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upward continuation

1. n. []

The use of measurements of a field at one elevation, level or surface to determine the values of the field at a higher level. The technique is most often used on potential fields, such as gravity or magnetic fields, to reduce scattered measurements to a common level for a simpler interpretation.

Antonyms: downward continuation

See: aeromagnetic surveygravitymagnetics