This dataset represents the network-adjusted results of relative- and absolute-gravity surveys. Relative-gravity surveys were carried out using a Micro-g LaCoste D-series relative-gravity meter. The effect of solid Earth tides and ocean loading were removed from the data. Instrument drift was removed by evaluating gravity change during repeated measurements at one or more base stations. Absolute-gravity surveys were carried out using a Micro-g LaCoste, Inc. A-10 absolute-gravity meter. Vertical gradients between the different measuring heights of the absolute- and relative-gravity meters were measured using a relative-gravity meter and fully-adjustable tripod, and used to correlate the measurements between the two instruments. Relative-gravity differences and absolute-gravity data were combined using a least-squares network adjustment, as implemented in the software Gravnet (Hwang, C., Wang, C., Lee, L., 2002. Adjustment of relative gravity measurements using weighted and datum-free constraints. Comput. Geosci. 28, 1005-1015). Additional information about the network adjustment is provided under Data Quality. Data pre- and post-processing were carried out using GSadjust (https://github.com/jkennedy-usgs/GSadjust).
|Title||Repeat microgravity data from Tucson Basin and Avra Valley, Arizona, 2016-2018|
|Authors||Elizabeth M. Kahler, Michael T. Landrum|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Arizona Water Science Center|