Research Projects

January 1, 2017

Wesnousky: Detailed Mapping of the Little Valley Fault, Reno-Carson, Nevada

USGS NEHRP funded
May 1, 2016

Constraining the Paleoseismic History and Maximum Event Magnitude for the San Diego Trough FaultZone

The goal of this project was to determine the timing of the most recent event (MRE) at different locations along the central and southern sections San Diego Trough fault using high- resolution CHIRP and multichannel seismic reflection sub-bottom profiles,
March 1, 2016

Smith, Abercrombie: Analysis of Nevada Seismicity Using Improved Locations, Focal Mechanisms and Stress Drops

USGS NEHRP Funded
September 1, 2015

Wesnousky: 10 Be Terrestrial Cosmogenic Nuclide Dating for Determining Slip Rates of Normal Faults in the Lake Tahoe Basin Collaborative Research with University of Nevada, Reno and University of Cincinnati, Ohio

USGS NEHRP funded
February 5, 2015

Louie, Kent, Lamb, Savage, Stern, Stratford - Seismic Reflection Profiling of the Base of a Tectonic Plate

A New Zealand, US, and Japan collaboration found a sharp, melt-rich channel at 100 km depth with 14 Hz reflections below the Hikurangi subduction margin of central New Zealand. Can marine surveying trace the channel to the plate's outer rise?
September 1, 2014

Kent, Smith: NSL Remote Camera System, NV BLM Fire Camera Initiative (5 year co-op)

A revolutionary project to place fire cameras throughout Nevada wildlands
September 1, 2014

Wesnousky: Cosmogenic and OSL Dating for Determining Slip Rate of Normal Faults Near Reno

USGS NEHRP Funded
September 1, 2014

Wesnousky: Mechanics of Earthquake Faulting in the Himalayan Convergent Plate Boundary

NSF Funded Research
July 2, 2014

Wesnousky, Louie, Faulds: Neotectonics and Structural Development of the Northern Walker Lane

The shapes of sedimentary basins reveal the mechanics of the trans-tensional motions of the Northern Walker Lane Belt.
June 1, 2014

Biasi and Wesnousky: The Role of Fault Bends and Complexities in Earthquake Ruptures: Empirical Relations for Use in Seismic Hazard Analysis

USGS NEHRP funded