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The global map reveals that the Bangui anomaly is not unique and
indicates that such studies using satellite data could have significant
applications to energy and mineral studies on continental or global scales.
However, to have practical applications it is necessary to obtain
measurements from satellites that are designed for such studies.
Global measurements of the Earth's magnetic field
During the past 5 years the U.S. Geological Survey and Goddard Space Flight Center have cooperated in the analysis of presently available satellite magnetometer data. The principal objective of this project has been the identification of anomalies having geological significance. Additionally, these data are used in fulfilling Federal responsibility for supplying geomagnetic information for use in navigation, charting, and as a reference in geophysical prospecting.
Even though the presently available satellite magnetometer data are not particularly suited for analysis of geological anomalies, the work done in this project indicates the potential for a satellite magnetometer as an effective geological/geophysical tool. A preliminary global magnetic anomaly map has been produced by analysis of existing satellite data (Regan and others, 1975). Verification of several distinct anomalies was obtained by examining detailed satellite data and by comparison with available aeromagnetic and geologic data. One of the most striking anomalies occurs in central Africa. This anomaly, termed the Bangui anomaly, was discovered by satellite and confirmed by aircraft measurements. A detailed interpretation of this anomaly indicates that it is caused by a massive, complex regional geological body that has several associated major mineral deposits.
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Two AESOP's will be installed at high-elevation manned hydrometeorological data-collection sites. Data will be relayed via the GOES
satellite and the existing high-speed data link between the World Weather Building in Suitland, Maryland, and the Bureau of Reclamation's Environmental Data Network computer in Denver, Colorado. A record will be maintained on all maintenance required during the test period, and the transmitted data will be compared with on-site data.
Other uses of Data Collection Platforms are noted as follows:
- National Park Service is using the GOES system to monitor water
GS Geologic Division is cooperating with NOAA in a study of the
- GS geologists are also using the GOES system to monitor variations in the abundance of helium in the soil in remote Nevada locations. The information is used in earthquake prediction research.