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The Chi-Chi, Taiwan EQ of Sep 21, 1999: Reconnaissance Report


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This report and the reconnaissance effort which made it possible are a collaborative effort between many investigators and institutions. Sponsorship of these activities was provided primarily by the Earthquake Engineering Research Centers Program of the National Science Foundation and the Federal Highway Administration through the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER). This support is gratefully acknowledged.

The authors wish to collectively acknowledge the support and cooperation of the people of Taiwan who so willingly provided assistance during a very traumatic time. Many had the kindness and willingness to freely share information and provide access to damaged facilities.

The authors also wish to acknowledge the generous assistance of many organizations, agencies and individuals who made their visit possible and whose employees gave freely of their time and expertise. Some of these organizations and individuals are listed below and others are identified in the body of the report. They include:

  • Liang-Chun Chen, National Taiwan University

  • Lan-Hung Chiang, National Taiwan University

  • Lun-Chang Chou, Office of the National Science and Technology Program for Hazard Mitigation

  • Tien-Yin Chou, GIS Research Center, Feng Chia University

  • James D. Goltz, California Institute of Technology (as part of the EERI reconnaissance effort)

  • Han-Wen Hsiao, Office of the National Science and Technology Program for Hazard Mitigation

  • J.C. Hsu, NCREE Administrative Section Chief

  • Jong-Tsun Huang, Department of Psychology, National Taiwan University

  • Dr. Howard H.M. Hwang, University of Memphis

  • Jenn-Tai Hwang, Department of Construction Engineering, National Taiwan University

  • Mr. Sheng-Nan Lin, Taiwan Power Company

  • Dr. Gin-Ong Liu, Director, Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research, National Central University

  • Ministry of Economic Affairs

  • Jia-D. Shen, Graduate Student, University at Buffalo

  • Dr. Chi-Hong Sun, Office of the National Science and Technology Program for Hazard Mitigation

  • Taiwan Institute for Economic Research

  • Chin-Yen Tsay, Vice Chairman, National Science Council

  • Hung-Kai Wang, Institute of Building and Planning, National Taiwan University

  • Sheng-Ming Wang, Office of the National Science and Technology Program for Hazard Mitigation

  • Dr. C.P. Weng, National Science Council

  • En-Chang Wu, National Taiwan University

  • Mr. Wei Wu, Deputy Chief Engineer for Central Taiwan, Highway Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications

  • Mr. James Yeh, Deputy Director General, Highway Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications

  • Shin-Cheng Yeh, National Chi-Nan University


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