ABSTRACT

We used our previously published Lg‐wave spectral ratio model to develop a model of pseudospectral acceleration (PSA) response ratios at sites in the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, relative to a reference site condition defined as the mean response for site locations outside the Coastal Plain. The model is strongly dependent on sediment thickness. The results of this study can be used to predict PSA response, for linear behavior, at sites in the Atlantic or Gulf Coastal Plain with a known thickness of Coastal Plain sediment, given a ground‐motion model for reference site conditions outside the Coastal Plain region of the central and eastern United States.

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