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Nevada Thickness of Cenozoic Deposits

This study of gravity data from Nevada is part of a statewide analysis of mineral resources. The main objective of the gravity study were: 1) to infer the structure and composition of the basement; 2) to determine the thickness of Cenozoic deposits. An iterative procedure based on the gravity data, a knowledge of the surface geology, and an estimate of the density of Cenozoic deposits was used to separate the isostatic residual gravity field into two component parts, a "basement" component and a "cover thickness" component. The former component contains information about the basement whereas the latter yields an estimate of the thickness of Cenozoic deposits. All computations were performed with a rectangular grid having intersections spaced at 2 km. The results are presented as contours on two maps at a scale of 1:1,000,000. Sheet 1 represents the basement gravity and sheet 2 represents the inferred thickness of Cenozoic cover. For complete details see Open File Report 90-404.
Use Constraints: If you use this data, please cite the National Geophysical Data Center and the originator of the data.
Distribution Formats
  • Binary
Distributor User Services
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
303-497-6826
ngdc.info@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact Susan McLean
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-6478
Susan.McLean@noaa.gov
Documentation links not available.
Date(s)
  • publication: 1999-01-01
Edition: 1999 Edition
Dataset Progress Status Complete
Data Update Frequency: Irregular
Purpose: To provide easy access to global and regional gravity data and related models for scientific studies.
Use Limitations
  • While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Originator(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Time Period: unknown to unknown
Spatial Reference System:
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 42.02947
S: 34.92191
E: -113.68784
W: -119.88589
Spatial Coverage Map:
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE>SOLID EARTH>Geodetics/Gravity>Control Surveys
  • EARTH SCIENCE>SOLID EARTH>Geodetics/Gravity>Gravitational Field
  • EARTH SCIENCE>SOLID EARTH>Geodetics/Gravity>Gravity
  • EARTH SCIENCE>SOLID EARTH>Geodetics/Gravity>Reference Systems
  • EARTH SCIENCE>SOLID EARTH>Geodetics/Gravity>Satellite Orbits
Uncontrolled Keywords
  • Absolute Gravity
  • Bouguer Gravity
  • Free Air Anomaly
  • Gridded Gravity
  • Land Gravity
  • Observed Gravity
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Continent>North America>United States of America>Nevada
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
Use Constraints
  • Use Constraints: If you use this data, please cite the National Geophysical Data Center and the originator of the data.
Access Constraints
  • Access Constraints: None
Fees
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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Processor
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Processing Steps
  • All data were processed by the source before being forwarded to the National Geophysical Data Center
Source Datasets
  • Nevada Thickness of Cenozoic Deposits
Last Modified: 2015-09-01
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