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New papers on paleoseismology, active tectonics and tsunami research

Several new papers deal with paleoseismology and active tectonics studies. Wiatr et al. used terrestrial LiDAR to analyse limestone bedrock scarps, Hornblow et al. investigated the Darfield earthquake source in NZ. Sarikaya et al. present new data on offset alluvial fans in Central Turkey; Xu et al. present geological data on two historical seismic events in Tibet. Tectonic morphology is used by Barcelona et al. in NW Argentina. Mathew et al. use remote sensing data to analyze coseismic deformation in China. Ed Garrett and colleagues present data on 1000 years of megathrust quakes in Chile, and Bemis et al. have an interesting article on UAVs and paleoseismology.

  • Wiatr, T., Papanikolaou, I., Fernández-Steeger, T., Reicherter, K. 2015. Bedrock fault scarp history: Insight from t-LiDAR backscatter behaviour and analysis of structure changes. Geomorphology, 228, 421-431.
  • Hornblow, S., Quigley, M., Nicol, A., Van Dissen, R., Wang, N. 2014. Paleoseismology of the 2010 MW 7.1 Darfield (Canterbury) earthquake source, Greendale Fault, New Zealand. Tectonophysics. DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2014.10.004.
  • Sarikaya, M. A., Yildirim, C., Çiner, A. 2014. Late Quaternary alluvial fans of Emli Valley in the Ecemiş Fault Zone, south central Turkey: Insights from cosmogenic nuclides. Geomorphology, DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.10.008.
  • Xu, H., Jiang, H., Yu, S., Yang, H., & Chen, J. (2014). OSL and pollen concentrate 14C dating of dammed lake sediments at Maoxian, east Tibet, and implications for two historical earthquakes in AD 638 and 952. Quaternary International, DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2014.09.045.
  • Barcelona, H., Peri, G., Tobal, J., Sagripanti, L., & Favetto, A. (2014). Tectonic activity revealed by morphostructural analysis: Development of the Sierra de la Candelaria range, northwestern Argentina. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, DOI: 10.1016/j.jsames.2014.10.002.
  • Mathew, J., Majumdar, R., & Kumar, R.V. (2015). SAR interferometry and optical remote sensing for analysis of co-seismic deformation, source characteristics and mass wasting pattern of Lushan (China, April 2013) earthquake. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 35, pt B., DOI: 10.1016/j.jag.2014.10.005.
  • Garrett, E., Shennan, I., Woodroffe, S.A., Cisternas, M., Hocking, E.P., & Gulliver, P. (2014). Reconstructing paleoseismic deformation, 2: 1000 years of great earthquakes at Chucalén, south central Chile. Quaternary Science Reviews, DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.10.010.
  • Bemis, S., Micklethwaite, S., Turner, D., James, M.R., Akciz, S., Thiele, S., & Bangash, H.A. (2014). Ground-based and UAV-Based photogrammetry: A multi-scale, high-resolution mapping tool for Structural Geology and Paleoseismology. J Struct. Geol., DOI: 10.1016/j.jsg.2014.10.007.

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Christoph Grützner

works at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Jena University. He likes Central Asia and the Mediterranean and looks for ancient earthquakes.

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