A crustal deformation study of the Charlevoix seismic zone in Quebec

Authors: Lamothe, Philippe
Advisor: Santerre, RockCocard, Marc
Abstract: The present research concerns the use of first order spirit levelling and high precision GPS measurements to quantify the local deformations caused mainly by postglacial rebound in the Charlevoix seismic zone, the region with the highest concentrated seismic activity in eastern Canada. For the levelling, part of the Canadian first order network, measured from 1909 to 1991, is analyzed for repeating levelling lines. For GPS, a part of a first order geodetic network along the Saint Lawrence was surveyed by GPS in 1991 and 2005. The coordinate changes of these geodetic points allows for the determination of horizontal and vertical velocities leading to information on the crustal deformation of this region. The results obtained agree quite well with previous GPS surveys conducted on Canadian Base Network (CBN) pillars in eastern Canada and also with geophysical postglacial rebound (PGR) models.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2007
Open Access Date: 13 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/19712
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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