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Next-generation liquefaction database

2020-05-01
Brandenberg, Scott J.
Zimmaro, Paolo
Stewart, Jonathan P.
Kwak, Dong Youp
Franke, Kevin W.
Moss, Robb E. S.
Çetin, Kemal Önder
Can, Gizem
Ilgaç, Makbule
Stamatakos, John
Weaver, Thomas
Kramer, Steven L.
The Next-Generation Liquefaction database is a resource for the geotechnical hazard community. It is publicly available online under the following digital object identifier (DOI): 10.21222/C2J040. The database organizes objective liquefaction data into tables and fields (columns of information), with the relationships among the tables and fields described by a schema. The data are organized into tables pertaining to (1) sites, including geotechnical and geophysical site investigation data, surface geology information, and laboratory test data; (2) earthquake events, including source and ground motion information; and (3) observations of sites following events. The schema was vetted through community outreach efforts involving multiple workshops and meetings. Users can view the data, download existing data, and upload new data through a geographic information system (GIS)-based graphical user interface. Information uploaded to the database is reviewed by a database working group to verify consistency between uploaded data and source documents. The database is replicated in DesignSafe where users can interact with the data using Python scripts in Jupyter notebooks, view point cloud data using Potree, and interact with geospatial data using QGIS.