Oilfield Glossary
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aeromagnetic survey

1. n. [Geophysics]
Measurements of the Earth's magnetic field gathered from aircraft. Magnetometers towed by an airplane or helicopter can measure the intensity of the Earth's magnetic field. The differences between actual measurements and theoretical values indicate anomalies in the magnetic field, which in turn represent changes in rock type or in thickness of rock units.