Use of satellite magnetic anomalies for tectonic lineament studies

R. R.B. Von Frese, W. J. Hinze, C. A. McGue, D. N. Ravat

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Satellite magnetometer observations provide important constraints for studies of lineaments which in general are manifestations of regional tectonic stresses or compositional variations in the lithosphere. Recently developed procedures for spherical-earth inversion, modeling and reducing high-elevation magnetic observations for external fields and orbital altitude variations, enhance the utility of satellite magnetic anomalies for lineament analysis. The unique regional dimensions of lithospheric interpretation which satellite magnetic observations offer is demonstrated by considering Magsat scalar anomalies for the effects of the core field, these anomalies show considerable correlation with tectonic features, distinctly reflecting the difference of lineament trends due to the compressive deformation and extensional tectonics. -Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-180
Number of pages10
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (all)


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