AusGeo News  March 2005  Issue no. 77

In this issue...

icon - tsunami articleThe Boxing Day Tsunami – and the need for a warning system in the Indian Ocean

Over 200,000 people died amid widespread destruction in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, and along the east coast of Africa as the result of a magnitude nine earthquake off northern Sumatra on Boxing Day. Despite this major event, the danger of a tsunami in the Indian Ocean has not passed. A regional tsunami warning system could help prevent the tragic loss of life they can cause. >>More | Download PDF



icon - southwest frontiers articleGeoscience Australia’s Southwest Frontiers Geophysical Survey: new data and opportunities for petroleum exploration

Petroleum explorers can now access the latest seismic data covering 2005 acreage release areas offshore of southern WA. >>More | Download PDF



icon - big new oil articleBig New Oil – a progress report.

Exploration activity is being boosted by tax incentives and new seismic data. >>More | Download PDF



icon - remastering articleRemastering project — what’s old is new again!

Australia’s seismic archive is being refreshed to make access easier and cheaper for 21st century explorers. >>More | Download PDF



icon - acreage articlePetroleum exploration opportunities – 2005 Acreage Release

Offshore petroleum exploration in Australia is on the increase. Acreage released in 2004 was well received by industry and it is expected that this trend will continue in 2005. >>More | Download PDF



icon - hydrochemistry articleHydrogeochemistry—clues to hidden mineralisation

Groundwater analyses could show the way to new ore bodies. >>More | Download PDF



icon - geomagnetic fields articleNew Geomagnetic Field Models Released

New editions of the Australian Geomagnetic Reference Field (AGRF) model and the International Geomagnetic Reference Field (IGRF-10) are now available from Geoscience Australia. >>More | Download PDF



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