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Geologic-mapping Investigations in Southern California

CGS Regional Geology and Hazard Mapping Program-This link takes you to the California Geological Survey (CGS) website for the State's program of regional geology and hazards mapping. This program conducts earthquake-fault mapping under the auspices of the State Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning Act, as well as geologic mapping of a general-purpose nature. The latter can be found in a listing of geologic-map reports that are a subset of the complete CGS publications list. Especially useful is the online list of CGS Open-File Reports (OFR's), which includes many of the CDMG geologic maps available for southern California.

Dibblee Geological Foundation-This link takes you to a non-profit foundation dedicated to publishing the geologic maps produced by Thomas W. Dibblee, Jr. throughout the course of his astonishing career as a field geologist with the petroleum industry and with the U.S. Geological Survey. The California Division of Mines and Geology also maintains a catalogue of Dibblee Foundation geologic maps.

Southern California Earthquake Center-This link takes you to the Data Center Page of the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), a consortium of University, Federal, and State geoscience groups that conducts geologic mapping in southern California, usually in support of earthquake-hazards and earthquake-history studies. University geoscience departments that are a part of SCEC include:

Department of Geosciences at California State University, San Diego

Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at California Institute of Technology

Earth and Space Sciences Department at the University of California, Los Angeles

Department of Geological Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Department of Earth Sciences at the University of California, Riverside

Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Southern California.

These geoscience departments and those at other universities sponsor geologic mapping in southern California by graduate students (in some cases under the EDMAP Component of the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program) and by faculty and research associates.


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