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Uri S ten Brink

https://www.usgs.gov/node/729217 (HTML Document 41.42 KB)

Email: utenbrink@usgs.gov Phone: 508-457-2310 Fax: 508-457-2396 Quantifying tectonic and morphological processes and their impacts on the assessments ...

Sedimentary masses and concepts about tectonic processes at underthrust ocean margins ( subduction).

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https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70012272 (HTML Document 17.60 KB)

Sedimentary masses and concepts about tectonic processes at underthrust ocean margins ( subduction). Geology By: D. W. Scholl, R. Von Huene, T.L ... Download citation as: RIS Abstract Tectonic processes associated with subduction of oceanic crust, but unrelated to the collision of thick crustal ... preserved in a multitude of structural and stratigraphic forms.-from Authors Additional publication details Sedimentary masses and concepts about tectonic processes at underthrust ocean margins ( subduction). Series title: ... ocean margins. More geologists are familiar with the concept of subduction accretion than with other noncollision processes - for example, sediment ...

Tectonic characterization of a potential high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada

Modified 2012-03-12
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70018339 (HTML Document 17.72 KB)

interrelationships. Addition of mechanistic models and kinematic explanations for the identified tectonic processes provides one or more tectonic models having ... Tectonic characterization of a potential high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada By: The Publications Warehouse does not have ... links to digital versions of this publication at this time Download citation as: RIS Abstract Tectonic characterization of a potential high-level ... preclosure (next 100 years) and the behavior of the hydrologic system during the postclosure (the following 10,000 years) periods. Tectonic characterization ...

Collaborative research with GEO-HAZ Consulting, Inc., and U.S. Geological Survey: interaction of volcanic and tectonic processes in the past 40,000 years near Long Valley Caldera

Modified 2014-01-23
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70073911 (HTML Document 18.18 KB)

Collaborative research with GEO-HAZ Consulting, Inc., and U.S. Geological Survey: interaction of volcanic and tectonic processes in the past 40,000 ... research with GEO-HAZ Consulting, Inc., and U.S. Geological Survey: interaction of volcanic and tectonic processes in the past 40,000 years near Long Valley Caldera DOI: 10.3133/70073911 ...

Uri S ten Brink

https://www.usgs.gov/staff-profiles/uri-s-ten-brink (HTML Document 41.42 KB)

Email: utenbrink@usgs.gov Phone: 508-457-2310 Fax: 508-457-2396 Quantifying tectonic and morphological processes and their impacts on the assessments ...

Digital structural

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https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70020391 (HTML Document 17.34 KB)

tectonic activity have both contributed significantly to the surface geology of Mars. Digital structural mapping techniques have now been used to ... classify and date centers of tectonic activity in the western equatorial region. For example, our results show a center of tectonic activity at Valles ... associated outflow channels and chaotic terrain. We also find a local centre of tectonic activity near the source region of Warrego Valles. Here, we ... Mars Global Surveyor mission, will lead to a better understanding of the geological processes that shaped the Martian surface. Additional publication details ...

Christopher Holm-Denoma

https://www.usgs.gov/node/719028 (HTML Document 44.06 KB)

Email: cholm-denoma@usgs.gov Phone: 303-236-5454 Fax: 303-236-3200 Lakewood, CO 80225 Biography  

The Cadiz margin study off Spain: An introduction

Modified 2012-03-12
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70021844 (HTML Document 17.91 KB)

of the interplay of complex tectonic history between the Iberian and African plates, sediment supply from multiple sources, and unique Mediterranean ... on tectonic history, stratigraphic sequences, marine circulation, contourite depositional facies, geotechnical properties, geologic hazards, and human ... influences such as dispersal of river contaminants. This study provides an integrated view of the tectonic, sediment supply and oceanographic factors ... that control depositional processes and growth patterns of the Cadiz and similar modem and ancient continental margins. Additional publication details Series title: Marine Geology ...

Tectonic Framework of Arctic Alaska | Alaska Mineral Resources

Modified 2016-12-13
https://minerals.usgs.gov/alaska/arcticak/index.html (HTML Document 7.95 KB)

Tectonic Framework of Arctic Alaska Project Lead: Alison B. Till - 907-786-7444 - atill@usgs.gov The Arctic Alaska-Chukotka terrane (AAC) is a ... exploration may be targeted. Paleogeography and Tectonic Evolution Geologic mapping and data from geology, geochemistry, paleontology, and ... offer a testable hypothesis for understanding the geologic and tectonic environments in which mineralization events occurred and will place limits on ... the global location of the terrane at specific points in time. In illustrating the nature, setting, timing, and sequence of tectonic events that ...

Geologic Province and Thermo-Tectonic Age Maps | Earthquake Hazards Program

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took place, the crustal structure was not significantly modified by more recent tectonic events, although cooling processes will have effected some ... Geologic Province and Thermo-Tectonic Age Maps The geologic province and thermo-tectonic age maps were compiled in 1997 to ensure a consistent ... include them in the displayed map.) Histograms help us to understand the relationship between tectonic history and crustal structure. Age of Last ... Thermo-Tectonic Event Thermo-tectonic age (or, age of the last thermo-tectonic event) refers to the age in which the last major event to influence the ...

