Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica

, Volume 51, Issue 3, pp 423–438 | Cite as

Anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility of rocks in the Rayleigh Law region: Modelling errors arising from linear fit to non-linear data

  • F. Hrouda


The anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility (AMS) within the Rayleigh Law range was investigated theoretically, using mathematical modelling. It was revealed that the orientations of the principal susceptibilities and the shape parameter vary with field so weakly that these variations can be regarded as negligible from the practical point of view. The degree of AMS increases with field according to the degree of anisotropy of the initial susceptibility used and according to the intensity of susceptibility change with field of the mineral considered. The degree of AMS calculated using linear theory is very near to the degree of AMS following from the analysis of AMS within the Rayleigh Law range. If it is desirable to correct the field-dependent degree of AMS, a simple technique is suggested based on measurement of the AMS in two fields.

Key words

anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility Rayleigh Law mathematical model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Hrouda
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.AGICO Inc.BrnoCzech Republic
  2. 2.Institute of Petrology and Structural GeologyCharles UniversityPraha 2Czech Republic

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