Exploring the Earth's Crust

Exploring the Earth's Crust

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qThis volume contains a comprehensive, worldwide history of seismological studies of the Earth's crust using controlled sources from 1850 to 2005. Essentially all major seismic projects on land and the most important oceanic projects are covered. The time period 1850 to 1939 is presented as a general synthesis, and from 1940 onward the history and results are presented in separate chapters for each decade, with the material organized by geographical region. Each chapter highlights the major advances achieved during that decade in terms of data acquisition, processing technology, and interpretation methods. For all major seismic projects, the authors provide specific details on field observations, interpreted crustal cross sections, and key references. They conclude with global and continental-scale maps of all field measurements and interpreted Moho contours. An accompanying DVD contains important out-of-print publications and an extensive collection of controlled-source data, location maps, and crustal cross sections.q--Publisher's description.ing years, additional marine experiments were implemented in Atlantic Margins. ... (1996) compiled a 350-km-long transect across the Cantabrian Mountains, which consisted of an onshore part in the south and an offshore part in the north ( Fig. ... The northern marine cross section, viewed from north to south, started with 16 km crustal thickness under ... in 1992 and compiled a block diagram (Fig.

Title:Exploring the Earth's Crust
Author:C. Prodehl, Walter D. Mooney
Publisher:Geological Society of America - 2012


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