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Accession Number DE2012-1053761
Title Summary of Coupled, Uncoupled, and Hybrid Tectonic Models for the Yakima Fold Belt. Topical Report.
Publication Date Aug 2012
Media Count 70p
Personal Author K. Winsor M. A. Chamness S. D. Unwin
Abstract This document is one in a series of three topical reports compiled by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to summarize technical information on selected topics important to the performance of a probabilistic seismic hazard analysis of the Hanford Site. The data used to compile this report are based on studies and a literature search current through 2008. The purpose of this report is to summarize the range of opinions and supporting information expressed by the expert community regarding whether a coupled or uncoupled model, or a combination of both, best represents structures in the Yakima Fold Belt. This issue was assessed to have a high level of contention and up to a moderate potential for impact on the hazard estimate. This report defines the alternative conceptual models relevant to this technical issue and the arguments and data that support those models. It provides a brief description of the technical issue and principal uncertainties; a general overview on the nature of the technical issue, along with alternative conceptual models, supporting arguments and information, and uncertainties; and finally, suggests some possible approaches for reducing uncertainties regarding this issue.
Keywords Hanford Reservation
Hazards
Probabilisitic estimation
Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis(PSHA)
Seismic events
Tectonics
Uncertainties
Yakima Fold Belt

 
Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 48F - Geology & Geophysics
77 - Nuclear Science & Technology
Corporate Author Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number DE-AC05-76RL01830

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