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.  

Selected Publications

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.

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, 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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