grdgravmag3d man page
grdgravmag3d — Compute the gravity effect of a grid by the method of Okabe
Synopsis
grdgravmag3d grdfile_top [grdfile_bot] [ Cdensity ] [ Ethick ] [ Fxy_file ] [ Goutgrid ] [ H<…> ] [ Iincrement ] [ Lz_obs ] [ Q[nn_pad][pad_dist][<w/e/s/n>] ] [ Rregion ] [ Sradius ] [ V[level] ] [ Zlevel[bt] ] [ fg ] [ x+ann ]
Note: No space is allowed between the option flag and the associated arguments.
Description
grdgravmag3d will compute the gravity anomaly of a body described by one or (optionally) two grids The output can either be along a given set of xy locations or on a grid. This method is not particularly fast but allows computing the anomaly of arbitrarily complex shapes.
Required Arguments
 grdfile_top [grdfile_bot]
Grid file whose gravity effect is going to be computed. If two grids are provided then the gravity/magnetic effect of the volume between them is computed.
 Cdensity
Sets body density in SI. This option is mutually exclusive with H
 Fxy_file
Provide locations where the anomaly will be computed. Note this option is mutually exclusive with G.
 Goutgrid
Output the gravity anomaly at nodes of this grid file.
Optional Arguments
 Ethickness
To provide the layer thickness in m [Default = 500 m].
 Hf_dec/f_dip/m_int/m_dec/m_dip H+m<magfile> Hxyzht H+i+g+r+f+n

Sets parameters for computation of magnetic anomaly (Can be used multiple times).
f_dec/f_dip > geomagnetic declination/inclination
m_int/m_dec/m_dip > body magnetic intensity/declination/inclination
OR for a grid mode
+m<magfile> where ‘magfile’ is the name of the magnetic intensity file.
To compute a component, specify any of:
 Ixinc[unit][+en][/yinc[unit][+en]]
x_inc [and optionally y_inc] is the grid spacing. Optionally, append a suffix modifier. Geographical (degrees) coordinates: Append m to indicate arc minutes or s to indicate arc seconds. If one of the units e, f, k, M, n or u is appended instead, the increment is assumed to be given in meter, foot, km, Mile, nautical mile or US survey foot, respectively, and will be converted to the equivalent degrees longitude at the middle latitude of the region (the conversion depends on PROJ_ELLIPSOID). If y_inc is given but set to 0 it will be reset equal to x_inc; otherwise it will be converted to degrees latitude. All coordinates: If +e is appended then the corresponding max x (east) or y (north) may be slightly adjusted to fit exactly the given increment [by default the increment may be adjusted slightly to fit the given domain]. Finally, instead of giving an increment you may specify the number of nodes desired by appending +n to the supplied integer argument; the increment is then recalculated from the number of nodes and the domain. The resulting increment value depends on whether you have selected a gridlineregistered or pixelregistered grid; see Appfileformats for details. Note: if Rgrdfile is used then the grid spacing has already been initialized; use I to override the values.
 Lz_obs
Sets level of observation [Default = 0]. That is the height (z) at which anomalies are computed.
 Q[nn_pad][pad_dist][<w/e/s/n>]
 Rxmin/xmax/ymin/ymax[+r][+uunit] (more …)
Specify the region of interest. Note: this overrides the source grid region (Default: use same region as input)
 Sradius
Set search radius in km (valid only in the two grids mode OR when E) [Default = 30 km]. This option serves to speed up the computation by not computing the effect of prisms that are further away than radius from the current node.
 V[level] (more …)
Select verbosity level [c].
 Zlevel[bt]
level of reference plane [Default = 0]. Use this option when the triangles describe a nonclosed surface and the volume is defined from each triangle and this reference level. An example will be the water depth to compute a Bouguer anomaly. Use Zb or Zt to close the body at its bottom (for example, to compute the effect of a dome) or at its top (to compute the effect of a spoon).
 fg
Geographic grids (dimensions of longitude, latitude) will be converted to meters via a “Flat Earth” approximation using the current ellipsoid parameters.
 x+ann

Choose the number of processors used in multithreading (Only available with multithreading builds).
 ^ or just 
Print a short message about the syntax of the command, then exits (NOTE: on Windows just use ).
 + or just +
Print an extensive usage (help) message, including the explanation of any modulespecific option (but not the GMT common options), then exits.
 ? or no arguments
Print a complete usage (help) message, including the explanation of all options, then exits.
Grid Distance Units
If the grid does not have meter as the horizontal unit, append +uunit to the input file name to convert from the specified unit to meter. If your grid is geographic, convert distances to meters by supplying fg instead.
Examples
Suppose you want to compute the gravity effect of the phantom “Sandy Island” together with its not phantom seamount
gmt grdgravmag3d sandy_bat.grd C1700 Z4300 fg I1m Gsandy_okb.grd V
To compute the vertical component due to a magnetization stored in mag.grd over a zone defined by the surface bat.grd, using variable declination and inclination provided the the IGRF and using 4 processors, do:
gmt grdgravmag3d bat.grd E10000 Gcomp_Z.grd Hz H+n H+mmag.grd x4 V S50
See Also
gmt, gmtgravmag3d, talwani2d, talwani3d
Reference
Okabe, M., Analytical expressions for gravity anomalies due to polyhedral bodies and translation into magnetic anomalies, Geophysics, 44, (1979), p 730741.
Copyright
2017, P. Wessel, W. H. F. Smith, R. Scharroo, J. Luis, and F. Wobbe