Abstract

Thickness of Paleogene-Neogene sequence overlying the Great Artesian Basin Data is available as isopachs and raster. Isopachs are in Shapefile format. Rasters are in both ESRI grid and ASCII grid formats. This GIS data set was produced for the Great Artesian Basin Water Resource Assessment and used in: Figure 3.2 of Ransley TR and Smerdon BD (eds) (2012) Hydrostratigraphy, hydrogeology and system conceptualisation of the Great Artesian Basin. A technical report to the Australian Government from the CSIRO Great Artesian Basin Water Resource Assessment. CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship, Australia. Figure 3.3 of Smerdon BD, Ransley TR, Radke BM and Kellett JR (2012) Water resource assessment for the Great Artesian Basin. A report to the Australian Government from the CSIRO Great Artesian Basin Water Resource Assessment. CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship, Australia. This dataset and associated metadata can be obtained from www.ga.gov.au, using catalogue number 76538. LINEAGE (Continued from Lineage field due to space constraints) METHOD: Data covering the areas of Upper Darling, Lower Namoi was supplied by the NSW government. Contours in the Macquarie region NSW were interpreted from the Cenozoic isopachs taken from Macaulay, S. & Kellett, J. (2009) Lower Balonne Deep Lead tertiary isopach contours captured from a National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality report (Chamberlain, T. & Wilkinson, K., 2004; Kellett et.al. 2004). Isopachs in the southern portion of the GAB were captured from the Cainozoic Structural Features page 22 of Palaeogeographic Atlas of Australia: Cainozoic (Langford & Wilford, 1995) Isopachs over the Poolowanna Trough and Cooper Basin region were taken from Tertiary Stratigraphy and Tectonics, Eromanga Basin (Moussavi-Harami, R. & Alexander, E., 1998) Isopachs in the central Eromanga Basin, Queensland came from Senior 1978. Position and boundary of the Condamine Basin from Klohn, Crippen & Berger, 2011 - feasibility of injecting CSG water into the central Condamine Alluvium - Summary. Report prepared for department of Environment and Resource Management, Queensland, 8p. Isopachs came from the Cainozoic Structural Features page 22 of Palaeogeographic Atlas of Australia: Cainozoic (Langford & Wilford, 1995) Drill-hole data sourced from PIRSA (2007) and GABLOG (Habermehl, 2001) databases, Gibson et al 1974, and well completion reports from GSQ (Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines, 2012). Data were used to interpolate a surface using the Topo to Raster tool in the ArcGIS Spatial analyst toolset and the resulting raster was clipped to the Great Artesian Basin Water Resource project boundary. Isopach contours were generated from the raster, using the Contour tool in the 3d analyst toolset in ArcGIS. METHOD
Google map showing geographic bounding box with values North bound -8.3908 East bound 149.7524 West bound 132.4269 South bound -33.8519

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Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia)

Date (publication)

2013-01-01T00:00:00

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dataset

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geoscientificInformation

GA Catalogue Number

76538 Product http://www.ga.gov.au/metadata-gateway/metadata/record/76538/

Keywords

GIS Dataset
geology
groundwater
stratigraphy
AU-NSW
AU-QLD
AU-SA
Hydrogeology

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English

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Geographic Extent

North bound
-8.3908
East bound
149.7524
West bound
132.4269
South bound
-33.8519

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