The Cornell Oman Project: Deciphering the Shallow and Deep Crustal Structure of the Oman Mountains
Entry ID: GEO_CORNELL_OMAN

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Summary
Abstract: The main objective of the Cornell Oman research project is to decipher the
shallow and deep crustal structure of the Oman Mountains. This mountain belt is
the best type-example of the Earth's ophiolite complex, i.e., the Semail
Ophiolite. Though numerous studies have been conducted to better understand the
surface geology and the tectonic setting of the Oman ophiolite, very little
information is available on the subsurface structure of this region, hence the
importance of the Cornell project.

Diversified geophysical and seismologic databases and techniques have been
used to map the crustal structure of the Oman Mountains. The geometry of the
basement and the Moho as well as the subsurface geometry of the Semail
Ophiolite was better defined.
Related URL
Description: The Cornell Oman Project homepage.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 30.0   S: 20.0   E: 60.0   W: 50.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Cornell University
Dataset Title: The Cornell Oman Project: Deciphering the Shallow and Deep Crustal Structure of the Oman Mountains
Online Resource: http://atlas.geo.cornell.edu/oman/OmanProject.htm
Platform
MAPS Ancillary Description
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Originating Center
Data Center
Institute for the Study of the Continents, Cornell University Supplemental Info
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
Personnel
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
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Publications/References
Al-Lazki, A. I., Seber, D., Sandvol, E., and Barazangi, M., 2002. A crustal
transect across the Oman Mountains on the eastern margin of Arabia, GeoArabia,
7(1), 47-78.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-09-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-09-19
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