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pure and applied geophysics

, Volume 159, Issue 11–12, pp 2659–2671 | Cite as

Curie Point Depths of Macedonia and Thrace, N. Greece

  • A. Stampolidis
  • G. N. Tsokas

Abstract 

— The aeromagnetic data of Macedonia and Thrace were used to produce Curie point estimates. The data were high pass filtered to remove components arising from topography and magnetic core fields which were not adequately modeled by a DGRF. The depth to the centroid, z 0, of the deepest distribution of the magnetic dipoles was obtained by computing a least-squares fit to the lowest-frequency segment of the azimuthally averaged log power spectrum. The average depth to the top of the deepest crustal block was computed as the depth to the top, z t , of the second lowest-frequency segment of the spectrum. The depth to the bottom of the deepest magnetic dipoles, the inferred Curie point depth, was then calculated from z b =2z 0 − z t . The Curie depth estimates for Macedonia and Thrace range between 11.2 and 17.3 km. These results are consistent with the depths inferred by extrapolating known geothermal gradient and heat-flow values.

Key words: Curie point depth (CPD), power spectrum, Macedonia and Thrace. 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag Basel, 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Stampolidis
    • 1
  • G. N. Tsokas
    • 1
  1. 1.Geophysical Laboratory, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GR 540 06, Thessaloniki, Greece. E-mail: astamp@lemnos.geo.auth.grGR

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