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OxCal: versatile tool for developing paleoearthquake chronologies--a primer

Seismological Research Letters

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DOI: 10.1785/gssrl.80.3.431

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Abstract

Ages of paleoearthquakes (events), i.e., evidence of earthquakes inferred from the geologic record, provide a critical constraint on estimation of the seismic hazard posed by an active fault. The radiocarbon calibration program OxCal (4.0.3 and above; Bronk Ramsey 2007, 2001) provides paleoseismologists with a straightforward but rigorous means of estimating these event ages and their uncertainties. Although initially developed for the chronologic modeling of archaeological data from diverse sources (e.g., radiocarbon, historical knowledge, etc.), OxCal is readily adaptable to other disciplines requiring chronological modeling, such as paleoseismology (Fumal et al. 2002; Lindvall et al. 2002; Kelson et al. 2006; Noriega et al. 2006; Lienkaemper and Williams 2007; Yen et al. 2008).

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
OxCal: versatile tool for developing paleoearthquake chronologies--a primer
Series title:
Seismological Research Letters
DOI:
10.1785/gssrl.80.3.431
Volume
80
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
Seismological Research Letters
Contributing office(s):
Earthquake Hazards Program
Description:
4 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Seismological Research Letters
First page:
431
Last page:
434