The Effect of GPS Stations Distances from Fault Trace in the Estimation Accuracy of Fault Parameters
By: L. Karimi Dehkordi*, B. Vosoughi* & Y. Djamour**
Received: 2007 September 09 Accepted: 2008 May 04
In this study work the idea of the optimal design of GPS monitoring network is extended in order to estimate the parameters of a single strike slip fault: i.e. slip rate and locking depth. By using some numerical examples, the influence of the GPS station distances from the fault trace has been investigated. The results show that far GPS stations have more advantages for estimating of slip rate. In contrast, the near stations are important for locking depth.
Keywords: Distance from the fault line, Fault model, Monitoring GPS network, Optimization, Fault parameters accuracy.
* Khajeh Nasir university of technology ,Tehran, Iran.
** National Cartographic Center (NCC), Tehran, Iran