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Results of Gravity Measurements in Southern California

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Peterson, Raymond Alfred (1935) Results of Gravity Measurements in Southern California. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/QMC4-5J21. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:01292018-155308705

Abstract

The various types of instruments for gravity measurements are briefly discussed. The theory of an inverted pendulum of the "Holweck-Lejay" type with an elastic mounting at its base is given, and an instrument of this design, ninety times as sensitive to differences in gravity as an ordinary pendulum, is described. The theory of the interpretation of gravity data is discussed. The results of gravity observations along a profile across the Los Angeles Basin and San Gabriel Mountains are given. From this data together with geologic data and that obtained from a reflection seismograph survey, a hypothetical structure section along the profile is constructed.

The outstanding features of this section are the presence of a basin of Tertiary sediments about thirty thousand feet deep, and the increasing predominance of relatively lighter rocks under the San Gabriel Mountains and Mojave Desert. This last feature is in accord with the concept of "regional isostatic compensation."

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Geology
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Geological and Planetary Sciences
Major Option:Geology
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Gutenberg, Beno (advisor)
  • Buwalda, John P. (co-advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1935
Additional Information:Supplemental Files Information: Automobile road map of Los Angeles and vicinity : Supplement 1 from "Results of Gravity Measurements in Southern California" (Thesis). Automobile road map of Los Angeles and vicinity - Index: Supplement 2 from "Results of Gravity Measurements in Southern California" (Thesis).
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:01292018-155308705
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:01292018-155308705
DOI:10.7907/QMC4-5J21
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
https://doi.org/10.22002/D1.900DOISupplement 1 in CaltechDATA: Automobile road map of Los Angeles and vicinity
https://doi.org/10.22002/D1.901DOISupplement 2 in CaltechDATA: Automobile road map of Los Angeles and vicinity - Index
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:10652
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:02 Mar 2018 23:08
Last Modified:28 Feb 2019 18:59

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