Magnetic investigation of the continental-oceanic crustal boundary ; northern Gulf of Mexico.

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dc.contributor.advisor Dunbar, John A., 1955- Speckien, Mark. 2012-08
dc.description.abstract Current mapping of magnetic intensity data shows that the Gulf Coast magnetic anomaly is not one anomaly but two distinct anomalies, with one portion trending parallel to the margin before curving northward through central Texas, and then northeastward into the Balcones Fault Zone along the eastern trace of the Ouachita Deformation Front, and the other following the coastline into Louisiana. Multiple profiles perpendicular to the geologic strike of the anomalies lead to the interpretation of these anomalies as the superposition of a normal rifting feature and a pre-existing crustal feature remnant of a complex tectonic history in the region. The location of the pre-existing feature and the rift anomaly suggest pre-rifting lithosphere conditions influenced the rifting process as seen in other passive rifting models. en_US
dc.publisher en
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dc.subject Magnetic intensity. en_US
dc.subject Northern Gulf of Mexico. en_US
dc.subject Gulf Coast. en_US
dc.subject Continental-Oceanic Crustal Boundary. en_US
dc.title Magnetic investigation of the continental-oceanic crustal boundary ; northern Gulf of Mexico. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US M.S. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en_US
dc.contributor.department Geology. en_US
dc.contributor.schools Baylor University. Dept. of Geology. en_US

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