Exploring Questions of Tectonic Geomorphology in the Bear River Range, Utah Using Terrain Analysis and Reconstruction
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Master of Science (MS)
Despite a long tradition of geologic studies in the region surrounding Utah State University, there remain unexplored questions and unutilized approaches for understanding the landscape evolution of the Bear River Range. A large-scale reconstruction of the East Cache fault system can be useful in estimating the total displacement of the fault, its geologic longevity, and total energy involved. Likewise, an analysis of reach-scale features of the Logan River can explore how tectonics and bedrock type affect the patterns and history of the river. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software is useful in reconstructing, visualizing, and measuring such geomorphological features and changes in landscapes. The products of this study will help visualize and interpret geomorphic patterns of the East Cache fault and the Logan River and provide teaching tools for USU courses and outreach.
Grasinger, Edward M., "Exploring Questions of Tectonic Geomorphology in the Bear River Range, Utah Using Terrain Analysis and Reconstruction" (2021). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 1572.
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