Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2122/5096
AuthorsGambetta, M. 
TitleModal decomposition of magnetic maps: the case of Cape Roberts aeromagnetic survey, Antarctica
Issue Date2009
Series/Report no.2/52 (2009)
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/2122/5096
KeywordsMagnetic mapping
Digital Enhancement
Eigenvalues
HRAM
Subject Classification05. General::05.05. Mathematical geophysics::05.05.99. General or miscellaneous 
AbstractThis paper proposes a digital enhancement tool for magnetic anomaly maps. The magnetic anomaly map is decomposed by means of Eigenvalue Decomposition into a number of orthogonal bases. The dataset is then filtered accordingly to a specific variance pattern. The dataset is decomposed and the eigenvalues population is inspected so that the variance is evaluated yielding the definition of two thresholds. Subsequently, the dataset is reconstructed into three subsets which hold different features respectively. The proposed filtering procedure is first tested with a synthetic signal and then applied to the data of Cape Roberts (Antarctica) aeromagnetic survey, flown over an off-shore rift basin. The proposed method appears to be efficient in noise removal and acts as a digital enhancement tool which provides TMI anomaly maps revealing hidden lineaments, otherwise not visible. The methodology effectiveness as a hidden lineaments detection tool has been checked against independent data.
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