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  • Total Magnetic Intensity (TMI) Colour Composite Image of Australia with Variable Reduction to Pole (VRTP) 2015 The file is an image created from magmap_v6_2015_VRTP a Variable Reduction to Pole TMI grid of the Australian region with a grid cell spacing of ~3 seconds of arc (approximately 80 m). This image only includes airborne-derived TMI data for onshore and near-offshore continental areas. Matching of the grids for the 6th Edition TMI anomaly grid of Australia was achieved using a program called Gridmerge, which was originally developed within Geoscience Australia and has now been commercialised. This program was used to merge 41 new surveys to the 5th Edition Total Magnetic Intensity Anomaly Grid of Australia (Milligan et al., 2010). The 5th Edition merged 795 individual grids to create the compilation and to constrain long wavelengths, an independent data set, the Australia-wide Airborne Geophysical Survey (AWAGS) airborne magnetic data, was used to control the base levels of those survey grids which overlapped the AWAGS data (Milligan et al., 2009). As the 5th Edition was used as a base grid for the Gridmerge operation the new 6th Edition 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), which is included with the grid as a PDF document called magmap_V6_2015.pdf. This Index is also available online at http://pid.geoscience.gov.au/dataset/ga/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 VRTP processing followed Cooper and Cowan's (2005) differential reduction to pole up to 5th order polynomial. Magnetic inclination and declination were derived from the IGRF-11 geomagnetic reference model (Finlay et al., 2010) using a data representative date of January 2005 and elevation 300 m. Grid downloads: The VRTP Magnetic Map of Australia grid can be downloaded using the Geophysical Archive Data Delivery System (GADDS) on the Australian Government's Geoscience Portal at http://www.geoscience.gov.au/gadds File size: At full resolution, the VRTP Magnetic Map of Australia grid has 41882 rows and 50591 columns and has a file size of approximately 8.3 Gb in ERMapper format. Note that, because of GADDS file size limits, it is not possible for clients to download very large areas of the grid at full resolution. Clients wishing to do so should contact Geoscience Australia to make special arrangements to have the complete grid dataset provided on a user-supplied portable hard drive. Milligan, P.R., Franklin, R., Minty, B.R.S., Richardson, L.M. and Percival, P.J., 2010. Magnetic Anomaly Map of Australia (Fifth Edition), 1:5 000 000 scale, Geoscience Australia, Canberra. Percival, P.J., 2014. Index of airborne geophysical surveys (Fourteenth Edition). Geoscience Australia Record 2014/014.

  • The Radiometric Map of Australia dataset comprises grids of potassium (K), uranium (U) and thorium (Th) element concentrations, and derivatives of these grids. The third edition was derived by seamlessly merging 45 new survey grids with the Second Edition Radiometric Map of Australia (Minty et al., 2010). Details of the specifications of individual airborne surveys can be found in the Fourteenth Edition of the Index of Airborne Geophysical Surveys (Percival, 2014), which is included with the grid as a PDF document. This Index is also available online at http://pid.geoscience.gov.au/dataset/ga/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/. Matching of the grids in the database was achieved using a program called Gridmerge, which was originally developed within Geoscience Australia and has now been commercialised. This program was used to merge 45 new surveys to the Second Edition Radiometric Map of Australia. The second edition merged over 550 individual grids to create the compilation (Minty et al., 2009) and the Australia-wide Airborne Geophysical Survey (AWAGS) airborne radiometric data was used to control the base levels of those survey grids which overlapped the AWAGS data (Milligan et al., 2009). As the second edition was used as a base grid for the Gridmerge operation the new Third Edition is essentially levelled to AWAGS. Cell sizes: The cell sizes of the original survey grids range from 50 m through 800 m, but most have a cell size of about 100 m. The 45 original survey grids were levelled and then re-sampled, using Newton 4th Order local operator onto the Second Edition Radiometric Map of Australia Grids with a cell size of about 100m (0.001 degrees). Filtering: Potassium, uranium, thorium and dose rate grid are available in both filtered and unfiltered versions. The low-pass filtering was achieved by applying a 7-point, degree-3 Savitzky-Golay filter (Savitzky & Golay, 1964) to each of the original survey grids prior to grid merging. Projections and Datums: The grids are stored as geodetic grids based on the GDA94 datum, but can be re-projected prior to downloading. Grid downloads: The Radiometric Map of Australia grids can be downloaded using the Geophysical Archive Data Delivery System (GADDS) on the Australian Government's Geoscience Portal at http://www.geoscience.gov.au/gadds File sizes: At full resolution, each Radiometric Map of Australia grid has 34761 rows and 40954 columns. Each grid has a file size of approximately 5.3 Gb in ERMapper format. Note that, because of the file sizes, GADDS will not allow users to do download the grids at full resolution. Users wishing to access the grids at full resolution should contact Geoscience Australia to make arrangements to have the data supplied on a portable hard drive.

  • Gravity Anomaly Greyscale Image of the Australian Region - 2010 An image made from the grid that represents gravity anomalies of the Australian region. The grid combines accurate onshore gravity measurements, with satellite data over the offshore region. The cell values represent simple Bouguer anomalies at a density of 2.67 tonnes per cubic metre onshore and free-air anomalies offshore. The grid cell size is 0.5 minutes of arc, which is equivalent to about 800 metres.