IJG  Vol.2 No.3 , August 2011
Lineaments Extraction from Gravity Data by Automatic Lineament Tracing Method in Sidi Bouzid Basin (Central Tunisia): Structural Framework Inference andHydrogeological Implication
ABSTRACT
The gravity method may be used in the exploration of deep sedimentary basins. It allows the structuring and the lateral and vertical extent of sedimentary fill to be determined. This study has concerned a qualitative and quantitative gravity analysis of Sidi Bouzid Basin in Central Tunisia. Bouguer anomaly analysis and Gravity data filtering allows us to emphasize the structures affecting the basin. The Automatic Lineament Tracing method helps to quantify the different gravity responses of faults located in the shallow and deep sedimentary sections and in the basement. The elaborated structural map of the study area constitutes a useful document for rationalizing the future groundwater exploration in the arid area of central Tunisia since it shows faults dipping and deep hydrogeologic sub-basin delineation.

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nullH. Azaiez, H. Gabtni, I. Bouyahya, D. Tanfous and M. Bedir, "Lineaments Extraction from Gravity Data by Automatic Lineament Tracing Method in Sidi Bouzid Basin (Central Tunisia): Structural Framework Inference andHydrogeological Implication," International Journal of Geosciences, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2011, pp. 373-383. doi: 10.4236/ijg.2011.23040.
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