The Prediction of Gravity

  1. Hyman Orlin
  1. G. P. Woollard and
  2. W. E. Strange

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM009p0096

Gravity Anomalies: Unsurveyed Areas

Gravity Anomalies: Unsurveyed Areas

How to Cite

Woollard, G. P. and Strange, W. E. (1966) The Prediction of Gravity, in Gravity Anomalies: Unsurveyed Areas (ed H. Orlin), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.. doi: 10.1029/GM009p0096

Author Information

  1. Hawaii Institute of Geophysics, University Of Hawaii, Honolulu

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1966

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900094

Online ISBN: 9781118664018



  • Big Horn Mountains;
  • Crust and mantle density determination;
  • Earth curvature;
  • Free-air gravity;
  • Gravity prediction;
  • Isostatic anomaly


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Prediction of Gravity in Restricted Areas Having Some Gravity Control

  • Prediction of Gravity in Unsurveyed Areas

  • Effect of Changes in Crustal Density

  • Relation of Crustal Thickness to Surface Elevation

  • Determination of Density Contrast Between the Crust and Mantle

  • Evaluation of Regional Isostatic Conditions

  • The Geologic Effects

  • Conclusion Regarding the Prediction of Gravity in Unsurveyed Areas