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By A. John Haines, Lada L. Dimitrova, Laura M. Wallace, Charles A. Williams

This publication takes a detailed examine a singular method for studying worldwide Positioning approach (GPS) information to procure the top attainable answer floor imaging of tectonic deformation assets with out prescribing the character of both the resources or the subsurface medium. GPS equipment are customary to trace the skin expression of crustal deformation at tectonic plate obstacles, and tend to be expressed by way of pace fields or pressure price fields. Vertical derivatives of horizontal rigidity (VDoHS) charges on the Earth’s floor is additionally derived from GPS velocities, and VDoHS charges supply a lot larger solution information regarding subsurface deformation assets than velocities or pressure premiums. specifically, VDoHS charges permit for top precision estimates of fault dips, slip premiums and locking depths, in addition to aim characterization of formerly unknown (or hidden) tectonic deformation zones.

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Consequently, we will take the entropy to be in effect Z À pðqÞ lnðpðqÞÞdq: ð3:16Þ The probability density that maximizes the entropy subject to the constraints can be written as ! X 1 pðqÞ ¼ exp À kj wj ðqÞ ; ð3:17Þ ZðkÞ j where Z ZðkÞ ¼ exp À X ! kj wj ðqÞ dq ð3:18Þ j (Jaynes 1963, 2003). Turning to our inversion problem, we will follow as closely as possible the generic notation of Snieder and Trampert (1999). Our model vector m consists of M VDoHS rate values at the GPS sites used as basis function sites, and our data vector d consists of N !

J. 2 2 −100 0 0 −10 40 4 −100 −50 10-9yr-1×km-1 −100 10 −50 0 50 distance (km) 100 10 0 −10 −20 −100 distance (km) Fig. 1 1-dimensional functional forms of horizontal component surface velocities, strain rates and VDoHS rates scaled by shear modulus for infinite-length strike-slip faults with slip extending to infinite depth. Slip rate in all cases is 10 mm/year. Horizontal positions are shown relative to the surface projection of the top of the zone where each fault is slipping. Faults are dipping to the right.

5 Application of the Maximum Entropy Principle Our inversion methodology is based on the maximum entropy principle from information theory and statistical mechanics (Jaynes 1957a, b) and follows links from that to Bayesian methods (Jaynes 1968, 1988; see also Tarantola and Valette 1982; Tarantola 1987). 2 Boundary conditions Type of boundary Use Implementation in constructing VDoHS rate basis functions Implementation in solving the 2-dimensional PDEs Reflecting 1-dimensional, with zero normal derivatives of velocities and VDoHS rates Where deformation continues through boundaries, such as at boundaries crossing *perpendicular to major faults This is satisfied automatically when using minimisation of the integral of the square of the magnitude of the first derivatives to construct VDoHS rate basis functions.

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