Thursday, March 16, 2017

Mapping landforms with applications to geomorphology and earthquake geology EXERCISE

I wanted to share a project I have developed on and off for about 10 years. It is a classroom exercise for Mapping landforms with applications to geomorphology and earthquake geology. So far, it has an example for strike-slip faults (Wallace Creek along the San Andreas Fault), and blind thrust faults (Wheeler Ridge in Southern California). I have an intention to add a normal fault example but have not finished it yet.

The basic idea is that the exercises could be done "analog"--that is on paper in a classroom. They emphasize some simple morphologic and geomorphic mapping (but on high resolution topography base maps from lidar data collected by NCALM and available for download from OpenTopography), and then provide landform ages so that students can calculate slip rate or surface uplift rates. I am not sure they are so well explained so any feed back is welcome.

Exercise material:

2 comments:

  1. Fascinating subject this geology stuff. We've written a guide about personal preparation since we operate in Bucharest & unfortunately, it's a reality for us that one day we might have a repeat of 1977. For our part, we at least want to make people think about being ready.

    http://whitemountain.ro/blog/2017/03/earthquake-preparedness-tool-kit/#

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  2. Fascinating subject this geology stuff. We've written a guide about personal preparation since we operate in Bucharest & unfortunately, it's a reality for us that one day we might have a repeat of 1977. For our part, we at least want to make people think about being ready.

    http://whitemountain.ro/blog/2017/03/earthquake-preparedness-tool-kit/#

    ReplyDelete