Earth Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2015

  • Palynofacies and Source Rock Potential of the ST-7H Well, Offshore Tano Basin, Western Region, Ghana

    D. Atta-Peters, C. A. Achaegakwo, D. Kwayisi, P. Garrey

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 1-20
    Received: 23 December 2014
    Accepted: 6 January 2015
    Published: 14 January 2015
    Abstract: Samples from ST-7H well offshore Tano basin in western region of Ghana have been subjected to palynofacies, palynological and geochemical analysis. Five palynofacies associations (I – V) have been identified based on the percentage relative abundances of the sedimentary organic matter (SOM). Palynofacies type I and type IV reflects deposition in a ... Show More
  • A 2006 Colima Rift Earthquakes Series and Its Relationship to the Rivera-Cocos Plate Boundary

    Jaime Yamamoto, Zenón Jiménez

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 21-30
    Received: 2 December 2014
    Accepted: 5 January 2015
    Published: 19 January 2015
    Abstract: From 31 July through 13 August 2006 a series of fourteen earthquakes (M 3.9 to 6.1) occurred in the western end of the Central Mexican Volcanic Belt (CMVB) in a twenty-five days period. The most prominent earthquake (Mw 6.1) occurred on 11 August 2006 at 14:30 UTC (9:30 local time) approximately at 18.37° N, 101.25° W and 81 km depth. The epicenter... Show More
  • Long-Range Anomalous Electromagnetic Effect Related to M9 Great Tohoku Earthquake

    Dragos Armand Stanica, Dumitru Stanica, Nicoleta Vladimirescu

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 31-38
    Received: 7 January 2015
    Accepted: 14 January 2015
    Published: 26 January 2015
    Abstract: It is supposed that prior to a large earthquake its focus may send through the Earth lithosphere a long-range effect of strain-related to transient electric signals, which in turn give rise to geomagnetic variations propagated over a wide range of frequencies. Consequently, to confirm long-range electromagnetic anomalous effect related to the M9 Gr... Show More
  • Modeling Ecotourism Potentials of Karst Springs in GIS Environment: A Case Study of Rijab Mirage in Kermanshah Province, Iran

    Behrouz Nasiri, Mostafa Karampoor, Parsa Gholami, Shoaib Abkharabat, Siamak Ahmadi

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 39-49
    Received: 30 December 2014
    Accepted: 13 January 2015
    Published: 28 January 2015
    Abstract: Mirages of Kermanshah province of Iran including Rijab mirage, with unique features such specific animal and plant species, very suitable climate , roaring waterfalls and etc. currently, as a ecotourism region is used by so Many people And has the capacity to become an ecotourism zone in the province and the country. In this research for feasibilit... Show More
  • The Neotectonic Activity Along the Lower Khazir River by Using SRTM Image and Geomorphic Indices

    Ziyad Elias

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 50-58
    Received: 25 August 2014
    Accepted: 28 January 2015
    Published: 15 February 2015
    Abstract: Lower Khazir River is crossing three mountains (Maqlub , Ain Al-Safra, and Makhmoore) and it is adjustment to the neotectonic activity by fold. During the study evaluate active tectonics by using DEM derived drainage network and geomorphic indices stream-length gradient (SL), basin asymmetry factor (AF), hypsometric integral (HI), valley floor widt... Show More