Research Projects

January 5, 2013

Kent, Wesnousky & (Driscoll): Constraining the dextral component of slip on faults in the Tahoe Basin using Airborne and Terrestrial LIDAR data

USGS-funded study to use airborne and to be collected terrestrial LiDAR to investigate potential dextral slip on the Lake Tahoe basin bounding faults.
January 4, 2013

Wesnousky, Kent & (Driscoll): Earthquake Size and Slip Rate of the Pyramid Lake Fault Zone near Reno, NV

USGS NEHRP-funded project to use terrestrial LiDAR to investigate large offset events on the Pyramid Lake Fault
January 4, 2013

(Driscoll), Kent, (Shock and Babcock): Developing and Improving Scripps Shallow-water mapping capability

Project to build next generation synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) CHIRP profiler and purchase a Reson 7125 multibeam system to be housed at Scripps.
January 3, 2013

(Driscoll, Rockwell) & Kent: High resolution seismic profiling (CHIRP) of Holocene folding deformation associated with large uplift events on the Ventura Avenue Anticline at Pitas Point

SCEC funded cruise to use CHIRP imaging to look at large offsets across the Ventura Avenue Anticline
September 1, 2012

(Holbrook), Kent, (Keranen, Trehu & Johnson): Coast: Cascadia Open-Access Seismic Transects

Pilot 2-D multichannel seismic (MCS) cruise to Cascadia (offshore Washington state) to look at the nature of deformation across the M9 capable subduction margin
May 4, 2012

Louie, (Frary), Pullammanappallil, Cashman, Trexler: Fault Imaging with High-Resolution Seismic Reflection for Earthquake Hazard and Geothermal Resource Assessment in Reno, Nevada

The NSL and the U.S. Geological Survey are probing earthquake faults below Reno and Sparks with seismic reflection surveys.
January 15, 2012

Kent & (Driscoll): CHIRP Paleoseismic Investigation of Lake Elsinore/Walker Lake

In January, 2012 researchers from UNR and Scripps Institution of Oceanography conducted a pilot survey on Lake Elsinore and Walker Lake to employ seismic CHIRP imaging to test ideas regarding multi-segment ruptures along the Elsinore Fault, and strain par
May 20, 2010

Kent, Karlin & (Driscoll): A Reconnaissance Seismic CHIRP Survey of Pyramid Lake

Scientists from UNR, Scripps and the USGS collected 10 days of high-res grid of seismic CHIRP data across the many fault lines beneath Pyramid Lake, providing an unprecedented view of deformation beneath the cobalt waters of this most majestic lake. Resu
May 12, 2010

(Harding) & Kent: Advanced MCS processing of the SISMOMAR 3D data volume: Exploring linkages within the magmatically driven hydrothermal system of the Lucky Strike Volcano

New multichannel seismic (MCS) imaging techniques (e.g., downward continuation) are used to explore the 3D structure of the Lucky Strike Hydrothermal Field, Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
May 9, 2010

Kent & (Driscoll): Characterizing the most recent event (MRE) on the North Tahoe-Stateline fault, Lake Tahoe

In the summer 2010, a USGS NEHRP-funded seismic CHIRP survey was conducted to focus on the structure and recency of rupture along the North Tahoe-Stateline Fault, Lake Tahoe. Fallen Leaf Lake and Cascade Lake were also surveyed.
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