Edge detection, depth estimation and 3D-inverse modelling of the Red Sea and Zagros gravity anomalies using the gravity data extracted from EGM2008 Geo-potential Model
Using geophysical methods and measuring physical properties of subsurface rocks are good solutions for investigating the subsurface structures and exploring underground buried resources (such as oil, gas, water, minerals, etc.). This research investigates the anomaly sources of Zagros and the Red Sea by using the derivative filters, regularized filters, analytic signal, local-phase filter, 3D-inverse modelling with the Li-Oldenburg method. For this purpose, these filters are first applied to artificial models to determine the capability of each of these filters, a comparisons is also will be made between edge detection filters and finally applied to the real gravity of Zagros and Red Sea regions (taken from the EGM2008 Global Model). The overall result is that the effective depth of the sources of gravity anomalies of the Red Sea is approximately 200 km, and incoherently, up to a depth of 300 km. The effective depth of the Zagros anomalies sources is also about 180 km and since then it has continued inconsistently up to 400 km.