New digital data base helps to map North America
Article first published online: 19 OCT 2006
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 82, Issue 30, pages 325–330, 24 July 2001
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2001), New digital data base helps to map North America, Eos Trans. AGU, 82(30), 325–330, doi:10.1029/01EO00190., , , and (
- Issue published online: 19 OCT 2006
- Article first published online: 19 OCT 2006
A new effort is underway to compile an upgraded digital magnetic anomaly data base and map for the North American continent by 2002. This program is a joint effort by the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and Consejo de Recursos Minerales de Mexico (CRM). An integrated, readily accessible, modern digital data base of magnetic anomaly data spanning North America will be a powerful tool for evaluating the structure, geologic processes, and tectonic evolution of the continent, and may also be used to help resolve societal and scientific issues that span national boundaries. Maps derived from the digital data base will provide a view of continentalscale trends not available in individual data sets, help link widely separated areas of out-crop, and unify disparate geologic studies.