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Magnetotelluric Data from the San Andreas Fault, Loma Prieta CA, 1989-1990

August 2, 2022

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Geology, Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center (GGGSC) collaborated with the USGS Science Analytics and Synthesis (SAS) team to preserve and release a subset of magnetotelluric data from the San Andreas Fault in Loma Prieta, California. The San Andreas Fault data were collected by the Branch of Geophysics, a precursor to the now GGGSC, between 1989 and 1994. The magnetotelluric data selected for this preservation project were collected in 1989 and 1990 using USGS portable truck mounted systems that measure the distribution of electrical conductivity beneath the surface of the earth. Truck mounted systems of this era output data to 3.5” discs, from which data were recovered and transformed to binary or ASCII formats using proprietary software. This USGS data release includes the original binary and ASCII data files and derivative EDI files (Wight, 1988), a common modern format for magnetotelluric modelling, created using Python-based software developed by the SAS team.

References Cited
Wight, D.E., 1988, MT/EMAP Data Interchange Standard, Technical standards committee report, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, isbn=9780931830617, https://www.seg.org/Portals/0/SEG/News%20and%20Resources/Technical%20St….

Citation Information

Publication Year 2022
Title Magnetotelluric Data from the San Andreas Fault, Loma Prieta CA, 1989-1990
DOI 10.5066/P9DIJHDK
Authors Rodriguez Brian D, Brown II Philip J, Johnson Michaela R, McClees-Funinan Ricardo , Powell A. Shafer, Enns Kyle D
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center