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  • Article
  • Open Access

Reference field for the airborne magnetic data

Earth, Planets and Space201450:BF03352126

  • Received: 7 June 1996
  • Accepted: 9 April 1998
  • Published:


A comparison of satellite and surface surveys of geomagnetic anomalies is performed. A special regional aeromagnetic survey was carried out at the Urals. Different models of the reference field for the region under investigation were studied. A reference field has been constructed using polynomial of 4-th order. The long-wavelength component of the anomalous magnetic field was selected. It is shown that when dividing the magnetic field of the Earth into a main and anomalous parts by spherical harmonic analysis, a large part of the magnetic field from the crust is included within the main field model. A model of the crustal magnetization of the Northern Eurasia is constructed.


  • Magnetic Anomaly
  • Reference Field
  • Aeromagnetic Data
  • Spherical Harmonic Analysis
  • Spherical Harmonic Series