Standards for documenting finite-fault earthquake rupture models

TitleStandards for documenting finite-fault earthquake rupture models
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsMai P.M, Shearer P., Ampuero J.P, Lay T.
JournalSeismological Research Letters
Date Published2016/05
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0895-0695
Accession NumberWOS:000375047900017
Keywordsreproducible research; slip

In this article, we propose standards for documenting and disseminating finite-fault earthquake rupture models, and related data and metadata. A comprehensive documentation of the rupture models, a detailed description of the data processing steps, and facilitating the access to the actual data that went into the earthquake source inversion are required to promote follow-up research and to ensure interoperability, transparency, and reproducibility of the published slip-inversion solutions. We suggest a formatting scheme that describes the kinematic rupture process in an unambiguous way to support subsequent research. We also provide guidelines on how to document the data, metadata, and data processing. The proposed standards and formats represent a first step to establishing best practices for comprehensively documenting input and output of finitefault earthquake source studies.

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