Crustal Model

Integrated and Comparative Geophysical Studies of Crustal Structure of Pull-apart Basins: The Salton Trough and Death Valley, California Regions

Presentation made by Dr. Musa Hussein for the Cybershare-geo group.

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geophysical
crustal structure
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Crustal Modeling SAW

Abstract workflow about the process of creating a 2D crustal model of the subsurface of the Earth. The process uses receiver function data, gravity data, and magnetic data to create the model. The field of application is Geophysics. This process was originally documented by Dr. Randy Keller, and later refined by Dr. Musa Hussein.

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geophysics
crustal model
receiver function
gravity
magnetic
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Crustal Structure of the Salton Trough: Integration of Receiver Functions, Gravity, and Magnetic Data

We have constructed new crustal scale models of a unique basin, the Salton Trough of southwestern California, which is inferred to be an incipient ocean basin. The Salton Trough is a polyphase basin with significant extension in addition to dextral shear. To further explore the origin and evolution of this basin, we have integrated receiver functions, gravity, and aeromagnetic data to create subsurface crustal scale models. Gravity data analyses show that lower crust is the source of the anomalies in the Salton Trough area.

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crustal structure
receiver function
gravity
magnetic
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Randy Keller

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Professor
Edward Lamb McCollough Chair
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Dr. Keller is a professor and chair of the ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Oklahoma. His research interests include Geophysics, Structure and Evolution of the Lithosphere from basins to the upper mantle, and Geoinformatics.

Musa Hussein

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PhD Student
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Anibal Sosa

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Research Scholar
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Research Assistant at CyberShARE, PhD Student in Computational Mathematics at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Paulo Pinheiro da Silva

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Cybershare PI
Assistant Professor

Dr. Pinheiro da Silva is a PI of the Cybershare Center of Excellence and an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at UTEP. He leads the Computer-Science subproject of Cybershare.

Aaron Velasco

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Cybershare PI
Head of the Geological Sciences Department at UTEP
Cybershare Fight Club referee

Dr. Velasco is PI of the Cybershare Center of Excellence and chair of the Geological Sciences department at UTEP. In Cybershare, he leads the efforts of the geological sciences subproject.

Nicholas Del Rio

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PhD Student

My research has been focused on provenance information associated with scientific workflow executions. The primary goal of my research is to develop and evaluate methods for disseminating provenance. Our current tool, Probe-It!, provides an all-in-one approach for visualizing both scientific results and related provenance.

Crustal Modeling WDO

Workflow-Driven Ontology about the process of creating a 2D crustal model of the subsurface of the Earth. The process uses receiver function data, gravity data, and magnetic data to create the model. The field of application is Geophysics. This process was originally documented by Dr. Randy Keller, and later refined by Dr. Musa Hussein.

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geophysics
crustal model
receiver function
gravity
magnetic
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Workflow-Driven Ontology