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Gravity measurements over the Queen Elizabeth Islands and polar continental margin

Canada. Dept. of Energy, Mines and Resources. Earth Physics Branch.

Gravity measurements over the Queen Elizabeth Islands and polar continental margin

by Canada. Dept. of Energy, Mines and Resources. Earth Physics Branch.

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StatementL.W. Sobczak and J.R. weber.
SeriesCanada. Earth Physics Branch. Gravity map series -- 115-116
ContributionsSobczak, L.W., Weber, J.R.
The Physical Object
Pagination14 p.
Number of Pages14
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21667186M

The gravity of Earth, denoted by g, is the net acceleration that is imparted to objects due to the combined effect of gravitation (from mass distribution within Earth) and the centrifugal force (from the Earth's rotation).. In SI units this acceleration is measured in metres per second squared (in symbols, m/s 2 or ms −2) or equivalently in newtons per kilogram (N/kg or Nkg −1). CRUSTAL STRUCTURE OF QUEEN ELIZABETH ISLANDS AND POLAR CONTINENTAL MARGIN Free-air and Bouguer anomaly maps have been com­ piled from about 9, gravity measurements made throughout the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and the Arctic Ocean. These measurements were made as part of a major study of the Arctic being carried out by the .

  A history of studies on the gravity measurements at sea in Japan is reviewed with an emphasis on the contribution of the author. The first successful measurements at sea were made in by Vening Meinesz in the Netherlands using the pendulum apparatus installed in a submarine. Approximat km of marine gravity data collected during and have been integrated with U.S. Navy and other available data over the U.S. Atlantic continental margin between Florida and Maine to obtain a 10 mgal contour free-air gravity anomaly map. A maximum typically ranging from 0 to +70 mgal occurs along the edge of the shelf and Blake .

An example is the continental margin that borders Greenland and the Canadian Arctic Islands, which is thought to be a transform fault of Cenozoic age between Svalbard and Greenland and a passive or transtensional margin of Cretaceous age opposite the Canadian Arctic Islands (Vogt et al., a; Sweeney et al., ). The rubidium experimental result is an outlier – but so are almost all the Big G measurements made over the last 20 years. It remains one of the mysteries of experimental physics.


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Gravity measurements over the Queen Elizabeth Islands and polar continental margin by Canada. Dept. of Energy, Mines and Resources. Earth Physics Branch. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Gravity Measurements Over the Queen Elizabeth Islands and Polar Continental Margin with maps: No. -- Queen Elizabeth Islands (East), No. -- Queen Elizabeth Islands (West) [L.

Sobczak; J. Weber] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Gravity Measurements Over the Queen Elizabeth Islands and Polar Continental Margin with maps: No. -- Queen Elizabeth Islands Author: L. Sobczak; J. Weber. Gravity Measurements Over the Queen Elilzabeth islands and Polar Continental Margin with Maps: No.

- Queen Elizabeth Islands (East). - Queen Elizabeth Islands (West). Sobczak, Lo. And J. Weber. Seismic refraction surveys, Western Queen Elizabeth Islands and Polar Continental margin Article in Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 7(2) Author: A.

Overton. Gravity Div., Dep. Energy, Mines, Res., Ottawa, un-published manuscript Crustal structure of the Queen Elizabeth Islands and Polar Continental Margin Jan Contoured free air and Bouguer gravity and magnetic anomaly maps have been produced for the continental margin off the west coast of Canada from sixteen new profiles and previous data.

Models produced from gravity, magnetic, and seismic reflection data indicate a deepening of the oceanic basement towards the continent off Vancouver by: Gravity measurements over the Queen Elizabeth Islands and polar continental margin.

Earth Physics Branch, Gravity Map Series Nos. and14 p. Crustal structure of the Queen Elizabeth. A Seismic Refraction Profile Across the Polar Continental Shelf of the Queen Elizabeth Islands Article in Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 8(3) February with 8 Reads.

Abstract. Morphologic, gravity, and seismic reflection/refraction data from ca. 10, km of Arctic passive continental margins suggest that the numerous oval free-air gravity anomalies, their +50– mGal extrema typically located just landward of shelf breaks, are caused by combinations of rapidly deposited Plio-Pleistocene glacial marine sediment loads, older post.

