Verification of velocity-resistivity relationships derived from structural joint inversion with borehole data.

Moorkamp, Max, Roberts, A. W., Jegen, Marion D. , Heincke, Björn and Hobbs, R. W. (2013) Verification of velocity-resistivity relationships derived from structural joint inversion with borehole data. Open Access Geophysical Research Letters, 40 (14). pp. 3596-3601. DOI 10.1002/grl.50696.

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Abstract

We present results of three-dimensional joint inversion of seismic, magnetotelluric, and gravity data over a marine salt dome. Such structures are difficult to image with a single method, and our results demonstrate how combining different techniques can yield improved results. More importantly, we examine the reliability of velocity-conductivity relationships derived from structure-coupled joint inversion approaches. Comparison with a seismic reflection section shows that our models match the upper limit of the salt. Furthermore, velocity and resistivity logs from a borehole drilled into the salt dome's flank match, within error, those recovered by the inversion. The good match suggests that the difference in length scale does not have a significant effect in this case. This provides a strong incentive to incorporate borehole data into the joint inversion in the future and substantiates approaches that use the relationships derived from joint inversion models for lithological classification.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: WOS:000323392700020
Keywords: joint inversion; parameter relationship; magnetotellurics; seismic tomography; gravimetry
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB4 Dynamics of the Ocean Floor > FB4-GDY Marine Geodynamics
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1002/grl.50696
ISSN: 0094-8276
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2013 11:42
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2017 07:07
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/22002

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