Radiometric potassium grid of SA Exploration Initiative, Area D3, 1994 survey
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The radiometric, or gamma-ray spectrometric method, measures the natural variations in the gamma-rays detected near the Earth's surface as the result of the natural radioactive decay of potassium (K), uranium (U) and thorium (Th). The data collected are processed via standard methods to ensure the response recorded is that due only to the rocks in the ground. The results produce datasets that can be interpreted to reveal the geological structure of the sub-surface. The processed data is checked for quality by GA geophysicists to ensure that the final data released by GA are fit-for-purpose.
This radiometric potassium grid has a cell size of 0.001 degrees (approximately 110m) and shows potassium element concentration of the SA Exploration Initiative, Area D3, 1994 survey. The data used to produce this grid was acquired in 1994 by the SA Government, and consisted of 16682 line-kilometres of data at 400m line spacing and 80m terrain clearance.
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This rSA0719_D3k.nc grid is an airborne-derived radiometric potassium grid for the SA Exploration Initiative, Area D3, 1994 survey. The survey was acquired under the project No. 719 for the geological survey of SA. The grid has a cell size of 0.001 degrees (approximately 110m). A total of 16682 line-kilometres of data at a line spacing of 400m were acquired to produce this grid. To constrain long wavelengths in the grid, an independent data set, the Australia-wide Airborne Geophysical Survey (AWAGS) airborne magnetic data, was used to control the base levels of the survey grid (Milligan et al., 2009). This survey grid is essentially levelled to AWAGS. Details of the specifications of individual airborne surveys can be found in the Fourteenth Edition of the Index of Airborne Geophysical Surveys (Percival, 2014). This Index is also available online at http://pid.geoscience.gov.au/dataset/79134. Further up to date information about individual surveys can also be obtained online from the Airborne Surveys Database at http://www.ga.gov.au/oracle/argus/.
The original grid was converted from ERMapper (.ers) format to netCDF4_classic format using GDAL1.11.1. The main purpose of this conversion is to enable access to the data by relevant open source tools and software. The netCDF grid was created on 2016-08-29T10:51:42 and has its y-axis indexed Southward-positive.
Milligan, P.R., Minty, B.R.S., Richardson, M. & Franklin, R., 2009. The Australia-wide Airborne Geophysical Survey accurate continental magnetic coverage. Preview, No. 138, p. 1-128.
Percival, P.J., 2014. Index of airborne geophysical surveys (Fourteenth Edition).
Geophysical Data Collection - Airborne Geophysics
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This rSA0719_D3k.nc grid includes airborne-derived radiometric potassium data for the SA Exploration Initiative, Area D3, 1994 survey acquired for the geological survey of SA