Accession Number:

ADA090370

Title:

Microgravimetry and the Measurement and Application of Gravity Gradients,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Gravimetry is the science which studies the earths gravitational field in all its aspects. Applied gravimetry involves measurements of the vertical component of the gravitational field g sub z and the attempt to deduce geologic structure from the data. Any inversion of the gravity data to yield a possible causative mass or density distribution will be nonunique as with inversions of all potential field data however, by coupling geological constraints and other available geophysical data, the range of feasible solutions can be narrowly bracketed. Commonly, the objective of gravimetric exploration is the location of structural stratigraphic environments typical of oil and gas or ore deposits.

Subject Categories:

  • Geodesy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE