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Compressional- (P-) wave seismic refraction data were acquired in December 2018 and July 2019 along fourteen profiles within the spillway of Success Dam in Porterville, California. A new concrete ogee weir is planned for construction within the existing spillway, and the P-wave seismic velocity models will be used to inform further geotechnical investigations, including siting new geologic borings, and the advanced engineering design phases in terms of rock rippability and relative rock hardness/competency. Data acquisition, processing, and modeling were conducted collaboratively between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Sacramento District. Data were acquired with Geometrics...
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In March 2015, the U.S. Geological Survey acquired seismic reflection and refraction data along an approximately 2.8-km-long profile across northwest-trending San Andreas Fault splays located at the Dos Palmas Preserve east of Salton Sea. To acquire the reflection and refraction data, we collocated shots and geophones, spaced every 3 m along the profile. We used 933 SercelTM L40A P-wave (40-Hz vertical-component) geophones with a sensitivity of 22.34 volts/meter/second to record 925 P-wave shots. We generated P-wave data using one of two active sources: 400-grain Betsy-SeisgunTM shots at approximately every 90 m and a 3.5-kg sledgehammer and steel plate combination at every 3 m between the seisgun shots. All data...
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In October 2016, we acquired an approximately 15-km-long seismic profile along a linear transect across the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay area. Our goal was to image previously unknown strands of the Hayward Fault zone and to better delineate the structure and geometry of the main trace of the Hayward Fault. Our profile started near the southern border of San Leandro, California at the San Francisco Bay shoreline, trended ENE through the northern edge of Castro Valley, California, and ended approximately 5 km WSW of San Ramon, California. The data were analyzed using refraction tomography modeling, reflection processing, and guided-wave analysis. The analyzed data are presented in separate reports by...
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In April 2017, the U.S. Geological Survey acquired high resolution P- and S-wave seismic data across the suspected trace of the West Napa Fault zone in St. Helena, California. We acquired seismic reflection, refraction, and guided-wave data along a 215-m-long profile across the expected trend of the West Napa Fault zone. To acquire the reflection and refraction data, we co-located shots and geophones, spaced every 2 m along the profile. We used 109 SercelTM L40A P-wave (40-Hz vertical-component) geophones with a sensitivity of 22.34 volts/meter/second to record 108 P-wave shots, and 109 SercelTM L28-LBH S-wave (4.5-Hz horizontal-component) geophones with a sensitivity of 31.3 volts/meter/second to record 108 S-wave...
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This cover includes seismic refraction lines that have geophysicalcross sectional interpretations constraining subsurface structuresthat may penetrate to hypocentral depths. Lines were gathered fromtheses, dissertations, and publications.
Tags: 1200 - Geophysics, 17025 = Clay, 17047 = Edwards, 17055 = Franklin, 17059 = Gallatin, All tags...
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We acquired multiple types of controlled-source seismic data across the Hollywood Fault in Hollywood, Calif., and the Santa Monica Fault in Beverly Hills, Calif., in May and June of 2018. We acquired two separate profiles across the Hollywood Fault, and from those data, we can evaluate multiple seismic datasets, including guided-wave data, tomographic Vp data, and tomographic Vs data. From the datasets, we can calculate multiple seismic models, including Vp/Vs and Poisson's ratio models derived from tomographic Vp and Vs data, Rayleigh-wave-based Vs models, Love-wave-based Vs models, Vp/Vs and Poisson's ratio models (derived from combinations of tomographic-based Vp and surface-wave-based Vs models), P-wave reflection...
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Compressional- (P-) wave seismic refraction data were acquired in December 2018 and July 2019 along fourteen profiles within the spillway of Success Dam in Porterville, California. A new concrete ogee weir is planned for construction within the existing spillway, and the P-wave seismic velocity models will be used to inform further geotechnical investigations, including siting new geologic borings, and the advanced engineering design phases in terms of rock rippability and relative rock hardness/competency. Data acquisition, processing, and modeling were conducted collaboratively between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Sacramento District. Data were acquired with Geometrics...
