Active Tectonics and Seismic Potential of Alaska

Active Tectonics and Seismic Potential of Alaska

Editor(s): Jeffrey T. Freymueller, Peter J. Haeussler, Robert L. Wesson, Göran Ekström

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875904443

Online ISBN: 9781118666395

DOI: 10.1029/GM179

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 179.

This multidisciplinary monograph provides the first modern integrative summary focused on the most spectacular active tectonic systems in North America.

Encompassing seismology, tectonics, geology, and geodesy, it includes papers that summarize the state of knowledge, including background material for those unfamiliar with the region; address global hypotheses using data from Alaska; and test important global hypotheses using data from this region.

It is organized around four major themes:

  • subduction and great earthquakes at the Aleutian Arc,
  • the transition from strike slip to accretion and subduction of the Yakutat microplate,
  • the Denali fault and related structures and their role in accommodating permanent deformation of the overriding plate, and
  • regional integration and large-scale models and the use of data from Alaska to address important global questions and hypotheses.

The book's publication near the beginning of the National Science Foundation's EarthScope project makes it especially timely because Alaska is perhaps the least understood area within the EarthScope footprint, and interest in the region can be expected to rise with time as more EarthScope data become available.

Table of contents

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    2. Active Deformation Processes in Alaska, Based on 15 Years of GPS Measurements (pages 1–42)

      Jeffrey T. Freymueller, Hilary Woodard, Steven C. Cohen, Ryan Cross, Julie Elliott, Christopher F. Larsen, Sigrún Hreinsdóttir and Chris Zweck

    3. Neotectonics of the Yakutat Collision: Changes in Deformation Driven by Mass Redistribution (pages 65–81)

      James B. Chapman, Terry L. Pavlis, Sean Gulick, Aaron Berger, Lindsay Lowe, James Spotila, Ronald Bruhn, Michael Vorkink, Peter Koons, Adam Barker, Carlos Picornell, Ken Ridgway, Bernard Hallet, John Jaeger and James Mccalpin

    4. Toward a Time-Dependent Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis for Alaska (pages 399–416)

      Oliver S. Boyd, Yuehua Zeng, Charles G. Bufe, Robert L. Wesson, Fred Pollitz and Jeanne L. Hardebeck

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