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Standards for documenting finite-fault earthquake rupture models

P. Martin Mai, Peter M. Shearer, Jean-Paul Ampuero and Thorne Lay
Standards for documenting finite-fault earthquake rupture models
Seismological Research Letters (May 2016) 87 (3): 712-718


In this article, we propose standards for documenting and disseminating finite-fault earthquake rupture models, and related data and metadata. A comprehensive documentation of the rupture models, a detailed description of the data processing steps, and facilitating the access to the actual data that went into the earthquake source inversion are required to promote follow-up research and to ensure interoperability, transparency, and reproducibility of the published slip-inversion solutions. We suggest a formatting scheme that describes the kinematic rupture process in an unambiguous way to support subsequent research. We also provide guidelines on how to document the data, metadata, and data processing. The proposed standards and formats represent a first step to establishing best practices for comprehensively documenting input and output of finite-fault earthquake source studies.

ISSN: 0895-0695
EISSN: 1938-2057
Serial Title: Seismological Research Letters
Serial Volume: 87
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Standards for documenting finite-fault earthquake rupture models
Affiliation: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Pages: 712-718
Published: 201605
Text Language: English
Publisher: Seismological Society of America, El Cerrito, CA, United States
References: 34
Accession Number: 2016-056519
Categories: Seismology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Secondary Affiliation: University of California at San Diego, USA, United StatesCalifornia Institute of Technology, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, Copyright, Seismological Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201627
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