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Magnetic Crustal Thickness in Greenland from CHAMP and Ørsted Data

  • Cathrine Fox Maule
  • Michael E. Purucker
  • Nils Olsen

Summary

The magnetic crustal thickness of Greenland and the surrounding area is determined by inversion of gridded values of the magnetic radial component as given by the IDEMM model, which is based on CHAMP and Ørsted data alone, and by the Comprehensive Model (CM4), which is based on satellite and observatory data.

After correcting for the remanent magnetization, we determine the vertically integrated magnetization of the crust. Making some simplifying assumptions about the susceptibility, the thickness of the magnetic crust is determined by iteratively improving an initial crustal thickness model using the equivalent source magnetic dipole method.

Key words

Magnetic crustal thickness Greenland 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cathrine Fox Maule
    • 1
  • Michael E. Purucker
    • 2
  • Nils Olsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Planetary ScienceCopenhagen ØDenmark
  2. 2.Goddard Space Flight CenterRaytheon ITSS at Geodynamics BranchGreenbeltUSA

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