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In June of 2011, the U.S. Geological Survey acquired high-resolution P- and S-wave seismic data across the mapped (Schussler, 1906) trace of the San Andreas Fault zone at San Andreas Lake in unincorporated San Mateo County, California. Our seismic survey consisted of seismic reflection, refraction, and guided-wave data along a 60-m-long profile. To acquire the reflection and refraction data we co-located shots and geophones, spaced every meter along the profile. We used 59 SercelTM L40A, P-wave (40-Hz vertical-component) geophones (sensitivity of 22.34 volts/meter/second) to record 59 P-wave shots and 59 SercelTM L28-LBH, S-wave (4.5-Hz horizontal-component) geophones (sensitivity of 31.3 volts/meter/second)to record...
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Compressional- (P-) wave seismic refraction data were acquired in December 2018 and July 2019 along fourteen profiles within the spillway of Success Dam in Porterville, California. A new concrete ogee weir is planned for construction within the existing spillway, and the P-wave seismic velocity models will be used to inform further geotechnical investigations, including siting new geologic borings, and the advanced engineering design phases in terms of rock rippability and relative rock hardness/competency. Data acquisition, processing, and modeling were conducted collaboratively between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Sacramento District. Data were acquired with Geometrics...
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A combination of long-term daily temperature records and depth to bedrock measurements were used to parametrize one-dimensional models of shallow aquifer vertical heat transport in Shenandoah National Park, VA, USA. Depth to bedrock can directly influence shallow aquifer flow and thermal sensitivity, but is typically ill-defined along the stream corridor in steep mountain catchments. We employed rapid, cost-effective passive seismic measurements to evaluate the variable thickness of the shallow colluvial and alluvial aquifer sediments along a headwater stream supporting coldwater-dependent brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) in Shenandoah National Park. The methods are fully documented in the associated journal...
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In September 2017, the U.S. Geological Survey acquired high resolution P- and S-wave seismic data across the suspected trace of the West Napa Fault zone in St. Helena, California, approximately 70 m north of the previous seismic survey conducted in April 2017 (Chan et al., 2018). We acquired seismic reflection, refraction, and guided-wave data along a 75-m-long profile across the expected trend of the West Napa Fault zone. To acquire the reflection and refraction data, we co-located shots and geophones, spaced every 1 and 2 m along the profile. We used 77 SercelTM L40A P-wave (40-Hz vertical-component) geophones with a sensitivity of 22.34 volts/meter/second to record 60 P-wave shots, and 77 SercelTM L28-LBH S-wave...


    map background search result map search result map Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley,Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database:Seismic refraction lines 2017 seismic imaging of the West Napa Fault Zone, St. Helena, California Seismic data for study of shallow mountain bedrock limits seepage-based headwater climate refugia, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia 2015 high resolution seismic acquisition at Dos Palmas Preserve, Mecca, California 2017b high resolution seismic imaging of the West Napa Fault Zone, St. Helena, California Data report for line 8 of the 2011 USGS seismic imaging survey at San Andreas Lake, San Mateo County, California Success Dam spillway seismic refraction survey, Porterville, California, December 2018 and July 2019 Raw seismic data and shot notes, Success Dam spillway seismic refraction survey, Porterville, California Velocity models and first break picks, Success Dam spillway seismic refraction survey, Porterville, California Data Release for the 2018 U.S. Geological Survey–California Geological Survey Fault-Imaging Surveys Across the Hollywood and Santa Monica Faults, Los Angeles County, California Data Release for the 2016 East Bay Seismic Imaging Investigation of the Hayward Fault Zone 2017b high resolution seismic imaging of the West Napa Fault Zone, St. Helena, California Raw seismic data and shot notes, Success Dam spillway seismic refraction survey, Porterville, California Velocity models and first break picks, Success Dam spillway seismic refraction survey, Porterville, California Success Dam spillway seismic refraction survey, Porterville, California, December 2018 and July 2019 Data report for line 8 of the 2011 USGS seismic imaging survey at San Andreas Lake, San Mateo County, California Seismic data for study of shallow mountain bedrock limits seepage-based headwater climate refugia, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia 2015 high resolution seismic acquisition at Dos Palmas Preserve, Mecca, California Data Release for the 2016 East Bay Seismic Imaging Investigation of the Hayward Fault Zone 2017 seismic imaging of the West Napa Fault Zone, St. Helena, California Data Release for the 2018 U.S. Geological Survey–California Geological Survey Fault-Imaging Surveys Across the Hollywood and Santa Monica Faults, Los Angeles County, California Seismotectonic maps in the vicinity of the lower Wabash Valley,Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky - Digital Spatial Database:Seismic refraction lines