Abstract

The geomagnetic perturbation fields due to conductivity discontinuities in the Earth are investigated. Two models, one in which the discontinuity extends to infinite depth, and a second one which consists of a dike of finite depth are considered. The perturbation fields are studied for several different frequencies of the alternating inducing field for each model. Both the H-polarization and E-polarization cases are considered and the perturbation field component profiles as a function of height above the surface of the conducting region are studied. The perturbation fields are strongly dependent on frequency, and significant differences are exhibited between the H-polarization and E-polarization cases.

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