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Sensor data from debris-flow experiments conducted in June, 2016, at the USGS debris-flow flume, HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, Blue River, Oregon


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Iverson, R.M. and Logan, Matthew, 2017, Sensor data from debris-flow experiments conducted in June, 2016, at the USGS debris-flow flume, HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, Blue River, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


The files consist of two types: tabulated data files and graphical map files. Data files consist of six .csv files, representing six experiment dates (2016_06_14, 2016_16_15, 2016_18_15, 2016_16_21, 2016_16_22, 2016_16_23). Each of these files contains multiple columns of data, with each column representing either a time measurement or the value of a physical quantity measured at that time (e.g., flow depth, pore pressure, normal stress, etc.). Map files consist of six .pdf files, each representing an experiment date listed above. The maps show the thickness of the sediment deposited onto the runout pad after each experiment. Sediment thickness was determined using photogrammetery software from Adam Technology.


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Richard M Iverson
Originator :
Richard M Iverson, Matthew Logan
Metadata Contact :
Matthew Logan
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Natural Hazards
SDC Data Owner :
Volcano Hazards Program Office

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2016_06_14_archive.csv 16.44 MB text/csv
2016_06_14_FC_archive.pdf 297.17 KB application/pdf
2016_06_15_archive.csv 16.99 MB text/csv
2016_06_15_FC_archive.pdf 311.11 KB application/pdf
2016_06_16_archive.csv 17.06 MB text/csv
2016_06_16_FC_archive.pdf 321.62 KB application/pdf
2016_06_21_archive.csv 17.1 MB text/csv
2016_06_21_FC_archive.pdf 361.38 KB application/pdf
2016_06_22_archive.csv 17.29 MB text/csv
2016_06_22_FC_archive.pdf 446.88 KB application/pdf
2016_06_23_archive.csv 17.15 MB text/csv
2016_06_23_FC_archive.pdf 466.2 KB application/pdf


These data were collected as part of a long-term program of large-scale experimentation at the USGS debris-flow flume. The chief focus of the six experiments performed in 2016 and represented in this data set was twofold: (1) measurement of evolving basal stresses as the flume headgate opened, and (2) measurement of broadband seismic energy radiated by the moving debris flows. Seismological data are archived at: and


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On July 24, 2017, the authors discovered a typo in the metadata for this dataset. The time period date of "2016-06-24" has been changed to "2016-06-14."

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DOI doi:10.5066/F7N58JKH

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