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Northwest Basin-&-Range Province and transition to High Lava Plains Add Reseach Profile

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The picture shows Stanford undergrads Yihana Ritter and Matt Sahagun celebrating after deploying the last of 2000 seismographs, in the Alvord Desert with Steens Mountains in the background. In addition to conventional wide-angle profiles, we experimented by using the single-component "Texan" seismographs to record 3-component data; by using an earthquake-engineering 3-component vibrator to carry out high-resolution profiling across an active low-angle normal fault; by designing an ATV-mounted magnetometer to do rapid potential field acquisition; and by integrating passve-source recordings into our acquisition and interpretation.



2011 Athens, N.D., Glen, J.M.G., Morin, R.L., and Klemperer, S.L., ATV magnetometer systems for efficient ground magnetic surveying, The Leading Edge, 30, (4), 394-398. 


2010 Burr, R.R., Keranen, K.M., Klemperer, S.L., Keller, G.R., Testing the viability of 3-component active-source recording with single-component Ref-Tek 'Texans', EOS Trans. AGU, Abstract T51C-2054 presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA.

2010   Lerch, D.W., Klemperer, S.L., Egger, A.E., Colgan, J.P., and Miller, E.L., 2010, The northwestern margin of the Basin-and-Range Province, part 1: Reflection profiling of the moderate-angle (~30°) Surprise Valley Fault, Tectonophysics, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2009.05.028.


2008   Cox, C.M., Keller, G.R., Harder, S., Klemperer, S., and High Lava Plains Team, Combining the PASSCAL and EarthScope Texan instrument pools for 3D and 3C imaging of the High Lava Plains, Oregon. EOS Trans. AGU, 88 (52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract S11C-1765. [Download .jpg, warning, 20Mb]

2008   Gashawbeza, E.M., S.L. Klemperer, C.K. Wilson, and E.L. Miller, Nature of the crust beneath northwest Basin and Range province from teleseismic receiver function data, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B10308, doi:10.1029/2007JB005306.


2007   Lerch, D.W., Klemperer, S.L., Glen, J.M.G., Ponce, D.A., and Miller, E.L. Crustal structure of the northwestern Basin and Range province and its transition to unextended volcanic plateaus. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 8 (1) doi:10.1029/2006GC001429, pp. 21. 

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