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Modeling upper crustal structure in southern New England using short-period Rg waves

John W. McTigue

Modeling upper crustal structure in southern New England using short-period Rg waves

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Written in English

  • Geology -- New England.

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    StatementJohn W. McTigue.
    ContributionsBoston College. Dept. of Geology and Geophysics.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationii, 67 leaves :
    Number of Pages67
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17917571M

    The margins north of the salt basins appear to be underlain by thick (>40 Km) continental crust that was abruptly broken in the last stage of the opening of the South Atlantic. In the central portion of the South Atlantic where the salt basins developed, is primarily a zone of crustal . New questions in Physics 1 hour ago ΔP = x 10^4 Pa. Use this answer to estimate the volume flow rate of blood from the head to the feet of a .

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Modeling upper crustal structure in southern New England using short-period Rg waves by John W. McTigue Download PDF EPUB FB2

Thus, GEOLOGY AND LATERAL VARIATION OF CRUSTAL STRUCTURE IN S NEW ENGLAND the group velocities of the Rg waves propagating across most of the NHDR are higher because of the dominant contribution from the basement and less of a contribution from the Mesozoic deposits than is the case in the by: 3.

Group velocity dispersion was determined for Rayleigh waves between periods of and sec (Rg) recorded from quarry blasts in southern New England. The paths of these surface waves traverse various geologic structures, and distinct dispersion regions have been identified.

Normal dispersion was consistently observed in the period range Cited by: Using a genetic algorithm several one-dimensional shear wave velocity-depth models have then been obtained through the optimisation of the fundamental and higher mode dispersion curves.;The models provide information on the velocity structure of the upper few kilometres of the crust and suggest an infilling of the crater from the crater rim : Graeme Douglas.

Mackenzie. In that period range, Rg displacement is essentially confined to the upper 5 km of the crust, with most of the Rg wave energy in the upper 2 or 3 km. Sources deeper than about 4 Author: Alan Kafka.

In that period range, Rg displacement is essentially confined to the upper 5 km of the crust, with most of the Rg wave energy in the upper 2 or 3 km. Sources deeper than about 4. Short-period, fundamental-mode Rayleigh waves(Rg)were generated by these explosions and recorded at the local stations, resultingly the waves exhibited normal dispersion between and 3 seconds.

Dispersion curves were generated for each propagation path using the Multiple Filter Analysis and Phase Match Filtering by: Kafka, A. L., and Dollin, M. (), Constraints on Lateral Variation in Upper Crustal Structure beneath Southern New England from Dispersion of R g Waves, Geophys.

Res. Lett. 12, – CrossRef Google ScholarCited by:   Crustal Heat Flow: a guide to measurement and modeling G. Beardsmore & J. Cull, Cambridge University Press,ISBNHardback, £70, and ISBNSoftback, £ Crustal Heat Flow: a guide to measurement and modelingAuthor: Christoph Clauser.

The early targets of SWA were crustal thickness and upper mantle seismic velocity structure because surface waves are well recorded on the early long-period instrumentation and because the crust/mantle discontinuity exhibits a pronounced velocity by: 8.

The velocity models of shallow structures are particularly important in the simulation of ground motions. In southern Ontario, Canada, many small shallow earthquakes occur, generating high-frequency Rayleigh (Rg). Two methods to estimate the geometrical spreading factor n are described; the first is applied to S waves recorded at various distances from the source, whereas the second is applied to coda waves.

The direct S-wave method is a new technique which provides the geometrical spreading factor independently of the quality factor method is based on the double spectral by: The compressional- and shear-velocity structure of the upper kilometre of crust in the Lake Mien area was determined using short-period fundamental-mode Rayleigh-wave dispersion and independent P.

Lemma Let V be a finite dimensional vector space over the field F and let W ˆV be a subspace. Then W is finite dimensional and dim W dim Size: 60KB. The P wave velocity model obtained from the joint inversion of WOMBAT teleseismic data represents a vast new resource on the seismic structure of the upper mantle beneath south-east Australia.

One of the most striking features of the model is the presence of a north-dipping low-velocity anomaly beneath the Newer Volcanics province, a Quaternary Cited by: 8.

The dual nature of the continental crust (Figure 2) is also reflected in the stretching and thinning modes. The upper brittle crust is only stretched to a lesser degree in the proximal areas (shallow and deep waters, between and m of water depths).

Activity of the Month Activity of the Month – June, Plate Tectonics and Contributions from Scientific Ocean Drilling Summary In this activity. students will use actual data from historic oceanographic cruises to examine sea floor spreading.

They will also model sea floor spreading at a spreading center such as the Mid-Atlantic Size: KB. Roberts, A.

Crustal Structure of the Faroes North Atlantic Margin from Wide-Angle Seismic Data. 1–, PhD dissertation, Univ. Cambridge. () () Google Scholar. A study of Rayleigh wave dispersion from earthquakes within the New Guinea area has revealed two features of shear velocity distribution not examined previously.

Variations in depth,to km below the tectonically stable platform of southern New Guinea were determined from recordings of fundamental and higher mode Rayleigh waves.

This average profile for paths shorter than Author: J A Brooks. Shear wave anisotropy of up to 4% is ubiquitous in the upper km of the crust and mantle. Evidence for stronger and deeper anisotropy is less common.

