3D geospatial model of the Australian continent from geologically constrained inverse modeling of Earth's gravity and magnetic fields

  • Betts, Peter (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Ailleres, Laurent (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Jessell, Mark (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • de Kemp, Eric (Partner Investigator (PI))

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Project Description

    Inverse modelling of the Earth's magnetic and gravity fields will be used to construct continental-scale 3D geospatial models of the Australian crust. The models will delineate major structures and discontinuities within the crust. Magnetic and gravity fields allow imaging of the crust between the Earth's surface and deeper lithosphere, providing a way to connect deep structure and surface geology to understand the 3D geometry of continents. Gravity and magnetic inverse models will be guided by uncertainty analysis of geological constraints, which is a unique approach to integrate geological and geophysical analysis. Such models will have implications for resource exploration and hazard recognition.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/1131/12/16

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC)
    • Australian Research Council (ARC)
    • Monash University
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD260,000.00
    • Stillwell Award

      David Hugh Moore (Recipient), Betts, Peter (Recipient) & Walter David Michael Hall (Recipient), 2016

      Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)