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Magnetic Techniques

The magnetic method is the study of the distribution of magnetic minerals in the upper 20-30km of the earth's crust. The magnetic method may also be used to estimate the thickness of the crust or to constrain temperatures in the crust using the Curie isotherm (the temperatures at which minerals lose their strong magnetic properties), whichever is shallower.[1]




References
  1. http://www.ipgp.fr/~diament/Imageries%20Gravi-Mag/Nabighian_etal_Mag.pdf http://www.cflhd.gov/resources/agm/geoApplications/SurfaceMethods/911MagneticMethods.cfm http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/JB087iB06p04846/abstract