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Initial Results using GPS Navigation with the Foerster Magnetometer System at the World Heritage Site of Cyrene,Libya.

By Christopher F. Gaffney, Vincent L. Gaffney, R. Cuttler and R. Yorston


noThis Short Report summarizes some initial results using real time GPS to navigate and collect magnetometer data using Foerster sensors and a magnetic cart. The Foerster system is primarily aimed at the detection of buried ordnance and, by comparison to some other magnetometer sensors, the reported sensitivity is relatively low. However, the sensors require no alignment in the field, nor does the system require a regular contiguous grid to be established across the survey area. The latter means that data grids of different sizes and orientation can be measured and stitched together as part of data restoration prior to processing. The accurate positioning of the data means that `staggering┬┐, which is often seen in time-based collection strategies, is not apparent in the data; overall less processing is required to produce a final image than is required for other fluxgate instruments. Data from a survey at Cyrene are reproduced to illustrate the strengths of the syste

Topics: Foerster Magnetometer System, Cyrene,Libya, Fluxgate magnetometer, Real time GPS, De-striping, Topography
Year: 2008
DOI identifier: 10.1002/arp.330
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Provided by: Bradford Scholars
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