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California Institute of Technology Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences

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Works: 880 works in 1,104 publications in 1 language and 1,391 library holdings
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Most widely held works by California Institute of Technology
Aspects of the late Holocene behavior of the San Andreas fault system by Kerry E Sieh( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new method of alluvial age dating based on progressive weathering, with application to the time-history of fault activity in southern California by Richard Crook( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science support for the earth radiation budget sensor on the Nimbus-7 spacecraft : final technical report for the period February 1976-September 1982 by Andrew P Ingersoll( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faulting in the Yucca Mountain Region : critical review and analyses of tectonic data from the central basin and range( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A report on geological and planetary sciences for the year by California Institute of Technology( )

in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scour and fill in ephemeral streams : technical report by Michael G Foley( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this report the classical concept that mean bed elevation over an entire stream reach is lowered by scour during flood-wave passage and is restored by deposition in the waning flood phase (mean-bed scour and fill) is challenged. The alternative that both scour and fill occur concurrently at different migrating loci within a reach (local scour and fill) is more consistent with published field data. The field and laboratory investigations reported suggest that mean-bed scour and fill in a uniform channel is minor compared to local scour and fill caused by bedform migration, and that maximum local scour and fill may occur on the waning flood in some instances
Research report for the Division of Geological & Planetary Sciences by California Institute of Technology( )

in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uranium in granites from the southwestern United States : Actinide parent-daughter systems, sites and mobilization : first year report by L. T Silver( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uranium in granites from the southwestern United States : actinide parent-daughter systems, sites and mobilization : second year report by Leon T Silver( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Fernando earthquake, 9 February 1971( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magnetite-based magnetoreceptors in animals : structural, behavioral, and biophysical studies( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isotope tracer studies of diffusion in silicates and of geological transport processes in aqueous systems using actinide elements( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This research program has moved ahead with success in several areas. The isotopic composition of osmium in seawater and in some rivers was directly determined for the first time. The concentration of osmium was first estimated in both seawater and rivers. A major effort was directed toward the transport of the U, Th series nuclides in a watershed in Sweden. A serious effort was directed at developing a transport model for the U, Th series nuclides in aquifers. A detailed study of ²³⁸U-²³°Th dating of a cave in Israel was carried out collaboratively. The Os-Re fractionation between silicate and sulfide melts were determined in MORB basalts and glasses and the isotopic composition of Os was measured in sulfide samples
[The Southern Sierra Nevada continental dynamics project]. Final technical report( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main objective of this study was to determine whether or not the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountain Range is supported by a crustal root. A secondary goal was to evaluate the relationship between the Sierra Nevada Range and the adjoining Death Valley extensional province. As part of the project, two seismic profiles were executed. The first was a north-south profile running from Ridgecrest to Chafant Valley. The second was an east-west profile from Death Valley to Coalinga. An NPE shot was recorded on the east-west receiver line, and the data were analyzed by forward modeling with a staggered-grid finite-difference code. Concurrently, the authors initiated an in-depth study of lower crustal and upper mantle xenoliths hosted by Neogene volcanic rocks of the central and southern Sierra Nevada region. This initial work focused on thermobarometric estimates of representative xenolith samples aimed at understanding the vertical composition of the Sierra Nevada lithosphere
Interpreting radar scattering : circular-polarization perspectives from three terrestrial planets by Albert Frank Christian Haldemann( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxygen, carbon and hydrogen isotope studies of contact metamorphism by Yuch-Ning Shieh( )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The O¹⁸/O¹⁶, C¹³/C¹², and D/H ratios have been determined for rocks and coexisting minerals from several granitic plutons and their contact metamorphic aureoles in northern Nevada, eastern California, central Colorado, and Texas, with emphasis on oxygen isotopes. A consistent order of O¹⁸/O¹⁶, C¹³/C¹², and D/H enrichment in coexisting minerals, and a correlation between isotopic fractionations among coexisting mineral pairs are in general observed, suggesting that mineral assemblages tend to approach isotopic equilibrium during contact metamorphism. In certain cases, a correlation is observed between oxygen isotopic fractionations of a mineral pair and sample distance from intrusive contacts. Isotopic temperatures generally show good agreement with heat flow considerations. Based on the experimentally determined quartz-muscovite O¹⁸/O¹⁶ fractionation calibration curve, temperatures are estimated to be 525 to 625°C at the contacts of the granitic stocks studied. Small-scale oxygen isotope exchange effects between intrusive and country rock are observed over distances of 0.5 to 3 feet on both sides of the contacts; the isotopic gradients are typically 2 to 3 per mil per foot. The degree of oxygen isotopic exchange is essentially identical for different coexisting minerals. This presumably occurred through a diffusion-controlled recrystallization process. The size of the oxygen isotope equilibrium systems in the small-scale exchanged zones vary from about 1.5 cm to 30 cm. A xenolith and a re-entrant of country rock projecting into on intrusive hove both undergone much more extensive isotopic exchange (to hundreds of feet); they also show abnormally high isotopic temperatures. The marginal portions of most plutons have unusually high O¹⁸/O¹⁶ ratios compared to "normal" igneous rocks, presumably due to large-scale isotopic exchange with meta-sedimentary country rocks when the igneous rocks were essentially in a molten state. The isotopic data suggest that outward horizontal movement of H₂O into the contact metamorphic aureoles is almost negligible, but upward movement of H₂O may be important. Also, direct influx and absorption of water from the country rock may be significant in certain intrusive stocks. Except in the exchanged zones, the O¹⁸/O¹⁶ ratios of pelitic rocks do not change appreciably during contact metamorphism, even in the cordierite and sillimanite grades; this is in contrast to regional metamorphic rocks which commonly decrease in O¹⁸ with increasing grade. Low O¹⁸/O¹⁶ and C¹³/C¹² ratios of the contact metamorphic marbles generally correlate well with the presence of calc-silicate minerals, indicating that the CO₂ liberated during metamorphic decarbonation reactions is enriched in both O¹⁸ and C¹³ relative to the carbonates. The D/H ratios of biotites in the contact metamorphic rocks and their associated intrusions show a geographic correlation that is similar to that shown by the D/H ratios of meteoric surface waters, perhaps indicating that meteoric waters were present in the rocks during crystallization of the biotites
The stratigraphy and foraminiferal fauna of the Santa Susana formation by Frank W Bell( Book )

3 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geology of San Nicolas and Santa Barbara Islands, southern California by Luis Emmet Kemnitzer( )

2 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A harmonic and statistical analysis of the topography of the earth, moon and Mars by Bruce G Bills( )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broadband waveform modeling and its application to the lithospheric structure of the Tibetan plateau by Lupei Zhu( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis presents a study of the lithospheric structure of the Tibetan Plateau. The data are broadband seismic waveforms recorded during the 1991-1992 Sino-US Tibet PASSCAL experiment. Several techniques are developed to retrieve the structural information from these waveforms at ranges from near-field to teleseismic distances
Uranium in granites from the southwestern United States, actinide parent-daughter systems, sites and mobilization : first year report by L. T Silver( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first annual report for subcontract BCEC 79-384-E (Uranium in Granites of Southwestern North America) we have established the general geological and geochemical background for our investigations. We describe the regional setting and some important geochemical patterns, constituting a major uranium anomaly, of the Precambrian basement in the Colorado Plateau region. Three of our investigated samples were derived from a portion of this region in central and northern Arizona. We describe the tectonic and petrologic setting for a fourth sample, a granite from the young (Cretaceous) peninsular Ranges Batholith of southern California
 
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controlled identityCalifornia Institute of Technology. Division of the Geological Sciences

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences

Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences

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