Published Oct 26, 2010

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Saad Bakkali

Mahacine Amrani

Lahcen Bahi



This paper reports the results and interpretations of gravity signatures of the transformed map of Bouguer gravity anomalies of the Tangier-Tetuan area according with the data provided by aerial and terrestrial gravimetric surveys carried out in that area. Filtering analysis based on classic signal process was applied. Operators signal process like vertical gradient, horizontal gradient and downward continuation were used. This study also brings the possibility to define other adequate methods under consideration for the analysis of the gravity of the Tangier-Tetuan area.


anomalías gravimétricas - Marruecos, filtrado espacial, series de FourierGravity anomalies — Morroco, spatial filtering, Fourier series

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How to Cite
Bakkali, S., Amrani, M., & Bahi, L. (2010). About spatial filtering responses of the bouguer gravity anomalies map of the North of Morocco . Ingenieria Y Universidad, 11(1). Retrieved from