Unit Affiliation: Seismology, Geology and Tectonophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)
Use biomarker thermal maturity analysis to determine whether earthquake temperature rise has occurred in material from the San Andreas Fault core; nvestigate and rule out other sources of heating/alteration that may cause biomarker reaction, such as hydrothermal fluids and migrated petroleum.; Estimate the temperature rise if a coseismic heating signal is observed.; Model earthquake slip along the San Andreas Fault to determine the properties of the earthquake that could generate any observed heating signal (e.g., location within the fault, stress, displacement).
Collaborative Research: Catching the quake: Investigating samples from the JFAST expedition for evidence of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake
Do Creeping Faults Ever Host Large Earthquakes? An investigation of Thermal Alteration in the SAFOD