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High-precision gravity correction methods for loess, plateau areas, a case study
Pages: 89-93
Year: Issue:  2

Keyword:  high precision gravity surveygravity anomalydensityloess correctionterrain correction;
Abstract: The loess plateau is featured by a sharply undulated and remarkably incised surface. The sharp surface undulation means great variation of loess thickness. Since the loess layer exhibits significant density contrast with the underlying formation, a high frequency gravity anomaly with a certain magnitude will appear. The high frequency gravity anomaly can result in some difficulties for processing and interpreting the gravity data, thereby reducing the usefulness of gravity surveys in loess plateau areas. We carried out a high precision gravity survey in the SHJZ structural zone. During data processing, we applied terrain and loess corrections to effectively remove or suppress the gravity effect resulting from surface undulation and variation of loess thickness. We obtained high precision gravity data which matches well with other geophysical data. The comprehensive interpretation based on the final gravity data help to study local structure integrated with other published geophysical data.
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