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Site classification of Taiwan free-field strong-motion stations

Chyi-Tyi Lee, Chin-Tung Cheng, Chi-Wen Liao and Yi-Ben Tsai
Site classification of Taiwan free-field strong-motion stations (in Dedicated issue on the Chi-Chi, Taiwan earthquake of 20 September 1999, Ta-liang Teng (editor), Yi-Ben Tsai (editor) and William H. K. Lee (editor))
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (October 2001) 91 (5): 1283-1297

Abstract

Based on the available geologic and geomorphologic data, 708 Taiwan Strong-Motion Instrumentation Program (TSMIP) free-field strong-motion station sites are classified using a scheme compatible with the 1997 Uniform Building Code (UBC) provisions. Results show that an extensive usage of geologic maps and geomorphologic data for site classification is satisfactory and is a quick and effective method for categorizing large numbers of strong-motion station sites. The response spectral shapes (RSS) method and the horizontal-to-vertical spectral ratio (HVSR) method both provide good supplements for checking purposes. Field checks are definitely necessary, especially for sites located near geologic boundaries or geomorphologic boundaries. Final comments for each station site have been made after these checks. Some problematic sites do exist and are mentioned in the text. Data from these sites must only be used with care. To increase the accessibity of our results, we have developed a web-based query site at http://gis.geo.ncu.edu.tw/query/site/, and an appendix for site classification of the 708 TSMIP stations is given in the CD-ROM attached to this issue.


ISSN: 0037-1106
EISSN: 1943-3573
Coden: BSSAAP
Serial Title: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America
Serial Volume: 91
Serial Issue: 5
Title: Site classification of Taiwan free-field strong-motion stations
Title: Dedicated issue on the Chi-Chi, Taiwan earthquake of 20 September 1999
Author(s): Lee, Chyi-TyiCheng, Chin-TungLiao, Chi-WenTsai, Yi-Ben
Author(s): Teng, Ta-liangeditor
Author(s): Tsai, Yi-Beneditor
Author(s): Lee, William H. K.editor
Affiliation: National Central University at Chung-Li, Institute of Geophysics, Taiwan
Affiliation: University of Southern California, Department of Earth Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Pages: 1283-1297
Published: 200110
Text Language: English
Publisher: Seismological Society of America, Berkeley, CA, United States
References: 33
Accession Number: 2002-012180
Categories: Seismology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Annotation: Data files on CD-ROM
Illustration Description: illus. incl. geol. sketch map, 3 tables, animations
N22°00'00" - N25°30'00", E119°15'00" - E122°00'00"
Secondary Affiliation: National Central University, TWN, Taiwan
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 200205
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