Gravity measurements over the Queen Elizabeth Islands and Polar Continental Margin Earth Physics Branch, Energy, Mines and Resources, Canada, Gravity Map Series, Nos. and14 p. Drachev S.S., Johnson G.L., Laxon S.W., McAdoo D.C., Kassens H. () Main Structural Elements of Eastern Russian Arctic Continental Margin Derived from Satellite Gravity and Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data.

In: Kassens H. et al. (eds) Land-Ocean Systems in the Siberian Arctic. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. The physical property: density. Gravity surveys are usually done to find subsurface variations in density (kg/m 3 or g/cm 3).Densities of geologic materials vary from kg/m 3 (ice) (or 0 for air) to over kg/m 3 for some rare minerals.

Rocks are generally between kg/m 3 (sediments) and kg/m 3 (gabbro). Table from PV Sharma is reproduced to the right. Both the oceanic and continental shelf areas are occupied by thick sequences of sediment, 3–7 km, the sediment pile being thicker in the north.

A refraction profile in Davis Strait shows that it is underlain by a crust similar to that beneath Iceland, with a total crustal thickness of over 20 km. North-central Queen Elizabeth Islands The zero-anomaly contours taken from the enhanced isostatic anomaly map (Plate 5) with the positive gravity areas (red) and negatiw: areas (blue) are shown in Plate 6.

in the north- central region of the Queen Elizabeth islands. lithologies, densities, velocities, format:ions and their ages between the. We present the first complete surface velocity mapping of all ice masses in the Queen Elizabeth Islands and show that these ice masses discharged ~ ± Gt a −1 of ice to the oceans in winter Approximately 50% of the dynamic discharge was channeled through non surge‐type Trinity and Wykeham Glaciers alone.

North American polar margin to the Alpha Ridge. (Forsyth and Mair ), and gravity models controlled by wide angle reflection/refraction (WAR) profiles (Weber and Sweeney ) also indicate a motion along the Queen Elizabeth Islands margin of.

Gravity lows over the entire Grantland Uplift area of Ellesmere the mid to late Hauterivian-early Barremian magmatic episode in the Queen Elizabeth Islands is likely manifested by the ENE to N-NW trending dyke E.I. SmolyaninovaNeotectonics and seismicity in the Southeastern Beaufort Sea polar continental margin of Northwestern Canada.

Specific gravity, ratio of the density of a substance to that of a standard substance. Solids and liquids are often compared with water at 4 C, which has a density of kg per liter.

Gases are often compared with dry air, having a density of grams per liter ( ounces per cubic foot) under standard conditions. Analyses of gravity and bathymetric data over the Arctic Ocean and Canadian polar margin are reported in Sobczak (), Vogt et al.

(), Sobczak and Overton (), Weber and Sweeney (), Weber () and Sobczak et at. Surface velocities of ice masses in the Queen Elizabeth Islands are mapped Dynamic discharge is estimated and its importance to total mass loss assessed Queen Elizabeth Islands.

QUATERNARY RESEARCH 6, ( Late Quaternary Glaciation of the Eastern Queen Elizabeth Islands, N.W.T., Canada: Alternative Models JOHN ENGLAND Department of Geography, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2H4 Canada Received J been suggested that during the last glaciation the Innuitian existed over the eastern Queen Elizabeth Islands.

GRACE maps the entire gravity field of Earth every 30 days. Changes in gravity over time can reveal important details about polar ice sheets, sea level, ocean currents, Earth's water cycle and the interior structure of the Earth. In the Arctic, for example, GRACE has found that the ice sheet that covers most of Greenland is shrinking.Sverdrup Basin is a Carboniferous rift basin in the Queen Elizabeth Islands that formed during the Boreal Rifting Episode.

It has a northeast-southwest axis of about 1, km ( mi) and a width of up to km ( mi), encompassing an area ofkm 2 (, sq mi). The compilations of digital maps at a М scale for the Circum-Arctic region north of the 60 N degree latitude for magnetic, gravity and bedrock data (Fig.

2, Fig. 3, Fig. 4) (Gaina et al.,Gaina et al.,Harrison et al.,Saltus et al., ) formed the basis for our constraints of the regional tectonic map ().Tectonic zoning was further constrained by a series .