Special Issue "Morphogenic Faulting: Current Practices and Future Challenges"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 9751
Interests: earthquake geology—paleoseismology; geology of Greece; hazard analysis and secondary effects of earthquakes; quantitative monitoring of post-earthquake landslides with the use of UAVs
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Interests: structural geology; earthquake geology; seismotectonics; morphotectonics; palaeoseismology
Research on active faults has developed in parallel with the evolution of modern geosciences. Therefore, beyond any doubt, it is now considered that earthquakes on active faults are recursive natural hazards. Their recurrence, in general, is measured in hundreds to thousands of years, which is far beyond and reasonably complete historical record. The seismotectonic characterization of an area and the understanding of maximum expected earthquake magnitude on each fault is the result of the active fault research. In addition, the complexity of the geology and the tectonic geomorphology of the faults is also significant. Although analytical methods—such as palaeoseismology, InSAR and remotely sensed data collectionm, and probability analysis of earthquake recurrence—have considerably improved, a few crucial questions remain: Is earthquake geology close to a limit? Where can the new progress come from?
In this Special Issue, we welcome review papers or case studies highlighting the procedure of selection of the best methods, to address parameters like geological complexity, maximum expected earthquake magnitude and their recurrence interval. Special focus will be also on the mathematics that can provide us with the best magnitude estimation based on the earthquake geology of active faults and the more realistic recurrence interval. In addition, we welcome papers on low slip-rate to extremely high slip-rate active faults on the topics such as developments/improvements in palaeoseismology, archeaoseismology, and modelling earthquake ages.
Prof. Dr. Ioannis Koukouvelas
Prof. Dr. Riccardo Caputo
Dr. Tejpal Singh
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- Earthquake Geology
- Tectonic geomorphology
- Morphometric analyses
- LiDAR and UAV for mapping active faults
- Modelling earthquake ages