Conceptualization And Implementation Of A Tectonic Geomorphology Study For Geothermal Exploration In The Great Basin, Usa
Conference Paper: Conceptualization And Implementation Of A Tectonic Geomorphology Study For Geothermal Exploration In The Great Basin, Usa
AbstractCharacterization of tectonic extension and extensional faulting in the Great Basin, U.S.A. has been identified as a priority for geothermal exploration. Geomorphometry can be used to characterize extension rates through the quantification of tectonically induced landforms. A number of geomorphometry-based studies, within the context of tectonic geomorphology, have shown the usefulness of this type of analysis in characterizing tectonic extension, although generally at a regional scale. This paper discusses the conceptualization and implementation of geomorphometric methodologies, as applied to three classes of tectonically induced landforms, to develop local indices of uplift and extension. This is being accomplished with custom GIS embedded morphometric algorithms applied to measurements taken from remotely sensed imagery. Metrics produced from this analysis will be further assessed for ancillary morphologic controlling factors, such as lithology, climate, and time, using multivariate analysis. It is anticipated that the methodologies resulting from this work will be applicable across the entire Great Basin.
- Gregory D. Nash and Glenn W. Johnson
- GRC, 2003
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