Katherine M. Scharer

U.S. Geological Survey
Research Geologist

Expertise: Neotectonics
 
 
About Me Publications
McPhillips, D., & Scharer, K. M. (2017, 08). Sources and Magnitudes of Uncertainty in Fault Slip Rate, Cucamonga Thrust Fault, Southern California. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7843
Castillo, B. A., McGill, S. F., Scharer, K. M., Yule, D., McPhillips, D., McNeil, J. C., & Pace, A. (2017, 08). Preliminary ages of prehistoric earthquakes on the Banning Strand of the San Andreas Fault, near North Palm Springs, California. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7828
McNeil, J. C., Yule, D., Scharer, K. M., McGill, S. F., McPhillips, D., Castillo, B. A., & Pace, A. (2017, 08). Assessing stratigraphic correlations and fault zone extent at the 18th Ave trench site, Banning strand of the San Andreas Fault, North Palm Springs, California. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7761
Lindvall, S. C., Kerwin, S., Evans, J. P., Tyson, J., Chestnut, J., Heron, C., Mass, K., Scharer, K. M., McPhillips, D., Moore, D., Farr, M., Ballard, C., Williams, R. T., Bradbury, K. K., Rowe, C. D., & Savage, H. M. (2017, 08). San Andreas Fault Characterization at the LADWP Elizabeth Tunnel. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7668
Scharer, K. M., Burgette, R. J., Hanson, A., Lifton, N., Rittenour, T. M., & McPhillips, D. (2017, 08). Slip rate variation of the Central Sierra Madre fault, southern California over the past 200 ka. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7623
Anderson-Merritt, E., Cowgill, E. S., Scharer, K. M., & Keen-Zebert, A. (2017, 08). Preliminary paleoslip results from the Pearblossom site on the Mojave section of the San Andreas Fault. Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7554
Scharer, K. M., Weldon, R. J., Biasi, G. P., Streig, A. R., & Fumal, T. E. (2017). Ground-rupturing earthquakes on the northern Big Bend of the San Andreas Fault, California, 800 A.D. to present. Journal of Geophysical Research, (under review). SCEC Contribution 7187
Young, E. K., Cowgill, E. S., & Scharer, K. M. (2016, 08). New Holocene slip-rate sites along the Mojave San Andreas Fault near Palmdale, CA. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7029
Burgette, R. J., Lifton, N., Scharer, K. M., McPhillips, D., & Hanson, A. (2016, 08). Testing for slip rate changes on the Sierra Madre fault: Progress on dating an offset terrace surface of possible middle Pleistocene age. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6946
Hanson, A., Burgette, R. J., Scharer, K. M., & Midttun, N. (2016, 08). Late Quaternary slip rates from offset alluvial fan surfaces along the Central Sierra Madre fault, southern California. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6909
Witkosky, R. D., Adams, P. M., Buckland, K., Hudnut, K. W., Johnson, P. D., Lynch, D. K., Scharer, K. M., Stock, J. M., & Tratt, D. M. (2016, 09). Characterizing emissivity spectra from geomorphic surfaces along the southern San Andreas Fault. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6653
Scharer, K. M. (2016, 08). Comparison of the rupture history of the southern San Andreas fault with empirical data on fault displacement and rupture length. Poster Presentation at 2016 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 6555
Sousa, F. J., Stock, J. M., Scharer, K. M., Hudnut, K. W., Akciz, S. O., Witkosky, R. D., & Harvey, J. C. (2015). Re-evaluating offset measurements in the maximum slip zone of the 1999 Hector Mine Earthquake surface rupture. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, (under review). SCEC Contribution 6121
Scharer, K. M., Fumal, T. E., Weldon, R. J., & Streig, A. R. (2015). Photomosaics and event evidence from the Frazier Mountain paleoseismic site, trench 1, cuts 5–24, San Andreas Fault Zone, southern California (2010–2012). , : . SCEC Contribution 6028
