Turning Disaster into Knowledge

GEER-021/February 2010
Report of the National Science Foundation-Sponsored Geoengineering Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Team

Contributing Authors:

Ellen Rathje (University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA)
Jeff Bachhuber (Fugro/William Lettis & Associates, Walnut Creek, CA, USA)
Brady Cox (University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA)
Jim French (AMEC/Geomatrix, Oakland, CA, USA)
Russell Green (Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA)
Scott Olson (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL,USA)
Glenn Rix (Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, USA)
Donald Wells (AMEC/Geomatrix, Oakland, CA, USA)
Oscar Suncar (University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA)

Other Contributors:

Ed Harp (US Geological Survey)
Paul Mann (University of Texas)
Rich Koehler (Alaska Division of Geology and Geophysical Surveys)

GEER Association Report No. GEER-021


Version 1: February 22, 2010



This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation through the Geotechnical Engineering Program under Grant No. CMMI-0825734.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.  The GEER Association is made possible by the vision and support of the NSF Geotechnical Engineering Program Directors: Dr. Richard Fragaszy and the late Dr. Cliff Astill.  GEER members also donate their time, talent, and resources to collect time-sensitive field observations of the effects of extreme events.  The GEER Association web site, which contains additional information, may be found at: