Geophysical Investigations of Southern Fish Lake Valley, Western Great Basin, California

dc.contributor.advisorFerguson, John F
dc.creatorMcBride, Kyle Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-31T16:06:21Z
dc.date.available2017-03-31T16:06:21Z
dc.date.created2016-12
dc.date.issued2016-12
dc.date.submittedDecember 2016
dc.date.updated2017-03-31T16:06:21Z
dc.description.abstractGrowth of the Cucomungo Canyon restraining bend along the Fish Lake Valley-Furnace Creek fault zone has resulted in localized uplift at the southern end of Fish Lake Valley in eastern California. This thesis is part of an integrated study by the Miles Geoscience Center to develop a model of this recent deformation. This study focuses on the southernmost section of Fish Lake Valley, where Paleozoic sedimentary rocks are juxtaposed with Cenozoic sediments on multiple faulted boundaries. Structural constraints are poorly known as the faults are locally obscured by Quaternary alluvial deposits of various ages. A near surface geophysical survey utilizing high-resolution seismic refraction and microGal gravity measurements was done to explore the subsurface beneath the alluvium. Forward models were created to identify faults and ascertain vertical offsets and orientations. The geophysical models indicate a zone of extensional deformation north of the restraining bend.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10735.1/5327
dc.language.isoen
dc.rightsCopyright ©2016 is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Eugene McDermott Library. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
dc.subjectGreat Basin
dc.subjectFish Lake (Nev.)
dc.subjectSeismic refraction method
dc.subjectGravity
dc.subjectSedimentary rocks
dc.titleGeophysical Investigations of Southern Fish Lake Valley, Western Great Basin, California
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentGeosciences
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Dallas
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMS

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