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Author Kennett, B. L. N. (Brian Leslie Norman), 1948- author.

Title The Australian continent : a geophysical synthesis / B.L.N. Kennett, R. Chopping and R. Blewett.

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press and Geoscience Australia, [2018]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (v, 133 pages) : illustrations, maps, facsimiles
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF 63MB
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Contents The Australian Continent: A Geophysical Synthesis; Foreword; Contents; 1. Introduction; 2. Continental Setting of Australia; 3. Radiometry; 4. Magnetics; 5. Gravity; 6. Earthquakes and Stress Field; 7. Seismic Structure -- Crust; 8. Seismic Structure: Mantle; 9. Density Structure; 10. Electrical Conductivity; 11. Heat Flow and Temperature; 12. Relations between Fields; 13. Resources and Geophysical Fields; 14. Weathering and Regolith; Bibliography; National Geophysical Datasets; Appendix: Spectral Stabilisation.
Access National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries Online access with authorization. star AU-CaNED
Summary "This synthesis of geophysical results for Australia is designed to provide an summary of the character of the Australian continent through the extensive information available at the continental scale. We present a broad range of geophysical attributes for the continent nation. We also endeavour to examine the relationships between different fields, and their relations to known resources. The work represents part of a continuing collaboration between the Research School of Earth Sciences at The Australian National University and Geoscience Australia, with the objective of bringing together all aspects of the structure of Australia in convenient forms. The results build on the extensive databases assembled at Geoscience Australia, particularly for potential fields, supplemented by the full range of seismological information mostly from The Australian National University. The book builds in part on the AuSREM project, sponsored by the AuScope infrastructure organisation, to develop a 3-D representation of seismological structure beneath the Australian region. The diverse and extensive geophysical datasets available for Australia in part reflect the poor outcrop of bedrock geology for this ancient weathered continent, and the economic importance of this geology to the Australian economy through its resource potential. Geophysics provides an important way to examine the structures that lie beneath the cover. This book is intended to make a contribution to the UNCOVER initiative, which has identified improved information on the subsurface as a prerequisite for extending exploration in Australia from regions of exposure into those with sedimentary cover."--Foreword.
Note This edition 2018 ANU Press and Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)
Subject Lithosphere.
Surfaces, Deformation of.
Geology, Structural -- Australia.
SCIENCE -- Physics -- Geophysics.
Geology, Structural. (OCoLC)fst00940775
Lithosphere. (OCoLC)fst01764670
Surfaces, Deformation of. (OCoLC)fst01139300
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Indexed Term Australian
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Blewett, R. S., author.
Chopping, Richard, author.
Australian National University Press.
Geoscience Australia.
Other Form: Print version: Kennett, Brian. Australian continent. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press and Geoscience Australia, 2018 9781760462468 (OCoLC)1048423106
ISBN 9781760462475 (electronic bk.)
1760462470 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. YBP15747361
AU@ 000064303358
AU@ 000064887268
AU@ 000065455659
AUNED 000064303358

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