Doctoral Dissertations

Author

Jae-Won Chung

Keywords and Phrases

Geographic information system-based virtual geotechnical database

Abstract

"The St. Louis Metropolitan area is the focus the U.S. Geological Survey's Earthquake Hazard Program's plan for assessing and reducing the likely risks of an earthquake likely emanating from New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ), which is the most active seismic zone in the Midwestern United States. The St. Louis Metropolitan area consists of three counties in Missouri and four in Illinois, which are divided by the state boundary along the Mississippi River. Both of the state's respective geological surveys have produced their own geologic maps and datasets, employing dissimilar geodata information and systems, with differing map units, map scales, and storage formats, with data stored in hard copy (analog) or digital formats. This combined dissimilar geodata from both states and integrate them into a single Virtual Geotechnical Database (VGDB) in an accepted Geographic Information System (ArcGIS), which can be used to retrieve subsurface data and perform an array of spatial analyses. The VGDB will be made available to the general public and other researchers, and is intended to promote more standardization of geologic interpretations between Missouri and Illinois"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Rogers, J. David

Committee Member(s)

Cawlfield, Jeffrey D.
Wunsch, Donald C.
Maerz, Norbert H.
Anderson, Neil L. (Neil Lennart), 1954-

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Geological Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Geological Survey (U.S.)

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2007

Pagination

xiii, 156 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-155).

Geographic Coverage

New Madrid Seismic Zone
Illinois
New Madrid County (Mo.)

Rights

© 2007 Jae-Won Chung, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Geographic information systems
Geology -- Statistical methods
Soil liquefaction -- Illinois -- New Madrid Region
Soil liquefaction -- Missouri -- New Madrid Region
Soil liquefaction -- New Madrid Seismic Zone

Thesis Number

T 9314

Print OCLC #

235562362

Electronic OCLC #

213815960

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