Accession Number : ADA297018

Title :   A Geological and Geophysical Information System for Eurasia, the Middle East and North Africa. Digital Database.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept. no. 1,

Corporate Author : CORNELL UNIV ITHACA NY INST FOR THE STUDY OF THE CONTINENTS

Personal Author(s) : Barazangi, Muawia ; Seber, Dogan ; Vallve, Marisa ; Fielding, Eric ; Isacks, Bryan

PDF Url : ADA297018

Report Date : 15 MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 96

Abstract : With the anticipated completion of multilateral comprehensive nuclear test ban and nonproliferation treaties in the near future, it is essential for the monitoring efforts that multidisciplinary information on any given region is readily available and accessible in a digital, on-line format via electronic networks for use by concerned re-searchers and decision makers. Our objective is to collect and organize all available sissmological, geophysical, and geological datasets for the Middle East and North Africa into a digital information system that is accessible via the Internet from Cornell and can be utilized by the International Data Center and by other ARPA/AFOSR/DOE/AFrAC researchers. We have begun with the depth of the Moho and basement and austal velocity and density structures, primarily as interpreted from seismic refraction, gravity, and drill hole datasets. We have completed data from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia. We have also digitized key geologic features for the Middle East All data are being stored in our Arc/Info Geographic Information System. We are maintaining a comprehensive bibliography of all the relevant references in a computer database. We are releasing preliminary versions of these databases in several different forms. Our Web address is http: / /www geo.cornell.edu/geology/me-na/main.html#. (KAR) P. 3

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *MIDDLE EAST, *GEOLOGY, *GEOPHYSICS, *EURASIA, *NORTH AFRICA, *DIGITAL RECORDING SYSTEMS, DATA BASES, LEBANON, SYRIA, ISRAEL, JORDAN, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, DENSITY, IRAQ, DECISION MAKING, EGYPT, NETWORKS, COMPUTERS, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, THREE DIMENSIONAL, FORMATS, INFORMATION CENTERS, EARTH CRUST, SEISMIC WAVES, GRAVITY, INTERNATIONAL, REFRACTION, ONLINE SYSTEMS, COMPUTER FILES, AFRICA, IRAN, EAST AFRICA.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Geography
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE