The Tellus airborne geophysical surveys and results

Hodgson, James; Young, Mike. 2016 The Tellus airborne geophysical surveys and results. In: Young, M.E., (ed.) Unearthed: impacts of the Tellus surveys of the north of Ireland. Dublin, Ireland, Royal Irish Academy, 11-31, 80pp.

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The Tellus airborne geophysical survey of Northern Ireland was flown in 2005–6 and the Tellus Border survey of the six most northern counties of the Republic of Ireland in 2011-2. Together the two surveys covered a region of approximately 25,000 km2, or 30% of the land surface of the island of Ireland. Three parameters were measured and mapped: magnetic field, electrical conductivity and gamma radiation. These parameters vary significantly between the different rocks found in this region, and data from these surveys have proved valuable in supporting geological mapping, environmental monitoring and mineral prospecting. This chapter describes the operations and summarises the results and some of the geoscience research that followed.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
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Programmes: BGS Programmes > Geological Survey of Northern Ireland
ISBN: 9781908996879
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 19 Jan 2017 16:07 +0 (UTC)

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