Masters Theses


"A simple method is developed for the calculation of the magnetic effect due to three-dimensional bodies. The method is based on the use of surface integration instead of volume integration. Thus, any three-dimensional body can be considered as having two surfaces, upper and lower, with magnetic pole distributions. Simple equations based on potential theory have been derived for the calculation of the vertical component and total intensity due to these surface distributions of poles. The anomalous field of the body can be obtained by subtracting the effect due to one of the surfaces from that of the other.

The method can be applied to the interpretation of magnetic anomalies arising mainly from structures or polarization contrasts in the magnetic basement rocks.

The calculations have been programmed in a fixed point system for the Royal McBee LGP-30 electronic digital computer. The programs may be used for either vertical magnetometer data or total intensity data. Application to some theoretical models establishes the relative accuracy of the method.

The technique has been presented as an application of the digital computer to magnetic interpretation where the time required to obtain computed results is an economic factor"--Abstract, page ii.


Zenor, Hughes M., 1908-2001

Committee Member(s)

Proctor, Paul Dean, 1918-1999
Proctor, Paul Dean, 1918-1999
Erkiletian, Dickran Hagop, Jr.


Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Geology


Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date



viii, 108 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-66).


© 1962 Afif Hani Saad, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Magnetic anomalies -- Computer simulation
Magnetic anomalies -- Mathematical models

Electronic digital computers

Thesis Number

T 1393

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