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Observations of strain accumulation across the San Andreas fault near Palmdale, California, with a two-color geodimeter

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Abstract

Two-color laser ranging measurements during a 15-month period over a geodetic network spanning the San Andreas fault near Palmdale, California, indicate that the crust expands and contracts aseismically in episodes as short as 2 weeks. Shear strain parallel to the fault has accumulated monotonically since November 1980, but at a variable rate. Improvements in measurement precision and temporal resolution over those of previous geodetic studies near Palmdale have resulted in the definition of a time history of crustal deformation that is much more complex than formerly realized. Copyright ?? 1982 AAAS.

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Title:
Observations of strain accumulation across the San Andreas fault near Palmdale, California, with a two-color geodimeter
Series title:
Science
Volume
218
Issue:
4578
Year Published:
1982
Language:
English
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Article
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First page:
1217
Last page:
1218
Number of Pages:
2