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Processing and applications in microgravity surveysNormal access

Journal name: Geophysical Prospecting
Issue: Vol 27, No 4, December 1979 pp. 848 - 861
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2478.1979.tb01002.x
Organisations: Wiley
Language: English
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An economic and precise processing system for microgravity surveys is presented. Three computer processing modes covering areal ground and underground measurements, measurements in vertical shafts, and measurements of vertical gravity gradients with a 3 m high tower are dealt with.

Diagrams for manual calculation of gravity effects of prismatic walls, vertical shafts, and horizontal galleries, as well as programs for calculation of accurate terrain corrections and corrections for gravity effects of bodies with complicated ground-plan are proposed.

The method of processing microgravity data is two to three times quicker than any traditional way, with maximum accuracy preserved in resulting gravity micro-anomalies. Applications from the field of mining geophysics and archaeology are included.

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