Some Aspects of the Interpretation of Gravity Data for the Study of Regional and Local Structures

  • Antonio Rapolla
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 11)


During last years a tremendous improvement has been made in all the fields of geophysical prospecting. While other geophysical techniques have strongly gained efficiency also by the advent of a new generation of equipments and of field techniques, in the gravity prospecting field, this improvement has only been caused by the advent of computers which are more and more used in all the phases of treatment of data, i.e. data reduction, data analysis, data interpretation. Basic concepts in gravity prospecting techniques and instrumentation have in fact practically remained inaltered. The precision and the detailing that have been gained in gravity data interpretation have enormously increased the benefit to cost ratio for this methodology in respect to other geophysical techniques.


Gravity Field Gravity Anomaly Gravity Data Gravity Effect Bouguer Anomaly 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Rapolla
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  1. 1.Institute of Geology and GeophysicsUniversity of NaplesNaplesItaly

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