Geologic interpretation of the aeromagnetic survey in the Agourai area (Central Morocco)

Bouya, Nawal and Ouardi, Hmidou El and Habibou, Hassania El and Ansan, Véronique and Mercier, Eric (2013) Geologic interpretation of the aeromagnetic survey in the Agourai area (Central Morocco). Central European Geology, 56 (4). pp. 381-395. ISSN 1788-2281


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Abstract The aim of this work is to interpret the geologic structures of the Agourai area (Paleozoic and Mesozoic structures) from processed magnetic maps. The detected magnetic anomalies from different standard methods used in aeromagnetism (Residual map, RTP map, horizontal gradient map) were compared to geologic structures and permit enhancing the mapping quality of some areas, and thus defining many geologic features. Existing geologic maps and geologic field studies allow interpreting some detected anomalies. It was thus possible to define the limits between the Paleozoic basement and the Mesozoic cover, to determine magnetic anomalies according to NE-SW trends compatible with the regional geologic structures and finally to detect a NE to SW-oriented fault system in the Mesozoic cover of the Agourai Plateau. Despite the reliability of this approach, some folded basaltic sills occurring in this region were not well detected, probably because of their reduced thickness.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QE Geology / földtudományok
Depositing User: Ágnes Sallai
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2017 11:12
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2023 12:43

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