ABSTRACT

A semiautomatic method to determine the location and depth of thin dykes is introduced. The ratio of analytic signal amplitudes of orders 0 and 1 of the magnetic anomaly from a thin dike was used to give the distance r to the dike. Local minima of r gave the depth to the dike, and the position of these minima gave its horizontal location. Because in the method we used just the magnetic field and its first-order derivatives, it was less sensitive to noise than were higher order derivative-based methods. Once the position of the dike has been determined, then its dip and susceptibility-thickness product can be calculated from the analytic signal amplitude, providing that the magnetization vector is known.

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