Scharer, K. M., Weldon, R. J., Streig, A. R., & Fumal, T. E. (2014). Paleoearthquakes at Frazier Mountain, California delimit extent and frequency of past San Andreas Fault ruptures along 1857 trace. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(13), 4527-4534. doi: 10.1002/2014GL060318. SCEC Contribution 2002
Johnson, K., Nissen, E., Saripalli, S., Arrowsmith, J. R., McGarey, P., Scharer, K. M., Williams, P. L., & Blisniuk, K. D. (2014). Rapid Mapping of Ultra-fine Fault Zone Topography with Structure from Motion. Geosphere, 10(5), 969-986. doi: 10.1130/GES01017.1. SCEC Contribution 1921
Scharer, K. M., Fumal, T. E., Weldon, R. J., & Streig, A. R. (2014). Photomosaics and Event Evidence from the Frazier Mountain Paleoseismic Site, Trench 1, Cuts 1–4, San Andreas Fault, Southern California (2007–2009). , : . SCEC Contribution 1912
Scharer, K. M., Weldon, R. J., Streig, A. R., & Fumal, T. E. (2014). Paleoearthquakes at Frazier Mountain, California delimit extent and frequency of past San Andreas Fault ruptures along 1857 trace. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(13), 4527-4534. SCEC Contribution 1909
Scharer, K. M., Salisbury, J. B., Arrowsmith, J. R., & Rockwell, T. K. (2014). Southern San Andreas Fault Evaluation field activity: Approaches to measuring small geomorphic offsets – challenges and recommendations for active fault studies. Seismological Research Letters, 85(1), 68-76. doi: 10.1785/0220130108. SCEC Contribution 1802
Compton, T., Cowgill, E. S., Scharer, K. M., Gold, R. D., Westerteiger, R., Bernardin, T., & Kellogg, L. H. (2012, 12). Preliminary Holocene history of fault slip for the Mojave section of the San Andreas fault. Oral Presentation at AGU Fall Meeting 2012. SCEC Contribution 1787
Biasi, G. P., Weldon, R. J., & Scharer, K. M. (2011). Rupture length and paleo-magnitude estimates from point measurements of displacement - a model-based approach. Geological Society of America Special Paper, 479, 195-204. SCEC Contribution 944
Scharer, K. M., Biasi, G. P., & Weldon, R. J. (2011). A reevaluation of the Pallett Creek earthquake chronology based on new AMS radiocarbon dates, San Andreas fault, California. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth,. doi: 10.1029/2010JB008099. SCEC Contribution 1565
Scharer, K. M., Biasi, G. P., Weldon, R. J., & Fumal, T. E. (2010). Quasi-periodic recurrence of large earthquakes on the southern San Andreas fault. Geology, 555-558. SCEC Contribution 1291
Scharer, K. M., Weldon, R. J., Fumal, T. E., & Biasi, G. P. (2007). Paleoearthquakes on the Southern San Andreas Fault, Wrightwood, California, 3000 to 1500 B.C.: A New Method for Evaluating Paleoseismic Evidence and Earthquake Horizons. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 97(4), 1054-1093. doi: 10.1785/0120060137. SCEC Contribution 1055
Weldon, R. J., Fumal, T. E., Biasi, G. P., & Scharer, K. M. (2005). Past and Future Earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault. Science, 308(5724), 966-967. doi: 10.1126/science.1111707. SCEC Contribution 1024
Weldon, R. J., Scharer, K. M., Fumal, T. E., & Biasi, G. P. (2004). Wrightwood and the Earthquake Cycle: What a Long Recurrence Record Tells us about how Faults Work. GSA Today, 14(9), 4-10. doi: 10.1130/1052-5173(2004)014<4:WATECW>2.0.CO;2. SCEC Contribution 1025
Weldon, R. J., Fumal, T. E., Powers, T. J., Pezzopane, S. K., Scharer, K. M., & Hamilton, J. (2002). Structure and Earthquake Offsets on the San Andreas Fault at the Wrightwood, California, Paleoseismic Site. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 92(7), 2704-2725. doi: 10.1785/0120000612. SCEC Contribution 1026

Last updated Sep 10, 2017.