Aeromagnetic Surveys in Afghanistan: An Updated Website for Distribution of Data

Open-File Report 2011-1055
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Because of its geologic setting, Afghanistan has the potential to contain substantial natural resources. Although valuable mineral deposits and petroleum resources have been identified, much of the country's potential remains unknown. Airborne geophysical surveys are a well accepted and cost effective method for obtaining information about the geological setting of an area without the need to be physically located on the ground. Owing to the current security situation and the large areas of the country that have not been evaluated by geophysical exploration methods, a regional airborne geophysical survey was proposed. Acting upon the request of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ministry of Mines, the U.S. Geological Survey contracted with the Naval Research Laboratory to jointly conduct an airborne geophysical and remote sensing survey of Afghanistan.

Suggested Citation

Shenwary, G.S., Kohistany, A.H., Hussain, S., Ashan, S., Mutty, A.S., Daud, M.A., Wussow, M.D., Sweeney, R.E., Phillips, J.D., Lindsay, C.R., Kucks, R.P., Finn, C.A., Drenth, B.J., Anderson, E.D, Abraham, J.D., Liang, R.T., Jarvis, J.L., Gardner, J.M., Childers, V.A., Ball, D.C., and Brozena, J.M., 2011, Aeromagnetic surveys in Afghanistan—An updated website for distribution of data: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1055, 8 p.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

ISSN: 0196-1497 (print)

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Afghanistan Aeromagnetic Survey
  • Data Processing Details
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Aeromagnetic surveys in Afghanistan: An updated website for distribution of data
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2011-1055
DOI 10.3133/ofr20111055
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Crustal Geophysics and Geochemistry Science Center
Description iii, 8 p.; downloads directory
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
Google Analytic Metrics Metrics page
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