Articles | Volume 10, issue 3
Solid Earth, 10, 697–712, 2019
Solid Earth, 10, 697–712, 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.

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Subject area: Crustal structure and composition | Editorial team: Geodesy, gravity, and geomagnetism | Discipline: Geodesy
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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.