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The use of filtered Bessel functions in direct interpretation of geoelectrical soundingsNormal access

Authors: M. Bernabini and E. Cardarelli
Journal name: Geophysical Prospecting
Issue: Vol 26, No 4, December 1978 pp. 841 - 852
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2478.1978.tb01636.x
Organisations: Wiley
Language: English
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We start from the Hankel transform of Stefanescu's integral written in the convolutionintegral form suggested by Ghosh (1971). In this way it is possible to obtain the kernel function by the linear electric filter theory. Ghosh worked out the sets of filter coefficients in frequency domain and showed the very low content of high frequencies of apparent resistivity curves.

Vertical soundings in the field measure a series of apparent resistivity values at a constant increment Δx of the logarithm of electrode spacing. Without loss of information we obtain the filter coefficient series by digital convolution of the Bessel function of exponential argument with sine function of the appropriate argument. With a series of forty-one values we obtain the kernel functions from the resistivity curves to an accuracy of better than 0.5%. With the digital method it is possible to calculate easily the filter coefficients for any electrode arrangement and any cut-off frequency.

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