Gravity ground-based data over the Bushveld Complex, Southern Africa

This dataset contains ground gravity observations over the area that comprises the Bushveld Igenous Complex in Southern Africa, including preprocessed gravity fields such as the gravity disturbance and the bouguer gravity disturbance (topography-free gravity disturbance). In addition, the dataset contains the heights of the observation points referenced on the WGS84 reference ellipsoid and over the mean sea-level (what can be considered to be the geoid). This dataset was built upon a portion of the Southern Africa gravity compilation available through NOAA NCEI.

Format: CSV with xz (lzma) compression.

Load with: pandas.read_csv

Original source: NOAA NCEI (gravity) and ETOPO1 (topography)

Original license: public domain (gravity) and public domain (topography)



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