Anisotropy in the transition zone between and km and in the D″ layer may be patchy. In his book “The Earth”, Jeffreys () discussed in much detail the subdivision of the crust based on near-earthquake observations in continental regions.

In his summary on the upper layers of the Earth he concludes that three layers are concerned: an upper layer, 10 km thick, with P-velocities – km/s, an intermediate layer, 20 km thick, with – km/s and a Cited by: This results in a bias of the stacked receiver functions toward the structure to the northwest and north of the station.

However, this bias is limited to structure within approximately 15 km of the station for the crust and within 30 km of the station for the upper mantle. Approximately 20% of the global mid-ocean ridge system has geophysical or geochemical anomalies that can be attributed to a nearby mantle plume (Ito et al., ), making the study of plume–ridge interactions critical to understanding crustal accretion processes ().Plumes may generate significant variations in bathymetry, isotope geochemistry, melt production, and other crustal Cited by: 2.

The results of regional deep seismic acquisition in the South Atlantic continental margins have shed new light on the birth and development of sedimentary basins formed during the Gondwana breakup. Recent models of mantle exhumation (as observed in the deep-water Iberian margin) have The largest oil fields discovered in the southern.

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web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation. A numerical model for the coupled long-term evolution of salt marshes and tidal flats Giulio Mariotti1 and Sergio Fagherazzi1 Received 26 March ; revised 28 July ; accepted 14 August ; published 19 January [1] A one-dimensional numerical model for the coupled long-term evolution of salt marshes and tidal flats is by: Legend: 1 – complex of volcanic and crystalline rocks; 2 – rocks of crust–mantle transition layer; 3 – upper mantle; 4 – Moho boundary; 5 – VERS points.

The location of a mantle diapir, or a high-velocity zone, in the lower crust in the axial zone of Bransfield Strait. Crustal rheology controls the style of rifting and ultimately the architecture of rifted margins: Hot, weak, or thick continental crust is dominated by ductile deformation and extends symmetrically into a wide rift system.

Extension in cold, strong, or thin crust is accommodated by brittle faults and ductile shear zones that facilitate. generates mid-ocean ridges and rift valleys along this boundary, characteristics earthquakes, formation of new crust and volcanism transform boundary where plates slide horizontally past each other creating numerous earthquakes.

ex: the San Andreas fault located between North American and Pacific Plates. Strong relationships exist between the Southern Annular Mode (SAM) and surface air temperature (SAT) across much of Antarctica. Changes in the SAM will have a profound influence on future Antarctic climate so it is important that the models used to predict climate change can accurately reproduce current SAM–SAT relationships.

We analyse data from 50 Climate Model Cited by: Geological processes in the British Isles Stage 1: Continental rifting (northern Red Sea stage) There are two mechanisms for breaking up a continental plate, the simplest of which is to pull it apart under lithospheric extension, forcing the mantle to rise up to occupy the ‘space’ that otherwise would be left by the thinned overlying.

the process by which molten material adds new oceanic crust to the ocean floor Hydrothermal vents geysers on the seafloor, created where tectonic plates move apart, spewing hot and mineral-rich water into cold ocean depths. A new approach to obtaining a 3D shear wave velocity model of the crust and upper mantle: An application to eastern Turkey Jonathan R.

Delph⁎, George Zandt, Susan L. Beck Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, E. 4th Street, Tucson, AZUSA. 1 Introduction. The Cameroon Volcanic Line (CVL) is a major geological feature that cuts across Cameroon from the southwest to the northeast.

It is a unique volcanic lineament which has both an oceanic and a continental sector and consists of a chain of Tertiary to Recent, generally alkaline, volcanoes stretching from the Atlantic island of Pagalu to the interior of the Cited by: plate tectonics A theory in which the lithosphere is divided into a number of mostly rigid plates that move relative to one another, causing tectonic activity along these boundaries.

an apparently simple structure in which the east–west physiographic zones identified by van Bemmelen broadly correspond to structural zones. In the north there is the margin of the Sunda Shelf and, in southern Java, there are Cenozoic volcanic arc rocks produced by spatially and temporally discrete episodes of subduction-related volcanism.

These > km wide zones of SDRs and underlying igneous crust reach thicknesses up to 22 km and show distinctive seismic facies in their proximal and distal domains. South of these conjugate volcanic plateaus, we have mapped zones of SDR's on the South American and West African conjugate margins that to km2 andkm2, respectively.

From about km to about km in depth is the part of the upper mantle. The top of the transition zone is identified by a sudden increase in density from about to gm/cm^3.

This change occurs b/c minerals in the rock peridotite respond to the increase in pressure by forming new minerals with closely packed atomic structures. To decipher the distribution of mass anomalies near the earth's surface and their relation to the major tectonic elements of a spreading plate boundary, we have analyzed shipboard gravity data in the vicinity of the southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 31–° S.

The area of study covers six ridge segments, two major transforms, the Cox and Meteor, and three Cited by: - the crust/mantle boundary is defined by P wave velocities that increase rapidly because of the abrupt increase in density of mantle rock relative to crustal rock - seismic velocities increase downward through the mantle due to progressive increase in density of mantle rock - P wave velocities decrease at the abrupt change from the mantle to liquid outer core (typically called.

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