Geology and Geophysics Applied to Groundwater Hydrology at Fort Irwin, California

Open-File Report 2013-1024
Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Army, Fort Irwin National Training Center
Edited by: David C. Buesch



Geologic and geophysical investigations in the vicinity of Fort Irwin National Training Center, California, have been completed in support of groundwater investigations, and are presented in eight chapters of this report. A generalized surficial geologic map along with field and borehole investigations conducted during 2010–11 provide a lithostratigraphic and structural framework for the area during the Cenozoic. Electromagnetic properties of resistivity were measured in the laboratory on hand and core samples, and compared to borehole geophysical resistivity data. These data were used in conjunction with ground-based time-domain and airborne data and interpretations to provide a framework for the shallow lithologic units and structure. Gravity and aeromagnetic maps cover areas ~4 to 5 times that of Fort Irwin. Each chapter includes hydrogeologic applications of the data or model results.

Suggested Citation

Buesch, D.C., ed., Geology and geophysics applied to groundwater hydrology at Fort Irwin, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 2013–1024, 2 p.,

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Geology and geophysics applied to groundwater hydrology at Fort Irwin, California
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2013-1024
DOI 10.3133/ofr20131024
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center
Description 9 Chapters
Online Only (Y/N) Y