Characterizing the Effects of Sediments on Seismic Wave Propagation

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Session ID#: 27509

Session Description:
The analysis of seismic data recorded at onshore and offshore sedimented locations is often complicated by 1) large impedance contrasts between sediments and surrounding crustal rock, 2) localized amplification in unconsolidated sediment layers, and 3) multiple scattering. High-amplitude body wave reverberations in the sediment layer can obscure fainter crustal phases in receiver functions and hinder traveltime picking for tomographic studies. Localized basin amplification and refraction effects can increase uncertainties of array-based source parameter estimates, attenuation studies, surface wave dispersion measurements and tomographic inversions when not properly accounted for. With this session we hope to define and advance the state of the art in regards to characterizing and mitigating the effects of sediments on seismic observations. We therefore encourage contributions highlighting improvements in waveform modeling and inversion, receiver functions, tomography and surface wave analysis in highly reverberatory media.
Primary Convener:  Justin Scott Ball, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Conveners:  Vera Schulte-Pelkum, University of Colorado at Boulder, Geological Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States and Helen A Janiszewski, Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States
Index Terms:

0935 Seismic methods [EXPLORATION GEOPHYSICS]
7203 Body waves [SEISMOLOGY]
7255 Surface waves and free oscillations [SEISMOLOGY]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Lili Feng and Michael H Ritzwoller, University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Physics, Boulder, CO, United States
Adrian K Doran and Gabi Laske, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States
Tianze Liu, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, Simon L Klemperer, Stanford Univ, Stanford, CA, United States, Chunquan Yu, California Institute of Technology, Seismological Lab, Pasadena, CA, United States and Jieyuan Ning, Earth and Space Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China
Pascal Audet, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Gabriel Ferragut1, Tianze Liu2 and Simon L Klemperer2, (1)North Dakota State University Main Campus, Fargo, ND, United States, (2)Stanford Univ, Stanford, CA, United States
Justin Scott Ball, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Vera Schulte-Pelkum, Univ Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States and Anne F Sheehan, University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Geological Sciences and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), Boulder, CO, United States

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