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The Beatty Scarp in Nye County, Nevada; an important late Quaternary morphologic datum

L. W. Anderson and R. E. Klinger
The Beatty Scarp in Nye County, Nevada; an important late Quaternary morphologic datum
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (October 1996) 86 (5): 1650-1654

Abstract

The Beatty scarp is a prominent topographic scarp located immediately south of the town of Beatty, Nevada. Early workers interpreted the feature to be a Quaternary fault scarp, but recent studies indicate that the future is a fluvial scarp marking the former channel margin of the Amargosa River. Detailed topographic scarp profiles indicate that the Beatty scarp is nearly 30 m in height and has maximum scarp-slope angles of 35 degrees . Because the age of the scarp is constrained at about 9000 to 13,000 yr, the Beatty scarp provides an important reference datum for scarp degradation studies and morphologic analyses in southern Nevada.


ISSN: 0037-1106
EISSN: 1943-3573
Coden: BSSAAP
Serial Title: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America
Serial Volume: 86
Serial Issue: 5
Title: The Beatty Scarp in Nye County, Nevada; an important late Quaternary morphologic datum
Affiliation: U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, Seismotectonics and Geophysics Group, Denver, CO, United States
Pages: 1650-1654
Published: 199610
Text Language: English
Publisher: Seismological Society of America, Berkeley, CA, United States
References: 25
Accession Number: 1997-008931
Categories: Structural geologyGeochronology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table, sketch map
N36°49'60" - N36°49'60", W116°45'00" - W116°45'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 199703
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