Unit Affiliation: Seismology, Geology and Tectonophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)
The project will create a first-order understanding of the structure of the Burma foldbelt and its kinematics. This will be done using data from earthquakes and teleseismic events supplemented by seismic and well data for shallower parts of the structure. 11 continuous GPS stations will be deployed in addition to the six existing ones and 10 semi-continuous stations will be rotated between sites.
OUTCOMES: An additional request for a NFE was rejected by NSF. The Dauki fault was found to be an embryonic first-order element with the steepest dip in strata which suggests it is as young as the Dupitila fm. Four journal publications and nine one-time publications.
Collaborative Research: Uplift and Faulting at the Transition from Subduction to Collision - A Field and Modeling Study of the Calabrian Arc
Constraints on the Composition of Subducting Oceanic Crust in the Northwest Pacific Ocean Basin
NSFGEO-NERC: Sulfur Cycling at Subduction Zones