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Number 11 (2014)

Research on the Design of Survery Lines in a Marine Magnetic Survey

May 6, 2015


The planning of a marine magnetic survey requires careful consideration in the design of the survey lines to ensure the results of the survey meet expected standards. This paper describes various evaluation methods to determine an optimal survey line layout for a marine magnetic survey that conforms to Chinese marine magnetic survey Standards. Various survey line layouts are tested using simulated data to evaluate the interpolation precision between neighbouring survey lines and the magnetic anomaly map. The test results provide a recommended process to determine the rationality and the optimal layout of the survey line pattern for undertaking marine magnetic surveys.