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3D Geologic Framework for use with the U.S. Geological Survey National Crustal Model, Phase 1: Western United States

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2019

Citation

Boyd, O.S., 2019, 3D Geologic Framework for use with the U.S. Geological Survey National Crustal Model, Phase 1: Western United States: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9SBQENM.

Summary

A 3D geologic framework is presented here as part of the U.S. Geological Survey National Crustal Model for the western United States, which will be used to improve seismic hazard assessment. The framework is based on 1:250,000 to 1:1,000,000-scale state geologic maps and depths of multiple subsurface unit boundaries. The geology at or near the Earth’s surface is based on published maps with modifications to remove discontinuities across state borders. Extrapolation of rock type and age in the subsurface is achieved by iterative stripping of units of a given age, nearest neighbor interpolation of the remaining units, and constraints on basement geology. The subsurface depth of the interfaces between units is determined by a range of [...]

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NETCDF_README.txt 2.99 KB
NCM_GeologicFrameworkVolume.nc.gz 165.74 MB
NCM_GeologicFramework_VersionHistory.txt 1.57 KB

Purpose

The purpose of this dataset is to provide the 3D geologic (rock type and age) information to link petrologic and mineral physics information to rock densities and seismic velocities.

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