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TitleGeological Survey of Canada aeromagnetic surveys: design, quality assurance, and data dissemination
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AuthorCoyle, M; Dumont, R; Keating, P; Kiss, F; Miles, W
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 7660, 2014, 48 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/295088
Year2014
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatpdf
Subjectsgeophysics; geophysical surveys; aeromagnetic surveys; analytical methods; exploration methods; field data methods
Illustrationslocation maps; diagrams; photographs; plots
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Natural Resources Canada Library - Ottawa (Earth Sciences)
 
ProgramRae Province Project Management, GEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals
Released2014 08 18
AbstractThe Geological Survey of Canada has acquired aeromagnetic data over much of the Canadian landmass and continues to acquire data in support of geological mapping projects. With the evolution of aeromagnetic survey technology over the last 65 years, the GSC has defined, applied, and refined survey design, survey specifications, quality control procedures, post-processing standards, and publication products to ensure quality data acquisition and delivery.
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Aeromagnetic surveys measure the total intensity of the earth's magnetic field. The magnetic field reflects magnetic properties of bedrock and provides qualitative and quantitative information used in geological mapping. Understanding the geology will help geologists map the area, assist mineral/hydrocarbon exploration activities, and provide useful information necessary for communities, aboriginal associations, and government to make land use decisions. This document outlines the rationale and specifications for survey design, quality assurance and data dissemination employed by the GSC's Airborne Geophysics Section.
GEOSCAN ID295088