Aeromagnetic Surveying in Austria

Measuring the total intensity of the earth’s magnetic field is useful for discovering ore bodies, raw materials, and for geological mapping in general.

Map of magnetic anomalies in Austria.
Magnetic anomalies in Austria.
© Geological Survey of Austria

A national fixed wing aeromagnetic survey has covered the entire country of Austria.

Above a map in a perspective view, below a 3-D model.
Magnetic anomaly in Ötztal (Tyrol) and the resulting calculated 3D model of the subsurface.
© Geological Survey of Austria

At present, helicopter aerogeophysical surveys are carried out in more detail on a regional scale.