A brief review of heat-flow studies in the Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California

Keir Becker, A. T. Fisher

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Abstract

The continuous sediment cover has allowed detailed and extensive mapping of the distribution of surface heat flow throughout the Guaymas basin; more than 400 heat-flow measurements have been collected since 1959 in crust ranging in age from 0 to about 3 Ma. Away from the sites of crustal accretion, the background heat flow throughout the Guaymas Basin is about 180±10 mW/m2. Within the two spreading centers of the basin, known as the northern and southern troughs, heat-flow values range from 0 to nearly 9 W/m2, and variations of two orders of magnitude occur over distances as short as a few hundred meters. Heat-flow patterns generally follow the northeast-southwest structural trend of the central troughs but are locally controlled by recent intrusive activity and associated hydrothermal circulation. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Gulf and Peninsula Province of the Californias
EditorsJ.P. Dauphin, B.R.T. Simoneit
PublisherAAPG Memoir 47
Pages709-720
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 1991

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Becker, K., & Fisher, A. T. (1991). A brief review of heat-flow studies in the Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California. In J. P. Dauphin, & B. R. T. Simoneit (Eds.), The Gulf and Peninsula Province of the Californias (pp. 709-720). AAPG Memoir 47.

A brief review of heat-flow studies in the Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California. / Becker, Keir; Fisher, A. T.

The Gulf and Peninsula Province of the Californias. ed. / J.P. Dauphin; B.R.T. Simoneit. AAPG Memoir 47, 1991. p. 709-720.

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Becker, K & Fisher, AT 1991, A brief review of heat-flow studies in the Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California. in JP Dauphin & BRT Simoneit (eds), The Gulf and Peninsula Province of the Californias. AAPG Memoir 47, pp. 709-720.
Becker K, Fisher AT. A brief review of heat-flow studies in the Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California. In Dauphin JP, Simoneit BRT, editors, The Gulf and Peninsula Province of the Californias. AAPG Memoir 47. 1991. p. 709-720
Becker, Keir ; Fisher, A. T. / A brief review of heat-flow studies in the Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California. The Gulf and Peninsula Province of the Californias. editor / J.P. Dauphin ; B.R.T. Simoneit. AAPG Memoir 47, 1991. pp. 709-720
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