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Results of Hydrologic Monitoring on Landslide-prone Coastal Bluffs near Mukilteo, Washington


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Smith, J.B., Baum, R.L., Mirus, B.B., Michel, A.R., and Stark, Ben, 2017, Results of Hydrologic Monitoring on Landslide-prone Coastal Bluffs near Mukilteo, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


A hydrologic monitoring network was installed to investigate landslide hazards affecting the railway corridor along the eastern shore of Puget Sound between Seattle and Everett, near Mukilteo, Washington. During the summer of 2015, the U.S. Geological Survey installed instrumentation at four sites to measure rainfall and air temperature every 15 minutes. Two of the four sites are installed on contrasting coastal bluffs, one landslide scarred and one vegetated. At these two sites, in addition to rainfall and air temperature, volumetric water content, pore pressure, soil suction, soil temperature (via hydrologic instrumentation), and barometric pressure were measured every 15 minutes. The instrumentation was designed to supplement landslide-rainfall [...]


Point of Contact :
Joel B Smith
Originator :
Joel B Smith, Rex L Baum, Benjamin B Mirus, Abigail R Michel, Ben Stark
Metadata Contact :
GHSC Data Steward
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Natural Hazards
SDC Data Owner :
Landslide Hazards Program

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The purpose of this dataset is to present the data collected since site installation.

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DOI doi:10.5066/F7NZ85WX

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