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Imaging and Analyzing Active Faults with High Resolution Topography

Dates: Monday April 18 - 19, 2016
Location: UNAVCO, Boulder, Colorado
Times: Course will begin at 8 AM on April 18, followed by an evening program and end at 5pm on April 19.

Supported by OpenTopography, UNAVCO, NCALM and EarthScope
A Joint OpenTopography, UNAVCO, NCALM and EarthScope short course

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High resolution topographic data has become an important tool for earthquake scientists to make detailed observations and model surface evolution. Within the last decade, several efforts have been made to collect high resolution topographic (HRT) data for active faults (e.g. The B4 project, EarthScope, and numerous NCALM and USGS projects). These datasets are freely available online through OpenTopography, an NSF funded data distribution portal. The active faulting community has taken great interest in these exciting datasets, using them to generate new and important insights into earthquake processes. OpenTopography in partnership with UNAVCO, NCALM, and EarthScope will host a short course in Boulder, Colorado on April 18-19, 2016. This 2-day course will highlight recent research results and provide beginner to intermediate training on airborne and terrestrial lidar, and Structure from Motion technology, point cloud and raster-based data processing, and active fault-oriented analysis. We will emphasize fault trace and geomorphic mapping, topographic differencing, integration with other geospatial data, and data visualization and analysis approaches. Participants will have opportunities to discuss their research with other participants and the instructors.

Christopher Crosby, UNAVCO, Boulder, CO; Ramón Arrowsmith, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Alana Williams, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Jessica Sutton, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Christopher Crosby, UNAVCO, Boulder, CO; Ramón Arrowsmith, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

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