Magnetic Anomalies, Modeling
The magnetic anomalies of planetary lithosphere reflect the lateral variations of magnetization in the upper most part of the lithosphere that is colder than the Curie temperature of its magnetic minerals. The variations may arise from several processes, such as intrusive bodies with different magnetization than the country rocks, the juxtaposition of crustal blocks of different magnetization through plate tectonics, and the creation of the oceanic crust during different core field polarity periods.
This research was supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada.
- Arkani-Hamed, J., 1988. Differential reduction to the pole of regional magnetic anomalies. Geophysics, 53: 1592–1600.Google Scholar
- Arkani‐Hamed, J., and Dyment, J., 1996. Magnetic potential and magnetization contrast of Earth's lithosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research, 101: 11,401–11,425.Google Scholar
- Backus, G.E., 1970. Non‐uniqueness of the external geomagnetic field determined by surface intensity measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research, 75: 6339–6341.Google Scholar
- Blakely, R., 1996. Potential Theory in Gravity and Magnetic Applications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
- Mayhew, M.A., 1979. Inversion of satellite magnetic anomaly data. Journal of Geophysical Research, 45: 119–128.Google Scholar
- Parker, R.L., and Huestis, S.P., 1974. The inversion of magnetic anomalies in the presence of topography. Journal of Geophysical Research, 79: 1587–1593.Google Scholar
- Telford, W.M., Geldard, L.P., and Sheriff, R.E., 1990. Applied Geophysics, 2nd edn. New York: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar