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Journal Articles

J.N. Hayek, B. Vilacís, H.-P. Bunge, A.M. Friedrich, S. Carena, and Y. Vibe (2020). Continent-scale Hiatus Maps for the Atlantic Realm and Australia since the Upper Jurassic and links to mantle flow induced dynamic topography. Proc. R. Soc. A 476: 20200390.

Carena, S., Bunge, H.-P., and Friedrich, A.M. (2019) - Analysis of geological hiatus surfaces across Africa in the Cenozoic and implications for the timescales of convectively-maintained topography. Can. J. Earth Sci.,

Verdecchia, A., Carena, S., Pace, B., and DuRoss, C.B. (2019) - The effects of stress changes on time-dependent earthquake probabilities for the central Wasatch fault zone, Utah, USA. Geophys. J. Int., 219, 1065-1081. doi:10.1093/gji/ggz336.

Carena, S., and Friedrich, A.M. (2018) - Vertical-displacement history of an active Basin and Range fault based on integration of geomorphologic, stratigraphic, and structural data. Geosphere, 14 (4), 1657-1676.

Catlos, E.J., Friedrich, A.M., Lay, T., Elliott, J.R., Carena, S., Upreti, B.N., DeCelles, P.,  Tucker, B., Bendick, B. (2016) - Nepal at Risk: Interdisciplinary Lessons Learned from the April 2015 Nepal (Gorkha) Earthquake and Future Concerns. GSA Today, 26 (6), doi: 10.1130/GSATG278GW.1

Verdecchia, A., and Carena, S. (2016): Coulomb stress evolution in a diffuse plate boundary: 1400 years of earthquakes in eastern California and western Nevada, USA, Tectonics, 35. DOI: 10.1002/2015TC004091

Verdecchia, A., and Carena, S. (2015): One hundred and fifty years of Coulomb stress history along the California-Nevada border, USA, Tectonics, 34(2), 213-231. doi:10.1002/2014TC003746

Ustaszewski, K., Wu, Y.-M., Suppe, J., Huang, H.-H., Huang, C.-H.,  Carena, S. (2012): Crust-mantle boundaries in the Taiwan–Luzon arc-continent collision system determined from layered Vp models and local earthquake tomography, Tectonophysics, 578, 31-94
, doi 10.1016/j.tecto.2011.12.029.

Carena, S. (2011) - Subducting-plate topography and nucleation of great and giant earthquakes along the South America trench. Seismol. Res. Lett., 82 (5) 629-637, doi:10.1785/gssrl.82.5.629.

Carena, S.
, and Moder, C. (2009) - The strength of faults in the crust in the western United States. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 287, 373-384, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2009.08.021.

Suppe, J., Huang, M.-H., and Carena, S. (2009) - Mechanics of thrust belts and the weak-fault/strong-crust problem. Trabajos de Geologia, 29, 61-65. PDF 1.8MB

Plesch, A., Shaw J.H., Benson C., Bryant W.A., Carena S., Cooke M., Dolan J., Fuis G., Gath E., Grant L., Hauksson E., Jordan T., Kamerling M., Legg M., Lindvall S., Magistrale H., Nicholson C., Niemi N., Oskin M., Perry S., Planansky G., Rockwell T., Shearer P., Sorlien C., Süss M.P., Suppe J.,  Treiman J., and R. Yeats (2007) - Community Fault Model (CFM) for Southern California. Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 97, 1793-1820, doi: 10.1785/0120050211.

Carena, S. (2007) - Using Earthquake Data to Map Faults in 3-D with Gocad: Examples at Different Scales.Wissenschaftliche Mitteilungen, 35: 193-200, 4 Abb.; Freiberg. PDF

Carena S., Suppe J., Kao H. (2004) - Lack of Continuity of the San Andreas Fault in southern California: 3-D fault models and earthquake scenarios. J. Geophys. Res., 109, B04313, doi:10.1029/2003JB002643.

Carena S., Suppe J., Kao H. (2002) - The active detachment of Taiwan illuminated by small earthquakes and its control of first-order topography. Geology, 30 (10), 935-938. doi:10.1130/0091-7613(2002) ​030<0935:ADOTIB>​2.0.CO;2

Carena S., Suppe J. (2002) - 3-D Imaging of Active Structures Using Earthquake Aftershocks: the Northridge Thrust, California. J. Struct. Geol., 24, 887-904. doi:10.1016/S0191-8141(01)00110-9

Carena S., Borgia A., Battaglia A., Pasquare' G., Ferraris M., Martelli L., De Nardo M. T. (2000) - Gravity Synclines.
J. Geophys. Res., 105, 21819-21833. DOI: 10.1029/2000JB900206

Borgia A., Carena S., Battaglia A., Pasquare' G., Ferraris M., Martelli L., De Nardo M. T. (1997) - Genesis of Isolated Synclines: is Gravitational Stress Sufficient to Create Them? Il Quaternario, 10(2), 529-534.

Carena S., Ricci S., Chiesa S., Vezzoli L. (1996) - Stratigraphic and Paleogeographic Reconstruction of Mount Arcuentu-Funtanazza Tertiary Succession (Central-Western Sardinia, Italy).  Geogaceta, 20 (3), 518-520. PDF


Sara Carena, Anke M. Friedrich, and Bernd Lammerer, eds. (2011) -  Geological Field Trips in Central Western Europe: Fragile Earth International Conference, Munich, September 2011. Field Guide 22, Geological Society of America. ISBN: 0813700221


Carena, S., and Verdecchia, A. (2019) - How 1000 years of earthquakes have shaped the stress distribution in the Eastern California Shear Zone: seismic hazards before and after the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake sequence. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Phoenix (AZ), September 22-25, 2019, paper #342020.

