Slip Rates on young faults
Students use measured ages and offset of quaternary surfaces to determine vertical slip rates of a young fault. Students then must determine if vertical slip rates have varied significantly through time.
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undergraduate required course
Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
understand what a fault is, what fault offset is, understand uncertainty and propagation of error.
How the activity is situated in the course
Content/concepts goals for this activity
understand slip rates, and how data is used to estimate slip rates.
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
understand uncertainty and inclusion of uncertainty in evaluating data
Other skills goals for this activity
Description and Teaching Materials
Complete assignment with background, data, instructions, and questions to be answeredStudent Handout for "Slip Rates of Young Faults (Acrobat (PDF) 2.6MB Apr30 12)
solution plot for "Slip Rates of Young Faults" (Illustrator 100kB Apr30 12)