Scientific drilling into the San Andreas fault and site characterization research: Planning and coordination efforts. Final technical report

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The fundamental scientific issue addressed in this proposal, obtaining an improved understanding of the physical and chemical processes responsible for earthquakes along major fault zones, is clearly of global scientific interest. By sampling the San Andreas fault zone and making direct measurements of fault zone properties to 4.0 km at Parkfield they will be studying an active plate-boundary fault at a depth where aseismic creep and small earthquakes occur and where a number of the scientific questions associated with deeper fault zone drilling can begin to be addressed. Also, the technological challenges associated with drilling, coring, downhole measurements and borehole ... continued below

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Zoback, M.D. August 30, 1998.

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The fundamental scientific issue addressed in this proposal, obtaining an improved understanding of the physical and chemical processes responsible for earthquakes along major fault zones, is clearly of global scientific interest. By sampling the San Andreas fault zone and making direct measurements of fault zone properties to 4.0 km at Parkfield they will be studying an active plate-boundary fault at a depth where aseismic creep and small earthquakes occur and where a number of the scientific questions associated with deeper fault zone drilling can begin to be addressed. Also, the technological challenges associated with drilling, coring, downhole measurements and borehole instrumentation that may eventually have to be faced in deeper drilling can first be addressed at moderate depth and temperature in the Parkfield hole. Throughout the planning process leading to the development of this proposal they have invited participation by scientists from around the world. As a result, the workshops and meetings they have held for this project have involved about 350 scientists and engineers from about a dozen countries.

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  • Other: DE99000013
  • Report No.: DOE/ER/14430--T1
  • Grant Number: FG03-94ER14430
  • DOI: 10.2172/674610 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 674610
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc706604

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Zoback, M.D. Scientific drilling into the San Andreas fault and site characterization research: Planning and coordination efforts. Final technical report, report, August 30, 1998; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc706604/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.