Articles | Volume 7, issue 3
Research article
09 May 2016
Research article |  | 09 May 2016

Geopotential field anomalies and regional tectonic features – two case studies: southern Africa and Germany

Monika Korte and Mioara Mandea

Data sets

Magnetic Survey Data Form British Geological Survey

Enhanced Magnetic Model (EMM2010) NOAA

International Centre for Global Earth Models (ICGEM) GFZ Potsdam

Short summary
We investigated characteristics of magnetic anomalies over southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana) and Germany on different scales and also compared them to gravity gradient anomalies. Such anomalies provide information relevant to understanding geological and tectonic structures. Our results indicate a better agreement between anomalies caused by shallow and deeper structures in the southern African area than in the German area.