Dr. W. Roger Buck
Earth Institute Contact: Dr. W. Roger Buck
Additional External Researchers:
Stacy Supak (UC Santa Barbara)
Lithospheric bending may give a fundamentally different window into the processes of fault initiation and development than does lithospheric stretching . The investigators will take advantage of this window by a systematic analysis of bathymetric data and sidescan sonar images for all trenches where data is available. Trenches offer a unique way to relate fault characteristics to the amount of strain required to develop a system of faults. Two-dimensional numerical models will be used to relate lithospheric properties to the observed spacing of faults and the amplitude of their offset.
University of California at Santa Barbara
National Science Foundation