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TitreEuler deconvolution of the analytic signal and its application to magnetic interpretation
AuteurKeating, P; Pilkington, M
SourceGeophysical Prospecting vol. 52, no. 3, 2004 p. 165-182
LiensAbstract - Résumé
Année2004
Séries alt.Commission géologique du Canada, Contributions aux publications extérieures 2001177
Documentpublication en série
Lang.anglais
Mediapapier
Sujetslevés magnétiques; champ magnétique; filons rocheux; applications par ordinateur; Archéen; perturbations magnétiques; géophysique; géomathématique
Illustrationsformulae; graphs; bar graphs
Résumé(disponible en anglais seulement)
Euler deconvolution and the analytic signal are both used for semi-automatic interpretation of magnetic data. They are used mostly to delineate contacts and obtain rapid source depth estimates. For Euler deconvolution, the quality of the depth estimation depends mainly on the choice of the proper structural index, which is a function of the geometry of the causative bodies. Euler deconvolution applies only to functions that are homogeneous. This is the case for the magnetic field due to contacts, thin dikes and poles. Fortunately, many complex geological structures can be approximated by these simple geometries. In practice, the Euler equation is also solved for a background regional field. For the analytic signal, the model used is generally a contact, although other models, such as a thin dike, can be considered. It can be shown that if a function is homogeneous, its analytic signal is also homogeneous. Deconvolution of the analytic signal is then equivalent to Euler deconvolution of the magnetic field with a background field. However, computation of the analytic signal effectively removes the background field from the data. Consequently, it is possible to solve for both the source location and structural index. Once these parameters are determined, the local dip and the susceptibility contrast can be determined from relationships between the analytic signal and the orthogonal gradients of the magnetic field. The major advantage of this technique is that it allows the automatic identification of the type of source. Implementation of this approach is demonstrated for recent high-resolution survey data from an Archean granite-greenstone terrane in northern Ontario, Canada.
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