Brian Sherrod noted FY18 work with UW and start of work on land-level changes along the Olympic Peninsula. FY19 plans include more work on Olympic Peninsula, involving mostly GHSC and ESC scientists, and CMG's activities offshore Cascadia. A Cascadia workshop in Seattle also is planned for FY19, similar to past Northern California workshops.
Joan Gomberg summarized SZ4D Research Coordination Networks, encouraging USGS scientists to get involved in these efforts. She also noted that an SZ Communications Plan is being developed to facilitate sharing of information internally and externally. This effort is being led by Rex Sanders from CMG, with input from Guy Gelfenbaum, Joan and whomever else would like to be involved.
Lydia Staisch (10-15 min) - Powell Center project overall
Lydia outlined topics of four workshops over the next few years. The first one will be in March, focused on the earthquake cycle broadly. She also updated us on work on the development of the CR database.
All – other general news
FY18 summary, FY19 plans:
Maureen Walton – Powell Center March workshop
Maureen is new PC post-doc. March workshop in Fort Collins
Scott Bennett – backarc and Olympic Mtn geologic studies
Described FY18 Canyon River fault mapping, including 2 trenches. In FY19 will publish SIM conveying FY18 results, analyze new lidar and do some Coulomb modeling.
new 3D seismic velocity model
Andy Cyr – Landslide Mendenhall proposal
4 Mendenhalls will be funded by the NHMA. Please advertise!!!!
Art Frankel – Seattle basin studies
Chris shared his thoughts on automated turbidite analysis; his slides are attached (click the paperclip at the top of the page).
Joan Gomberg – Land-level change Mendenhall proposal, turbidite analysis update
Ruth Harris – Tsunami Powell Center Oct 1-5 workshop (focused on Alaskan tsunamis)
Emphasized need for a logic tree approach. Workshop highlighted need for databasing information (wrt Alaska, but lesson is relevant to Cascadia). Final workshop is focused on other sources in the Pacific; some advocating another Cascadia-only focused workshop.
Ralph Haugerud - Offshore map
SeanPaul La Selle
The tsunami team members are continuing work in coastal lakes in Southern Oregon (Floras and Bradley). Deeper cores from Floras Lake were collected in FY18 and the analyses and dating of these cores are a priority for FY19, along with refining the ages of Bradley Lake tsunami deposits using new dating techniques. Work on onshore subsidence estimates is still ongoing at sites along the central and northern Oregon coast (Siuslaw River and Nehalem Bay). Models of tsunami inundation and sediment transport will be further developed for the Salmon River and Floras Lake in FY19. Their slides are attached (click the paperclip at the top of the page).
Jon Perkins – Mendenhall proposal, coseismic landslide work
Alan Nelson - Re-dating Bradley Lake cores
Jay Patton – geodesy in southern Cascadia
Brian Sherrod – Olympic Peninsula uplift
The 2018 Corvallis workshop on building a new Cascadia 3D seismic model identified a need for review papers highlighting existing data and interpretations. In this map Tom Brocher has summarized the locations of 34 individual controlled-source wide-angle seismic imaging experiments dating to the 1960s. Together, they provide 40 million independent ray paths sampling the subsurface. There are important gaps in these surveys in northern and southern Oregon. The Corvallis workshop report is attached (click on paperclip at the top of the page).
|1873 Crescent City earthquake:The location of this earthquake is very uncertain: could it be a megathrust event? Tom Brocher has been working in newspaper archives to uncover new accounts of the earthquake to update the ShakeMap for this earthquake. There are few felt reports of the earthquake south of the southern edge of the Gorda slab and really no reports of aftershocks. Tom thinks the best interpretation of these observations is that the earthquake occurred within the slab underneath the Oregon-Washington border. Such inslab earthquakes produce few aftershocks and the slab provides an efficient waveguide for seismic waves.|
Lydia Staisch - Coastal uplift rates
Lydia Staisch - coastal uplift rates in SW washington
Janet Watt or Maureen Walton (10-15 min) - CMG activities
Erin updated us on the M9 project, noting there are 2 recently published papers on M9 ground motion simulations (see Frankel et al., Wirth et al.). The simulation output is available on DesignSafe. The City of Seattle has revised design recommendations for tall buildings in the Seattle basin based on their results (see OFR report). The M9 Project Final Workshop will be Tuesday, March 12, 2019 @ UW; contact Erin if interested in attending.
Listeners - Bruce Jaffe (late?)
Unable to attend - Stephanie Ross, Bill Schulz and Nathan Miller, others?