Error analysis for gravity interpretation using stanley’s gradient method

Sayyadul Arafin, John M. Stanley

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In a paper read at the 25th International Geological Congress, Sydney, 1976 Stanley described a simplified method for interpreting gravity anomalies due to contact and dyke-like structures. The method involved the assumptions of considerable depth extent relative to thickness of overburden, infinite strike length, and in the case of a dyke, a depth of burial much greater than the width. In real situations these assumptions may not always be justified. We now evaluate the limits to which the approximations may be extended before unsatisfactory errors are introduced to the interpreted structural parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-148
Number of pages5
JournalExploration Geophysics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geology


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