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Effects of crustal stresses on fluid transport in fractured rock: case studies from northeastern and southwestern USA

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2003

Citation

Morin, Roger H, and Savage, William Z, 2003, Effects of crustal stresses on fluid transport in fractured rock: case studies from northeastern and southwestern USA: Hydrogeology Journal, v. 11, iss. 1, p. 100-112.

Summary

The link between stress and hydrologic properties was examined at two sites that are distinguished by different rock types and different stress states. This investigation is based upon the analysis and interpretation of geophysical logs obtained in water wells at the two locations. At the northeast site (Newark Basin), the hydrologic characteristics of sedimentary rocks are dependent upon the relationship to the current regional stress field of two primary types of orthogonal features that serve as preferential pathways for fluid flow. Subhorizontal bedding-plane partings are highly transmissive near the surface and delineate transversely isotropic fluid flow at shallow depths. With increasing depth, the subhorizontal planes become [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Mon Apr 22 09:04:08 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>The Application of Geophysical Logging to Hydrogeological Investigations.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b9e4b04b508bfd3365">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b9e4b04b508bfd3365</a>

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1007/s10040-002-0235-3

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