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Experiments testing the use of the magnetometer in determining geologic structure

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Schafer, Sidney (1936) Experiments testing the use of the magnetometer in determining geologic structure. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:01082010-085535439

Abstract

The purpose of this research was three-fold. Firstly, it was conducted in order to acquaint the author with the technique of measuring the vertical and horizontal components of the distorted earth's magnetic field and with the problems which arise during the course of a magnetic survey. Secondly, it was conducted in order to acquaint the author with the usefulness of the magnetometer as an aid to the solution of structural geology problems. Lastly, it was conducted in the hope that a contribution would be made to geologic knowledge in the field of structural geology.

Two areas were chosen for investigation. The Los Angeles Basin Area was chosen because it afforded an opportunity to study a large geologic feature, complicated by faults, about which much is well known. The second area, Antelope Valley, in the Mojave Desert, was chosen because several faults of great displacements are known, or supposed, to exist in the area and because a large portion of the area is covered by aluvium, thus affording opportunity to investigate an area about which little is known.

Item Type:Thesis (Master's thesis)
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):
  • Unknown, Unknown
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1936
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:01082010-085535439
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:01082010-085535439
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:5504
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:15 Jan 2010 19:45
Last Modified:01 Nov 2017 21:05

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