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Title (Primary) Zonal cooperative inversion of crosshole P-wave, S-wave, and georadar traveltime data sets
Author Lindner, S.; Paasche, H.; Tronicke, J.; Niederleithinger, E.; Vienken, T.;
Journal Journal of Applied Geophysics
Year 2010
Department MET;
Volume 72
Issue 4
Language englisch;
Keywords Seismic; Georadar; Direct push techniques; Crosshole tomography; Cooperative inversion; Site characterization
Abstract In this study, we use and extend a recently developed zonal cooperative inversion approach and apply it to the inversion of three independent geophysical field data sets. We invert crosshole P-wave, S-wave, and georadar data sets acquired in sand and gravel dominated unconsolidated sediments to detect and characterize different sedimentary units relevant for an engineering or hydrological site characterization. The zonal cooperative inversion of the three traveltime data sets results in a single subsurface model, which is a geophysical three-parameter model (P-wave, S-wave, and georadar velocity) outlining the major subsurface zonation while explaining all input data sets. Comparing our zonal model to direct push (DP) logging data (tip resistance, sleeve friction, and dielectric permittivity) shows good agreement; i.e., the zones in our geophysical model largely correspond to major DP parameter changes. Furthermore, we demonstrate how the sparse DP data can be inter- and extrapolated to the entire tomographic plane which allows for further geotechnical and hydrological interpretations. This study illustrates that the zonal cooperative inversion approach is highly flexible and an excellent tool to characterize a variety of environments in terms of multiple physical parameters.
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Lindner, S., Paasche, H., Tronicke, J., Niederleithinger, E., Vienken, T. (2010):
Zonal cooperative inversion of crosshole P-wave, S-wave, and georadar traveltime data sets
J. Appl. Geophys. 72 (4), 254 - 262