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The intercept-time method – possibilities and limitations


Title (Dublin Core)

en-US The intercept-time method – possibilities and limitations

Description (Dublin Core)

en-US In deep-seismic sounding the reflected and refracted waves recorded form a complex system of traveltime curves. The inverse seismic problem consists in determining the function ν (x, z) along the profile for a series of velocity levely ν (x, z) = const and discontinuities as well. This paper described a method which allows the transformation of observed traveltime curves into an intercept-time section with isolines of velocity. Such a section permits discrimination of the various types of waves and gives a qualitative picture of the crustal structure, and is then converted into a depth section. The application of this method is demonstrated by a number of examples from the Ukrainian Shield, the Tien Shan and the Caucasus showing both possibilities and restrictions.

Creator (Dublin Core)

Pavlenkova, N.I.

Subject (Dublin Core)

en-US Deep-seismic sounding
en-US Inversion of DSS data
en-US Intercept-time sections
en-US Cross sections
en-US Ukrainian Shield
en-US Tien Shan
en-US Caucasus
en-US Seismology

Publisher (Dublin Core)

en-US Journal of Geophysics

Date (Dublin Core)


Type (Dublin Core)

en-US Peer-reviewed Article

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Identifier (Dublin Core)

Source (Dublin Core)

en-US Journal of Geophysics; Vol 51 No 1 (1982): Journal of Geophysics; 85-95

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