The 1992 Basin & Range Province GPS survey

by B. R. Julian

Publisher: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Publisher: Open-File Reports Section, distributor in [Menlo Park, Calif.?], [Denver, Colo

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Subjects:

  • Global Positioning System,
  • Nets (Geodesy) -- Great Basin

Edition Notes

Other titles1992 Basin and Range Province GPS survey., Basin & Range Province GPS survey.
SeriesOpen-file report -- 94-285, 94-286, 94-287., U.S. Geological Survey open-file report -- 94-285, 94-286, 94-287.
ContributionsFoulger, G. R., Geological Survey (U.S.)
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination3 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17011987M
OCLC/WorldCa33217615

Basin and Range was born from a belief in the power of the outdoor experience—it’s power to inspire creativity, improve health, and provide balance to daily. Contemporary strain rates in the northern Basin and Range province from GPS data R. A. Bennett Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA B. P. Wernicke, N. A. Niemi,1 and A. M. Friedrich2 Department of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA J. L. Davis. beneath the Basin and Range province (Crough and Thompson, ; Wernicke et al., ). We suggest here that the lithospheric thinning under the Sierra Nevada, and thus the uplift of the range, may have resulted from ductile deformation of the lithosphere induced by mantle upwelling under the Basin and Range province. GEOLOGY, April The southwest part of the state is the Basin & Range province, lower in elevation, and characterized by long, thin mountains ranges separated by fault-bounded valleys. The Basin & Range topography is the result of crustal stretching during the past 20 million years.

The Basin and Range geologic province of the western United States is an example of a horst and graben mountain system. Formation of Basin and Range mountains began approximately 16 million years ago and continues today. This outcrop is exposed in the Basin and Range province. Archaeological information for this area is limited but the relatively high site density in many of the areas that have been investigated suggests that Basin and Range has the potential to contribute important information about use of this portion of the Basin and Range province from the Paleoindian period through the present. Basin and Range Aquifers. The Basin and Range Aquifers make up about , square miles of the southwestern United States (Figure 1). It is located under seven different states, which are Arizona, California, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, and Utah. Within the Basin and Range Aquifers there are three dramatically different aquifer types.   And that power resides in "City" and the surrounding Basin and Range landscape, but at a whole different scale. And if it's protected as a national monument, you could experience that too. Photo of "City" by Tom Vinetz, Triple Aught Foundation. Photo of surrounding land in the proposed Basin and Range National Monument by Tyler Roemer.

Yellowstone and Wasatch Fault GPS White Paper. GPS Research and Monitoring of the Yellowstone Volcanic System, WY-ID-MT, and the Wasatch Fault, UT: A White Paper. Yellowstone Geology Book. Windows Into The Earth: The Geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks by R. B. Smith and L. J. Siegel, Oxford University Press,

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In October a geodetic network spanning the Basin & Range Province was established and measured for the first time using GPS. The field survey and subsequent data processing and results are described by Foulger (a, b). This report describes the individual network : B.R. Julian, G.R.

Foulger. The field survey / by G.R. Foulger Data processing and results / by G.R. Foulger. Series Title: U.S. Geological Survey open-file report, Other Titles: Basin and Range Province GPS survey Basin & Range Province GPS survey.

The Basin and Range Province is a vast physiographic region covering much of the inland Western United States and northwestern is defined by unique basin and range topography, characterized by abrupt changes in elevation, alternating between narrow faulted mountain chains and flat arid valleys or physiography of the province is the result of tectonic extension that began.

The first of John McPhee's works in his series on geology and geologists, Basin and Range is a book of journeys through ancient terrains, always in juxtaposition with travels in the modern world―a history of vanished landscapes, enhanced by the histories of people who bring them to light.

The title refers to the physiographic province of the United States that reaches from eastern Utah to Cited by: The Basin and Range Province is a vast geographic region in the west United States and northwest topography has abrupt changes in height. It has narrow faulted mountain chains and flat arid valleys or are many ecoregions, but the lower part is mostly desert.

