Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"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.

Advisor(s)

Atekwana, Estella A.
Hogan, John Patrick

Committee Member(s)

Delvaux, Damien
Gao, Stephen S.
Abdel Salam, Mohamed G.

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Geology and Geophysics

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Nextec Materials ltd

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2007

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

Pagination

xiv, 97 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Geographic Coverage

Africa, Eastern
Botswana Okavango Rift Zone

Rights

© 2007 Baraka Damas Kinabo, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Faults (Geology)
Geology -- Remote sensing
Rifts (Geology) -- Africa, Eastern
Rifts (Geology) -- Botswana -- Okavango Rift Zone

Thesis Number

T 9326

Print OCLC #

243609389

Electronic OCLC #

191806205

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