"In this dissertation aeromagnetic, gravity, and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission Digital Elevation Model (SRTM DEM) data from the Okavango Rift Zone in northwest Botswana are used to map the distribution of rift and basement structures. The distribution of these structures provide useful insights into the early stages of continental rifting. The objectives of this study are (1) assessing the role of pre-existing structures on rift basin development, (2) characterizing the geometry of the nascent rift basins, (3) documenting fault growth and propagation patterns, and (4) investigating the border fault development"--Abstract, page iv.
Atekwana, Estella A.
Hogan, John Patrick
Gao, Stephen S.
Abdel Salam, Mohamed G.
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Ph. D. in Geology and Geophysics
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Nextec Materials ltd
University of Missouri--Rolla
Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation
- Early structural development of the Okavango Rift Zone, NW Botswana
- Fault growth and propagation during incipient continental rifting: insights from a combined aeromagnetic and SRTM DEM investigation of the Okavango Rift Zone, NW Botswana
xiv, 97 pages
Botswana Okavango Rift Zone
© 2007 Baraka Damas Kinabo, All rights reserved.
Dissertation - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Geology -- Remote sensing
Rifts (Geology) -- Africa, Eastern
Rifts (Geology) -- Botswana -- Okavango Rift Zone
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Kinabo, Baraka D., "Incipient continental rifting: insights from the Okavango Rift Zone, northwestern Botswana" (2007). Doctoral Dissertations. 2191.