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Geodetic Imaging of Fault System Activity
Geodetic observations provide kinematic constraints on the behavior of tectonically active fault systems. Estimates of earthquake cycle activity derived from these constraints may depend on modeling assumptions and/or ...
On Sea Level - Ice Sheet Interactions
This thesis focuses on the physics of static sea-level changes following variations in the distribution of grounded ice and the influence of these changes on the stability and dynamics of marine ice sheets. Gravitational, ...
Estimates of Land Ice Changes from Sea Level and Gravity Observations
Understanding how global ice volume on the Earth has changed is of significant importance to improving our understanding of the climate system. Fortunately, the geographically unique perturbations in sea level that result ...
Mechanical Models of Coontinental Plate Boundaries Fault Slip Rates and Interseismic Stress Rotation Rates
We first describe the methodology for a two-dimensional, elastic deformable microplate modeling approach for continental plate boundaries. Deformable microplate models combine discrete slip on microplate boundaries (faults) ...
Stability of Planetary Rotation
This thesis focuses on the long-term rotational stability of the Earth and terrestrial planets. One important class of perturbation is a reorientation of the solid planet with respect to a rotation pole that remains fixed ...