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Title: Subsurface fault geometries in Southern California illuminated through Full-3D Seismic Waveform Tomography (F3DT)

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OSTI Identifier:
1398718
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
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Journal Article: Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Tectonophysics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 703-704; Journal Issue: C; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2017-10-08 22:10:24; Journal ID: ISSN 0040-1951
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
Netherlands
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Lee, En-Jui, and Chen, Po. Subsurface fault geometries in Southern California illuminated through Full-3D Seismic Waveform Tomography (F3DT). Netherlands: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2017.03.005.
Lee, En-Jui, & Chen, Po. Subsurface fault geometries in Southern California illuminated through Full-3D Seismic Waveform Tomography (F3DT). Netherlands. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2017.03.005.
Lee, En-Jui, and Chen, Po. Sat . "Subsurface fault geometries in Southern California illuminated through Full-3D Seismic Waveform Tomography (F3DT)". Netherlands. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2017.03.005.
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title = {Subsurface fault geometries in Southern California illuminated through Full-3D Seismic Waveform Tomography (F3DT)},
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journal = {Tectonophysics},
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year = {Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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