eugene, oregon

eugene, oregon

Catching the Quakes

1w ago
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USGS Research Geophysicist Kate Allstadt conducts experiments at the U.S. Geological Survey debris-flow flume, near Eugene, Oregon. Dr. Allstadt and her group are working toward an understanding of how debris flows generate seismic signals. The quantitative information will be used in the development of improved technologies for detecting debris flows to mitigate their destructive effects. Producer: Liz Westby, Geologist, USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory Additional Credits: Thanks to USGS scientists Kate Allstadt, David George, Richard Iverson, Jason Kean, Chris Lockett, Andy Lockhart, Matt Logan, Joel Smith, Kelly Swinford and Dan Tebo. Annotated video courtesy of CalTech researcher Maxime Farin. The USGS debris-flow flume is located at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, near Eugene, Oregon. The Andrews Forest is administered cooperatively by the USDA Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station, Oregon State University and the Willamette National Forest.