Exploring the physics of earthquakes and landscapes


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  1. Oskin, M., Longinotti, N., Peryam, T., Dorsey, B., DeBoer, C., Housen, B., Blisniuk, K., 2017, Steady 10Be-derived paleo-erosion rates across the Plio-Pleistocene climate transition, Fish Creek-Vallecito basin, California, Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, doi: 10.1002/2016JF004113.
  2. *Bennett, S., Oskin, M., and Iriondo, A., in press, Latest Miocene transtensional rifting of northeast Isla Tiburón, eastern margin of the Gulf of California, Tectonophysics, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2017.05.030.
  3. Xiao, Q., Yu, Guo, Liu-Zeng, J., Oskin, M., Shao, G., 2017, Structure and geometry of the Aksay restraining double bend along the Altyn Tagh fault, northern Tibet, imaged using magnetotelluric method, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 44, no. 9, p. 4090-4097, doi: 10.1002/2017GL072581.
  4. Shao, Y., Yuan, D., Oskin, M., Wang, P., Liu-Zeng, J., Li, C., Wu, Z., 2017, Historical (Yuan Dynasty) earthquake on the north Danghe Nanshan thrust, western Qilian Shan, China, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 107, no. 3, p. 1175-1184, doi: 10.1785/0120160289.
  5. *Bennett, S., Oskin, M., Iriondo, A., and Kunk, M., 2016, Slip history of the La Cruz fault: Development of a late Miocene transform in response to increased rift obliquity in the northern Gulf of California, Tectonophysics, v. 693, p. 409-435, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.06.013.
  6. Darin, M., Bennett, S., Dorsey, R., Oskin, M., and Iriondo, A., 2016, Late Miocene extension in coastal Sonora, México: Implications for the evolution of dextral shear in the proto-Gulf of California oblique rift, Tectonophysics, v. 693, p. 378-408, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.04.038.
  7. Rockwell, T., Clark, K., Gamble, L., Oskin, M., Haaker, E., and Kennedy, G., 2016, Large Transverse Range Earthquakes Cause Coastal Upheaval near Ventura, Southern California, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 106, no. 6, p. 2706-2720, doi: 10.1785/0120150378.
  8. Zhang, H., Oskin, M., Liu-Zeng, J., Zhang, P., Reiners, P., and Xiao, P., 2016, Pulsed exhumation of interior eastern Tibet: Implications for relief generation mechanisms and the origin of high-elevation planation surfaces, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 449, p. 176-185, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.05.048.
  9. Fletcher, J., Oskin, M, and Teran, O., 2016, The role of a keystone fault in triggering the complex El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake rupture, Nature Geoscience, v. 9, no. 4, p. 303-307, doi: 10.1038/ngeo2660.
  10. *Bennett, S., Oskin, M., Dorsey, R., Iriondo, , and Kunk, M., 2015, Stratigraphy and structural development of the southwest Isla Tiburón marine basin: Implications for latest Miocene tectonic opening and flooding of the northern Gulf of California: Geosphere, v. 11, no. 4, doi:10.1130/GES01153.1.
  11. Teran, O, Fletcher, J., Oskin, M., Rockwell, T., Hudnut, K., Spelz, R., Akciz, S., Hernandez-Flores, A., and Morelan, A., 2015, Geologic and structural controls on rupture zone fabric: A field-based study of the 2010 Mw 7.2 El Mayor– Cucapah earthquake surface rupture: Geosphere, v. 11, no. 3, p. 899–920, doi:10.1130/GES01078.1.
  12. *Morelan, A., Trexler, C., and Oskin, M., 2015, Surface-rupture and slip observations on the day of the 24 August 2014 South Napa earthquake, Seismological Research Letters, do: 10.1785/0220140235.
  13. *Elliott, A. J., M. E. Oskin, J. Liu-Zeng, and Y. Shao, 2015, Rupture termination at restraining bends: The last great earthquake on the Altyn Tagh Fault. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 2164–2170. doi: 10.1002/2015GL063107.
  14. Xiao, Q., G. Shao, J. Liu-Zeng, M. E. Oskin, J. Zhang, G. Zhao, and J. Wang, 2015, Eastern termination of the Altyn Tagh Fault, western China: Constraints from a magnetotelluric survey, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 120, doi:10.1002/2014JB011363.
