nerc.ac.uk

East Antarctica magnetically linked to its ancient neighbours in Gondwana

Ebbing, Jörg; Dilixiati, Yixiati; Haas, Peter; Ferraccioli, Fausto ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9347-4736; Scheiber-Enslin, Stephanie. 2021 East Antarctica magnetically linked to its ancient neighbours in Gondwana. Scientific Reports, 11 (1), 5513. 11, pp. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-84834-1

Before downloading, please read NORA policies.
[img]
Preview
Text (Open Access)
© The Author(s) 2021.
s41598-021-84834-1.pdf - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.

Download (3MB) | Preview

Abstract/Summary

We present a new magnetic compilation for Central Gondwana conformed to a recent satellite magnetic model (LCS-1) with the help of an equivalent layer approach, resulting in consistent levels, corrections that have not previously been applied. Additionally, we use the satellite data to its full spectral content, which helps to include India, where high resolution aeromagnetic data are not publically available. As India is located north of the magnetic equator, we also performed a variable reduction to the pole to the satellite data by applying an equivalent source method. The conformed aeromagnetic and satellite data are superimposed on a recent deformable Gondwana plate reconstruction that links the Kaapvaal Craton in Southern Africa with the Grunehogna Craton in East Antarctica in a tight fit. Aeromagnetic anomalies unveil, however, wider orogenic belts that preserve remnants of accreted Meso- to Neoproterozoic crust in interior East Antarctica, compared to adjacent sectors of Southern Africa and India. Satellite and aeromagnetic anomaly datasets help to portray the extent and architecture of older Precambrian cratons, re-enforcing their linkages in East Antarctica, Australia, India and Africa.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-84834-1
ISSN: 2045-2322
Additional Keywords: Geomagnetism, Geophysics, Tectonics
Date made live: 10 Mar 2021 12:17 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/529872

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

Downloads for past 30 days

Downloads per month over past year

More statistics for this item...