The NRL airborne geophysics program
The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has been conducting large area, reconnaissance aerogeophysical surveys in the Arctic since 1991. In projects funded by the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, the Office of Naval Research, and the National Science Foundation, NRL has surveyed all of Greenland and nearly two-thirds of the Arctic Ocean basin during the course of eight field seasons. Simultaneously, NRL has developed system and methodology improvements for airborne gravimetry. These improvements have addressed all aspects of the survey from instrumentation to aircraft operation to data processing. In this paper we address both the Arctic survey and the system improvement aspects of our aerogeophysical program.
KeywordsAirborne gravimetry airborne geophysics potential fields of the Arctic Ocean
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