Mapping of active fault and fold structures in the transitional region of the Pacific-Australian plate boundary

Mary Hubbard, PhD

Department of Geology

Hubbard initiated research on the Pacific-Australian plate boundary on the northern South Island of New Zealand. This project involved the analysis of tectonic features associated with the transition from subduction to strike-slip motion along this plate boundary. The boundary is associated with active volcanism on the North Island and active faulting and folding of rocks all along the transition. Following that, the investigation continued at Kansas State University was an analysis of the distribution of faulting, folding, and volcanic activity utilizing a multi-spectral image. This work was conducted by a graduate student in the Department of Geology in consultation with geology faculty together with faculty specializing in image processing in the Department of Geography at Kansas State University.

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