Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/191575
Title:
Aeromagnetic study of the Colorado River delta area, Mexico.
Author:
De la Fuente Duch, Mauricio Fernando Francisco,1945-
Issue Date:
1973
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
An aeromagnetic study of the Colorado River delta area, Baja California, Mexico, was undertaken to determine the basement structure under relatively nonmagnetic sediments and to compare magnetic values with the rock type in outcrop areas. From an economic point of view, there is a close relationship between basement structure and lithology and geothermal heat sources. From an academic point of view this study can also relate the basement structure with spreading centers. The Colorado River delta area was flown in July 1971, using a flight-line spacing of 5 km and a constant barometric elevation of 2,000 feet (0.610 km) above mean sea level over most of the area. The barometric elevation over the mountains was 2,500 feet (0.762 km). The residual aeromagnetic map of the area was obtained by subtracting the International Geomagnetic Reference Field from the total intensity magnetic values. The major result of this work is the discovery of an apparent spreading center, herein named Panga de Abajo, at lat 32 º2' N., long 115 º12' W. The association of this probable spreading center with a geothermal field could not be established with this survey. However, the aeromagnetic survey places bounds on a new area that should be studied in the future, using more detailed geophysical methods.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Geothermal resources -- Mexico -- Baja California (Peninsula); Aeromagnetic prospecting -- Mexico -- Baja California (Peninsula)
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Geosciences; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Sumner, John S.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAeromagnetic study of the Colorado River delta area, Mexico.en_US
dc.creatorDe la Fuente Duch, Mauricio Fernando Francisco,1945-en_US
dc.contributor.authorDe la Fuente Duch, Mauricio Fernando Francisco,1945-en_US
dc.date.issued1973en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractAn aeromagnetic study of the Colorado River delta area, Baja California, Mexico, was undertaken to determine the basement structure under relatively nonmagnetic sediments and to compare magnetic values with the rock type in outcrop areas. From an economic point of view, there is a close relationship between basement structure and lithology and geothermal heat sources. From an academic point of view this study can also relate the basement structure with spreading centers. The Colorado River delta area was flown in July 1971, using a flight-line spacing of 5 km and a constant barometric elevation of 2,000 feet (0.610 km) above mean sea level over most of the area. The barometric elevation over the mountains was 2,500 feet (0.762 km). The residual aeromagnetic map of the area was obtained by subtracting the International Geomagnetic Reference Field from the total intensity magnetic values. The major result of this work is the discovery of an apparent spreading center, herein named Panga de Abajo, at lat 32 º2' N., long 115 º12' W. The association of this probable spreading center with a geothermal field could not be established with this survey. However, the aeromagnetic survey places bounds on a new area that should be studied in the future, using more detailed geophysical methods.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGeothermal resources -- Mexico -- Baja California (Peninsula)en_US
dc.subject.lcshAeromagnetic prospecting -- Mexico -- Baja California (Peninsula)en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeosciencesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairSumner, John S.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc213093000en_US
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