Nigerian Journal of Physics

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Bouguer correction density determination from fractal analysis using data from part of the Nigerian Basement Complex

K M Lawal, C Z Akaolisa


In this work, Bouguer density is determined using the fractal approach. This technique was applied to the gravity data of the Kwello area of the Basement Complex, north-western Nigeria. The density obtained using the fractal approach is 2500 kgm which is lower than the conventional value of 2670 kgm used for average crustal density. Further analysis showed that the range of the topographic features within the Kwello area supported by crust without isostatic compensation is not greater than 8.5 km.

Keywords: fractal, density, dimension, spectra, Bouguer anomaly-

Nigerian Journal of Physics Vol. 18 (2) 2006: pp. 251-254
AJOL African Journals Online