Washington Play Fairway Analysis - Analysis of High Precision GPS Time Series and Strain Rates for the Cascade Range

Abstract

Global Positioning System (GPS) time series from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Earthscope's Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO) and Central Washington University's Pacific Northwest Geodetic Array (PANGA). GPS station velocities were used to infer strain rates using the "splines in tension" method. Strain rates were derived separately for subduction zone locking at depth and block rotation near the surface within crustal block boundaries.

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DOE Project Name: Geothermal Play-Fairway Analysis of Washington State Prospects
DOE Project Number: EE0006728
DOE Project Lead: Eric Hass
DOI: 10.15121/1223893
Last Updated: 8 months ago
Feb
2015
Data from February, 2015
Submitted Oct 19, 2015

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Michael Swyer
AltaRock Energy Inc

Keywords

geothermal, exploration, play fairway, Cascade Range, Washington, Oregon, GPS, geodetic strain rate, subduction locking, block rotation, dilatational strain rate, maximum shear strain rate, strain rate tensor, GPS station velocities, dilational strain rate, PANGA, PBO, maximum shear strain rates, Washinton, splines in tension, geodesy, Plate Boundary Obsevartory, Pacific Northwest, Geodetic Array, strain, rate, subduction zone, subduciton, locking, WA, OR, deformation, elastic, washington state, pfa, geospatial data

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