New block modeling code released

December 1, 2009

The new release implements the algorithms described by the recent Meade and Loveless (2009) paper and is used to image present-day fault system activity across the Japanese Islands (Loveless and Meade, in press). This suite of codes allows for the simultaneous estimation of tectonic rotations, internal block strain, and spatially variable fault coupling on geometrically complex faults represented as triangulated meshes. Also included is an integrated graphical interface for creation and testing of multiple fault system geometries.

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