  15. Lifton, N., Beel, C., Hättestrand, C., Kassab, C., Rogozhina, I., Heermance, R., Oskin, M., and 15 additional authors, 2014, Constraints on the late Quaternary glacial history of the Inylchek and Sary-Dzaz valleys from in situ cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al, eastern Kyrgyz Tian Shan, Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 101, p. 77-90.
  16. Fletcher, J. M., Teran, O. J., Rockwell, T. K., Oskin, M. E., and 17 additional authors, 2014, Assembly of a large earthquake from a complex fault system: Surface rupture kinematics of the 4 April 2010 El Mayor–Cucapah (Mexico) Mw 7.2 earthquake. Geosphere, 10(4), 797-827.
  17. Glennie, C. L., Hinojosa-Corona, A., Nissen, E., Kusari, A., Oskin, M. E., Arrowsmith, J. R., & Borsa, A., 2014. Optimization of legacy lidar data sets for measuring near-field earthquake displacements. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(10), 3494- 3501.
  18. Nissen, E., Maruyama, T., Arrowsmith, J. R., Elliott, J. R., Krishnan, A. K., Oskin, M. E., & Saripalli, S., 2014. Coseismic fault zone deformation revealed with differential lidar: Examples from Japanese Mw 7 intraplate earthquakes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 405, 244-256.
  19. Aldrich, G., Gimenez, A., Oskin, M., Strelitz, R., Woodring, J., Kellogg, L., Hamann, B., 2014, Curvature-based crease surfaces for wave visualization, Vision, Modeling, and Visualization, Bender, J., et al., Eds. 9p.
  20. *Bennett, S., and Oskin, M., 2014: Oblique rifting ruptures continents: Example from the Gulf of California shear zone, Geology, v. 42, n. 3, doi: 10.1130/G34904.1.
  21. Oskin, M., Burbank, D., Phillips, F., Marrero S., Bookhagen, B. and Selander, J., 2014, Relationship of channel steepness to channel incision rate from a tilted and progressively exposed unconformity surface, Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, v. 119, p. 366–384, doi:10.1002/2013JF002826.
  22. Herbert, J., Cooke, M., Oskin, M., and Difo, Ohilda, 2014: How much can off-fault deformation contribute to the slip rate discrepancy within the eastern California shear zone? Geology, v. 42, n. 1, p. 71-75, doi: 10.1130/G34738.1.
  23. *Bennett, S., Oskin, M., and Iriondo, A., 2013: Transtensional rifting in the proto-Gulf of California near Bahía Kino, Sonora, México, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 125, n. 11-12, p. 1752-1782, doi: 10.1130/B30676.1.
  24. Mártin-Barajas, A., González-Escobar, M., Fletcher, J., Pacheco, M., Oskin, M.,, Dorsey, R., 2013: Thick deltaic sedimentation and detachment faulting delay the onset of continental rupture in the Northern Gulf of California: Analysis of seismic reflection profiles, Tectonics, v. 32., p. 1294-1311, doi: 10.1002/tect.20063.
  25. *Blisniuk, K., Oskin, M.,, Mériaux, A., Rockwell, T., Finkel, R., and Ryerson, F., 2013: Stable, rapid rate of slip since inception of the San Jacinto fault, California, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 40, p. 4209-4213, doi: 10.1002/grl.50819.
  26. Kreylos, O, Oskin, M., Cowgill, E., Gold, P., Elliott, A., and Kellogg, L., 2013: Point-based computing on scanned terrain with LidarViewer, Geosphere, doi: 10.1130/GES00705.1.
  27. *Gold, P., Oskin, M., Elliott, A., Hinojosa-Corona, A., Taylor, M., Kreylos, O., and Cowgill, E., 2013: Coseismic slip variation assessed from terrestrial lidar scans of the El Mayor-Cucapah surface rupture, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 366, p. 151-162.
  28. *Blisniuk, K., Oskin, M.,, Fletcher, K., Rockwell, T., and Sharp, W., 2012: Assessing the reliability of U-series and 10Be dating techniques on alluvial fans in the Anza Borrego Desert, California, Quaternary Geochronology, v. 13, p. 26-41.
