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Fine-Scale Organic Thermal Maturity Along the Punchbowl Fault

Lead PI: Heather Moore Savage , Pratigya Jeremy Polissar

Unit Affiliation: Seismology, Geology & Tectonophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

February 2012 - January 2014
Inactive
North America ; Punchbowl Fault ; California
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The proposal will study the Punchbowl fault using sampling and analytics to facilitate analyzing scale of the localized features of the fault and built on a previous study. This will help the team determine if the localized features of the Punchbowl Fault experienced significant frictional heating (opposed to their original observation).

OUTCOMES: Samples collected.

SPONSOR:

University of Southern California

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

National Science Foundation

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$29,964

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

University of Southern California

WEBSITE:

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1033462&HistoricalAwards=false

KEYWORDS

biomarkers absolute stress frictional heating thermal maturity rupture process earthquakes seismology geology and tectonics fault slipping

THEMES

Restless earth