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magnetic potential

noun, Electricity
1.
a scalar quantity, analogous to the electric potential, defined at each point in a given magnetic field to be equal to the work done in bringing a unit north pole from infinity to the point.
Also called magnetic scalar potential.
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  • Gravity and magnetic potential field anomalies reflect changes in the physical properties of rocks at depth.
  • Outlined the procedures used to generate the maximum horizontal gradients for the long-wavelength magnetic potential data.

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