Crustal Thickness in the Middle East
Entry ID: GEO_CORNELL_MOHO

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Summary
Abstract: The database contains estimated crustal thickness in the Middle East.
Thickness was constrained by digitizing over 50 published, interpreted
crustal-scale refraction and gravity profiles, combined with estimates derived
from single stations, surface-wave tomography, and Bouguer gravity data in
Iran. In regions where data were limited, Moho depth was determined by
interpolating from the nearest data points.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 38.90402 S: 8.844017  E: 62.92936  W: 25.03936

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Seber, Dogan, Marisa Vallve, Eric Sandvol, David Steer, and Muawia Barazangi
Dataset Title: Middle East Tectonics: Applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Dataset Series Name: GSA Today
Dataset Release Date: 1997
Dataset Publisher: Geological Society of America
Issue Identification: v7n2
Data Presentation Form: grid
Other Citation Details: pp 1-6
Online Resource: http://atlas.geo.cornell.edu


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST


Science Keywords
SOLID EARTH >GRAVITY/GRAVITATIONAL FIELD >CRUSTAL MOTION >CRUSTAL THICKNESS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GRAVITY/GRAVITATIONAL FIELD >GRAVITY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
MAPS    [Information]


Instrument
PROFILERS    [Information]


Use Constraints
The grid cell size is 5000 meters.


Keywords
GIS
Geographic Information Systems
Crustal Thickness
Crustal Sscale Refraction


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center


Data Center
Institute for the Study of the Continents, Cornell University    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://atlas.geo.cornell.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF THE CONTINENTS (INSTOC)
Phone: (607) 255-6411
Fax: (607) 254-4780
Email: mb44 at cornell.edu
Contact Address:
Cornell University, Snee Hall
City: Ithaca
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 14853-1504
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online
Distribution_Format: Arc/Info


Personnel
MUAWIA BARAZANGI
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (607)255-6411
Fax: (607)254-4780
Email: barazangi at geology.cornell.edu
Contact Address:
Cornell University Snee Hall Department of Geological Sciences
City: Ithaca
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 14853
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-26

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