GSA 2014, Session T18 - Landscape Records of Earthquake Deformation

Jun 3, 2014

GSA 2014 meeting session of possible interest to the OpenTopography community. Via SCEC:

T18, Landscape Records of Earthquake Deformation, at the GSA Annual Meeting 19-22 October, 2014 in Vancouver, BC. The submission deadline is Tuesday, July 29th (

This session will focus on the expanding array of high-resolution topographic data (i.e., lidar) and processing tools that offer new opportunities for analyzing surface deformation along active fault zones. Together with the proliferation and refinement of surface dating techniques, such data sets provide a rich archive of incremental and finite strain during individual earthquake surface ruptures and over multiple seismic cycles. Such records bridge a critical gap between geodetic and geologic records of tectonic deformation and enable distinction among competing models for earthquake behavior. We seek presentations that capitalize on high-resolution topographic, stratigraphic, geomorphic, paleoseismic, and remote sensing records to characterize spatial and temporal patterns of fault slip in active tectonic landscapes.

Invited Speakers:
Eric Kirby – Oregon State University
Kate Scharer – USGS Pasadena
Ed Nissen – Colorado School of Mines

GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; European Geosciences Union Division on Tectonics and Structural Geology

Thank you, and we hope to see you in Vancouver!

Colin Amos (WWU) and Andrew Meigs (OSU), Session Conveners