Accession Number:

ADA089621

Title:

Properties and Prediction of Caliche in Alluvial Basins of the Southwestern United States. Applied to Siting and Engineering of the Multiple Aim Point Missile System.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Mar 78-31 Mar 79,

Corporate Author:

NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE DEPT OF GEOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

174.0

Abstract:

Four major study areas were selected to carry out detailed field and laboratory investigations of calcium carbonate cementation. These four study areas include 1 selected alluvial basins in the southern Basin and Range Province of Arizona. Major characteristics include low-carbonate parent material, open but poorly integrated basins, tectonic stability, areas of active aggradation, and wide variations in alluvium texture 2 Selected alluvial basins along the Colorado River in western Arizona. Major characteristics include high-carbonate parent material, open drainage basins, active dissection, and coarse-grained alluvium 3 The Las Vegas alluvial basins in southern Nevada. Major characteristics include high-carbonate parent material, numerous geomorphic surface, open and closed drainage basins, and variable textures of alluvium and 4 Selected basins in central Nevada. Major characteristics include variable carbonate content in parent materials, tectonically active, closed and open basins, and variable textures of parent materials.

Subject Categories:

  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE