Use of the Two Dimensional Gabor Filter to Interpret Magnetic Data Over the Marmara Sea, Turkey

Sertçelik İ., Kafadar Ö., Kurtulus C.

Pure and Applied Geophysics, vol.170, pp.887-894, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 170
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00024-012-0587-0
  • Journal Name: Pure and Applied Geophysics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.887-894
  • Keywords: Magnetic data, image processing, edge detection, Gabor filter
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Image processing techniques have been frequently used in processing of potential field data. The most important aim in processing potential field data is to figure out the edges of the geological bodies. The Gabor filter was used to determine the discontinuity boundaries of the source bodies causing the magnetic anomalies in this study. The synthetic total magnetic anomaly of three prism bodies with different depths and orientations was used to test the effect of the Gabor filter on the magnetic data. In addition, the Gabor filter was applied on the reduction to the pole aeromagnetic field data of the Marmara Sea and the results were compared with the fault distribution map of the area prepared by various authors.