Articles | Volume 5, issue 1
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 5, 181–192, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-5-181-2016
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 5, 181–192, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-5-181-2016

Review article 06 Jun 2016

Review article | 06 Jun 2016

Magnetic airborne survey – geophysical flight

Erick de Barros Camara and Suze Nei Pereira Guimarães

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This paper provides a technical review process in the area of airborne acquisition of geophysical data, with emphasis for magnetometry. In summary, it addresses the calibration processes of geophysical equipment as well as the aircraft to minimize possible errors in measurements. The corrections used in data processing and filtering are demonstrated with the same results as well as the evolution of these techniques in Brazil and worldwide.