Paleoseismology (International Geophysics)

Paleoseismology (International Geophysics)


Yazar James McCalpin
Yayınevi Academic Press
ISBN 9780124818262
Baskı yılı 1998
Sayfa sayısı 608
Ağırlık 0,94 kg
Stok durumu Tükendi   

Paleoseismology (the study of "ancient" earthquakes) has become an important component of seismic risk analysis, which is mandated for nuclear power plants, dams, waste repositories, and other critical structures. This book is the first in the English language to be devoted solely to paleoseismology. It summarizes the development of the field from the 1960s to the present, encompassing material that is currently widely dispersed in journal articles. The 10 chapters included in this text span the entire range of techniques currently used in paleoseismic reconstruction, and are contributed by active practitioners at the forefront of paleoseismic research. It includes a comprehensive review of the techniques currently used in paleoseismology, emphasizes practical methods of data collection and field studies, covers interpretation of field data based on current theory concerning fault segmentation and recurrence cycles, and contains more than 170 line drawings and 50 photographs of paleoseismic phenomena.
Contributors
Preface
Ch. 1 Introduction to Paleoseismology by James P. McCalpin and Alan R. Nelson
Ch. 2 Field Techniques in Paleoseismology by James P. McCalpin
Ch. 3 Paleoseismology in Extensional Tectonic Environments by James P. McCalpin
Ch. 4 Paleoseismology of Volcanic Environments by William R. Hackett and Suzette M. Jackson and Richard P. Smith
Ch. 5 Paleoseismology of Compressional Tectonic Environments by Gary A. Carver and James P. McCalpin
Ch. 6 Paleoseismology in Strike-Slip Tectonic Environments by Ray J. Weldon II and James P. McCalpin and Thomas K. Rockwell
Ch. 7 Using Liquefaction-Induced Features for Paleoseismic Analysis by Stephen F. Obermeier
Ch. 8 Using Landslides for Paleoseismic Analysis by Randall W. Jibson
Ch. 9 Application of Paleoseismic Data to Seismic Hazard Assessment and Neotectonic Research by James P. McCalpin
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
References
Index