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Surface Response to Slip Along a Propagating Blind Thrust Fault, Wheeler Ridge, California


Abstract Understanding topography developed above an active blind thrust fault is critical to quantifying the along-strike variability of the timing, magnitude, and rate of fault slip at depth. Hillslope and fluvial processes respond to growing topography such that the existing landscape is an indicator of constructional and destruction processes. Light detection and ranging (lidar) data provide a necessary tool for fine-scale quantitative understanding of the topography to understand the tectonic evolution of blind thrust faulting. In this thesis, lidar topographic data collected in 2014 are applied to a well-studied laterally propagating anticline developed above a blind thrust fault in order to assess the geomorphic response of along-strike varia... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Kleber, Emily (Author) / Arrowsmith, Ramón (Advisor) / DeVecchio, Duane E (Committee member) / Whipple, Kelin X (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geology / Geomorphology / Blind thrust / Kern County Earthquake / San Emigdio / Water gap / Wheeler Ridge / Wind gap
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 95 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Geological Sciences 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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