Geology and Ore 22, 2013

Airborne geophysical data from Greenland

This issue of Geology and Ore provides a 2013 update on the airborne geophysical surveys from Greenland, previously presented in Geology and Ore no. 3 in 2003.

Geophysical data constitute a major source of information on the structure and composition of Earth. New technological achievements with respect to both data acquisition and data interpretation place geophysics as an important key to improved mapping and understanding of Earth structures. Airborne geophysical surveying is a particular efficient tool for systematic investigations of large areas as is the case in Greenland.

For these reasons large efforts have been invested in geophysical surveying, and, consequently both the quantity and quality of Greenland geophysical data have grown significantly over recent times. Easy accessibility to geophysical data from Greenland is recognised as being of utmost importance and several efforts have been made to provide potential users with an overview of publicly available data and access to data and reports. In particular, web-based solutions play a significant role in fulfilling the demand for easy data access to both newly acquired data as well as data from older surveys.