Tectonics from above: recent advances in the use of high-resolution topography and imagery

RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting: Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London
13th March 2015 | Download the programme |

**Specialist Discussion Meeting open to all**

Organisers: Richard Walker (University of Oxford), James Hollingsworth (Arup), Ed Nissen (Colorado School of Mines) and Barry Parsons (University of Oxford)

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Topography is one of the most important geophysical observations that can be made at the Earth’s surface. Recent advances in topographic measurements have significantly improved the spatial resolutions available to earth scientists. Combining new high-resolution topography with high-resolution imagery allows Earth’s surface to be explored in a virtual environment, and comparison of pre- and post-event datasets allows the retrieval of 3D earthquake deformation fields.

The meeting aims to expose to a wider audience the new data sets and methods of analysis for measuring continental topography and surface displacements, and provide a forum for discussion of new tectonic applications of high-resolution topography and imagery.