Array estimators and the use of microseisms for reconnaissance of sedimentary basins.

M. W. Asten, J. D. Henstridge

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A 'natural field' seismic technique is possible to attain by observing microseisms with a suitably designed array and by digitally processing the data to obtain estimates of the phase velocities of Rayleigh waves. Results obtained from observation in a sedimentary basin of known structure show predominantly fundamental-mode Rayleigh wave propagation. The scatter of velocity estimates is small enough to allow inversion by curve matching, and depth to the basement can be computed to an accuracy of + or -30% without requiring restrictive assumptions of a seismic velocity structure.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1828-1837
Number of pages10
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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