Special Issue "Geodesy, Deformation and Symmetry/Asymmetry Applications"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 282

Special Issue Editor

Geological Hazards Division, Geological Survey of Israel, Jerusalem 9692100, Israel
Interests: fault mechanics; crustal deformation; geodesy; plate tectonics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A growing body of geodetic observations reveals the complex behavior of active plate boundaries and the related crustal deformation. Symmetric and asymmetric distribution of interseismic, coseismic and postseismic deformation has been documented across major faults. While in some cases, the asymmetric deformation can be interpreted in terms of mechanical properties contrast across the faults, in other cases, it can be related to the geometry of the fault zone. High-resolution geodetic datasets together with new modeling techniques enable us to resolve the three-dimensional pattern of deformation during the entire seismic cycle and resolve the mechanical properties of rocks surrounding the fault zone.

We welcome innovative and original contributions from observational and theoretical studies that explore key questions in the fields of geodesy, deformation and symmetry/asymmetry applications. These contributions can include the following topics:

  • New geodetic methods to explore symmetric versus asymmetric deformation.
  • Study of symmetry/asymmetric distribution of GNSS stations and rock properties.
  • Integration of different observational datasets to explore fault behavior and symmetry/asymmetry distribution of deformation.
  • Assessment of the mechanical properties of faults and the surrounding rocks.
  • Estimation of the contribution of symmetry/asymmetry distribution of rock properties to localized versus distributed strain accumulation.

Dr. Hamiel Yariv
Guest Editor

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  • geodetic observations
  • geodetic methods
  • deformation
  • symmetry/asymmetry distribution
  • fault mechanics
  • rock rheology
  • mechanical modeling

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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