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Filtering potential field data by modifying its amplitude and phase in the space domainNormal access

Author: G.R.J. Cooper
Journal name: Geophysical Prospecting
Issue: Vol 67, No 2, February 2019 pp. 455 - 464
DOI: 10.1111/1365-2478.12722
Organisations: Wiley
Language: English
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Potential field datasets are commonly broken down in the space domain into amplitude (total gradient, or analytic signal amplitude) and phase (tilt angle) components as part of the data processing and interpretation procedure. However, it is possible to reconstruct the data again in the space domain from the amplitude and phase, and if they have been modified then a filtered dataset will be produced. For example, modified derivatives and filters which are based on them (such as the tilt angle and the theta map) can be produced. In addition, the modification of the data amplitude prior to the reconstruction of the signal allows controllable automatic gain control filters to be designed. The procedures are demonstrated on aeromagnetic and gravity data from Southern Africa.

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