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Geologic Research. Carrizo Plain National Monument


(Prepared 1999, with minor edits in 2007)
Current Geologic Research Proposals

 A permanent GPS station was installed near the Carrizo Plain Visitor Center.  This station is part of the Southern California Integrated GPS Network. It is funded jointly by the Southern California Earthquake Survey, the US Geological Survey, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Institute of Geophysics and planetary physics. The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) is a community of scientists and  specialists who actively coordinate research on earthquake hazards at nine core Institutions,  and communicate earthquake information to the public. SCEC is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Science and Technology Center and is co-funded by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

                
Selected Geologic References Carrizo Plain and Vicinity 


The San Andreas Fault

Sandra S. Schulz and Robert E. Wallace

http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/earthq3/index.html


Arrowsmith, J.R., Rhodes, D.D., and Pollard, D.D, 1998, Morphologic dating of scarps formed by repeated slip events along the San Andreas Fault, Carrizo Plain, California: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 103, p. 10,141-10,160.

J Ramon Arrowsmith, Department of Geology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Dallas D. Rhodes, Department of Geology, Whittier College, Whittier, California
David D. Pollard, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, California


Historic and paleoseismic behavior of the south-central San Andreas Fault between Cholame
and the Carrizo Plain, Southern California Earthquake Center, Annual Report, 1997

Ramón Arrowsmith, Department of Geology Arizona State University
Dallas D. Rhodes, Department of Geology Whittier College

http://www.public.asu.edu/~arrows/scec98/AnnualReport1997.html


Selected images and captions from research in active tectonics and tectonic geomorphology [Carrizo Plain]

Ramon Arrowsmith, Department of Geology Arizona State University

http://www.public.asu.edu/~arrows/images.html


Climate Change Recorded by Sedimentary Organic Matter in Soda Lake, Southern California, 1997 GSA Abstract

Jennifer Eigenbrode, Cara Davis, Lisa M. Pratt: Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
J Ramon Arrowsmith: Department of Geology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Dallas D. Rhodes: Department of Geology, Whittier College, Whittier, CA
Lisa A. Rossbacher: Department of Geology, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA

http://personal.georgiasouthern.edu/~drhodes/abstracts/GSA97_2.html


Fault Zone Geometry and Historic Displacement Along the Cholame Segment of the San Andreas Fault, Southern California

STONE, Elizabeth M, ARROWSMITH, J Ramon: Department of Geology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
RHODES, Dallas D.: Department of Geology and Geography, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia
GRANT, Lisa: Department of Environmental Analysis and Design, 262 Social Ecology I, University of California, Irvine, California

http://personal.georgiasouthern.edu/~drhodes/abstracts/SCEC98_1.html


Fault Zone Geometry and Historic Displacement Along the Cholame Segment of the San Andreas Fault, Southern California

STONE, ELIZABETH M., Department of Geology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1404, emstone@asu.edu;
ARROWSMITH, J RAMON, Department of Geology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1404, ramon.arrowsmith@asu.edu;
RHODES, DALLAS D., Department of Geology and Geography, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30460, DRhodes@GaSoU.edu;
GRANT, LISA B., Department of Environmental Analysis and Design, University of California, Irvine, 262 Social Ecology I, Irvine, CA 92697-7070.

http://activetectonics.la.asu.edu/Beth/AGUposter/index.html


Fault segmentation and properties modeled from  paleoseismic data

STONE, ELIZABETH M., Department of Geology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1404, emstone@asu.edu;

http://activetectonics.la.asu.edu/Beth/Structureposter/index.html


Historic and paleoseismic behavior of the south-central San Andreas fault between Cholame and the Carrizo Plain, Southern California Earthquake Center,1998 Annual Report

Ramon Arrowsmith, Elizabeth Stone, Depart of Geology, Arizona State University
Lisa Grant, University of California, Irvine

http://www.scec.org/research/98research/98SAFarrowgrant.pdf


Soda Lake, Carrizo Plain research project aka Soda Lake Interdisciplinary Project (SLIP)http://activetectonics.la.asu.edu/carrizo/sodalake/


CLAY DUNES AT SODA LAKE, CARRIZO PLAIN, CALIFORNIA

RHODES, Dallas D., Department of Geology and Geography, Georgia Southern University,
ARROWSMITH, J Ramon, Department of Geology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
KILPATRICK, Jeffrey P., Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Whittier College, Whittier, CA
EIGENBRODE, Jennifer, Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

http://personal.georgiasouthern.edu/~drhodes/abstracts/GSA98.html

 


 

Biogeochemical Dynamics and Evolution of gypsiferous soils in the Carrizo Plain, California
GSA 1998 Annual Meeting Abstact

Mora, German; Pratt, Lisa M., Eigenbrode, Jennifer, Dept. of Geol. Sci., Indiana Univ., Bloomington IN.
Rhodes, Dallas, Dept of Geology and Geography, Georgia Southern Univ., Statesboro, GA

http://activetectonics.la.asu.edu/carrizo/sodalake/08853.gif

 


 

Eigenbrode, Jennifer L., 1999, Sedimentological, carbon-isotopic, and molecular records of late Holocene climate in the sediments of Soda Lake, Carrizo plain, California. Masters Thesis Indiana University (IUL Call number: QE1000 .E34)


Tensor Electromagnetic Profiling of the San Andreas fault Jan. 1, 1993 - Jun. 14, 1995 Martyn Unsworth and John Booker, Geophysics Program, University of Washington Seattle, Washington

http://www.geophys.washington.edu/SEIS/PNSN/REPTS/mt.html
http://erp-web.er.usgs.gov/reports/VOL37/NC/g2423.htm
 


 Rhodes, D.D., Arrowsmith, J.R., Eigenbrode, J.L., Liu, J., Pratt, L.M., 2002, Synchronous geomorphic response to Holocene climate change in the Carrizo Plain, California: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 34., p. 246.

http://personal.georgiasouthern.edu/~drhodes/abstracts/GSA02.html 


Rhodes, D. D., and Rich, F. J., 2004, Luminescence dating and palynology of the Soda Lake clay dune complex, Carrizo Plain, San Luis Obispo County, California: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 36, p. 513. 


Rhodes, D.D., Negrini, R., Arrowsmith, JR., and Noriega, G., 2005, New evidence for the age and extent of lake deposits and the role of tectonic warping in late Pleistocene drainage reorganization, Carrizo Plain: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 37, p. 255.

http://personal.georgiasouthern.edu/~drhodes/abstracts/GSA05.html 


Negrini, R., Rhodes, D.D., Stephenson, R., Noriega, G., Grant, L., Baron, D., Wigand, P.E., and Rich, F.J., 2007, Evidence for a long-lived Pleistocene lake, Carrizo Plain, California: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 39, p.

http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2007AM/finalprogram/abstract_124945.htm


Some Researchers Webpages

Ramon Arrowsmith
http://www.public.asu.edu/~arrows/

Lisa Grant Ludwig
http://www.seweb.uci.edu/faculty/grant.html

Charlie Rubin
http://www.geology.cwu.edu/facstaff/charlier/rubin.html

Elizabeth Stone
http://activetectonics.la.asu.edu/Beth/index.html


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