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( The Southern African MagnetoTelluric EXperiment)

The most recent phase (IV) of fieldwork was finished in June 2008. An additional 151 broadband MT sites, 30 long-period MT sites and 22 AMT sites were deployed in Namibia, Botswana and South Africa, and demanded a lot of logistical skills and support - especially for the part inside the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR).

The map shows the total site coverage of the SAMTEX project (phase I - IV).


JGR - solid Earth paper:

Miensopust, M. P., A. G. Jones, M. R. Muller, X. Garcia and R. L. Evans.

Lithospheric structures and Precambrian terrane boundaries in northeastern Botswana revealed through magnetotelluric profiling as part of the Southern African Magnetotelluric Experiment (SAMTEX)

JGR - solid Earth, accepted 29th October 2010.

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