Masters Theses

Abstract

"A computer program is presented which estimates the trend in a rectangular array of gravity measurements. It is assumed that the regional trend of gravity may be estimated by a low-order polynomial. The method of least-squares is applied to solve for the low-order polynomial which best approximates this trend. Gram orthogonal polynomials are used in the solution of this least-squares surface fit. The program is tested on a known polynomial and on some hypothetical Bouguer gravity data and found to approximate the ʺregional trend of gravity in these cases. The importance of eliminating any significant noise in the observations before solving for the polynomial estimate of the trend is emphasized. It is also noted that the residuals need not be normally distributed with a zero mean in order to produce a reasonable approximation to the true residual Bouguer gravity map"--Abstract, page [ii].

Advisor(s)

Zenor, Hughes M., 1908-2001

Committee Member(s)

Spokes, Ernest M., 1916-1995
Rechtien, Richard Douglas

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Geophysical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1967

Pagination

vi, 60 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 48-50).

Rights

© 1967 Stanley D. Thompson, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Gravity -- Measurement
Gravity anomalies
Least squares -- Computer programs

Thesis Number

T 2074

Print OCLC #

5994731

Electronic OCLC #

802261781

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