The physical geography (physiography) of the province was caused by extension and thinning of the lithosphere Country: United States. The first of John McPhees works in his series on geology and geologists, Basin and Range is a book of journeys through ancient terrains, always in juxtaposition with travels in the modern worlda history of vanished landscapes, enhanced by the histories of people who bring them to title refers to the physiographic province of the United States that reaches from/5.

Basin and Range Province is part of WikiProject Geology, an attempt at creating a standardized, informative, comprehensive and easy-to-use geology resource. If you would like to participate, you can choose to edit this article, or visit the project page for more information.

Basin and range topography is an alternating landscape of parallel mountain ranges and valleys. It is a result of crustal extension/stretching (extensional tectonics) of the lithosphere (crust and upper mantle) due to mantle upwelling, gravitational collapse, crustal thickening, or relaxation of confining stresses.

Crustal extension causes the thinning and deformation of the upper crust in an. The semi-arid Basin and Range province in the southwestern corner of New Mexico is part of a larger geologic feature of the same name that also covers portions of west Texas, southern Arizona, western Utah, southern Idaho, eastern California, and most of Nevada.

The Basin and Range extends into northern Mexico, as well. The central Basin and Range province is "young" in the sense that it is still an actively evolving part of the western landscape (if you doubt this, see Figure 3).

In contrast, the Laramide ranges of Montana and Wyoming have been tectonically inactive for 30 million years or longer, as have the Colorado Rockies. The first of John McPhee's works in his series on geology and geologists, Basin and Range is a book of journeys through ancient terrains, always in juxtaposition with travels in the modern world—a history of vanished landscapes, enhanced by the histories of people who bring them to title refers to the physiographic province of the United States that reaches from eastern Utah to /5(9).

Simplified extension of the basin and range province as reflected in the GPS (global positioning system) stations at distant ends of the region. Tension created by movements of Earth's tectonic plates have stretched the earth's surface to the breaking point.

Basin and Range Province. Arizona Geological Survey Digital Information DI, 6 p., Shapefiles, Excel spreadsheets. B.F.,An Evaluation of Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Potential in the Picacho Basin, southeastern Arizona. Arizona Geological Survey Open File Report, OFR, 16 p, 2 appendices, 3 plates.

Peripatetic journalist extraordinary McPhee takes a close, lucid, resonant look at the modern scenery of the western US from the perspective offered by an understanding of geological processes. During the Triassic, some million years ago, northeastern New Jersey was contiguous with northwestern Africa; the alpine Appalachians sprawled across both.

As subcrustal forces began to separate the. BASIN AND RANGE PROVINCE EARTH-QUAKE WORKING GROUP SEISMIC-HAZARD RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY NATIONAL SEISMIC HAZARD MAPPING PROGRAM Prepared by the Basin and Range Province Earthquake Working Group in cooperation with the Basin and Range Province Committee of the Western States Seismic Policy Council Edited by.

(Zoback et al., ) along with extensional collapse in the Basin and Range province. The localization of the back-arc and back-transform extensional setting in the Basin and Range would have caused the crust to thin (Constenius, ) from about 60 km, post-Laramide orogeny, to about 30 km, in the current Basin and Range (Coney and Harms, ).

The Basin and Range province is familiar to anyone lucky enough to venture across it. Steep climbs up mountain ranges alternated with long treks across flat basins.

This pattern extends from eastern California to central Utah and from southern Idaho to the state of Sonora in Mexico. Within the province, the Earth's crust (and upper mantle) has.

Most of southern and western Arizona lie within the Basin and Range physiographic province, a region characterized by broad valleys and linear mountain ranges. The valleys are deeply filled with alluvium that has eroded from adjacent mountains during the last 10 My 1.

Within the Basin and Range Region, basins typically range from 4, to 5, ft in elevation, with the mountain ranges climbing 3, to 5, ft above that. Death Valley, California is the lowest of the basins with a low elevation of ft.

