An Electrical Model For The SubIcelandic Crust

Active Resistivity And Magnetotelluric Experiments In Southwest Iceland Suggest Typical Resistivities For The Crust Of 10 To 100 Ohm-M. These How Crustal Resistivities Are Compared With Calculations On The Expected Resistivity Of Fluid-Saturated Crustal Rocks For Plausible Ranges Of Temperature, Pore-Pressure, And Water Chemistry. The Comparison Of The Synthetic Models With Actual Field Data Suggests: (1) The Suppression Of Resistivity At Shallow Depth Is Caused By Regional Hydrothermal Activity. (2) Appreciable Effects From Water Are Obtained From Depths To 8 Or 10 Km. (3) Below 10 Km The Effects From Conduction Along Electrolytic Paths Are Probably Dominated By Conduction In The Solid Rock Itself. Egi Reference Number Gl03496

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Citation Date 1973-01-01T00:00:00

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Organization John F. Hermance
Email sbivens@egi.utah.edu

Geographic Extent

North Bound 66.87
South Bound 62.65
East Bound -11.71
West Bound -27.1