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Exercises in active tectonics : an introduction to earthquakes and tectonic geomorphology

Author: Nicholas Pinter; Edward A Keller
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This set of exercises is specially designed to accompany any tectonic geomorphology text. Emphasizing the principles and practices of problem-solving, it guides students thorugh real-world research  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
Problems, exercises, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Pinter; Edward A Keller
ISBN: 013517905X 9780135179055
OCLC Number: 35659564
Notes: "These exercises were originaly developed for a class in "Earthquakes and Landscape" given by the author at University of Vermont, where it [sic] supplemented the Keller and Pinter Active teconics text"--Preface.
Description: 166 pages (8) pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Locating earhquake epicentres; using topographic maps and air photographs to recognize tectonic landforms; radiometric dating. Regional focus A - the San Andreas fault; GPS surveys and the seismic deformation cycle; drainage-basin asymmetry and tectonic tilt; tectonic mountain fronts. Regional focus B - the Atlantic margin of the US and Canada: stream networks - order and magnitude; using the SL index to identify zones of tectonic activity; marine terraces of San Clemente Island; dating terraces and measuring uplift rates. Regional focus C - the Cascadia subduction zone: growth folding and retrodeformation; fault-scarp degradation; fault trenching. Regional focus D - the new Madrid seismic zone: deformation of alluvial fans; hypsometry and continental tectonics.
Other Titles: Active tectonics
Earthquakes and landscape
Responsibility: Nicholas Pinter.

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