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Combining Tectonic Geomorphology and Paleoseismology for Understanding of Earthquake Recurrence

Abstract There is a need to understand spatio-temporal variation of slip in active fault zones, both for the advancement of physics-based earthquake simulation and for improved probabilistic seismic hazard assessments. One challenge in the study of seismic hazards is producing a viable earthquake rupture forecast—a model that specifies the expected frequency and magnitude of events for a fault system. Time-independent earthquake forecasts can produce a mismatch among observed earthquake recurrence intervals, slip-per-event estimates, and implied slip rates. In this thesis, I developed an approach to refine several key geologic inputs to rupture forecasts by focusing on the San Andreas Fault in the Carrizo Plain, California. I use topographic forms, ... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Salisbury, James Barrett (Author) / Arrowsmith, Ramon (Advisor) / Shirzaei, Manoochehr (Committee member) / DeVecchio, Duane (Committee member) / Whipple, Kelin (Committee member) / Heimsath, Arjun (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geology / Geomorphology / Plate tectonics / Earthquake / Geomorphology / Neotectonics / Paleoseismology / Slip-Per-Event / Slip-Rate
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 305 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Geological Sciences 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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