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Semi-automatic fracture zone tracking


Wessel, P and Matthews, KJ and Muller, RD and Mazzoni, A and Whittaker, JM and Myhill, R and Chandler, MT, Semi-automatic fracture zone tracking, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 16, (7) pp. 2462-2472. ISSN 1525-2027 (2015) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2015 American Geophysical Union

DOI: doi:10.1002/2015GC005853


Oceanic fracture zone traces are widely used in studies of seafloor morphology and plate kinematics. Satellite altimetry missions have resulted in high-resolution gravity maps in which all major fracture zones and other tectonic fabric can be identified, and numerous scientists have digitized such lineaments. We have initiated a community effort to maintain low-cost infrastructure that allows seafloor fabric lineaments to be stored, accessed and updated. A key improvement over past efforts is our processing software (released as a GMT5 supplement) that allows for semi-automatic corrections to previously digitized fracture zone traces given improved gridded data sets. Here we report on our seafloor fabric processing tools, which complement our database of seafloor fabric lineations, magnetic anomaly identifications and plate kinematic models.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:fracture zones, geophysics, tectonics
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Structural geology and tectonics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Whittaker, JM (Associate Professor Jo Whittaker)
ID Code:101114
Year Published:2015
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DE140100376)
Web of Science® Times Cited:48
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2015-06-10
Last Modified:2017-10-30
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