Open-File Report 2014–1169
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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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)
Background and Motivation
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
Appendix 1: List of Workshop Participants
Appendix 2: Workshop Agenda