pure and applied geophysics

, Volume 77, Issue 1, pp 5–10 | Cite as

A new technique of interpreting gravity and vertical magnetic anomalies due to infinite horizontal cylindrical ore bodies

  • B. S. R. Rao
  • T. K. S. Prakasa Rao
  • T. Haranath Babu


A novel method of interpreting gravity and magnetic anomalies is presented here. Two diagrams of master curves, one for gravity and the other for vertical magnetic interpretation are presented. They are useful in calculating the depth of burial and the radius of infinite horizontal cylindrical bodies irrespective of density contrast or strength and direction of magnetisation. This method also enables us to infer the direction of magnetisation, resultant intensity of magnetisation and from them the susceptibility contrast; and density contrast. ThoughHenderson [8]2) reported the applicability of continuations and derivatives in the interpretation of magnetic anomalies for the first time, the authors have treated them in a more exhaustive manner in the present paper to obtain valuable relationships.


Burial Magnetic Anomaly Density Contrast Cylindrical Body Master Curf 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. S. R. Rao
  • T. K. S. Prakasa Rao
    • 1
  • T. Haranath Babu
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of GeophysicsAndhra UniversityWaltairIndia

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