Abstract To test the performance of the Chinese whole-surface electromagnetic prospecting (SEP) system, system integrations, instrument performances, and large-scale production viabilities in Liaoning province and Inner Mongolia were measured via extensive field tests. Resultant electric fields, magnetic fields, apparent resistivities, impedance phases, and inversion profiles compared favorably with results of commercial equipment from other countries. The inversion results agreed well with the geologic information from boreholes. Field tests showed that the SEP system is stable, reliable, lightweight, and easy to operate, making it suitable and ready for real-field exploration.
This work was supported by SinoProbe Project (SinoProbe-09-02, 201011079), Development Project of National Key Scientific Equipment (No. ZDYZ2012-1-05) and the Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences (No. XDA14050100).
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. Field testing of the surface electromagnetic prospecting system[J]. APPLIED GEOPHYSICS, 2017, 14(3): 449-458.
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