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.
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Dataset No POCs available for this dataset
Time Period Unknown to Unknown
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 42.02947
S: 34.92191
E: -113.68784
W: -119.88589
Spatial Coverage Map
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 1999-01-01
Edition 1999 Edition
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Irregular
Purpose To provide easy access to global and regional gravity data and related models for scientific studies.
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  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science 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
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
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