SAMTEX Dataset

SAMTEX station map

SAMTEX station map

The SAMTEX dataset comprise some 750 sites across South Africa, Namibia and Botswana, as shown in the figure above. The data were acquired over the period 2003-2008 on four field campaigns, and are BBMT at almost all sites, AMT in two concentrations (in northern Namibia and easternmost Namibia at the eastern end of the Caprivi Strip), and LMT during Phases I and II every third site.

The MT impedance tensor responses are all in GEOGRAPHIC co-ordinates.


If you download any of these time series data, or the EDI MT impedance tensor estimates, and present or publish them, you are obliged to acknowledge the SAMTEX Consortium as their source. The relevant reference is the SAMTEX overview paper by Jones et al. (2009):
Jones, A.G., R.L. Evans, M.R. Muller, M.P. Hamilton, M.P. Miensopust, X. Garcia, P. Cole, T. Ngwisanyi, D. Hutchins, C.J.S Fourie, H. Jelsma, T. Aravanis, W. Pettit, S. Webb, J. Wasborg, and The SAMTEX Team, 2009.
Area selection for diamonds using magnetotellurics: Examples from southern Africa. Lithos, 112S, 83-92, doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2009.06.011. [PDF]
and the Acknowledgements in that paper list all financial and logistical supporters.

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Published papers using SAMTEX MT data

If you use any of these data in a publication please inform Alan Jones so that your publication can added to this list below.