GEER Response to the Oso Landslide: Documenting Perishable Details Helps Turn Disaster into Knowledge

by Jeffrey R. Keaton, P.E., Ph.D., (F.ASCE), Principal Engineering Geologist; Amec Foster Wheeler, Los Angeles, CA,,
Joseph Wartman, P.G., Ph.D., (M.ASCE), H.R. Berg Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; University of Washington, Seattle, WA,,
Scott A. Anderson, D.GE, Ph.D., (M.ASCE), Manager; Geotechnical Technical Service Team, Federal Highway Administration Resource Center, Lakewood, CO,,
Jean Benoit, P.E., Ph.D., (M.ASCE), Professor; University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH,,
John deLaChapelle, P.E., Senior Geologist; Golder Associates, Inc., Redmond, WA,,
Robert B. Gilbert, Ph.D., (M.ASCE), Professor; University of Texas, Austin, Austin, TX,,
David R. Montgomery, Ph.D., Professor of Earth and Space Sciences; University of Washington, Seattle, WA,,

Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2015, Vol. 19, Issue 4, Pg. 28-32,34

Document Type: Feature article


Two months after the disastrous March 22, 2014 landslide near Oso, Washington, GEER representatives visited the affected area to gather data. This article is based on the report generated by the team.

Subject Headings: Landslides | Natural disasters | Disaster response


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