US Community Vs Profile Database Web Interface Development
The Community Shear-Wave Velocity (VS) Profile Database (PDB) project is a multi-institutional effort with the goal of creating an open-access repository of VS profiles, a critical parameter used in ground motion modeling and seismic site response, among other applications. Given that there presently exists no such resource, this project fills a need that will benefit practicing engineers and the research community alike. Presently the project is in the data collection and reformatting phase, with over 1400 VS profiles from California, over 1000 from the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, and over 2700 from central and eastern North America already in hand. Data sources include reports from the USGS, various state and provincial geological surveys, universities, private industry, and utility companies. Data collection is ongoing, and the database will have an ability to expand as new data is acquired or contributed.