Title

Application of Modern Analytical Techniques to Understand the Tectonic Framework of Western North America

Date

6-1-2017 1:00 PM

End Time

1-6-2017 2:00 PM

Location

RWEC 201

Department

Earth Science

Session Chair

Jeffrey Templeton

Session Title

Earth Science Senior Seminar: Understanding the Tectonic Development and Framework of western North America

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Jeffrey Templeton

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

The advancement and application of analytical techniques has led to greater understanding of tectonic features in western North America. A timeline is used to organize the methods used to gather geologic data. A geological proposal by Tanya Atwater which she discovered though paleomagnetism data which led to the proposal of hypothesis of many geologic questions including plate tectonics created a geodetic boom which influenced the development of modern analysis accomplished with the use of computers in contemporary times. Modern analytical techniques used by geologists today assist geologists in mapping the features of earth and infer new data from previous data. These techniques include Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR), paleomagnetism, and geochronology. Individual case studies upload these data online and are applied to further study using the tools made available through GIS programs. Understanding how geological models are developed provides a perspective for understanding how geologic research is undertaken.

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Application of Modern Analytical Techniques to Understand the Tectonic Framework of Western North America

RWEC 201

The advancement and application of analytical techniques has led to greater understanding of tectonic features in western North America. A timeline is used to organize the methods used to gather geologic data. A geological proposal by Tanya Atwater which she discovered though paleomagnetism data which led to the proposal of hypothesis of many geologic questions including plate tectonics created a geodetic boom which influenced the development of modern analysis accomplished with the use of computers in contemporary times. Modern analytical techniques used by geologists today assist geologists in mapping the features of earth and infer new data from previous data. These techniques include Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR), paleomagnetism, and geochronology. Individual case studies upload these data online and are applied to further study using the tools made available through GIS programs. Understanding how geological models are developed provides a perspective for understanding how geologic research is undertaken.