Analysis and interpretation of gravity data from the Aluto-Langano geothermal field of Ethiopia

Hakim Saibi, Essam Aboud, Sachio Ehara

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Abstract

The Aluto-Langano geothermal field is located in the central southern portion of Ethiopia within the Ethiopian Rift Valley. The gravity of the area was surveyed in an attempt to delineate the subsurface structure and to better understand the relationship between the geothermal systems and the subsurface structure. The gravity data were analyzed using integrated gradient interpretation techniques, such as the Horizontal Gradient (HG), Source Edge Detection (SED), and Euler Deconvolution (ED) methods. These techniques detected many faults that were compared with the mapped faults in the surface geology. The results of the present study will lead to an improved understanding of the geothermal system in the study area and aid the future geothermal exploration of the area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)318-336
Number of pages19
JournalActa Geophysica
Volume60
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2012

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Ethiopia
geothermal system
gravity
gravitation
deconvolution
rift zone
gradients
edge detection
geology
valleys
analysis
detection
method

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Analysis and interpretation of gravity data from the Aluto-Langano geothermal field of Ethiopia. / Saibi, Hakim; Aboud, Essam; Ehara, Sachio.

In: Acta Geophysica, Vol. 60, No. 2, 01.04.2012, p. 318-336.

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Saibi, Hakim ; Aboud, Essam ; Ehara, Sachio. / Analysis and interpretation of gravity data from the Aluto-Langano geothermal field of Ethiopia. In: Acta Geophysica. 2012 ; Vol. 60, No. 2. pp. 318-336.
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