The first section in this report (A Model for geomorphic and tectonic displacements applied to hillslope development in areas of active tectonics) presents a quantitative model for describing the effects of the forces described above. The next section (Application of a hillslope development model to scarps along the San Andreas Fault, Carrizo Plain, California) explores the application of the model developed in the first section to observed field conditions in the Carrizo Plain, San Luis Obsipo County, California. Application of a Geographic Information System (GIS) to the Carrizo Plain Area, California shows how a geographic information system may be used to aide in the mapping and study of this area. Finally, the future goals and current status of the project are described in Future Goals of the Project.
|Shaded relief map of central California showing the situation of the Carrizo Plain in the Coast Ranges. The orange line shows the surface trace of the San Andreas Fault, and is thicker along the portion that is inferred to have ruptured in the 1857 earthquake [Sieh, 1978]. The blue line is adjacent to the Parkfield Segment (PS) of the SAF, while the red line is adjacent to the Cholame Segment (CS). TR is Temblor Range; CR is Caliente Range; CV is Cuyama Valley; LP is La Panza Range; SV is Salinas Valley; CP is Cajon Pass; TP is Tejon Pass; W is Wrightwood. Original relief map is from Relief map of the world: cylindrical projection; elevation data from ETOPO5 dataset; by Ray Sterner, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.|
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