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A joint inversion algorithm to process geoelectric and surface wave seismic data. Part II: applications

Misiek, R. and Liebig, A. and Gyulai, Ákos and Ormos, Tamás and Dobróka, Mihály and Dresen, L. (1997) A joint inversion algorithm to process geoelectric and surface wave seismic data. Part II: applications. Geophysical Prospecting, 45 (1). pp. 65-85. ISSN 0016-8025 (print), 1365-2478 (online)

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Abstract

Seismic and geoelectric methods are often used in the exploration of near-surface structures. Generally, these two methods give, independently of one other, a sufficiently exact model of the geological structure. However, sometimes the inversion of the seismic or geoelectric data fails. These failures can be avoided by combining various methods in one joint inversion which leads to much better parameter estimations of the near-surface underground than the independent inversions. In the companion paper (Part I: basic ideas), it was demonstrated theoretically that a joint inversion, using dispersive Rayleigh and Love waves in combination with the well-known methods of DC resistivity sounding, such as Schlumberger, radial dipole-dipole and pole-pole arrays, provides a better parameter estimation. Two applications are shown: a five layer structure in Borsod County, Hungary, and a three-layer structure in Thuringen, Germany. Layer thicknesses, wave velocities and resistivities are determined. Of course, the field data sets obtained from the 'real world' are not as complete and as good as the synthetic data sets in the theoretical Part I. In both applications, relative model distances, in percentages, serve as quality control factors for the different inversions; the lower the relative distance, the better the inversion result. In the Borsod field case, Love wave group slowness data and Schlumberger, radial dipole-dipole and pole-pole (i.e two-electrode) data sets are processed. The independent inversion performed using the Love wave data leads to a relative model distance of 155%. An independent Schlumberger inversion results in 41%, a joint geoelectric inversion of all data sets in 15%, a joint inversion of Love wave data and all geoelectric data sets in 15% and the robust joint inversion of Love wave data and the three geoelectric data sets in 10%. In the Thuringen field case, only Rayleigh wave group slowness data and Schlumberger data were available. The independent inversion using Rayleigh wave data results in a relative model distance of 19%. The independent inversion performed using Schlumberger data leads to 34%, the joint and robust joint inversion of Rayleigh wave and Schlumberger data gave results of 18% and 20%, respectively.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QE Geology / földtudományok > QE01 Geophysics / geofizika
Depositing User: Erika Bilicsi
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2012 11:07
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2012 11:07
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/3375

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