In 1960 Roland G. Henderson, of the U.S. Geological Survey, published a comprehensive system fro computation of first and second derivatives of potential fields and the continuation of fields to levels above or below the plane of observation. In our study a Fortran IV program (HNDRSN2), based on Henderson's algorithm, uses map data digitized at an equally spaced grid interval. Output from program HNDRSN2 includes maps of the field continued upward or downward from one to five grid units and first and second derivative maps on the surface and on selected downward continued levels. Test cases demonstrate the reliability of the program in standard analyses of gravity and magnetic fields.



Rudman, A. J., and Blakely, R. F., 1975, Fortran program for the upward and downward continuation and derivatives of potential fields: Indiana Geological Survey Occasional Paper 10, 23 p., 2 figs., 5 app.


You may also like:

Keywords: gravity, magnetic, geophysics, program

Can't find what you're looking for? Feel free to contact us directly:

Indiana Geological and Water Survey
420 N. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
812-855-7636 (phone)
812-855-2862 (fax)
IGWSinfo@indiana.edu

IGS Return Policy

  • Original sales receipt required.
  • Returns accepted within 30 days of purchase date.
  • Refund will be issued by the same method of payment as purchased.
  • Products must be returned in the same new condition as purchased.
  • Refunds on custom orders and digital products are NOT allowed.
  • Customers are responsible for paying shipping costs to return products.

Updated 8/19/2020