Carena, S.,
and A. Friedrich (2016): Slip History of the Dixie Valley Fault System (NV, USA) Based on Integration of Geomorphologic, Stratigraphic, and Structural Data. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 48, No. 7. doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-277187

Carena, S
., Suppe, J., Wu, Y.-M. (2013) -  Contrasting lithospheric-scale and crustal-scale architecture and kinematics of the Taiwan arc-continent collision. GSA Denver Annual Meeting,  October 27-30, 2013, Paper #379-8.

Carena, S
., (2011) -  
Subducting-plate topography and nucleation of great and giant earthquakes along the South America trench. FRAGILE EARTH: Geological Processes from Global to Local Scales and Associated Hazards (Munich, Germany, 4-7 September 2011), Paper #18-3.

Carena, S
., Suppe, J. and Wu, Y.-M. (2010) -  Lithospheric structure of Taiwan from seismicity and crustal tomography. GSA Denver Annual Meeting,  October 31 - November 3, 2010, Paper #24-5.

Suppe, J., Wu, Y.-M., Carena, S., and Ustaszewski, K. (2009) - Deep and shallow structure of Taiwan arc-continent collision. GSA Meeting, Portland, Oregon, October 18-21, 2009. PDF

Carena, S
., and C. Moder (2008) - Fault strength in California and western Nevada. Geophys. Res. Abstracts, 10, EGU2008-A-01703.

Moder C. and Carena S. (2007) - Investigating Lithosphere Strength With Thin-Shell Tectonic Modeling.
Eos Trans. AGU, 88 (52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract DI21A-0341. PDF

Carena S., Suppe J., and Kao H. (2007) - Using Earthquake Data to map Faults in 3-D: Applications and Results. Eos Trans. AGU, 88 (52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract U31A-0003. PDF

Carena S.
(2006) - 3-D Geometry of Active Deformation East of the San Andreas Fault Near Parkfield, California. Eos Trans. AGU,
Eos Trans. AGU, 87 (52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract S23C-0178. PDF

Carena S. and L. Yue (2006) - Imaging faults in 3D from earthquakes: the Crafton Hills Fault Zone and the geometry of the San Andreas Fault near San Bernardino, Southern California. Geophys. Res. Abstracts, 8, 03808. PDF

Carena S. and L. Yue (2005) - 3D Images of Faults Within the Crafton Hills Fault Zone From the June 16th, 2005, Yucaipa, California, Earthquake: Implications for the Geometry of the San Andreas Fault. Eos Trans. AGU, 86 (52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract T51D-1366. Poster PDF 14.5MB

Carena S. and Suppe J. (2002) - Continuity of the San Andreas fault at San Gorgonio Pass. Eos Trans. AGU, 83 (47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract T62F-01. PDF

Carena S., Suppe J., Kao H. (2002) - The active detachment of Taiwan: its interaction with large-scale topography gives insight into Taiwan wedge mechanics. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 4.

Carena S., Suppe J., Kao H. (2002) - The active detachment of Taiwan illuminated by small earthquakes: critical-taper wedge mechanics and control of first-order topography. GSA Meeting, Denver, October 27-30, 2002. PDF

Carena S., Suppe J., Kao H. (2001) - Imaging the Main Detachment under Taiwan: Implications for the Critical-Taper Mechanics and Large-Scale Topography. Eos Trans. AGU, 82 (47), Suppl., 1176.

Carena S., Suppe J., Kao H. (2001) - Structure of the Upper Crust Beneath Central Taiwan as Illuminated by 35,000 small earthquakes. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 3, 977.

Carena S., Suppe J., Kao H. (2000) - How the 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan, Earthquake Helped Reveal the Structure Beneath Central Taiwan. Eos Trans. AGU, 81(48), Fall Meet. Suppl., 883.

Carena S., Suppe J. (2000) - Imaging Faults in 3-D with Microearthquakes. Annual Meeting of the Geological Society in Taiwan (March 30-31). PDF

Carena S. and Suppe J. (1999)  - The Importance of Small Earthquakes and Good Locations in the Hunt for Blind Faults: the Example of Northridge. Eos, Transactions, American Gephysical Union. 80; 46, Suppl., 644.

Carena S. and Suppe J. (1999) - 3D Structure of the Northridge area. GSA Meeting, Denver, October 25-28, 1999.

Carena S. (1999) - 3D Imaging of Faults Using Aftershocks of Large Earthquakes. EUG 10. J. Conf. Abs. 4, 455.

Erickson, G., Ford, M., Suppe, J., Strayer, L., and Carena, S. (1998) - Sequential restoration of folds using growth strata; an example from Sant Llorenc de Morunys, Southeast Pyrenees. Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, vol.30, no.7, pp.42. PDF

Carena S. (1998) - Modeling Fault Surfaces from Earthquake Hypocenters with Gocad. GOCAD ENSG Conference. 3D Modeling of Natural Objects: A Challenge for the 2000's. Nancy, France, 4-5 June 1998.

Carena S., Borgia A., Battaglia A., Pasquare' G., Tibaldi A., Martelli L., De Nardo M. T. (1996) - Genesis of isolated synclines; is gravitational stress sufficient to create them? Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union.77; 46, Suppl., Pages 643.

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