Active Tectonics Earthquakes, Uplift, and Landscape

ISBN-10: 0130882305
ISBN-13: 9780130882301
Edition: 2nd 2002
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Description: Active Tectonics is a carefully organized, easily understandable book. Extremely current throughout, this book thoroughly explores the effects of earthquakes and active tectonic systems on humans, geomorphic systems, and Earth's topography. Complete  More...

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Book details

List price: $85.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/12/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 362
Size: 9.50" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Active Tectonics is a carefully organized, easily understandable book. Extremely current throughout, this book thoroughly explores the effects of earthquakes and active tectonic systems on humans, geomorphic systems, and Earth's topography. Complete with numerous case studies in a variety of regions, the very latest advances in the field, separate quantitative techniques boxed sections, and a host of pedagogical aids. This comprehensive book focuses on new advances in the technology and new applications to geology and tectonics. Increased material on Quaternary chronology, including lichen chronology and micro stratigraphy of desert varnish. New studies, including research in the Olympic Mountains, Nepal, Australia, Taiwan, the Himalaya, and the New Madrid seismic zone of the central United States. New techniques such as cosmogenic surface-exposure dating, argon and helium geobarometry and geothermometry, regional hyposometric analysis using digital elevation models, geodetic positioning, and coupled geodynamical computer simulations of topographic evolution are covered. Covers a number of regions with case studies including: Alaska; Pacific Northwest; California; The basin and range; Midwest; and East Coast. Ideal for beginning readers in active tectonics, geomorphology and natural hazards. This book may also be of interest to city planners, seismic engineers, and other non-geologists.

Introduction to Active Tectonics: Emphasizing Earthquakes
Active Tectonics
Global Tectonic
Earthquakes and Related Phenomena
Magnitude and Intensity of Earthquakes
Seismic Waves
Material Amplification
Directivity
Active Fault Zones
Estimation of Seismic Risk
Effects of Earthquakes
Earthquakes Caused by Human Activity
The Earthquake Cycle
Predicting Ground Motion
Landforms, Tectonic Geomorphology, and Quaternary Chronology
Tectonic Geomorphology
Geomorphic Concepts
Tectonic Geomorphology and Faulting
Pleistocene and Holocene Chronology
Geodesy
Introduction
Principles of Geodesy
Geodetic Techniques
Applications
Geomorphic Indices of Active Tectonics
Introduction
Hypsometric Curve and Hypsometric Integral
Drainage Basic Asymmetry
Stream Length-Gradient Index (SL)
Mountain-Front Sinuosity (S mf)
Ratio of Valley-Floor Width to Valley Height (V f)
Alluvial Fans and Tectonic Activity at Mountain Fronts
Relic Mountain Fronts
Classification of Relative Tectonic Activity
Active Tectonics and Rivers
Introduction
Fluvial Responses to Tectonic Modification
Models of Tectonic Adjustment
Active Tectonics and Coastlines
Introduction
Coastal Landforms
Coseismic Deformation
Coastal Geomorphology and Sea Level
Long-Term Uplift
Deformation of Coastal Terraces
Lake Shorelines
Dating Coastal Landforms
Coastal Tectonics and Time Scale
Active Folding and Earthquakes
Introduction
Fold-and-Thrust Belts
Flexural-Slip Faults
Folding and Strike-Slip Faulting
Tectonic Geomorphology of Active Folds
Case Study: Wheeler Ridge Anticline
Case Study: Ventura Avenue Anticline
Paleoseismology and Earthquake Prediction
Paleoseismology
Evidence for Paleoearthquakes
Fault-Zone Segmentation
Case Study: Segmentation and Paleoseismicity of the Wasatch Fault Zone, Utah
Models of Earthquake Recurrence
Case Study: Twelve Centuries of Earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault
Conditional Probabilities for Future Earthquakes
Earthquake Prediction
Earthquake-Hazard Reduction
Adjustments to Earthquake Activity
Mountain Building
Introduction
Models of Landscape and Mountain Development
Dynamics of Orogenesis
Linkages in a Feedback-Rich Orogenic Systems
Landscape Evolution
Glossary
Index

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