Improved techniques in data analysis and interpretation of potential fields: examples of application in volcanic and seismically active areas

A. Rapolla, F. Cella, M. Fedi, G. Florio


Geopotential data may be interpreted by many different techniques, depending on the nature of the mathematical equations correlating specific unknown ground parameters to the measured data set. The investigation based on the study of the gravity and magnetic anomaly fields represents one of the most important geophysical approaches in the earth sciences. It has now evolved aimed both at improving of known methods and testing other new and reliable techniques. This paper outlines a general framework for several applications of recent techniques in the study of the potential methods for the earth sciences. Most of them are here described and significant case histories are shown to illustrate their reliability on active seismic and volcanic areas.


gravimetry;potential fields;geomagnetism;signal enhancement techniques

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Published by INGV, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - ISSN: 2037-416X