Geophysical Terranes of the Great Basin and Parts of Surrounding Provinces
Entry ID: USGS_OFR_2004_1008

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Summary
Abstract: This study of geophysical terranes within and surrounding the Great Basin of
the western United States integrates geophysical and geologic data to
provide new insights on basement composition and structure at local,
intermediate, and regional scales. Potential field (gravity and magnetic)
studies are particularly useful to define the location, depth, and extent of
buried basement sources and fundamental structural or compositional boundaries.
They especially serve in imaging the subsurface in areas of extensive Cenozoic
cover or where surface outcrops may be detached from the deeper crust.
Identifying buried compositional or structural boundaries has applications, for
example, in tectonic and earthquake hazard studies as they may reflect unmapped
or buried faults. In many places, such features act as guides or barriers to
fluid or magma flow or form favorable environments for mineralization and are
therefore important to mineral, groundwater, and geothermal studies. This work
serves in assessing the potential for undiscovered mineral deposits and
provides important long-term land-use planning information. The primary
component of this report is a set of geophysical maps with anomalies that are
labeled and keyed to tables containing information on the anomaly and its
source. Maps and data tables are provided in a variety of formats (tab
delimited text, Microsoft Excel, PDF, and ArcGIS) for readers to review and
download. The PDF formatted product allows the user to easily move between
features on the maps and their entries in the tables, and vice-versa.

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Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Report on the Geophysical Terranes of the Great Basin and Parts of Surrounding
Provinces.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 72.0 S: 25.0  E: -85.0  W: -170.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey
Dataset Title: Geophysical Terranes of the Great Basin and Parts of Surrounding Provinces
Dataset Series Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Dataset Release Date: 2004
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: 1.0
Data Presentation Form: maps, tables
Online Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1008/


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WESTERN REGION


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >AGRICULTURAL LANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >DESERTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >FORESTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >GRASSLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >KARST LANDSCAPE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SAVANNAS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION >CONTOUR MAPS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >LANDFORMS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION >TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF MAPS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >SURFACE ROUGHNESS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TOPOGRAPHIC EFFECTS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GRAVITY/GRAVITATIONAL FIELD >CRUSTAL MOTION    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GRAVITY/GRAVITATIONAL FIELD >GRAVITATIONAL FIELD    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GRAVITY/GRAVITATIONAL FIELD >GRAVITY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMAGNETISM >MAGNETIC FIELD    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOTHERMAL DYNAMICS >GEOTHERMAL ENERGY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >BEDROCK LITHOLOGY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >IGNEOUS ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >METAMORPHIC ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >MINERALS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTARY ROCKS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >SEDIMENTS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE/INTENSITY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >FAULT MOVEMENT    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS >LAVA COMPOSITION/TEXTURE    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS >MAGMA COMPOSITION/TEXTURE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


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Keywords
Open File Report
OFR
GIS
Geophysical Terraines
Great Basin
Surface
Subsurface
Minerals
Geothermal Studies
Earth's Crust


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
USGS


Data Center
Open File Services Section, Publications Warehouse, Eastern Region, Publications, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/

Data Center Personnel
Name: USGS OPEN-FILE SERVICES SECTION
Phone: 303-202-4200
Phone: 303-202-4210
Fax: 303-202-4188
Email: infoservices at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS Information Services
Open-File Services Section
Box 25286
Federal Center
City: Denver
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80225-0286
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online
Distribution_Format: Text
Fees: No fees

Distribution_Media: Online
Distribution_Format: Microsoft Excel
Fees: No fees

Distribution_Media: Online
Distribution_Format: PDF
Fees: No fees

Distribution_Media: Online
Distribution_Format: GIS
Fees: No fees


Personnel
JONATHAN GLENN
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 650-329-5282
Email: jglen at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
345 Middlefield Road
City: Menlo Park
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94035
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-08-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-01

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