Microwave radiometric survey of the San Joaquin nuclear project site, Kern County, California

Journal of Research of the U.S. Geological Survey
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Abstract

An airborne microwave survey was made in the region of the San Joaquin nuclear project site near Bakersfield, Calif. The purpose of the study was to determine if the variability of soil emissivity due to moisture content is a valid near-surface expression of buried fault systems. The results showed the existence of linear-emissivity anomalies paralleling, and to some extent, overlying the Greeley and Pond-Poso Creek faults. The anomalies seem to be direct expressions of silt-filled, northwesterly trending channels of the Pond-Poso Creek-Tulare Lake distributary system. The location, orientation, and linearity of the distributary channels suggest an association with buried faults, but no relationship has yet been determined.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Microwave radiometric survey of the San Joaquin nuclear project site, Kern County, California
Series title Journal of Research of the U.S. Geological Survey
Volume 5
Issue 4
Year Published 1977
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description 5 p.
First page 431
Last page 435
Country United States
State California
County Kern County
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