National Petroleum Reserve Alaska: Aerial Gamma Ray and Magnetic Survey data; USGSEntry ID: EARTH_INT_USGS_NPRA_GAMMA_MAG1
Abstract: The National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (NPRA) is located in the
primitive wilderness of Alaska's North Slope. The U.S. Geological
Survey (USGS) began some geological surveying in this area in the eary
1900's, and the U.S. Navy began geological and geophysical surveys and
drilling in 1945 to appraise the petroleum potential of the Reserve.
Information on surveys ... prior to 1955 may be obtained from the Branch of
Alaskan Geology, Alaska Technical Data Unit, Mail Stop 48, U.S. Geological
Survey, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025.
AERIAL GAMMA RAY AND MAGNETIC DATA
Radiometric and magnetic profiles from 1977 are available from USGS.
Aerial data were recorded at 1-sec intgervals from a helicopter about
800 feet above the terrain with average ground speed of 100m/hr.
Included with the data set are 5 index maps, 2 record location maps, 2
residual total magnetic-field profile maps, and an interpreted
These files are available as Open-File Report 95-835.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: V. J. S. Grauch and Esther Castellanos
Dataset Title: REVISED DIGITAL AEROMAGNETIC DATA FOR AREAS IN AND ADJACENT TO THE NATIONAL PETROLEUM RESERVE AREA (NPRA), NORTH SLOPE, ALASKA
Dataset Series Name: Open File Reports
Dataset Release Date: 1995
Dataset Publisher: USGS
Issue Identification: Open-File Report 95-835Online Resource: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1995/ofr-95-0835/
Start Date: 1977-01-01Stop Date: 1978-12-31
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: online ftp, www
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-08-14