The Earth Beneath the Continents

The Earth Beneath the Continents

Editor(s): John S. Steinhart, T. Jefferson Smith

Published Online: 3 APR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875900100

Online ISBN: 9781118668955

DOI: 10.1029/GM010

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 10.

It was clear in the early stages of interpretation that the crust in the Lake Superior region is of far greater complexity than might have been supposed from earlier, less detailed work in the shield areas. This fact made it especially desirable to include in the volume along with the seismic studies the latest available results from other geophysical and geological investigations of the region. This has been done, and the first two sections of the present volume constitute the realizable portion of the original hope for a comprehensive description of the geophysical character of the Lake Superior region. The story is, of course, far from complete. Additional seismic experiments were mounted in 1964, and a large one is in progress as this is being written. Detailed gravity surveys and combined geological-geophysical studies are being pursued, while new studies of heat flow, magnetics, and conductivity are under way or already complete. We hope that these investigations will provide answers to some of the many questions still remaining about the structure of the Lake Superior area.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: General Geophysical and Geological Studies of the Lake Superior Region

  2. Part 2: Seismic Studies in the Lake Superior Region

  3. Part 3: Seismic Studies of the Earth's Crust

  4. Part 3: Theory, Earthquakes, and Instruments

  5. Part 5: Synthesis and New Methods in Structural Studies

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