Southern Stuart Corridor AEM SkyTEM® airborne electromagnetic data
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This package contains airborne electromagnetic (AEM) data from the "SkyTEM helicopter EM Southern Stuart region" survey which was flown over an area between Alice Springs and Tennant Creek, Northern Territory during July - August 2017. The area is comprised of 9666 line km in total.
The aim of the survey is to provide at a reconnaissance scale:
a) trends in regolith thickness and variability
b) variations in bedrock conductivity
c) conductivity of key bedrock (lithology related) conductive units under cover
d) the groundwater resource potential of the region
e) palaeovalley systems known to exist in the region.
This report lists the SkyTEM system information and specifications relevant for this
survey, and describes the processing carried out on the data.
Geoscience Australia commissioned the survey as part of the Exploring for the Future (EFTF) program. The EFTF program is led by Geoscience Australia (GA), in collaboration with the Geological Surveys of the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, and is investigating the potential mineral, energy and groundwater resources in northern Australia and South Australia. The EFTF is a four-year $100.5 million investment by the Australian Government in driving the next generation of resource discoveries in northern Australia, boosting economic development across this region (https://www.ga.gov.au/eftf).