Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
Research article
04 Mar 2016
Research article |  | 04 Mar 2016

3-D visualisation of palaeoseismic trench stratigraphy and trench logging using terrestrial remote sensing and GPR – a multiparametric interpretation

Sascha Schneiderwind, Jack Mason, Thomas Wiatr, Ioannis Papanikolaou, and Klaus Reicherter


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Short summary
Palaeoseismological research uses historical earthquakes to verify seismic hazard assessment. Earthquakes of magnitude M > 5.5 likely produce surface ruptures that can be preserved in the subsurface. Buried soils or progressive displacements are the main targets of trenching studies. However, the recognition of these features is challenging for inexperienced researchers. Here a workflow is presented which applies remote sensing and geophysical techniques to verify layer distinction.