The gravity field of the Rhenish Massif

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Authors:Jacoby, W. R.; Joachimi, H.; Gerstenecker, C. E.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Univ. Frankfurt, Inst. Meteorol. und Geophys., Frankfurt, Federal Republic of Germany
Other:
Univ. Frankfurt, Federal Republic of Germany
Fachbereich Geowiss. Senckenberganlage, Federal Republic of Germany
Tech. Hochsch. Darmstadt, Inst. Phys. Geod., Federal Republic of Germany
Volume Title:Plateau uplift; the Rhenish Shield; a case history
Volume Authors:Fuchs, Karl; von Gehlen, Kurt; Mälzer, Hermann; Murawski, Hans; Semmel, Arno
Source:Plateau uplift; the Rhenish Shield; a case history, Karl Fuchs, Kurt von Gehlen, Hermann Mälzer, Hans Murawski and Arno Semmel, p.247-258. Publisher: Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany. ISBN: 3-540-12577-9
Publication Date:1983
Note:In English. 28 refs.Int. Lithosphere Prog.; Publ. No. 0104; sects., sketch maps
Summary:The gravity field gives important information about the deep structure of the Rhenish massif and is presented as the Bouguer anomaly, the free air anomaly and the geoid. The Bouguer anomaly contour map is still a preliminary map; the anomaly is positive over the eastern massif and negative over the western. It shows a peculiar ring pattern about a centre in the east Eifel/Neuwied basin region and a pattern of narrow lows radiating into the western quadrants. Most of these features correspond with distinct tectonic units. Special attention is given to the problems of constructing a homogeneous gravity map from inhomogeneous data. [J.M.H.]
Subjects:Bouguer anomalies; Free-air anomalies; Geoid; Geophysical methods; Geophysical surveys; Gravity anomalies; Gravity methods; Patterns; Surveys; Central Europe; Eifel; Europe; Germany; Molasse Basin; Rhenish Schiefergebirge; Rhineland-Palatinate Germany; Neuwied Basin; West Germany
Abstract Numbers:85M/3238
Record ID:1986037188
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom, Reference includes data from PASCAL, Institute de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
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