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About Potential Fields


VIDL Network introduces you to Potential Fields, or more specifically, gravity and magnetics. The experience allows you to review some applications of these data or to embark on solving a specific geologic problem. Magnetic data are a little more complicated to use since the magnetic field is dipolar. This means that a magnetized body’s signature (anomaly) character has a minimum and a maximum, [...]

Example University Class Supplements


Example University Class Supplements Overview to Gravity Applications for Oil/Gas/Mineral Exploration Introduction to Airborne Radiometrics Full-Tensor Gravity Gradiometry Interpretation of Basement Structure Gravity Applications for Exploration Magnetic Application for Minerals Exploration

Required Skill Level


Required Skill Level   Inquire with VIDL Support to discuss the level of expertise you seek for your students. The Skill Level Chart can be used as a guide to establish a desired level of expertise. There are module prerequisites for the projects and several projects require a specific level of expertise before beginning. VIDL Support can help you establish prerequisites and the level of expertise [...]

Resources Available to Students


Resources Available to Students include: Reference Library – reading list Databases, if required for a Project Database Search Assistance VIDL Support is available to subscribers to answer questions pertaining to the University micro-site

Example University Lab Exercises


Example University Lab Exercises All questions pertaining to the science will be forward to the Professor Environmental Compliance: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Environmental Compliance: Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Organic Chemistry Laboratory Know-How-Tools 2D Magnetic Structural Modeling

Topics Currently Available


Topics Currently Available The VIDL Network offers students a variety of applied science applications. The current topics cover: Environmental Compliance Environmental Sciences Organic chemistry lab tools Overview to Gravity Applications for Oil/Gas/Mineral Exploration Introduction to Airborne Radiometrics Full-Tensor Gravity Gradiometry Interpretation of Basement Structure Qualitative Interpretation of datasets and more at The exploration applications not only apply to oil/gas/mineral industry but to other [...]

How It Works


How It Works  The purpose of VIDL Network is to combine on-line module training sessions with the execution of real-data-based projects in order to reinforce learning goals. Our main objective is to inform on what ‘a science’ can do, how is it used, and reasons why. The VIDL-student will navigate the VIDL Network website based on how the University has selected. VIDL Network will build [...]

Faculty Assistance Programs


Faculty Assistance Programs University Deans and Professors now have the best online courses and projects in applied sciences available to support student learning through the VIDL Network. With VIDL Network, faculty members can: Supplement class coursework Expand topic versatility Customize modules and real-data-based project bundles Provide relevant and challenging lab exercises VIDL Network is an easy-to-use online learning experience that combines training courses with hands-on [...]

Residual Gravity Field


The shorter wavelength component of the attributed to density Bouguer gravity field contrasts within high density basement and/or the lower density overburden. Anomalies in the residual field are usually of exploration interest. A first residual is a difference field obtained by subtracting the regional gravity field from the Bouguer gravity field.



The degree of homogeneity in Euler's equation, interpreted physically as the fall-off rate with distance and geophysically as a structural index (SI). Values vary from 1 to 3 according to magnetic or gravity source body geometry.


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