Sheets

The Sheets project aims to develop a new numerical code to approximate geological mineralizations with thin sheets and carry out full scale data inversions. Using the latest advances in computer modeling, it will improve the accuracy of determining the geometry of complex mineralized zones.

The primary geophysical method used by mineral exploration companies active in Greenland is the airborne frequency domain electromagnetic method. Time-domain electromagnetic measurements have been utilized on Greenland by the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) and to a lesser extent by exploration companies.

Modeling and interpretation of both data types by utilization of multi-dimensional models are still severely restricted by excessive computer time and difficult to use algorithms. Therefore, simplifications are needed when large amounts of data are to be interpreted. As a consequence, modeling of mineralized zones is mainly done using thin, conductive sheets in a resistive host rock. Although the geometry is

The new algorithm can also be used for design studies in the sense that optimal data coverage can be estimated and optimal airborne platform determined.

In order to make the algorithm operational for real field data it is the intention to develop a system for data handling and visualization of the output. A natural choice of platform is the Aarhus Workbench which is developed and maintained by HGG, but compatibility with the AMIRA software package also in use at GEUS is also required.

Funding and Project Partners
The project is funded by GEUS.

People
Esben Auken (Team Leader), Thorkild Maack Rasmussen (Co-supervisor), Lisbeth Refstrup (Ph.D. student)

Start/End dates
Start: September 2009    
End:  September 2013