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A seismic refraction survey of the Meredosia Channel area of northwestern Illinois

by Lyle David McGinnis

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Published by Illinois State Geological Survey in Urbana .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Illinois.
    • Subjects:
    • Valleys -- Illinois.,
    • Glacial epoch -- Illinois.,
    • Seismic refraction method.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementL. D. McGinnis, P. C. Heigold.
      SeriesCircular - Illinois State Geological Survey ; 488, Circular (Illinois State Geological Survey) ;, 488.
      ContributionsHeigold, Paul C., joint author., Illinois. Dept. of Registration and Education.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQE105 .A45 no. 488, GB565.I3 .A45 no. 488
      The Physical Object
      Pagination19 p. :
      Number of Pages19
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4858428M
      LC Control Number75623900

      Biehler and Lee (, p. 11) conducted a seismic- refraction survey in the Hemet area approximately 10 mi west of Little Valley. Their results show a near- surface layer that has a velocity of about 1, ft/s overlying a layer with a velocity of 5, to 7, ft/s. 1 Chapter 7: Reflection Seismology Homework Solutions (Jan. ) 1. Why do marineseismicreflectionsurveys notrecord(a)S­waves?(b)refractedrays? a) For ideal fluid, μ=0, thus, 2 0 vs μ ρ = = b) Reflection offsets by definition are at offset less than the critical refraction distance 2. How doesa migratedreflection seismicsection differfrom anunmigratedone?

        Buy A Contribution To The Oceanography Of The Pacific: Compiled From Data Collected By The United States Steamer Nero While Engaged In The Survey Of A Route For A Trans-pacific Cable on FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders. survey area into a number of equal-sized CMP bins and, for each bin, collecting those traces whose midpoints fall within the bin as the CMP gather of this bin. The number of traces, or midpoints, within each CMP bin is called the fold. As an important seismic survey parameter, the fold represents the multiplicity of CMP data (Sheriff, ).

      Geological Survey (Steeples and Knapp, ; Knapp and Steeples, ), and the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands (Doornenbal and Helbig, ). Meanwhile, researchers at the Geological Survey of Canada developed a second approach to shallow seismic reflection surveying. The “optimum offset” technique was designed with the aim. The Refraction Seismic Data Table of the Indiana Geological Survey is a collection of data assembled over a number of years between and The primary purpose was to determine the depth to bedrock at locations throughout the state (indicated by asterisks in the fields named "Vela," "Velb," "Velc," "Veld," "Deptha," "Depthb," "Depthc.


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Seismic refraction survey of the Meredosia Channel area of northwestern Illinois. Urbana: Illinois State Geological Survey, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Lyle David McGinnis; Paul C Heigold; Illinois.

Department of. A seismic refraction survey of the Meredosia Channel area of northwestern Illinois: Author(s): McGinnis, Lyle David; Heigold, Paul C. Contributor(s): Illinois. Department of Registration and Education: Subject(s): Valleys Glacial epoch Seismic refraction method.

Geographic Coverage: Illinois. Winnebago County (IL) Ogle County (IL) Lee County (IL). Seismic Refraction Survey The seismic refraction survey method is commonly used to measure variations in the speed of acoustic compressional wave, or P-wave, propagation in layered earth. For the seismic refraction method, an acoustic wave that is typically generated at ground surface propagates into the subsurface soil and rock.

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Seismic refraction is a geophysical principle governed by Snell's Law. Used in the fields of engineering geology, geotechnical engineering and exploration geophysics, seismic refraction traverses (seismic lines) are performed using a seismograph(s) and/or geophone(s), in an array and an energy source.

G.K. Knott explained refraction and reflection of seismic waves at plane boundaries. Mohorovicic identifies separate P and S waves on traveltime plots of distant earthquakes, and associates them with base of the crust, the Moho.

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Seismic waves are generated from a source (sledge hammer). Geophone receivers record seismic signals received along the survey profile. Since P-waves travel at the fastest speeds, the first seismic signal received by a geophone represents the P-wave arrival.

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the website provides a beta version of the Geophysical Decision Support System (GDSS), which is an informal application for obtaining suggested geophysical methods and citations based on information you provide. Bulletin - Illinois State Water Survey by Illinois State Water Survey A seismic refraction survey of the Meredosia Channel area of northwestern Illinois by Lyle D McGinnis (Geology)--Acoustic properties Seismic refraction method Selcke, Frederic B., Soils Stratton.

Refraction seismic observations are generally interpreted in terms of layers. These layers can have dip and topography. Refraction seismic observations only use the arrival time of the initial ground motion at different distances from the source (i.e., offsets).

Previous Use of the Seismic Refraction Technique in Iowa 1 Scope of Investigation 1 Location 5 Acknowledgments 5 REVIEW OF LITERATURE H Seismic Refraction Theory 11 Recent Practice in Seismic Refraction Surveys 15 Field procedure 15 Data processing 16 Geology of the Ames-Roland Area 21 PROCEDURE 28 Data Collection 2 8.

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Single-channel Seismic Profiling (constant offset): In case of shallow reflection profiles, the simplest survey is to use a source and a single geophone (receiver).

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The survey was conducted along four traverse lines each with a length of m. It was determined from the seismic survey that the project site maybe underlain by dry loose sand, saturated sand and/or.

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The seismic refraction method utilizes seismic waves travelling through different parts of the subsurface. A seismic source is used to generate compressional waves, which is measured by a seismograph and a series of evenly spaced sensors (typica 24, 48 or more geophones).Seismic Refraction Overview The seismic refraction technique is a classic geophysical method applicable to a variety of engineering and environmental projects.

Common applications include: Mapping depth to bedrock and bedrock topography Providing elastic properties of the subsurface for engineering design Calculating the subsurface velocity profile Mapping subsurface water table in sediments.