A time-domain electromagnetic survey of the East Rift Zone, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

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Author: Skokan, Catherine King
Description:A time-domain electromagnetic survey was conducted over the East Rift Zone of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii. The purpose of the survey was two-fold. First, the survey was intended to give greater insight into interpretation techniques of time-domain electromagnetic data. Secondly, a more complete picture of the geologic structure and hydrology of the Rift, with special emphasis on its geothermal potential, was to be gained. To interpret the time-domain electromagnetic data, first the maximum-received voltages were converted to apparent resistivities and mapped. Next, the received transients were matched with a catalog of asymptotic curves. Then, theoretical layered-earth curves were calculated and the transients were again matched. Finally, use of a least-squares-fit computer program gave a more exact interpretation. Although the asymptotic curves have been calculated for no more than a three-layer case, the theoretical matching technique may be expanded to a greater number of layers.
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Distributor Contact Information
Name: Beth Tillinghast
Organization Name: Missing
Street: Hamilton Library
City: Honolulu
State: HI
Zip: 96822
Phone: (808) 956-6130
Geographic Extent
North Bounding Latitude: 20.4065588703
South Bounding Latitude: 18.6567943895
East Bounding Longitude: -154.556220569
West Bounding Longitude: -156.489814319