Christopher Holm-Denoma

https://www.usgs.gov/staff-profiles/christopher-holm-denoma (HTML Document 44.06 KB)

Email: cholm-denoma@usgs.gov Phone: 303-236-5454 Fax: 303-236-3200 Lakewood, CO 80225 Biography  

Basement Tectonic Framework of the U.S. Project

Modified 2013-03-20
https://minerals.cr.usgs.gov/projects/basement_tectonic_framework/index.html (HTML Document 9.25 KB)

tectonic processes, the first of its kind for the U.S. The second objective is to investigate 1.7 and 1.4- Ga A-type granites (formed unrelated to ... basement blocks and the various crust-forming tectonic processes that modified the Earth's crust through geologic time. It also involves defining the ... Studies on the Role of Cratonizing and Other Tectonic Processes in Metallogenic Provinces The goals of this task are to (1) characterize the juvenile ... You are not running scripts and may miss some functions of this page. Basement Tectonic Framework of the U.S. Project Contacts: Phone: 303-236-5454 ...

Differential preservation in the geologic record of intraoceanic arc sedimentary and tectonic processes

Modified 2013-12-17
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Differential preservation in the geologic record of intraoceanic arc sedimentary and tectonic processes Earth-Science Reviews The Publications ... evidence for contemporary sedimentary and tectonic arc processes in the geologic record depends greatly on how well the various parts of the arc ... valuable records of arc processes are commonly destroyed even before the arc collides with a continent. Arc systems are most likely to undergo tectonic ... , intra-arc basins, and backarc basins, and thus on how well an ancient arc terrane preserves evidence for tectonic processes such as subduction of aseismic ...

Desert Landforms and Surface Processes in the Mojave National Preserve and Vicinity

Modified 2012-02-02
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr20041007 (HTML Document 16.34 KB)

National Preserve are a product of ongoing processes involving tectonic forces, weathering, and erosion. Long-term climatic cycles (wet and dry periods ... Desert Landforms and Surface Processes in the Mojave National Preserve and Vicinity Open-File Report 2004-1007 Landscape features in the Mojave ... processes influencing landscape features including stream channels, alluvial fans, playas (dry lakebeds), dunes, and mountain landscapes. Bedrock ... processes happening at the surface. Additional publication details Title: Desert Landforms and Surface Processes in the Mojave National Preserve and Vicinity Series title: Open-File Report Series number: ...

Proceedings of Workshop XIX; Active tectonic and magmatic processes beneath Long Valley Caldera, eastern California; Volumes I and II

Modified 2012-02-02
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Proceedings of Workshop XIX; Active tectonic and magmatic processes beneath Long Valley Caldera, eastern California; Volumes I and II Open-File ... Report 84-939 Title: Proceedings of Workshop XIX; Active tectonic and magmatic processes beneath Long Valley Caldera, eastern California; Volumes I and II ...

Mineral Resources Program Eastern Central GMEG Alaska Minerals Information Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Spatial Data - Basement Tectonic Framework of the U.S. Project

Modified 2013-03-20
https://minerals.cr.usgs.gov/projects/basement_tectonic_framework/index.html (HTML Document 9.25 KB)

tectonic processes, the first of its kind for the U.S. The second objective is to investigate 1.7 and 1.4- Ga A-type granites (formed unrelated to ... basement blocks and the various crust-forming tectonic processes that modified the Earth's crust through geologic time. It also involves defining the ... Studies on the Role of Cratonizing and Other Tectonic Processes in Metallogenic Provinces The goals of this task are to (1) characterize the juvenile ... You are not running scripts and may miss some functions of this page. Basement Tectonic Framework of the U.S. Project Contacts: Phone: 303-236-5454 ...

Tectonic state: its significance and characterization in the assessment of seismic effects associated with reservoir impounding

Modified 2012-03-12
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Tectonic state: its significance and characterization in the assessment of seismic effects associated with reservoir impounding Engineering Geology ... seismicity associated with the filling of large reservoirs requires an evaluation of the natural tectonic state in order to determine whether ... that the associated seismicity is usually a triggered effect. Among the elements of tectonic state considered here (existing fractures, accumulated ... from increased reservoir head should enhance the likelihood of seismic activity, whatever the tectonic environment; (2) that stress changes resulting ...

Simulation of active tectonic processes for a convecting mantle with moving continents

Modified 2012-03-12
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70030685 (HTML Document 19.99 KB)

Simulation of active tectonic processes for a convecting mantle with moving continents Geophysical Journal International By: V. Trubitsyn, M. Kaban ... model with localized upwellings. ?? 2006 The Authors Journal compilation ?? 2006 RAS. Additional publication details Title: Simulation of active tectonic processes for a convecting mantle with moving continents Series title: ... , W. Mooney, C. Reigber, and P. Schwintzer Abstract Numerical models are presented that simulate several active tectonic ... processes. These models include a continent that is thermally and mechanically coupled with viscous mantle flow. The assumption of rigid continents allows ...

Estimating tectonic history through basin simulation-enhanced seismic inversion: Geoinformatics for sedimentary basins

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https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70027369 (HTML Document 22.66 KB)

and chemical processes operating at different scales within a sedimentary basin. Tectonic history has a first-order effect on the physical and ... chemical processes that govern the evolution of sedimentary basins. We demonstrate how such tectonic parameters may be estimated by minimizing the difference ... study the physics and chemistry of sedimentary basin processes in response to geothermal gradient in much greater detail than previously attempted. The ... demonstrate the method by reconstructing the geothermal gradient. As thermal history strongly affects the rate of RTM processes operating in a ...

A new magnetic view of Alaska

Modified 2012-03-12
https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70022025 (HTML Document 18.22 KB)

accretionary tectonic processes are important. Additional publication details Series title: GSA Today ... about sources) to enhance crustal-scale magnetic features and facilitate tectonic analysis. This analysis reveals a basic threefold magnetic ... large deep magnetic high. Our tectonic view of the data supports interpretations that Paleozoic extension and continental rift basins played a ... significant role in the tectonic development of northern and interior Alaska. Accretion of oceanic and continental margin terranes could be restricted to the ...