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On a type classification of lower crustal layers under Precambrian regions


Title (Dublin Core)

en-US On a type classification of lower crustal layers under Precambrian regions

Description (Dublin Core)

en-US Various parameters pertinent to the lower crustal layer under Precambrian regions are listed for locations where seismic, and geomagnetic or geoelectric, studies have been undertaken. The parameters define three distinct types of lower crustal layer with certain dominant characteristics: Type I – "Normal" – typical continental seismic parameters and a high electrical resistivity (103–104 Ωm); Type II – "Intermediate" – high compressional wave velocity (either fixed Vp = 7.0 km s-1 or transitional Vp = 6.7 → 7.3 km s-1) and a moderate resistivity (100–300 Ωm); Type III – "Low" – a low shear wave velocity layer (LVsL), high Poisson's ratio (> 0.30) and low electrical resistivity (10–50 Ωm). Possible conditions and rock types, existing at the P–T environment of the lower crust and which could account for the observations, are suggested. The zoning of Canada into types implies that Type II layers are shield "edge" effects, and that inability to observe what is regarded as the final stage of development of a shield region under certain shields may be due to their being too small.

Creator (Dublin Core)

Jones, A.G.

Subject (Dublin Core)

en-US Precambrian regions
en-US Crustal structure
en-US Electromagnetic induction studies
en-US Seismic studies
en-US Solid Earth

Publisher (Dublin Core)

en-US Journal of Geophysics

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Type (Dublin Core)

en-US Peer-reviewed Article

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Source (Dublin Core)

en-US Journal of Geophysics; Vol 49 No 1 (1981): Journal of Geophysics; 226-233

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