Abstract

Transformation of gravity or magnetic anomaly maps into isodepth maps of a surface separating two homogeneous media may be accomplished by (1) systematically estimating an average depth and density or magnetization contrast for the surface and (2) using an iterative method to adjust local depths compared to the average depth of the surface. Average depth, density or magnetization contrast, and iterative adjustment of local depths are determined using the Fourier transform of the field to be interpreted and that of the field generated by an equivalent surface.This leads us to propose a method of estimating the average depth of the sources and a distribution function for the depths and then a complete and very economical algorithm for the calculation of the corresponding equivalent surface.

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