Applications of high resolution topography in tectonic geomorphology
In recent years, sub-meter scale topography data have become increasingly available, mostly from laser scanning methods and satellite stereophotogrammetry. These data have increased the extent to which we can remotely document and analyze tectonic features, and allow us to capture higher resolution details. In particular, we can use DEMs to carefully map surface deformation from ground-rupturing earthquakes---both at the fault and in the near-field---producing detailed records of rupture patterns, slip magnitude, damage zone properties, and scarp preservation; these characteristics can then be ...
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