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DigitalCrust – a 4D data system of material properties for transforming research on crustal fluid flow


Sky Bristol, Edward E Peters, Steven E Ingebritsen, Ilya Zaslavsky, Larry Murdoch, Michael N Fienen, Norman Jones, Rick Hooper, Jennifer Arrigo, Jeff Olson, David M Wolock, Ying Fan Reinfelder, Nils Moosdorf, Tom Gleeson, Scott Peckham, David Tarboton, and David Gochis, DigitalCrust – a 4D data system of material properties for transforming research on crustal fluid flow: Geofluids.


Fluid circulation in the Earth's crust plays an essential role in surface, near surface, and deep crustal processes. Flow pathways are driven by hydraulic gradients but controlled by material permeability, which varies over many orders of magnitude and changes over time. Although millions of measurements of crustal properties have been made, including geophysical imaging and borehole tests, this vast amount of data and information has not been integrated into a comprehensive knowledge system. A community data infrastructure is needed to improve data access, enable large-scale synthetic analyses, and support representations of the subsurface in Earth system models. Here, we describe the motivation, vision, challenges, and an action [...]


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DOI 10.1111/gfl.12114

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noteFan, Y., Richard, S., Bristol, R.S., Peters, S.E., Ingebritsen, S.E., Moosdorf, N., Packman, A., Gleeson, T., Zaslavsky, I., Peckham, S., Murdoch, L., Fienen, M., Cardiff, M., Tarboton, D., Jones, N., Hooper, R., Arrigo, J., Gochis, D., Olson, J., and Wolock, D. (2014). DigitalCrust - A 4D Data System of Material Properties for Transforming Research on Crustal Fluid Flow. Geofluids - Special Issue on Crustal Permeability doi: 10.1111/gfl.12114

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