Stirling Fault Surface

A Stirling Fault Surface is one representation of a Gridded Surface as defined by Mark Stirling (and perhaps others). See also Earthquake Rupture.

In OpenSHA, the trace and average dip of a Simple Fault are used to create a corrugated surface by translating the Fault Trace down dip, perpendicular to the average fault strike. The resulting surface is then gridded (discretized) according to whatever interval specified is specified.

Compare to a Frankel Fault Surface.