First stage of INTRAMAP: INtegrated Transantarctic Mountains and Ross Sea Area Magnetic Anomaly Project

M. Chiappini, F. Ferraccioli, E. Bozzo, D. Damaske, J. C. Behrendt


INTRAMAP (INtegrated Transantarctic Mountains and Ross Sea Area Magnetic Anomaly Project) is an international effort to merge the magnetic data acquired throughout the "Ross Sea Antarctic Sector" (south of 60°S between 135°-255°E) including the Transantarctic Mountains (TAM), the Ross Sea, Marie Byrd Land, and the Pacific coast, and also to begin the compilation efforts for new data over the Wilkes Basin. This project is a component of the continental scale Antarctic Digital Magnetic Anomaly Project (ADMAP). The first stage of INTRAMAP addresses the analysis and merging of GITARA (1991-1994) and GANOVEX (1984) aeromagnetic surveys together with ground magnetic data (1984-1989). The combined data sets cover an area of approximately 30 km2 over Victoria Land and adjacent Ross Sea. Map and profile gridding were implemented to integrate the data sets. These approaches are studied for improving existing strategies to adopt for the whole magnetic compilation effort. The final microlevelled grid that we produce is a new tool for regional interpretation of the main tectonic and geologic features of this sector of Antarctica.


magnetic anomalies;Antartica;magnetic map compilation;potential field data

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