Magnetotellurics (MT) in mountains-noise, topographic and crustal inhomogeneity effects

A. Ádám, L. Szarka, J. Verö, Á Wallner, R. Gutdeutsch

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In a mountainous region the aim of magnetotelluric sounding is to detect deep fractures, indicated by electric conducting zones in the crust. Nevertheless, some factors, such as the EM noise of different character, the rugged topography, the electric inhomogeneities, are increased in a mountainous region, and to determine or overcome them special measuring and data processing techniques should be applied. This paper reviews these factors or effects illustrating them with examples from the Eastern Alps and the Hungarian Central Mountains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-177
Number of pages13
JournalPhysics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 28 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Geophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science

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