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GCAGS Transactions


Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions
Vol. 19 (1969), Pages 143-153

Profile Analysis - A Geologically Oriented Gravity Interpretation

Clint F. Fagg, Daniel E. Herlihy


A byproduct of the examination of three different analytical methods of reducing gravity data to a form useful to the geologist is the presentation of the local gravitational field of one complete quadrangle in the Jurassic trend of Mississippi. The major salt dome minima are qualitatively confirmed by all three methods, although the quantitative effects vary. The more subtle effects of the Jurassic features are more susceptible to distortion by the process of removing the influence of regional density changes. The least distorting method of regional removal is shown to be the interlocking profile network. This technique obtains the most definitive resolution of the local gravitational effects of deep, low volume structures.

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