pure and applied geophysics

, Volume 109, Issue 1, pp 1796–1809 | Cite as

Geoelectromagnetic variations over a sloping ocean floor up to and including the coastline

  • James N. Towle


The electric and magnetic field variations over an arbitrarily sloping ocean floor are represented in series of Bessel functions forH-polarized uniform plane wave excitation. Calculation of the spatial variations of electric eurrents and apparent resistivity near a coastline will determine the usefulness of the magnetotelluric method in this application.


Apparent Resistivity Axial Magnetic Field Conductivity Anomaly Coastal Effect Tangential Electric Field 
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© Birkhäuser-Verlag 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • James N. Towle
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  1. 1.School of Electrical EngineeringPurdue UniversityLafayetteUSA

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