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SE | Volume 10, issue 1
Solid Earth, 10, 27–57, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-10-27-2019
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Solid Earth, 10, 27–57, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-10-27-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 11 Jan 2019

Research article | 11 Jan 2019

A semi-automated algorithm to quantify scarp morphology (SPARTA): application to normal faults in southern Malawi

Michael Hodge et al.
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This work attempts to create a semi-automated algorithm (called SPARTA) to calculate height, width and slope of surface breaks produced by earthquakes on faults. We developed the Python algorithm using synthetic catalogues, which can include noise features such as vegetation, hills and ditches, which mimic natural environments. We then apply the algorithm to four fault scarps in southern Malawi, at the southern end of the East African Rift system, to understand their earthquake potential.
This work attempts to create a semi-automated algorithm (called SPARTA) to calculate height,...
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