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8 Applied geophysics – Introduction Station spacing Must ensure that spacing is sufficient to sample anticipated signal Applied geophysics – Introduction Limitations Methods require contrast in physical properties Nonuniqueness Direct modeling: calculate the result of a specific structure Inverse modeling:
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Unformatted text preview: determine the causative structure from observations – usually ambiguous e.g. small shallow body vs. large deep body • Resolution is determined by the wavelength of the signal sesimic: km, radar: cm • Noise prevents recovery of low amplitude signal e.g. wind, traffic, water pumps, power lines...
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This note was uploaded on 01/07/2012 for the course PHYSICS 384 taught by Professor Wei during the Spring '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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