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A Solution-space Approach to the Euler Deconvolution of Map DataNormal access

Author: G.R.J. Cooper
Event name: 11th SAGA Biennial Technical Meeting and Exhibition
Session: Numerical Methods
Publication date: 16 September 2009
Organisations: SAGA
Language: English
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The application of Euler deconvolution is a common first step in many potential field interpretation projects, however the method is well known for producing large numbers of 'sprays' of solutions which can make the interpretation more difficult. A solution-space approach is taken here, wherein the half-space is discretised into cubes and the number of possible solutions to Eulers' equation that have a particular structural index is counted. This number is a measure of the probability that a potential field source with that structural index is present at that location. The method is demonstrated on gravity data from South Africa.

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