Monday, December 16, 2019

Call for research papers: Unveiling Active Faults: Multiscale Perspectives and Alternative Approaches Addressing the Seismic Hazard Challenge

Along with Federica Ferrarini, Nathan Toké, and Michele M. C. Carafa, we are looking forward to submissions to this special "issue" from the Frontiers journal: Unveiling Active Faults: Multiscale Perspectives and Alternative Approaches Addressing the Seismic Hazard Challenge.

Federica made a nice flyer to share: LINK

Central Apennine settled landscape with active normal fault (photograph by Federica Ferrarini).

Despite decades of progress toward mitigating seismic hazard, characterizing the seismic potential of an area remains a complex process. Particularly challenging are seismically active regions characterized by low slip rate faults which can give rise to weak geomorphic expressions when combined with high erosion or sedimentation rates. Similar compounding issues may also manifest in densely populated areas where anthropogenic modifications, or vegetation cover further challenge assessment of fault activity or where structural complications may contribute to multiple interpretations. Noticeable advances in remote sensing technology geodetic measurements and dating Late Quaternary landforms and sediments have moved our understanding forward.

This Frontiers Research Topic welcomes contributions that present examples and approaches which strive to improve our understanding of active faulting processes over diverse geological settings and at broad spatial scales of investigation. We encourage the submission of research papers from a wide range of geoscience disciplines (field geology, structural geology, tectonic geomorphology, paleoseismology, seismology, remote sensing, numerical modeling) and from the scale of a field site to regional scale analyses. We welcome contributions with the main goal to bridge the gap between our observations, fundamental understanding of faulting processes, and effective seismic hazard assessment.

Please think about a contribution! Submit an abstract by January 29, 2020 (not required). The manuscripts are due May 29, 2020.

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