Emmy-Noether-Project "Bridging Geodesy and Seismology"

integration of the geodetic and seismological data to better resolved hazardous seismic faulting and harmless aseismic faulting processes at crustal faults

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Slow and steady motion of curbstones caused by tectonic creep at the Hayward fault (San Francisco). missyleone


Slow movements at faults were hard to detect in the times before space observations with GNSS and/or InSAR have been possible.

These slow movements, e.g. postseismic afterslip or creep, are important in the budget of the tectonic fautling, however, as they release tectonic stress in a harmless manner and reduce the earthquake potential.

We want to integrate these faulting processes better in the earthquake research by improving an integrated modelling of seismic waveform data and geodetic surface displacements.

A target area is the very active North Anatolian fault zone, Turkey, and we particularly cooperate here with the British COMET group centered at the University of Leeds, who have both a profound knowledge in the area and a large regional surface displacement data base of seismic and interseismic surface motion.



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