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Alaska and Yukon magnetic compilation, residual total magnetic field

December 20, 2017

This map is a compilation of aeromagnetic surveys over Yukon and eastern Alaska. Aeromagnetic surveys measure the total intensity of the earth's magnetic field. The field was measured by a magnetometer aboard an aircraft flown in parallel lines spaced at 200 m to 10000 m across the map area. The magnetic field reflects magnetic properties of bedrock and provides qualitative and quantitative information used in geological mapping. Understanding the geology will help geologists map the area, assist mineral/hydrocarbon exploration activities, and provide useful information necessary for communities, aboriginal associations, and government to make land use decisions. This survey was flown to improve our knowledge of the area. It will support ongoing geological mapping and resource assessment.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2017
Title Alaska and Yukon magnetic compilation, residual total magnetic field
DOI 10.4095/301695
Authors W. Miles, Richard W. Saltus, N. Hayward, D. Oneschuk
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Other Government Series
Series Title Open File
Series Number 7862
Index ID 70193498
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center