Telescope Peak, in the Panamint Range just to the west of Death Valley, has an elevation of 11, The Basin and Range province is a vast arid tract of regionally corrugated, angular topography of high relief in the western Cordillera. It is characterized by evenly spaced parallel mountain ranges and intervening desert basins (Fig-ure la).

The range flanks are. BARGN - Basin and Range GPS. Looking for abbreviations of BARGN. It is Basin and Range GPS.

Basin and Range GPS listed as BARGN. Basin and Range Province; Basin and Range Region; Basin and Range Region; Basin Centered Gas Accumulation; basin. Landforms of the Basin and Range Province Defined for Soil Survey Frederick F. Peterson P~.o/ qf'Soil Scierlce Plallt Soil Writer Science Division Technical Bulletin 28 January, NEVADA A GRICULTURAL, ENT STA TION MAX C.

FLEISCNMA NN COLLEGE OF AGRICIILTCIRE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA RENO Dale Bohtnont, Dean and Dir~clor. Geology: Geomorphic Provinces Basin and Range Geomorphic Province. The Basin and Range is the westernmost part of the Great Basin. The province is characterized by interior drainage with lakes and playas, and the typical horst and graben structure (subparallel, fault-bounded ranges separated by downdropped basins).

The U.S. Geological Survey completed the following assessments of undiscovered oil and gas potential of the Eastern Great Basin Province of eastern Nevada, western Utah, southeastern Idaho, and northwestern Arizona Continuous Assessment of Oil and Gas in Mississippian Delle Phosphatic Member (FS basin-and-range province 1.

Specifically, the structural subdivision of the western USA between the Colorado Plateau to the east and the Sierra Nevada to the west. It is dominated by a series of block-faulted ranges and troughs which dissect it, rising above bajadas and alluvial plains which mask down-faulted units.

Source for information on basin-and-range province: A Dictionary of Earth. Basin and Range Province. The large Basin and Range Province spreads over much of the southwest United States and northwest Mexico. In this province wide valleys separate parallel mountain ranges. The Great Basin is part of this larger Basin and Range Province.

The first of John McPhee’s works in his series on geology and geologists, Basin and Range is a book of journeys through ancient terrains, always in juxtaposition with travels in the modern world—a history of vanished landscapes, enhanced by the histories of people who bring them to title refers to the physiographic province of the United States that reaches from eastern Utah to 3/5(7).

UNAVCO was responsible for the development and design of the Basin and Range permanent GPS systems for this project. Extensive development was conducted at UNAVCO for broader applications to the UNAVCO Community with the first sites comprising what came to be known as the Northern Basin and Range network, with site reconnaissance starting in June and installation in July - July.

Basin and Range Province, arid physiographic province occupying much of the western and southwestern part of the United States. The region comprises almost all of Nevada, the western half of Utah, southeastern California, and the southern part of Arizona and extends into northwestern Mexico.

The province has a varied and remarkable topography. While the formation of the Basin and Range province is a recent event that began only 30 million years ago, the bedrock that makes up the up-thrust ranges and down-dropped basins is very old.

Since its formation, the bedrock of the basins has been covered by young deposits such as loose sediment washed down from the mountains and evaporite. Global Positioning System (GPS) is the only technique capable of resolving the distribution of diffuse deforma- tion within the continents at a reasonable cost.

The northern Basin and Range province of the west- ern United States is a textbook example of diffuse con- .Introduction (Click to view thumbnails and download figures). Figure 31 Map showing extent of the Basin and Range aquifers ; Figure 32 Photograph showing the Basin and Range Physiographic Province.

Hydrogeologic Units (Click to view thumbnails and download figures). Figure 33 Diagram showing the formation of the alternating basin and range topography.The Basin and Range province is a seismically active region (Fig.

). Nearly as many historical earthquakes greater than magnitude 7 have occurred in the Basin and Range as have along the San.