The inversion of static potential geophysical data by means of the generalized linear inverse of a matrix is discussed. The method provides the unique distribution of anomalous permeability or density, as the case may be, which gives rise to the observed data and which has a minimum total sum of squares of variation. It is shown that the same results can be achieved by the application of Fourier transform theory which leads to a better understanding of the process and reduces the amount of computation. In the case of magnetic data due to a vertical earth's field, it is shown that the method is the same as upward continuation.

This content is PDF only. Please click on the PDF icon to access.

First Page Preview

First page PDF preview
You do not currently have access to this article.