Options for the Future of the US National Strong-Motion Program

Open-File Report 97-530- C



This report constitutes the requested 'Options Document'. This report considers three options. Option I assumes a constant level of financial support for Operating Expenses (OE) with not additional personnel support. Option II assumes a slight increase in OE support of $150K for FY 99 and beyond. Option III considers the role that a NSMP must play if the nation's urgent need to record the main earthquake at locations of significance for society is to be met. Two parts of Option III are considered. The first part of this option, termed Option III A, considers the role that strong-motion recording in and near man-made structures must play if a near-real time hazard initiative is to be implemented in the United States; The second part of Option III; termed Option III B, considers the scope of a NSMP needed to address society's needs to record the main earthquake in locations of significance for future public earthquake safety.

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Options for the Future of the US National Strong-Motion Program
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 97-530
Chapter C
DOI 10.3133/ofr97530C
Edition Version 1.0
Year Published 1997
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Earthquake Hazards Program, Earthquake Science Center
Description 29 p.
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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