1/16/2018 - Surface processes reveal hidden active faults in the Himalaya and Cascadia


3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Geology 3656

Presented By:
Kristin Morell - UCSB


In this presentation I will describe how coupling landscape processes to active tectonics can constrain the dynamics of crustal deformation in active mountain ranges. In particular, I will show examples of 1) how river profiles elucidate along-strike and across-strike variations in strain accumulation in the NW Himalaya; and 2) how lidar topography combined with paleoseismic trenching reveals previously unidentified active faults in the Canadian forearc of the Cascadia subduction zone.

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