We’re happy to announce the release of two new DGER publications!
by D. E. Boschmann, J. L. Czajkowski, and J. D. Bowman
Summary: Geographic Information System (GIS) modeling of statewide heat, permeability, and infrastructure data, including volcanic centers, faults, earthquakes, temperature-gradient wells, thermal springs, young silicic intrusive rocks, and transmission lines produced layers showing relative geothermal favorability in Washington State. Regional modeling like this is one way to reduce costs in geothermal exploration by helping to more precisely locate areas worthy of additional research.
by S. L. Slaughter, T. J. Walsh, Anton Ypma, and Recep Cakir
Summary: Modeling of earthquake-induced soil liquefaction from ground shaking associated with a M9+ Cascadia subduction zone earthquake was performed as part of the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program for the Ocean Shores and Westport peninsulas. Earthquake-induced ground failures, such as liquefaction or landslides, may adversely affect tsunami evacuation by blocking or damaging evacuation routes; the creation of these maps will aid emergency management officials in evaluating the suitability of existing evacuation routes and assembly areas.