Abstract

New methods for 2-D modeling of gravity anomaly data are developed following an approach that uses both analytic and numerical methods of integration. The forward-model solution developed here is suitable to calculate the gravity effect caused by a 2-D source body bounded either laterally or vertically by continuous functions. In our models, the density contrast is defined by a second-order polynomial function of depth and distance along the profile. We present several examples to show that our models are capable of accommodating a broad variety of geologic structures.

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