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Introduction to potential fields: Gravity

Explanation of the Earth's gravitational field, emphasizing how USGS scientists measure gravity and portray these measurements on maps. Explains terminology of gravity anomaly maps and their relationship to the rock types and other geologic features.

U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 239-95
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Geophysics, Gravimeter measurement, Gravitational field (earth)
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