Gravity anomalies of irregularly shaped two-dimensional bodies with constant horizontal density gradient

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An equation to compute the gravity anomalies of two-dimensional (2-D) bodies with density contrast varying with depth (z axis) was developed by Murthy and Rao (1979). I develop an equation for computing the gravity anomalies of 2-D bodies with constant horizontal density gradient. By combining this equation with the equation of Murthy and Rao, I estimate the depth of the sedimentary basin which is adjacent to the master fault associated with the Rio Grande rift in New Mexico, where the density is assumed to decrease basinward from the fault (Cordell, 1979).

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Gravity anomalies of irregularly shaped two-dimensional bodies with constant horizontal density gradient
Series title Geophysics
DOI 10.1190/1.1442680
Volume 54
Issue 4
Year Published 1989
Language English
Publisher Geological Society of America
Contributing office(s) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description 3 p.
First page 528
Last page 530
Country United States
State New Mexico
Other Geospatial Rio Grande Rift
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