Dr. Michael Steckler
Earth Institute Contact: Dr. Michael Steckler
The PIs will investigate the evolution over time of crustal deformation in the Sea of Marmara by studying the North Anatolian fault system. The results will have implications for understanding earthquake frequency and prediction in the area and thus has high societal relevance. The PIs will collect a regional grid of high-resolution MCS profiles from R/V Langseth within the Marmara Sea, followed by several detailed grids at 1-2 km spacing to decipher a detailed stratigraphy of the area. The project will be carried out in collaboration with Turkish, Italian and Greek scientists.
Cross Cutting Themes:
Hazards and Risk
University of California-Santa Barbara, Istanbul Technical University, MTA, TUBITAK
National Science Foundation