Imaging and Analyzing Southern California’s Active Faults with High-Resolution Lidar Topography

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Over the past 5+ years, many of Southern California’s active faults have been scanned with airborne lidar through various community and PI-data collection efforts (e.g., the B4 Project, EarthScope, and the post-El Mayor–Cucapah earthquake). All of these community datasets are publicly available (via OpenTopography: https://www.opentopography.org) and powerfully depict the effect of repeated slip along these active faults as well as surface processes in a range of climatic regimes. These datasets are of great interest to the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) research and greater academic communities and have already yielded important new insights into earthquake processes in southern California.

This is a short course on LiDAR technology, data processing, and analysis techniques. The foci of the course are fault trace and geomorphic mapping applications, integration with other geospatial data, and data visualization and analysis approaches. Course materials include slide presentations, video demonstrations, and text-based software application tutorials.

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Mike Oskin
J. Ramon Arrowsmith
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
University of California, Davis
Arizona State University
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
English
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data handling
Data usage
Data visualization tools
Earthquake data
Subject Discipline - subject domain(s) toward which the learning resource is targeted: 
Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Earth Sciences
Published / Broadcast: 
Monday, October 24, 2011
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Open Topography
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Presentation - representation of the particular way in which an author shows, describes or explains one or more concepts, e.g., a set of Powerpoint slides.
Contributor Organization(s): 
Name: 
Southern California Earthquake Center
Type: 
Funding and sponsorship
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Professional Development - increasing knowledge and capabilities related to managing the data produced, used or re-used, curated and/or archived.
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Lesson - detailed description of an element of instruction in a course, [could be] contained in a unit of one or more lessons, and used by a teacher to guide class instruction. Example: presentation slides on a topic.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Research scientist
Mid-career research scientist
Early-career research scientist
Research faculty
Graduate student
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
More than 1 hour (but less than 1 day)