Elevation Difference and Bouguer Anomaly Analysis Tool (EDBAAT) User's Guide

Open-File Report 2017-1036
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This report describes a software tool that imports gravity anomaly point data from the Gravity Database of the United States (GDUS) of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and University of Texas at El Paso along with elevation data from The National Map (TNM) of the U.S. Geological Survey that lie within a user-specified geographic area of interest. Further, the tool integrates these two sets of data spatially and analyzes the consistency of the elevation of each gravity station from the GDUS with TNM elevation data; it also evaluates the consistency of gravity anomaly data within the GDUS data repository. The tool bins the GDUS data based on user-defined criteria of elevation misfit between the GDUS and TNM elevation data. It also provides users with a list of points from the GDUS data, which have Bouguer anomaly values that are considered outliers (two standard deviations or greater) with respect to other nearby GDUS anomaly data. “Nearby” can be defined by the user at time of execution. These outputs should allow users to quickly and efficiently choose which points from the GDUS would be most useful in reconnaissance studies or in augmenting and extending the range of individual gravity studies.

Suggested Citation

Smittle, A.M., and Shoberg, T.G., 2017, Elevation Difference and Bouguer Anomaly Analysis Tool (EDBAAT) user’s guide: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2017–1036, 9 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171036.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Elevation Difference and Bouguer Anomaly Analysis Tool
  • Programming References
  • Discussion
  • Summary
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Elevation Difference and Bouguer Anomaly Analysis Tool (EDBAAT) User's Guide
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2017-1036
DOI 10.3133/ofr20171036
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Center for Geospatial Information Science (CEGIS)
Description Report: iv, 9 p.; Software
First page 1
Last page 9
Online Only (Y/N) Y