What is it about?

Rocks retain a magnetic memory at the time of their formation, called magnetic remanence. Remanence preserves information about ancient magnetic fields. We use an unpiloted aerial vehicles (UAV) and a magnetic sensor to map some of the largest magnetic remanence values on earth.

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Why is it important?

This study is important for setting up a workflow to carry out magnetic mapping in remote environments, such as planetary studies and to highlight the challenges operating UAVs in areas with highly magnetic rocks.

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This page is a summary of: UAV magnetics over the Bjerkreim-Sokndal Intrusion, Rogaland, Norway: A first look, The Leading Edge, February 2023, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, DOI: 10.1190/tle42020090.1.
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