There are several standard corrections that are applied to any gravity data set. The module starts with  a summary on what is a gravity system and a description of the two main types: absolute and relative. We review how gravity can measure density and/or structural variations. That leads you the main objective of the module which is to discuss the different standard gravity corrections that are applied to all gravity data sets: the theoretical ellipsoidal gravity (latitude correction), atmospheric effect, height (Free Air) correction, and terrain effects (Bouguer correction). And continue through the additional gravity corrections that are applied specifically to airborne surveys: the Eötvös correction and removing of the aircraft motion.

Learning Objectives

After completing this module, participants will come to understand the:

  • Standard Gravity Corrections Applied to Airborne and Ground Surveys, and
  • Additional Airborne Only Gravity Corrections.