2022

Questions? Email SSA at abstracts@seismosoc.org.