Fortran program for the upward and downward continuation and derivatives of potential fields (1975)

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Authors: Albert Rudman
Robert Blakely

ABSTRACT: 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., 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 fig.

Notes: 5 appendices.


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Keywords: gravity, magnetic, geophysics, program

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