Preliminary Magnetotelluric Modeling in the Nikko Volcanic Area -Potential Break of Fluid Trap by Volcanic Intrusion
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We collected magnetotelluric data in the Nikko volcanic area in the period range from 0.01 to 10 sec. Impedance data were decomposed with the regional strike direction N0°E and were analized by two-dimensional inversions including static shifts as model parameters. The major model features are: (1) southern conductor at 8 km depth which is consistent with the seismic S-wave reflectors, (2) northern conductor located at 5 km depth, consistent with the seismic attenuation zones, and (3) a resistitive gap in between, consistent with the magnetic body inferred from aeromagnetic data. The two conductors probably imply trapped free water at around 400°C. The resistor in between implies the volcanic body, which intruded the crust and may have broken the regime of trapped free water.
- Earth, Planets and Space
Earth, Planets and Space 49(8), 1073-1078, 1997-08
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