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Magnetization modeling in the north and equatorial Atlantic Ocean using MAGSAT dataMagsat 2 x 2-deg scalar anomalous-magnetic-field data (Langel et al., 1982) for the northern and equatorial Atlantic are inverted and combined with physiographic data and laboratory results on the magnetization of oceanic rocks and the oceanic crust to construct models explaining the shorter-wavelength component of the anomalies. An annihilator is applied to the inversion results to eliminate reverse-magnetized sources and facilitate comparisons of areas inverted separately, and a latitude effect on source spacing is tentatively attributed to greater noise contamination at lower latitudes. It is found that remanent magnetization combined with considerable crustal thickening can best explain the high intensity levels observed, although viscous magnetization or contamination of the data by noncrustal sources must also be considered.
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Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Hayling, K. L. (Miami Univ. FL, United States)
Harrison, C. G. A. (Miami, University FL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
November 10, 1986
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume: 91
ISSN: 0148-0227
Subject Category
Distribution Limits