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dc.contributor.advisorBangs, Nathan Lawrence Bailey
dc.contributor.advisorTatham, R.H. (Robert H.), 1943-
dc.creatorPangborn, Emily Marleah
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-17T18:48:02Z
dc.date.available2017-07-17T18:48:02Z
dc.date.issued2007-12
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2K35MV5B
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/60460
dc.description.abstractThe study of fault properties within the Nankai Trough subduction zone is of interest due to the periodic occurrence of highly destructive earthquakes and tsunamis in this region. Therefore, for better understanding of the seismogenic and tsunamigenic potential of faults within the accretionary prism, my research focuses on characterizing fault geometry and seismic reflectivity in the major splay fault system based on observations from 3D seismic reflection data. My observations suggest that faulting within the splay fault system is evolving in the landward direction and that fluid migration may be occurring along some of the most recently active faults in the splay system. In addition, modeling results indicate that a strong negative-polarity fault-plane reflection in the splay fault system is caused by a thin layer of low acoustic impedance material, which could be representative of a major fluid conduit.en_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.subjectFault propertiesen_US
dc.subjectNankai Troughen_US
dc.subjectSeismic dataen_US
dc.titleThrust fault characteristics inferred from 3D seismic reflection data from the Nankai Trough subduction zone, southwest Japanen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.departmentGeological Sciencesen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentGeological Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeological Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
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