Fine Structure of Active Faults and their Role in Earthquake Rupture

Lead PI: Dr. Sean C. Solomon , Dr. Felix Waldhauser , Clément Perrin

Unit Affiliation: Seismology, Geology and Tectonophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

January 2017 - December 2017
Inactive
North America ; California
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: Characterization of three-dimensional fault structure and its evolution, with the aim of improving our understanding of how faults work and identifying the factors that control the evolution of seismic rupture.

SPONSOR:

Brinson Foundation

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$55,000

RESEARCH TEAM:

Christopher Scholz

KEYWORDS

active faults earthquake rupture fault zone structure earthquakes

THEMES

Restless earth