Geographic Information System At Nw Basin & Range Region (Blewitt, Et Al., 2003)
Exploration Activity: Geographic Information System At Nw Basin & Range Region (Blewitt, Et Al., 2003)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Northwest Basin and Range Geothermal Region|
|Exploration Technique||Geographic Information System|
|Usefulness||useful regional reconnaissance|
On the regional scale, we investigated the spatial relationship of known geothermal activity with: (1) the regional tendency of Quaternary fault orientations; (2) the direction of extensional strain; and (3) the magnitudoef fault-normal extensional strain. Item (1) is purely a structural analysis based on documented Quatemary faulting. Item (2) is purely an empirical strain-rate analysis, based on GPS station velocity data. Item (3) is a combined analysis of both structure and strain-rate. Using observed relationshops as a guide, we then infer potential basin-scaleta rgets for future study.
- Geoffrey Blewittl, Mark F. Coolbaugh, Don Sawatzky, William Holt, James Davis, Richard A. Bennett (2003) Targeting Of Potential Geothermal Resources In The Great Basin From Regional To Basin-Scale Relationship Between Geodetic Strain And Geological Structures