pure and applied geophysics

, Volume 120, Issue 2, pp 365–374 | Cite as

A Fourier transform method for the interpretation of self-potential anomalies due to two-dimensional inclined sheets of finite depth extent

  • D. Atchuta Rao
  • H. V. Ram Babu
  • G. D. J. Sivakumar Sinha


The self-potential anomaly due to a two-dimensional inclined sheets of finite depth extent has been analysed in the frequency domain using the Fourier transform. Expression for the Fourier amplitude and phase spectra are derived. The Fourier amplitude and phase spectra are analysed so as to evaluate the parameters of the sheet. Application of this method on two anomalies (synthetic and field data) has given good results.

Key words

Fourier transform method Self-potential anomalies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Atchuta Rao
  • H. V. Ram Babu
  • G. D. J. Sivakumar Sinha
    • 1
  1. 1.National Geophysical Research InstituteHyderabadIndia

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