SCEC Award Number 09190 View PDF
Proposal Category Individual Proposal (Data Gathering and Products)
Proposal Title SCEC Borehole Instrumentation Program
Name Organization
Jamison Steidl University of California, Santa Barbara
Other Participants
SCEC Priorities B5, B6, B4 SCEC Groups Seismology, GMP
Report Due Date 02/28/2010 Date Report Submitted N/A
Project Abstract
Intellectual Merit The borehole data available online at the SCEDC and IRIS from the SCEC/PBO collaborative stations in the Anza region are providing a unique new high-resolution data set for analysis of earthquake source parameters (Priority A4), as well as providing observations of non-volcanic tremor induced events in the region following large regional and very large global earthquakes. In addition, borehole instrumentation is critical to improving our understanding of nonlinear effects and to developing methodologies to include these effects into ground motion simulations (Priority B4).
Broader Impacts The SCEC borehole project continues to facilitate collaboration between multiple agencies and disciplines responsible for data acquisition, archival, and dissemination in southern California. The collaborative effort between NEES, SCEC, and EarthScope with respect to borehole observations and the new data dissemination portal should have a wide cross-disciplinary impact. Undergraduate students are used as laboratory assistants and field assistants and gain valuable hands-on experience working with equipment that is not part of the normal undergraduate curriculum.
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