Gravity Interpretation

Fundamentals and Application of Gravity Inversion and Geological Interpretation

Authors: Jacoby, Wolfgang, Smilde, Peter L.

  • Application and interpretation of gravity data for both geophysicists and geologists
  • Basis for using and understanding large data sets (satellite missions)
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Gravity interpretation involves inversion of data into models, but it is more. Gravity interpretation is used in a “holistic” sense going beyond “inversion”. Inversion is like optimization within certain a priori assumptions, i.e., all anticipated models lie in a limited domain of the a priori errors. No source should exist outside the anticipated model volume, but that is never literally true. Interpretation goes beyond by taking “outside” possibilities into account in the widest sense. Any neglected possibility carries the danger of seriously affecting the interpretation. Gravity interpretation pertains to wider questions such as the shape of the Earth, the nature of the continental and oceanic crust, isostasy, forces and stresses, geol- ical structure, nding useful resources, climate change, etc. Interpretation is often used synonymously with modelling and inversion of observations toward models. Interpretation places the inversion results into the wider geological or economic context and into the framework of science and humanity. Models play a central role in science. They are images of phenomena of the physical world, for example, scale images or metaphors, enabling the human mind to describe observations and re- tionships by abstract mathematical means. Models served orientation and survival in a complex, partly invisible physical and social environment.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Johannes, Wolfgang Jacoby (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Fundamentals of Gravity, Elements of Potential Theory

    Johannes, Wolfgang Jacoby (et al.)

    Pages 23-111

  • Observations and Field Activities

    Johannes, Wolfgang Jacoby (et al.)

    Pages 113-149

  • Gravity Anomalies and Disturbances: Reductions and Analyses

    Johannes, Wolfgang Jacoby (et al.)

    Pages 151-179

  • Qualitative Interpretation

    Johannes, Wolfgang Jacoby (et al.)

    Pages 181-231

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gravity Interpretation
Book Subtitle
Fundamentals and Application of Gravity Inversion and Geological Interpretation
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-85329-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-85329-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-85328-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44850-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 395
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