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Electromagnetic fields due to a thin resistive layerNormal access

Author: H. Passalacqua
Journal name: Geophysical Prospecting
Issue: Vol 31, No 6, December 1983 pp. 945 - 976
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2478.1983.tb01099.x
Organisations: Wiley
Language: English
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Using approximate boundary conditions, expressions for electromagnetic fields have been derived for a thin, highly resistive layer lying between two homogeneous layers excited by an electric dipole grounded on the surface of the earth. The variations of the fields with the parameter T/T1 (ratio of the transverse resistance of the thin layer to the transverse resistance of the first layer) were studied in relation to frequency, time, the normalized separation source—receiver, and the angle between the source and the radius to the observation point. For a value of h2/h1 (ratio of thickness of second layer to the thickness of the first layer) approximately equal to 0.2, the general three-layer medium case gives the same results as this approach. It was found that the electric fields have a very strong dependence on the parameter T (transverse resistance) which characterizes the thin, highly resistive layer. However, the magnetic fields depend only very weakly on this parameter.

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