Paleoseismology

Paleoseismology has become an important component of seismic risk analysis, which is mandated for nuclear power plants, dams, waste repositories, and other critical structures. This book is the first in the English language to be devoted solely to paleoseismology. It summarizes the development of the field from the 1960s to the present, encompassing material that is currently widely dispersed in journal articles. * Includes a comprehensive review of the techniques currently used in paleoseismology * Emphasizes practical methods of data collection and field studies * Covers interpretation of field data based on current theory concerning fault segmentation and recurrence cycles * Contains more than 170 line drawings and 50 photographs of paleoseismic phenomena

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  • Author : James P. McCalpin
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 629 pages
  • ISBN : 9780080919980
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Paleoseismology

Paleoseismology
  • Author : James P. McCalpin
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 02 July 2009
GET THIS BOOKPaleoseismology

Paleoseismology has become an important component of seismic risk analysis, which is mandated for nuclear power plants, dams, waste repositories, and other critical structures. This book is the first in the English language to be devoted solely to paleoseismology. It summarizes the development of the field from the 1960s to the present, encompassing material that is currently widely dispersed in journal articles. * Includes a comprehensive review of the techniques currently used in paleoseismology * Emphasizes practical methods of data collection and

Paleoseismology and Seismic Hazards, Southwestern British Columbia

Paleoseismology and Seismic Hazards, Southwestern British Columbia
  • Author : Geological Survey of Canada
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 01 August 1996
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The historical and geological record indicate that the earthquake hazard in south-western British Columbia is relatively high. This bulletin presents results of a major paleoseismological investigation consisting of several related interdisciplinary studies that extend the seismic record of the region into prehistory. Three introductory sections contain background material on the region's geologic and tectonic setting, earthquake sources, historical seismicity, and research methods used. This is followed by four sections summarizing paleoseismological research on the following indicators of possible past earthquakes:

Tectonic Geomorphology of Mountains

Tectonic Geomorphology of Mountains
  • Author : William B. Bull
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 15 April 2008
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With a balance of theory and practical applications, Tectonic Geomorphology of Mountains is essential reading for research geologists and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in the earth sciences. This book describes how tectonic events influence geomorphic processes and explores how landscapes respond to tectonic deformation in the ways in which they are weathered, washed, and abraded Uses new approaches to enhance theoretical models of landscape evolution and to solve practical problems such as the assessment of earthquake hazards Includes previously

Paleoseismology and Archaeoseismology Along the Southern Dead Sea Transform in Wadi 'Arabah Near the Municipality of Aqaba, Jordan

Paleoseismology and Archaeoseismology Along the Southern Dead Sea Transform in Wadi 'Arabah Near the Municipality of Aqaba, Jordan
  • Author : Alivia Janeil Allison
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 01 August 2021
GET THIS BOOKPaleoseismology and Archaeoseismology Along the Southern Dead Sea Transform in Wadi 'Arabah Near the Municipality of Aqaba, Jordan

The southern Wadi 'Arabah Valley in Jordan provides an ideal location to investigate both the paleoseismology and archaeoseismology of the region because it is situated directly along the active Dead Sea transform, and because the area has a long history of human occupation. The region is rich in archaeological ruins as a result, many of which have been damaged by earthquakes in the historic past. An archaeoseismic excavation conducted at Early Islamic Ayla (7th-12th C.) in the city of

Recent Advances in North American Paleoseismology and Neotectonics East of the Rockies

Recent Advances in North American Paleoseismology and Neotectonics East of the Rockies
  • Author : Randel Tom Cox
  • Publisher : Geological Society of America
  • Release : 01 August 2021
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"This volume focuses on the continental intraplate region of the United States and provides an update and overview of documented Quaternary faulting and paleoseismic liquefaction east of the Rocky Mountains, and of the application of these results to seismic hazard and risk assessments. Contributions include papers that describe zones of newly recognized Quaternary deformation such as the East Tennessee Seismic Zone, as well as reinterpretations of well-known areas such as the New Madrid Seismic Zone. The chapters make important contributions

Active Tectonics in the Upper Rhine Graben Integration of Paleoseismology, Geomorphology and Geomechanical Modeling

Active Tectonics in the Upper Rhine Graben Integration of Paleoseismology, Geomorphology and Geomechanical Modeling
  • Author : Gwendolyn Peters
  • Publisher : Logos Verlag Berlin
  • Release : 01 August 2021
GET THIS BOOKActive Tectonics in the Upper Rhine Graben Integration of Paleoseismology, Geomorphology and Geomechanical Modeling

This thesis focuses on the tectonic activity of the northern Upper Rhine Graben (URG), Germany, from Quaternary to Present. The URG is presently characterized by high human modifications and low intra-plate seismicity. During the Quaternary, surface processes have been high. Therefore, records of the slow deformation are less well preserved and difficult to detect. Given this setting, an integration of several techniques is required to study the active tectonics, which is demonstrated in this thesis by the use of paleoseismological

Paleoseismic Investigation of the Clarkston, Junction Hills, and Wellsville Faults, West Cache Fault Zone, Cache County, Utah

Paleoseismic Investigation of the Clarkston, Junction Hills, and Wellsville Faults, West Cache Fault Zone, Cache County, Utah
  • Author : Bill D. Black,Richard E. Giraud,Bea H. Mayes
  • Publisher : Utah Geological Survey
  • Release : 01 January 2000
GET THIS BOOKPaleoseismic Investigation of the Clarkston, Junction Hills, and Wellsville Faults, West Cache Fault Zone, Cache County, Utah

Field work for this paleoseismic investigation was performed in 1997 at three sites (Winter Canyon, Roundy Farm, and Deep Canyon) on the Clarkston, Junction Hills, and Wellsville faults. These faults, along with several lesser associated faults nearby, comprise the West Cache fault zone on the west side of Cache Valley. No previous paleoseismic studies had been conducted on these faults. The information reported here on the size, timing, and recurrence of surface-faulting earthquakes on the West Cache fault zone is critical

Paleoseismic Investigation at Rock Canyon, Provo Segment, Wasatch Fault Zone, Utah County, Utah

Paleoseismic Investigation at Rock Canyon, Provo Segment, Wasatch Fault Zone, Utah County, Utah
  • Author : William R. Lund,Bill D. Black
  • Publisher : Utah Geological Survey
  • Release : 01 August 1998
GET THIS BOOKPaleoseismic Investigation at Rock Canyon, Provo Segment, Wasatch Fault Zone, Utah County, Utah

Field work for this paleoseismic investigation at Rock Canyon was performed in 1988. It was one of three studies conducted in the late 1980s and early 1990s to determine if the Provo segment of the Wasatch fault zone should be subdivided into three smaller segments as tentatively proposed by Machette and others on the basis of their geologic mapping. This investigation was the last of the three studies performed. Those results, combined with the results of paleoseismic investigations at American Fork

Paleoseismology of a Pliocene Earthquake in Eastern Taiwan

Paleoseismology of a Pliocene Earthquake in Eastern Taiwan
  • Author : Caitlyn S. Korren
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 01 August 2021
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High seismicity coupled with high population density creates a recipe for high seismic risk in Taiwan. Taiwan is located at the convergences of the Eurasian and Philippine Sea plates. These convergences result in the development of an accretionary wedge. A basal decollemont bounds the NE-SW trending thrust packages. The most Eastern thrust package, the Central Range, experiences high erosion rates and exhumation rates which may induce high seismicity. Paleoseismic indicators improve the ancient seismic history and may aid in the