The purpose of compiling the CEUS-SSC Project database was to organize and store those data and resources that had been carefully and thoroughly collected and described for the TI Team’s use in characterizing potential seismic sources in the CEUS. An important goal for the development of this database was to document sources and dates for all information that was initially assessed for the CEUS-SSC Project, specifying exactly what data and resources were considered, and provide for pertinent future data sets to be incorporated as they were generated for the project.
Development of the project database began at the inception of the project to provide TI Team members with a common set of data, maps, and figures for characterization of potential seismic sources. The database was continually updated during the course of the project through the addition of new references and data collected by TI Team members and project subcontractors, including information presented in project workshops and provided through PPRP review documentation.
This appendix presents the contents of the project database, as well as information on the workflow, development roles, database design considerations, data assessment tasks, and management of the database. Based on the CEUS Project Plan, the project database included, but was not limited to, the following general types of data:
Crystalline basement geology
Tectonic features and tectonic/crustal domains
Tectonic stress field
Thickness of sediments
VP at top of crystalline basement
Seismic reflection data at Charleston, South Carolina
Quaternary faulting and potential Quaternary features
Mesozoic rift basins
Topography and bathymetry
Liquefaction dates from published literature for the Wabash, New Madrid, and Charleston seismic zones
Index map showing locations of published crustal scale seismic profiles and geologic cross sections