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Research Type
Type Author Year Title (link) Reference
Conference Bistacchi, A.
Smith, S.A.
Di Toro, G.
Jones, R.
and others
2012 Multi-scale characterization of the seismogenic Gole Larghe Fault Zone (Southern Alps, Italy): methodology and results EGU General Assembly, Vienna, April 2012.
Conference Bistacchi, A.
Griffith, W.A.
Smith, S.A.F.
Di Toro, G.
and others
2011 Fault roughness evolution at seismogenic depths EGU General Assembly, Vienna, April 2011.
Scientific Article (peer reviewed) Bistacchi, A.
Griffith, W.A.
Smith, S.A.F.
Di Toro, G.
and others
2011 Fault roughness at seismogenic depths from LIDAR and photogrammetric analysis Pure Applied Geophysics, 168, 2345-2363 (2011).
Conference Smith, S.A.F.
Bistacchi, A.
Mitchell, T.
Rempe, M.
and others
2011 Structure and Damage Patterns of a Seismic Fault Zone Tectonic Studies Group conference, Durham, January 2011.
Conference Bistacchi, A.
Griffith, W.A.
Nielsen, S.
Smith, S.A.
and others
2010 Surface roughness of ancient seismic faults exhumed from 10 km depths (Gole Larghe Fault, Italian Alps) characterized over five orders of magnitude AGU Fall Meting, San Francisco, December 2010
Conference Di Toro, G.
Griffith, A.W.
Nielsen, S.
Smith, S.A.
and others
2010 Inferring earthquake mechanics from exhumed faults "Stress controls on faulting, fracturing …", EM Anderson Conference, Glasgow, September 2010
Conference Bistacchi, A.
Griffith, W.A.
Nielsen, S.
Smith, S.A.F.
and others
2010 Surface roughness of ancient seismic faults exhumed from seismogenic depths (Gole Larghe Fault, Italian Alps): a combined LIDAR and high-resolution photogrammetric analysis Gocad Consortium Annual Meeting, Nancy, May 2010.
Conference Smith, S.
Jones, R.
Di Toro, G.
Mariano, S.
and others
2010 The Structure of Seismogenic Faults in Crystalline Basement EGU General Assembly, Vienna, May 2010.
Conference Smith, S.A.
Jones, R.R.
di Toro, G.
Mariano, S.
and others
2009 Quantifying the Structure of an Exhumed Seismogenic Fault Zone Using Terrestrial Laser-Scanning and Differential GPS AGU Fall Meting, San Francisco, December 2009