Accession Number : AD0617356

Title :   THE RELATION OF GRAVITY ANOMALIES TO SURFACE ELEVATION, CRUSTAL STRUCTURE AND GEOLOGY.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. (Final),

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON GEOPHYSICAL AND POLAR RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Woollard,George P.

Report Date : DEC 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 337

Abstract : This report represents a study to determine the degree to which gravity values are related to surface elevation, geology and crustal structure. This study was prompted by the need for gravitational information on a world-wide basis for geodetic studies and the fact that gravitational information is lacking or not available for about threefourths of the earth's surface. If a set of reliable general relations could be established between surface elevation, crustal and geologic parameters and gravity values, it would be possible to overcome in large measure this serious handicap. The study presented is based upon relations observed in North America, Australia, Europe, India, South Africa, and the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean Basins. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GRAVITY, STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY), (*STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, GRAVITY), (*GEODESICS, GRAVITY), GEOPHYSICS, TERRAIN, NORTH AMERICA, AUSTRALIA, EUROPE, INDIA., SOUTH AFRICA, ATLANTIC OCEAN, PACIFIC OCEAN, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE