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Fault System / SoSAFE Workshop Presentations

Fault System / SoSAFE Workshop Presentations
Dates: Janurary 31-Feburary 2, 2008
Location: Mountain Vista Room, Kellogg West Conference Center; San Andreas Fault; San Jacinto Fault

Day 1: Fault System History (Mountain Vista Room, Kellogg West Conference Center)
7:00 Breakfast  
8:00 Workshop Intro / Morning Overview Mike Oskin / Kurt Frankel
  PART 1: Eastern California Shear Zone  
8:10 Spatial versus temporal variation in San Andreas fault and eastern California shear zone slip rates Rick Bennett
8:30 Spatial variations in slip rate along the Death Valley - Fish Lake Valley fault zone Kurt Frankel
8:50 Slip rates of the White Mountains - Owens Valley fault system Eric Kirby
9:10 Break  
9:20 Slip rate uncertainty: Examples from the Lenwood and Calico faults Mike Oskin
9:40 Deformation Processes Adjacent to Active Faults -- Examples from Eastern California Eitan Shelef
10:00 Paleoseismic clustering and its implications for fault system behavior in southern California James Dolan
10:20 Discussion / ECSZ  
10:40 Short Break  
  PART 2: Geochronology  
10:45 Using cosmogenic nuclides to determine geomorphic and tectonic process rates Bodo Bookhagen
11:05 Application of OSL dating to fault slip rate/recurrence studies Tammy Rittenour
11:25 Dating Quaternary surfaces and strata via U-series on pedogenic carbonate: What, When, How well? Warren Sharp
11:45 Discussion / Geochronology  
12:00 Lunch  
13:15 Afternoon Overview Mike Oskin
  PART 3: Beyond California  
13:20 Statistical approach to merging geologic slip rates, applied to the southern San Andreas fault Peter Bird
13:40 Global Perspective on Geodesy/Geology Slip Rate Estimates Wayne Thatcher
14:00 Quantifying slip rate uncertainty: Examples from the Altyn Tagh fault Eric Cowgill
14:15 Exploring uncertainties in millennial slip-rates along the eastern Kunlun Fault, NE Tibet Nathan Harkins
14:40 Discussion / Lessons from beyond California  
15:00 Break  
  PART 4: San Andreas & Transpeninsular Faults  
15:10 Latest Pleistocene slip rate of the San Bernardino strand of the San Andreas fault: Consideration of Uncertainties  
15:10 Epistemic uncertainty in fault slip rates: examples from the Altyn Tagh and San Andreas faults Whitney Berh / Tom Hanks
15:50 Discussion / SAF  
16:10 Coordinated slip rate variability along the Coyote Creek and Clark strands of the San Jacinto fault zone Kim Le
16:30 A "Hidden" Fault? Structural Geology of Three Segments of the Clark Fault, San Jacinto Fault Zone, California Susanne Janecke
16:10 Determining long term slip rates for the Elsinore fault by 230Th/U dating of pedogenic carbonate in progressively offset alluvial fan remnants Kate Fletcher
17:10 Discussion / Transpeninsular Faults  
17:30 Adjourn  
18:30 Dinner  
Day 2: Field Trip to the San Andreas and San Jacinto Faults
7:00 Departure from Kellogg West Conference Center  
8:00 Arrive at Badger Canyon Sally McGill
9:00 Drive toward Banning  
9:45 Rest stop, Chevron in Banning  
10:00 Drive to Indio  
10:40 Arrive at Biskra Palms Whitney Behr / Tom Hanks
12:45 Lunch  
1:15 Drive toward Anza Borrego  
2:45 Arrive at Clark Fault Kim Le / Mike Oskin
4:15 Drive back toward Kellogg West Conference Center  
5:15 Rest stop, Chevron in Thousand Palms  
5:30 Drive toward Pomona  
7:00 Arrive at Kellogg West  
7:00 Dinner  

Unlike proposal or journal reviews, in-field reviews cannot be anonymous. Paleoseismology presents a special case in which it is crucial to have colleagues review interpretations and give critical scientific input while the trenches are still open. While past practice has led to a highly evolved and sophisticated 'state-of-the-art' within the investigator community, it is not always possible from the logistical standpoint to have key people participate in field reviews. Day 3 will focus on how we, as a community, define the current state-of-the-art as a goal for best practice. We will attempt to formalize objectives for the future. For example, how best might one conduct multiple independent investigations and interpretations of a single paleoseismic site by parallel investigator teams? Given the budget constraints, how might this team approach be made more efficient while ensuring robust results through some measure of redundancy?

Day 3: SoSAFE (Southern San Andreas Fault Evaluation) (Mountain Vista Room, Kellogg West Conference Center)
7:00 Breakfast  
8:00 Bridging between the field and users: What questions can and should paleoseismologists be answering? Ray Weldon
9:00 Use of paleoseismic data (including uncertainties) in future earthquake forecast models Ned Field
10:00 Open discussion (chaired by Ray Weldon) Ray Weldon
12:00 Lunch  
13:00 Open discussion for self-nominated researchers who intend to fully participate in the future in-field scientific review process  
16:00 Adjourn