Weighted Euler deconvolution of gravity data Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Euler deconvolution is used for rapid interpretation of magnetic and gravity data. It is particularly good at delineating contacts and rapid depth estimation. The quality of the depth estimation depends mostly on the choice of the proper structural index and adequate sampling of the data. The structural index is a function of the geometry of the causative bodies. For gravity surveys, station distribution is in general irregular, and the gravity field is aliased. This results in erroneous depth estimates. By weighting the Euler equations by an error function proportional to station accuracies and the interstation distance, it is possible to reject solutions resulting from aliasing of the field and less accurate measurements. The technique is demonstrated on Bouguer anomaly data from the Charlevoix region in eastern Canada.

publication date

  • September 1998