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Open-File Report 2014–1169

Advancing Geodesy in the U.S. Midcontinent: Workshop Report

By Michael W. Hamburger, Oliver S. Boyd, Eric Calais, Nancy E. King, and Seth A. Stein

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The workshop on “Advancing Geodesy in the U.S. Midcontinent” was held from October 31 to November 1, 2012, at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The workshop included 28 participants from academia, government, and private-sector organizations that are involved in research on geodesy and earthquake hazards in the seismically active areas of the U.S. midcontinent (the region of relatively undeformed crust roughly between the Great Plains and Appalachian Mountains). The workshop was intended to provide guidance to the U.S. Geological Survey’s internal and external Earthquake Hazards research programs in the U.S. midcontinent. The 2012 workshop was developed as a follow-up to the “Workshop on New Madrid Geodesy and Understanding Intraplate Earthquakes,” held in Norwood, Massachusetts, in March 2011. The goal of the 2012 workshop was to provide specific recommendations to the U.S. Geological Survey on priorities for infrastructure and research investments related to geodesy in the U.S. midcontinent.

First posted August 19, 2014

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Suggested citation:

Hamburger, M.W., Boyd, O.S., Calais, Eric, King, N.E., and Stein, S.A., 2014, Advancing geodesy in the U.S. Midcontinent–Workshop report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1169, 22 p., https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141169.

ISSN 2331-1258 (online)



Contents

Executive Summary

Introduction

Background and Motivation

Geodetic Methods

Anticipated Contribution to USGS Strategic Planning

The 2011 Norwood Workshop

The 2012 Evanston Workshop

Research and Modeling

Geodetic Research Targets and Network Design

Proposed Network Design

Geodetic Data Analysis

Long-Term Plan: Plate Interior Observatory

Acknowledgments

References Cited

Appendix 1: List of Workshop Participants

Appendix 2: Workshop Agenda


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