V. J. Grauch


V. J. S. ("Tien") Grauch received a BA (1975) in geology from Carleton College and a PhD (1986) in geophysics from Colorado School of Mines.  She has been employed by the U. S. Geological Survey in Denver, Colorado since 1977, where she is currently a senior research geophysicist.  Her research interests include application of high-resolution aeromagnetic data to map intrasedimentary faults, integration of geologic and geophysical data to develop 3D geologic and hydrogeologic frameworks, the relation between magnetic sources and geology, interpretation of aeromagnetic data over rugged magnetic terrain, and development of new interpretation methods.  








Grauch, V.J.S., Bedrosian, Paul A., and Drenth, Benjamin J., 2013, Advancements in understanding the aeromagnetic expressions of basin-margin faults—An example from San Luis Basin, Colorado:  The Leading Edge, v. 32, no.8, p. 882-891.  doi: 10.1190/tle32080882.1

Grauch, V.J.S., and Ruleman, C.A., 2013, Identifying buried segments of active faults in the northern Rio Grande rift using aeromagnetic, LiDAR, and gravity data, south-central Colorado, USA:  International Journal of Geophysics, v. 2013, Article ID 804216, 26 pages.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/804216.

Hudson, M.R. and Grauch, V.J.S., editors, 2013, New Perspectives on Basins of the Rio Grande Rift:  From Tectonics to Groundwater: Geological Society of America Special Paper 494, 500 pp., doi:10.1130/2012.2494.

Grauch, V.J.S., and Connell, S.D., 2013, New perspectives on the geometry of the Albuquerque Basin, Rio Grande Rift, New Mexico--Insights from geophysical models of rift-fill thickness in Hudson, M.R., and Grauch, V.J.S., eds., New Perspectives on Rio Grande Rift Basins: From Tectonics to Groundwater: Geological Society of America Special Paper 494, p. 427–462, doi:10.1130/2013.2494(16)

Grauch, V.J.S., Phillips, J.D., Koning, D.J., Johnson, P.S., and Bankey, Viki, 2009, Geophysical interpretations of the southern Española basin, New Mexico, that contribute to understanding its hydrogeologic framework:  U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1761, 88 pp.

Hudson, Mark R., Grauch, V.J.S., and Minor, Scott A., 2008, Rock magnetic characterization of faulted sediments with associated magnetic anomalies in the Albuquerque basin, Rio Grande rift, New Mexico:  Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 120, p. 641-658.  DOI:  10.1130/B26213.1

Grauch, V.J.S., and Hudson, Mark R., 2007, Guides to understanding the aeromagnetic expression of faults in sedimentary basins:  Lessons learned from the central Rio Grande Rift, New Mexico: Geosphere, v. 3, issue 6, p. 596-623.  DOI: 10.1130/GES00128.1.

Nabighian, M.N., Ander, M. E., Grauch, V.J.S., Hansen, R.O., LaFehr, T.R., Li, Y., Pearson, W.C., Peirce, J.W., Phillips, J.D., and Ruder, M.E., 2005, Historical development of the gravity method in exploration:  Geophysics, v. 70, no. 6, p. 63ND-89ND.

Nabighian, M.N., Grauch, V.J.S., Hansen, R.O., LaFehr, T.R., Li, Y., Peirce, J.W., Phillips, J.D., and Ruder, M.E., 2005, Historical development of the magnetic method in exploration:  Geophysics, v. 70, no. 6, p. 33ND-61ND.

Grauch, V. J. S., Rodriguez, B. D., and Wooden, J. L., 2003, Geophysical and isotopic constraints on crustal structure related to mineral trends in north-central Nevada and implications for tectonic history: Economic Geology, v. 98, p. 269-286.

Grauch, V. J. S., Rodriguez, B. D., Bankey, Viki, and Wooden, J. L., 2003, Evidence for a Battle Mountain-Eureka crustal fault zone, north-central Nevada, and its relation to Neoproterozoic-Early Paleozoic continental breakup:  Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 108 (B3), 2140, doi:10.1029/2001JB000681.

Crafford, A. E. J., and Grauch, V. J. S., 2002, editors, Deep crustal controls on mineral trends:  Special issue of Ore Geology Reviews, v. 21, no. 3/4, p. 125-225.

Grauch, V. J. S., 2001, High-resolution aeromagnetic data, a new tool for mapping intrabasinal faults:  An example from the Albuquerque basin, New Mexico:  Geology, v. 29, p. 367-370.

Grauch, V. J. S., Hudson, M. R., and Minor, S. A., 2001, Aeromagnetic expression of faults that offset basin fill, Albuquerque basin, New Mexico:  Geophysics, v. 66, 707-720. 

Grauch, V. J. S., 2001, Using high-resolution aeromagnetic surveys to map subsurface hydrogeology in sediment-filled basins:  A case study over the Rio Grande rift, central New Mexico, USA:  Exploration Geophysics, v. 32, nos. 3 & 4, p. 209-213. 


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