IJG  Vol.6 No.3 , March 2015
Lithological Characterization and Its Application Based on Three-Dimensional Structure-Coupled Joint Inversion of Gravity and Magnetic Data
Author(s) Junjie Zhou1,2*, Xingdong Zhang1,2, Chunxiao Xiu1,2
ABSTRACT
Incorporating structural-coupling constraint, known as the cross-gradients criterion, helps to improve the focussing trend in cross-plot of multiple physical properties. Based on this feature, a post-processing technique is studied to characterize the lithological types of subsurface geological materials after joint inversion. A simple domain transform, which converts two kinds of participant physical properties into an artificial complex array, is adopted to extract anomalies manually from homogenous host rock. A synthetic example shows that structure-coupled joint inverted results tend to concentrate on the feature trends in the cross-plot, and the main geological targets are recovered well by a radius-azimuth plot. In a field data example, the lithological characterization reveals that the main rock types interpreted in the study area agree with the geological information, thus demonstrating the feasibility of this technique.

Cite this paper
Zhou, J. , Zhang, X. , Xiu, C. (2015) Lithological Characterization and Its Application Based on Three-Dimensional Structure-Coupled Joint Inversion of Gravity and Magnetic Data. International Journal of Geosciences, 6, 230-237. doi: 10.4236/ijg.2015.63016.
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