Airborne electromagnetic and magnetic survey data of the Paradox and San Luis Valleys, Colorado

Open-File Report 2015-1024
Prepared in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and National Park Service
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Abstract

In October 2011, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) contracted airborne magnetic and electromagnetic surveys of the Paradox and San Luis Valleys in southern Colorado, United States. These airborne geophysical surveys provide high-resolution and spatially comprehensive datasets characterizing the resistivity structure of the shallow subsurface of each survey region, accompanied by magnetic-field information over matching areas. These data were collected to provide insight into the distribution of groundwater brine in the Paradox Valley, the extent of clay aquitards in the San Luis Valley, and to improve our understanding of the geologic framework for both regions. This report describes these contracted surveys and releases digital data supplied under contract to the USGS.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Airborne electromagnetic and magnetic survey data of the Paradox and San Luis Valleys, Colorado
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2015-1024
DOI 10.3133/ofr20151024
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center
Description Report: iv, 19 p.; 4 Appendices; Downloads Directory
First page 19
Country United States
State Colorado
Other Geospatial Paradox Valley, San Luis Valley
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y