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ATV magnetometer systems for efficient ground magnetic surveying

April 1, 2011

Ground magnetic data contain information, not pre-sent in aeromagnetic data, which may be useful for precisely mapping near-surface faults and contacts, as well as constraining or aiding interpretation of other geophysical methods. However, collecting ground magnetic data on foot is labor-intensive and is therefore limited to small surveys. In this article, we present two newly developed all-terrain vehicle (ATV) magnetometer systems that significantly expand the survey area that is possible in a ground magnetic survey without greatly reducing the quality of data.

Publication Year 2011
Title ATV magnetometer systems for efficient ground magnetic surveying
DOI 10.1190/1.3575284
Authors Noah D. Athens, Jonathan M. G. Glen, Robert L. Morin, Simon L. Klemperer
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title The Leading Edge
Index ID 70190472
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Geology and Geophysics Science Center