I wanted to share a project I have developed on and off for about 10 years. It is a classroom exercise for Mapping landforms with applications to geomorphology and earthquake geology. So far, it has an example for strike-slip faults (Wallace Creek along the San Andreas Fault), and blind thrust faults (Wheeler Ridge in Southern California). I have an intention to add a normal fault example but have not finished it yet.
The basic idea is that the exercises could be done "analog"--that is on paper in a classroom. They emphasize some simple morphologic and geomorphic mapping (but on high resolution topography base maps from lidar data collected by NCALM and available for download from OpenTopography), and then provide landform ages so that students can calculate slip rate or surface uplift rates. I am not sure they are so well explained so any feed back is welcome.
- 2016 Mapping landforms with applications to geomorphology and earthquake geology EXERCISE pdf
- Supplemental material (for instructors)
- Wallace Creek--uses B4 lidar data
- Wallace, R. E. (1968). Notes on stream channels offset by the San Andreas fault, southern Coast Ranges, California. In Conference on Geologic Problems of the San Andreas Fault System. Stanford University Publication in Geological Sciences (Vol. 11, pp. 6-21).
- Sieh, K. E., & Jahns, R. H. (1984). Holocene activity of the San Andreas Fault at Wallace Creek, California. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 95, 883–896.
- Sieh, K. E., & Wallace, R. E. (1987). The San Andreas Fault at Wallace Creek, San Luis Obispo County, California. In Geological Society of America Centennial Field Guide -- Cordilleran Section (pp. 233–238).
- Demonstrative presentation (ppt) and (pdf) and video flyover
- Wheeler Ridge--uses NCALM student seed grant lidar data
- Medwedeff, D. A. (1992). Geometry and kinematics of an active, laterally propagating wedge thrust, Wheeler Ridge, California. In S. Mitra & G. W. Fisher (Eds.), Structural Geology of Fold and Thrust Belts (pp. 3–28). Baltimore: Johns HOpkins University Press.
- Mueller and Talling, Journal of Structural Geology, 1997.
- Keller, E. A., Zepeda, R. L., Rockwell, T. K., Ku, T. L., Dinklage, W. S., Barbara, S., & Street, G. (1998). Active tectonics at Wheeler Ridge , southern San Joaquin Valley , California. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 110(3), 298–310.
- Kleber, E. J. (2015) Surface Response to Slip Along a Propagating Blind Thrust Fault Wheeler Ridge, California. M.S. thesis: Arizona State University, 95 pp.
- Demonstrative presentation (ppt) and (pdf)