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Research Type
Type Author Year Title (link) Reference
Scientific Article (peer reviewed) Wilkinson, M.
Roberts, G.P.
McCaffrey, K.
Cowie, P.A.
and others
2015 Slip distributions on active normal faults measured from LiDAR and field mapping of geomorphic offsets: an example from L’Aquila, Italy, and implications for modelling seismic moment release Geomorphology, 237, 130-141 (2015).
Conference Wilkinson, M.
Roberts, G.P.
McCaffrey, K.J.W.
Cowie, P.A.
and others
2014 Slip distributions on active normal faults measured from terrestrial laser scanning and field mapping of geomorphic offsets: an example from L’Aquila, Italy. Geometry and Growth of Normal Faults Conference, Geological Society, London, June 2014.
Conference Wilkinson, M.W.
Roberts, G.
McCaffrey, K.J.
Cowie, P.A.
and others
2012 Slip distributions on active normal faults measured from Terrestrial Laser Scan (TLS) data and field mapping of geomorphic offsets: An example from L’Aquila, Italy, and implications for modeling seismic moment AGU Fall Meting, San Francisco, December 2012
Scientific Article (peer reviewed) Long, J.J.
Imber, J.
2012 Strain compatibility and fault linkage in relay zones on normal faults Journal of Structural Geology, 36, 16-26 (2012).
Scientific Article (peer reviewed) Long, J.J.
Imber, J.
2011 Geological controls on fault relay zone scaling Journal of Structural Geology, 33, 1790-1800 (2011).
Scientific Article (peer reviewed) Roberts, G.P.
Raithatha, B.
Sileo, G.
Pizzi, A.
and others
2010 Shallow subsurface structure of the 2009 April 6 Mw 6.3 L’Aquila earthquake surface rupture at Paganica, investigated with ground penetrating radar Geophysical Journal International, 183, 774-790 (2010).
Conference Imber, J.
Jones, R.
Long, J.
McCaffrey, K.
and others
2009 Multi-scale structural analogues: rifts, segmented faults and sub-seismic scale deformation 7th Petroleum Geology Conference, London, March-April 2009.
Conference Wightman, R.H.
Imber, J.
Jones, R.R.
McCaffrey, K.J.W.
and others
2008 The use of terrestrial laser scanning in quantifying fault and fracture attributes in reservoir outcrop analogues AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition, San Antonio, April 2008.
Conference Wightman, R.H.
Imber, J.
Jones, R.R.
McCaffrey, K.J.W.
and others
2007 Quantifying Fault Attributes at the Outcrop Scale: a Fault Network Model of Sub-Seismic Normal Faults in a Thinly-Bedded Reservoir Sequence AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 2007.
Conference Imber, J.
Wightman, R.
Jones, R.
McCaffrey, K.
and others
2007 Characterising sand distribution within fault zones that cut interbedded sandstone-shale sequences GSA Annual Meeting, Denver, October 2007.
Conference Wightman, R.H.
Imber, J.
Jones, R.R.
Holdsworth, R.E.
and others
2006 Visualizing and Quantifying 3D Fault Geometries: Digital Outcrop Models of Faults in an Active Coal Mine GSA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, October 2006.