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A numerical method to compute the resistivity transform from Wenner sounding dataNormal access

Authors: Rakesh Kumar and M. V. Ramanaiah Chowdary
Journal name: Geophysical Prospecting
Issue: Vol 30, No 6, December 1982 pp. 898 - 909
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2478.1982.tb01346.x
Organisations: Wiley
Language: English
Info: Article, PDF ( 554.9Kb )

Summary:
A numerical technique to compute the resistivity transform directly from the observed Wenner sounding data has been developed. In principle, the procedure is based on a decomposition method and consists of two steps: the first step determines a function that approximates the apparent resistivity data and the second step transforms this function into the corresponding kernel by an analytical operation. The proposed method is tested on some theoretical master curves. A high degree of precision is achieved with very little computer time. The applicability is shown on two field examples.


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