Magnetotelluric impedances of marine measurements conducted during Maria S. Merian cruise MSM17/1 and MSM17/2 in 2011, Walvis Ridge, Namibian Margin


The magnetotelluric impedance tensor elements and errors were calculated with the software BIRRP (Chave &Thomson, 2004; doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2004.02203.x). Magnetotelluric measurements were conducted from December 2010 to January 2011 at the Walvis Ridge, offshore Namibia. Coordinates of the MT stations are included in the EDI files and cover an area at ~8°E - 12°E, ~18°S-22°S. Station deployment and recovery was conducted on the two cruises MSM17/1 and MSM17/2 on German research vessel Maria S. Merian as part of the SPP1375 priority program SAMPLE. The SAMPLE project focused on the processes linked to continental margin formation.

EDI files are a standard technical format for Magnetotelluric data as defined by the SEG in 1988: ascii files can be read with any text editor.

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Creator Jegen, Marion; Geissler, Wolfram H (ORCID: 0000-0001-6807-555X); Ritter, Oliver; Weckmann, Ute
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2021
Funding Reference German Research Foundation Crossref Funder ID 61089689 Priority Programme 1375 SAMPLE: South Atlantic Margin Processes and Links with Onshore Evolution
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 128 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (8.737W, -21.941S, 11.832E, -18.137N); South Atlantic Ocean
Temporal Coverage Begin 2010-12-04T15:34:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2011-01-06T14:28:59Z