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sedimentary basin

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

A subsiding area of the Earth's crust which permits the net accumulation of sediment.

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sedimentary basins

G. Evans.

in The Oxford Companion to the Earth

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 3156 words.

Sedimentary basins are areas of the Earth's crust with a long history of subsidence and within which a thick sequence

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sedimentary basin

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

A subsiding area of the Earth's crust which permits the net accumulation of sediment.

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sedimentary basin

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 16 words.

A subsiding area of the Earth's crust which permits the net accumulation of sediment.

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sedimentary basin

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 18 words.

A subsiding area of the Earth's *crust which permits the net accumulation of *sediment.

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basins, sedimentary

Edited by Paul L. Hancock and Brian J. Skinner.

in The Oxford Companion to the Earth

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 5 words.

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Estimating tectonic history through basin simulation-enhanced seismic inversion: geoinfomatics for sedimentary basins

Kush Tandon, Kagan Tuncay, Kyle Hubbard, John Comer and Peter Ortoleva.

in Geophysical Journal International

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 7134 words.

Summary

A data assimilation approach is demonstrated whereby seismic inversion is both automated and enhanced using a comprehensive numerical sedimentary...

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Higher-mode ambient-noise Rayleigh waves in sedimentary basins

Yiran Ma, Robert W. Clayton and Dunzhu Li.

in Geophysical Journal International

P ublished online June 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Volcanology and Seismology. 6493 words.

We show that higher modes are an important component of high-frequency Rayleigh waves in the cross-correlations over sedimentary basins. The particle motions provide a good test for...

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Audiomagnetotelluric investigations of shallow sedimentary basins in northern Sudan

Heinrich Brasse and Volker Rath.

in Geophysical Journal International

February 1997; p ublished online February 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 0 words.

Summary

Audiomagnetotelluric (AMT) investigations were carried out to study shallow sedimentary basins in northern Sudan and southern Egypt. Unlike...

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Noise correlation tomography of Southwest Western Canada Sedimentary Basin

Yu Jeffrey Gu and Luyi Shen.

in Geophysical Journal International

P ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Volcanology and Seismology. 12992 words.

We analyse continuous recordings from 23 broadband seismic stations near Alberta, the southwestern sector of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. Noise correlation tomo-graphy based on...

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Can horizontal <i>P</i> waves be trapped and resonate in a shallow sedimentary basin?

Francisco J. Sánchez-Sesma and Francisco Luzón.

in Geophysical Journal International

January 1996; p ublished online January 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 0 words.

Summary

It has been proposed recently that horizontal P waves can be trapped and resonate laterally in a shallow sedimentary basin. In this work, it is shown...

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A model for temperature variations in sedimentary basins due to random radiogenic heat sources

Kirti Srivastava and R. N. Singh.

in Geophysical Journal International

December 1998; p ublished online December 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 2209 words.

The thermal structure of a sedimentary basin is controlled by its thermal conductivity, its boundary conditions, water flow, rate of sedimentation and erosion and radiogenic heat sources....

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Coseismic growth of sedimentary basins along the Yammouneh strike-slip fault (Lebanon)

Tony Nemer, Francisco Gomez, Sharbel Al Haddad and Charles Tabet.

in Geophysical Journal International

December 2008; p ublished online December 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 8966 words.

Summary

The left-lateral Yammouneh fault (YF) is the main active branch of the Dead Sea Transform Fault (DSTF) within the Lebanese restraining bend. Despite...

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The thermal evolution of sedimentary basins and its effect on the maturation of hydrocarbons

Filippo Palumbo, Ian G. Main and Giammaria Zito.

in Geophysical Journal International

October 1999; p ublished online October 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 6778 words.

Summary

The maturation of hydrocarbon source rocks depends on a range of factors, including the primary rock type and its original content of organic matter...

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Rheology of the Earth and a thermoconvective mechanism for sedimentary basin formation

Boris I. Birger.

in Geophysical Journal International

July 1998; p ublished online July 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 0 words.

Summary

A power-law non-Newtonian fluid is usually assumed to model slow flows in the mantle and, in particular, convective flows. However, the power-law...

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Estimation of three-dimensional boundary shape of the Osaka sedimentary basin by waveform inversion

Asako Iwaki and Tomotaka Iwata.

in Geophysical Journal International

September 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 8605 words.

Summary

We present a method for estimating the boundary shape of a 3-D basin velocity structure by waveform inversion, and we apply the method to real...

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Effect of hydro mechanical coupling on natural fracture network formation in sedimentary basins

Zady Ouraga, Nicolas Guy and Amade Pouya.

in Geophysical Journal International

P ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Volcanology and Seismology. 4056 words.

Summary

In sedimentary basin context, numerous phenomena, depending on the geological time span, can result in natural fracture network formation. In this...

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Magnetostratigraphy of the middle-upper Jurassic sedimentary sequences at Yanshiping, Qiangtang Basin, China

Chunhui Song, Yongyao Zeng, Maodu Yan, Song Wu, Xiaomin Fang, Jing Bao, Jinbo Zan and Xifang Liu.

in Geophysical Journal International

P ublished online May 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geology and the Lithosphere. 9225 words.

A series of important geological events occurred in the Tibetan Plateau area during the Jurassic, such as the collision of the Lhasa and Qiangtang Terranes, the closure of the Meso-Tethyan...

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The effects of the spinel—garnet phase transition on the formation of rifted sedimentary basins

Tadashi Yamasaki and Masao Nakada.

in Geophysical Journal International

September 1997; p ublished online September 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 0 words.

Summary

We have examined the effects of the spinel-garnet phase transition on subsidence of extensional sedimentary basins. For a constant positive Clapeyron...

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3-D numerical simulations of earthquake ground motion in sedimentary basins: testing accuracy through stringent models

Emmanuel Chaljub, Emeline Maufroy, Peter Moczo, Jozef Kristek, Fabrice Hollender, Pierre-Yves Bard, Enrico Priolo, Peter Klin, Florent de Martin, Zhenguo Zhang, Wei Zhang and Xiaofei Chen.

in Geophysical Journal International

P ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Volcanology and Seismology. 11698 words.

Differences between 3-D numerical predictions of earthquake ground motion in the Mygdonian basin near Thessaloniki, Greece, led us to define four canonical stringent models derived from the...

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The first deep heat flow determination in crystalline basement rocks beneath the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin

Jacek Majorowicz, Judith Chan, James Crowell, Will Gosnold, Larry M. Heaman, Jochem Kück, Greg Nieuwenhuis, Douglas R. Schmitt, Martyn Unsworth, Nathaniel Walsh and Simon Weides.

in Geophysical Journal International

May 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Geophysics. 8835 words.

Heat flow (Q) determined from bottom-hole temperatures measured in oil and gas wells in Alberta show a large scatter with values ranging from 40 to 90 mW m−2. Only two precise measurements...

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