Articles | Volume 10, issue 3
Solid Earth, 10, 697–712, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-10-697-2019
Solid Earth, 10, 697–712, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-10-697-2019

Research article 23 May 2019

Research article | 23 May 2019

Joint analysis of the magnetic field and total gradient intensity in central Europe

Maurizio Milano et al.

Data sets

An ellipsoidal harmonic representation of Earth's lithospheric magnetic field to degree and order 720 (http://geomag.org/models/MF7.html) S. Maus https://doi.org/10.1029/2010GC003026

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Short summary
In this work we aim to interpret the extended magnetic low visible at satellite altitudes above central Europe by performing a joint analysis of magnetic field and total gradient intensity maps at low and high altitudes. Here we demonstrate that such a magnetic anomaly is mainly a result of the contrast between two crustal platforms differing strongly in geological and magnetic properties. Synthetic model tests have been created to support our modeling.