Simulating the coseismic behavior and evolution of segmented strike-slip fault systems
Elizabeth (Betsy) Madden
University of Massachusetts Amherst
- Date & Time
- Building 3, Room 3240 (main USGS conference room)
- Annemarie Baltay
I will share results from site-specific, three-dimensional, mechanical models of coseismically interacting faults and from bare bones, two-dimensional, generalized models of fault slip and growth over geologic time that assume a lazy Earth. Both approaches provide insights into segmented, strike-slip fault systems that are critical to mitigating seismic hazard, understanding fault evolution, and characterizing subsurface fluid flow.