Object structure


Role of potential field derivatives in delineating buried archaeological ruins


Archaeologia Polona Vol. 53 (2015)


Aziz, Akram M. ; Shendi, El-Arabi H. ; Abd El-Maksoud, Mohamed


Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Sciences

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ill. ; 24 cm

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total magnetic field ; potential derivatives ; tilt derivatives ; analytical signal amplitude ; total horizontal derivative ; generalized derivative


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