Modeling-Computer Simulations At Valles Caldera - Sulphur Springs Geothermal Area (Roberts, Et Al., 1995)
Exploration Activity: Modeling-Computer Simulations At Valles Caldera - Sulphur Springs Geothermal Area (Roberts, Et Al., 1995)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Valles Caldera - Sulphur Springs Geothermal Area|
|Exploration Technique||Modeling-Computer Simulations|
|Activity Date||1987 - 1995|
A modification of the Aki-Lamer method was used to model the amplitude data. Results confirmed that a shallow attenuating anomaly exists and were used to estimate the quantitative parameters defining it. All model parameters were physically meaningful except for one. The value for Q inside the anomaly, required to explain the data, was unrealistically low. This was probably due to the inability to include additional structural complexity within the low-Q zone that would account for a portion of the observed amplitude loss by the re-direction of energy away from the inner caldera sites.
- Peter M. Roberts, Keiiti Aki, Michael C. Fehler (1995) A Shallow Attenuating Anomaly Inside The Ring Fracture Of The Valles Caldera, New Mexico