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Airborne magnetic and radiometric survey, western Arkansas, 2022

September 29, 2023

This publication provides digital flight line data for a high-resolution magnetic and radiometric survey over part of western Arkansas. The airborne geophysical survey was funded by the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program. The survey covers a rectangular area 91.55 by 92.15 kilometers (km) over the transition between the Ouachita Mountains and Ozark Plateau physiographic provinces and includes 31,006 line-km of magnetic and radiometric data. Data were collected from a fixed-wing aircraft flown at a median terrain clearance of 170 meters (m) above topography along north-south flight lines spaced at 300-m intervals. Tie lines were flown in an east-west direction every 3,000 m. Data were collected by EON Geosciences Inc. under contract with the USGS using a fixed-wing aircraft with a magnetometer mounted in the tail stinger and a fully calibrated gamma-ray spectrometer. The survey operated out of the Branson, Missouri airport from April of 2022 to May of 2022. Files that are available in this publication include flight line data for the magnetic survey, flight line data for the radiometric survey and a report describing the survey parameters, field operations, quality control and data reduction procedures. A zip file is provided that contains the contractor's deliverable products that includes Geosoft databases and grids for this magnetic and radiometric survey and the report describing the survey and data reduction. These products can be accessed using the free software Geosoft Viewer or the commercial Oasis Montaj software.

Publication Year 2023
Title Airborne magnetic and radiometric survey, western Arkansas, 2022
DOI 10.5066/P9RC44VO
Authors Chelsea M Amaral, Anne E McCafferty, Dylan M Connell
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry Science Center