Master's Theses

Department

Geosciences

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Abstract

A detailed surficial geologic map of Ellis County, Kansas was produced as a pilot study in the Kansas Geological Survey's (KGS) effort to remap the entire state. This study determined the efficiency, reliability, and financial suitability of mapping with published soil survey data. If the parent material of a soil type is determined, a surficial geologic map of the existing rock units underlying the soils may be produced. Generally, the soil survey data proved to be an accurate reflection of the underlying bedrock and provided the means of producing an extremely detailed geologic map. The final geologic map was produced by computer-aided cartography using the GIMMAP (Geodata Interactive Management Map Analysis and Production) system developed at the KGS. Three-point solution methods indicated that the surficial strata in Ellis County are essentially horizontal. Lineament analyses of a black and white aerial photographic mosaic and a series of color infrared aerial photographs suggested that the lineament features in Ellis County are stream-related.

Advisor

Ken Neuhauser

Date of Award

Spring 1989

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access

Rights

© 1989 James C. Pool

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