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A method for quantitative interpretation of selfpotential measurementsNormal access

Author: P. Meiser
Journal name: Geophysical Prospecting
Issue: Vol 10, No 2, June 1962 pp. 203 - 218
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2478.1962.tb02009.x
Organisations: Wiley
Language: English
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The paper deals with the calculation of the potential distribution over various polarized bodies; the potential profiles are plotted on a double-logarithmic net. For a quantitative evaluation the field graphs, plotted likewise in a logarithmic scale, are compared with model graphs. The method is explained by means of several examples, in which potential graphs of a single, as well as of several disturbing bodies lying close to each other, are interpreted. The practical examples have been derived from selfpotential measurements which were carried out above graphite deposits in the southern Bavarian woods.

This method is generally valid for the interpretation of potential graphs of arbitrary dipoles. Therefore it can also be applied – in a slightly modified form – for the interpretation of magnetic measurements. An appropriate method of interpretation for this purpose is being prepared.

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