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Journal of Geology & Geophysics

Journal of Geology & Geophysics
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ISSN: 2381-8719

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Githiri JG

Githiri JG

Kenya

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  • Research Article
    Geophysical Investigation of Geothermal Potential of the Gilgil Area Nakuru County, Kenya Using Gravity
    Author(s): Nyakundi ER, Githiri JG and Ambusso WJNyakundi ER, Githiri JG and Ambusso WJ

    In this study, gravity survey was used to investigate the geothermal potential field in Gilgil area Nakuru County, Kenya. The ground based CG-5 Autograv gravimeter was used to accurately measure gravity at each field station. A total of 147 gravity stations were established over an area of about 68 km2 and gravity corrections done. The complete bouguer anomaly was computed and a contour map for the study area plotted using surfer 8.0 software. Qualitative interpretation of the map shows gravity highs in the study area which were interpreted as dense bodies within the subsurface. Five profiles along the gravity highs were drawn and oriented in the directions SW-NE, NW-SE and almost N-S. The regional trend of the profiles was subtracted from the observed data yielding the residual anomaly. 2D Euler deconvolution was done on the profile data and revealed subsurface faults and bodies at a.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2381-8719.1000278

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