Abstract—We present the results of magnetovariational soundings at two sites (Tiksi Observatory and Kotelny Island in the Laptev Sea region of the Arctic) and their three-dimensional (3D) inversion using the ModEM program. In the models obtained by the inversion, the conductive heterogeneities are present in the regions of the both sites down to a depth of 200 km in the region of the observatory and 100 km beneath the Kotelny Island. The geoelectric heterogeneities in the model in the region of the observatory are most contrasting and voluminous, whereas beneath the island they are more localized. The correlation between the locations of these heterogeneities at both sites and the features of the geological and geophysical structure of the region is noted. It is shown that the applied algorithm of data processing eliminates the effect of the polar electrojet which provides the possibility to study the geoelectric structure of the region by magnetovariational method.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Environmental Science(all)
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)