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Victoria E. Langenheim


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Victoria E. Langenheim
View of the Mojave Desert, looking north towards the Tehachapis along the LARSE II line.


Gravity and magnetic studies of San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Mountains, Mojave Desert, and Los Angeles Basin. In particular, modeling along the Los Angeles Regional Seismic Experiment (LARSE) profiles and models of a large gravity and magnetic anomaly that lies between the 1992 Landers and 1999 Hector Mine earthquakes.

LINKS and recent SCAMP-related research:

  • Open File Report 00-219 Geophysics of the San Fernando Valley.
  • Langenheim, V.E., and Hauksson, Egill, 2001, Comparison between crustal density and velocity variations in southern California: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 28, no. 16, p. 3087-90.
  • Langenheim, V.E., and Jachens, R.C., 2001, The Emerson Lake body: A link between the Landers and Hector Mine earthquakes, southern California, inferred from gravity and magnetic anomalies, submitted to BSSA Special Issue on the 1999 Hector Mine earthquake, 33 p. (accepted by BSSA 12/13/2001) Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, vol.92, no.4, pp.1606-1620.
  • Jachens, R.C., Langenheim, V.E., and Matti, J.C., 2001, Relationship of the Hector Mine and Landers ruptures to offsets on Quaternary faults and distribution of Late Cenozoic basins in the Eastern California Shear Zone, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, vol.92, no.4, pp.1592-1605.
  • Godfrey, N.J., G.S. Fuis, V. Langenheim, D.A. Okaya, and T. Brocher (2002). Lower crustal deformation beneath the central Transverse Ranges, southern California: results from the Los angeles Region seismic Experiment: Journal of Geophysical Research , v. 107, 10.1029/2002, p. ETG 8-1 thru ETG 8-19.
  • Langenheim, V.E., and Jachens, R.C., 2003, Crustal Structure of the Peninsular Ranges Batholith from Magnetic Data: Implications for Gulf of California Rifting: Geophysical Research Letters, v. 30, no. 11, 1597, doi:10.1029/2003GL017159.
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