  29. *Selander, J., Oskin, M., Ormukov, C., and Abdrakhmatov, K., 2012: Inherited strike-slip faults as an origin for basement-cored uplifts: Example of the Kungey and Zailiskey ranges, northern Tian Shan, Tectonics, v. 31, TC4026, doi:10.1029/2011TC003002.
  30. Cowgill, E., Bernardin, T., Oskin, M., Bowles, C., Yıkılmaz, B., Kreylos, O., Elliott, A., Bishop, S., Gold, R., Morelan, A., Bawden, G., Hamann, B., and Kellogg L., 2012: Interactive terrain visualization enables virtual field work during rapid scientific response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Geosphere Vol 8, p. 787-804. doi: 10.1130/GES00701.1.
  31. Oskin, M., 2012: Reanimating eastern Tibet (News and Views), Nature Geoscience, v. 5, p. 597-598.
  32. Oskin, M., Arrowsmith, J.R., Hinojosa, A.C., Elliott, A.J., Fletcher, J.M., Fielding, E., Gold, P.O., Gonzalez, J.J., Hudnut, K.W., Liu-Zheng, J. and Teran, O., 2012: Near-field deformation from the El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake revealed by differential LIDAR: Science, v. 335, p. 335-337
  33. Pratt-Situala, B., Burbank, D., Heimsath, A., Humphrey, N., Oskin, M., and Putkonen, J., 2011: Topographic control of asynchronous glacial advances: A case study from Annapurna, Nepal, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 38, L24502, doi: 10.1029/2011GL049940.
  34. Liu-Zeng, J., Wen , L., Oskin, M., and Zeng L., 2011: Focused Modern Denudation of the Longmen Shan Margin of the Eastern Tibetan Plateau, G-Cubed, Vol 12, Q11007, doi:10.1029/2011GC003652.
  35. Ganev, P.N., Dolan, J.F., Blisniuk, K., Oskin, M., and Owen, L., 2010, Paleoseismic evidence for multiple Holocene earthquakes on the Calico fault: Implications for earthquake clustering in the eastern California shear zone: Lithosphere, v. 2, no. 4, p. 287-298, doi:10.1130/L82.1.
  36. McQuarrie, N., and Oskin, M., 2010: Palinspastic restoration of NAVDat: Implications for the origins of magmatism in southwestern North America, Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth, Vol. 115, B10401 doi:10.1029/2009JB0006435.
  37. *Blisniuk, K., Rockwell, T., Owen, L., Oskin, M., Lippincott, C., Caffee, M., and Dorch, J., 2010: Late Quaternary slip-rate gradient defined using high-resolution topography and 10Be dating of offset landforms on the southern San Jacinto fault, California, Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth, Vol. 115, B08401, doi:10.1029/2009JB006346
  38. *Shelef, E., and Oskin, M., 2010 Deformation processes adjacent to active faults: Examples from Eastern California, Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth, Vol. 115, B05308, 24 pp., doi:10.1029/2009JB006289.
  39. Lease, R., McQuarrie, N., Oskin, M., and Leier, A., 2009: Quantifying dextral shear on the Bristol-Granite Mountains fault zone: Successful geologic prediction from kinematic compatibility of the Eastern California Shear Zone, Journal of Geology, v. 117, p. 37-53.
  40. Oskin, M., Perg, L., Shelef, E., Strane, M., Gurney, E., Singer, B., and Zhang, X., 2008: Elevated shear-zone loading rate during an earthquake cluster in eastern California, Geology, v. 36, no. 6, p. 507-510.
  41. Niemi, N., Oskin, M., and Rockwell, T., 2008: The Southern California Earthquake Center Geologic Vertical Motion Database, G-cubed, v. 9, no. 7, doi: 10.1029/2008GC002017.
  42. Oskin, M., Le, K., and Strane, M., 2007: Quantifying active faulting in arid environments in with high-resolution topography, Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1029/2007GL031295.
  43. Oskin, M. and Burbank, D., 2007: Transient landscape evolution of basement-cored uplifts: Example of the Kyrgyz Range, Tian Shan, Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface, doi:10.1029/2006JF000563.
  44. Oskin, M., Perg, L., Blumentritt, D., Mukhopadhyay, S., and Iriondo, A., 2007: Slip rate of the Calico fault: Implications for geologic versus geodetic rate discrepancy in the Eastern California shear zone, Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, v. 112, doi:10.1029/2006JB004451.
  45. Pratt-Sitaula, B., Garde, M., Burbank, D., Oskin, M., Heimsath, A., Gabet, E., 2007, Bedload-to-suspended load ratio and rapid bedrock incision from Himalayan landslide-dam lake record, Quaternary Research, v. 68, p. 111-120.
  46. Spotila, J., Niemi, N., Brady, R., House, M., Buscher, J., and Oskin, M., 2007: Long-term continental deformation associated with transpressive plate motion: The San Andreas fault, Geology, v. 35, p. 967-970.
  47. Plesch, A., and 26 authors in alphabetical order, 2007: Community fault model (CFM) for southern California, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 97, no. 6, p. 1793-1802.
  48. Farr, T., Rosen, P., Caro, E., Crippen, R., Duren, R., Hensley, S., Kobrick, M., Paller, M., Rodriguez, E., Roth, L., Seal, D., Shaffer, S., Shimada, J., Umland, J., Werner, M., Oskin, M., Burbank, D., Alsdorf, D., 2007: The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, Reviews of Geophysics, v. 45, doi: 10.1029/2005RG000183.
  49. Spotila, J., House, M., Niemi, N., Brady, R., Oskin, M., and Buscher, J., 2007: Mechanisms of transpression along the San Andreas fault, based on patterns of bedrock uplift, in Till, A., Roeske, S., Foster, D., and Sample, J., eds., Uplift and extension along continental strike-slip faults, Geological Society of America Special Paper 434, p. 15-33.
  50. Sobel, E., Oskin, M., Burbank, D. W., and Mikolaichuk, A., 2006: Exhumation of basement-cored uplifts: Example of the Kyrgyz Range quantified with apatite fission-track thermochronology, Tectonics, doi:10.1029/2005TC001809.
  51. Oskin, M., and Burbank, D. W., 2005: Alpine landscape evolution dominated by cirque retreat, Geology, v. 33, no. 12, p. 933-936.
  52. Niemi, N., Oskin, M., Burbank, D., Heimsath, A., Gabet, E., 2005: Effects of bedrock landslides on cosmogenically determined erosion rates, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 237, p. 480-498.
  53. Oskin, M., and Iriondo, A., 2004: Large-magnitude transient strain accumulation on the Blackwater fault, Eastern California Shear Zone, Geology, v. 32, p. 313-316.
  54. Burbank, D. W., Blythe, A. E., Putkonen, J., Pratt Situla, B., Gabet, E., Oskin, M., Barros, A., Ojha, T. P., 2003: Decoupling of erosion and precipitation in the Himalayas, Nature v. 426, p. 652-655.
  55. Oskin, M., and Stock, J., 2003: Marine incursion synchronous with plate boundary localization in the Gulf of California, Geology, v. 31, p. 23-26.
  56. Oskin, M., and Stock, J., 2003: Pacific–North America plate motion and opening of the Upper Delfín basin, northern Gulf of California, Mexico, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v 115, p. 1173-1190.
  57. Oskin, M., and Stock, J., 2003: Cenozoic volcanism and tectonics of the continental margins of the Delfin basin, northern Gulf of California, Mexico, Johnson, S. et al., eds. Tectonic Evolution of Northwestern México and Southwestern USA: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Special Paper 374, p. 421-438.
  58. Meigs, A. J. and Oskin, M., 2002, Convergence, block rotation, and structural interference across the Peninsular-Transverse Ranges boundary, eastern Santa Monica Mountains, California in Barth, A., ed., Contributions to Crustal Evolution of the Southwestern United States: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America Special Paper 365, p. 279-293.
  59. Oskin, M., Stock, J., and Martín-Barajás, A., 2001: Rapid localization of Pacific–North America plate motion in the Gulf of California, Geology, v, 29, no. 5 p. 459-462.
  60. Oskin, M., Sieh, K., Rockwell, T., Miller, G., Guptil, P., Curtis, M., McArdle, S., Elliot, P., 2000: Active parasitic folds on the Elysian Park anticline: Implications for seismic hazard in central Los Angeles, California, Geological Society of America Bulletin, vol. 12, no. 5, p. 693-707.