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Devoted solely to paleoseismology, this volume summarizes the development of the field from the 1960s to the present, encompassing material that is currently dispersed in journal articles. The book covers the entire range of techniques currently used in paleoseismic reconstruction, emphasizes practical methods of data collection and field studies, covers interpretation of field data based on current theory concerning fault segmentation and recurrence cycles.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 542 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 30.48mm | 920.79g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 170 line drawings, 50 photographs, references, index
  • 0124818250
  • 9780124818255

Table of contents

Introduction to paleoseismology: paleoseismology - definitions and objectives, identifying prehistoric earthquakes from primary and secondary evidence, the early development of paleoseismology, J.P. McCalpin and A.R. Nelson; Field techniques in paleoseismology introduction: mapping paleoseismic landforms, mapping paleoseismic stratigraphy, specialized subfields of paleoseismology, J.P. McCalpin; paleoseismology of extensional tectonic environments: introduction, geomorphic evidence of paleoearthquakes, stratigraphic evidence of paleoearthquakes, dating paleoearthquakes, J.P. McCalpin; Paleoseismology of volcanic environments: introduction, volcano-extensional structures, criteria for field recognition of volcano-extensional features, paleoseismological implications and methods, conclusions, W.R. Hackett, S.M. Jackson, and R.P. Smith; Paleoseismology of compressional tectonic environments: introduction, geomorphic evidence of thrust paleoearthquake, stratigraphic evidence of thrust paleoearthquakes, paleoseismic evidence of secondary faults displacement, paleoseismic evidence of coseismic folding, paleoseismology of subduction zones, late quaternary sea level, the coseismic event horizon, paleoseismic evidence of coseismic uplift, paleoseismic evidence of coseismic subsidence, G.A. Carver and J.P. McCalpin; Paleoseismology in strike-slip tectonic environments: introduction, geomorphic evidence of paleoearthquakes, stratigraphic evidence of paleoearthquakes, dating paleoearthquakes, R.J. Weldon, J.P. McCalpin, and T.K. Rockwell; Using liquefaction-induced features for paleoseismic analysis: introduction, overview of the formation of liquefaction-induced features, criteria for an earthquake-induced liquefaction origin, historic and prehistoric liquefaction - selected studies, features generally of nonseismic or unknown origin, estimation of strength of paleoearthquakes, S.F. Obermeier; Using landslides for paleoseismic analysis: introduction, identifying landslides, determining landslides ages, interpreting an earthquake origin for landslides, analysis of the seismic origin of a landslide, interpreting results of paleoseismic landslide studies, some final comments, R.W. Jibson; Application of paleoseismic data to seismic hazard assessment and neotectonic research: introduction, estimating paleoearthquake magnitude from paleoseismic data, estimating paleoearthquake recurrence from paleoseismic data, fault segmentation, models of fault behaviour, earthquake recurrence models, future prospects in paleoseismology, J.P. McCalpin.
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