Refinement and interpretation of gravity anomaly computations
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Refinement and interpretation of gravity anomaly computations by C. Morelli

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Published by Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics, University of Bari] in [Bari, Italy .
Written in English


  • Gravity anomalies.

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Statementby C. Morelli, M. T. Carrozzo.
ContributionsCarrozzo, M. T., joint author.
LC ClassificationsQB337 .M67
The Physical Object
Pagination115, 19, 18 p. :
Number of Pages115
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4636173M
LC Control Number77467875

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