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Megathrust Seismic Hazard by Reflection Mapping

Lead PI: Donna Jean Shillington , Dr. Spahr C. Webb

Unit Affiliation: Marine Geology & Geophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

January 2010 - March 2014
Inactive
Pacific Ocean ; Alaska
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will use active-source seismic targeting of the seismic seduction zone off the Alaskan Peninsula to examine the properties and behavior of the megathrust. This will be accomplished using five multi-channel seismic profiles and two 8km streams from the R/V Langseth.

OUTCOMES: Large amounts of data collected, four journal publications, and a website have been created.

SPONSOR:

National Science Foundation (NSF)

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$723,709

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Dalhousie University, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus

WEBSITE:

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=0926614&HistoricalAwards=false

KEYWORDS

megathrust ship marcus langseth hazards seismology geology and tectonics seismology seismic hazard

THEMES

Restless earth