Middle East Crustal ProfilesEntry ID: GEO_CORNEL_ME_PROFS
Abstract: A number of interpretations of seismic refraction and gravity lines from many
of the countries of the region have been published. We collected and digitized
these cross sections and their locations.
Depths to interfaces like moho or basement are now known and registered along
the profile locations. These can be viewed and compared with other geological
and geophysical data sets. The information can also be used to generate grids
representing, for example, depth to the moho.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Cornell University GIS Group
Dataset Title: Middle East Crustal Profiles
Dataset Release Date: 1998Online Resource: http://atlas.geo.cornell.edu
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: Arc/Info
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: barazangi at geology.cornell.edu
Cornell University Snee Hall Department of Geological Sciences
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 14853
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-26