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Assessing the Effectiveness of a Portable Impact Seismic Source for Shallow Geophysical SurveysNormal access

Authors: J. Moreno, L. Rivero, R. Lovera, M. Himi, A. Sendros, A. Urruela and A. Casas
Event name: 23rd European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics
Session: High-resolution Engineering Seismic Studies & Shallow Marine Geophysics
Publication date: 03 September 2017
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201702103
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 538.27Kb )
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This idea results from the need to replace the work of an operator using conventional 8kg hammer, which it is hit on a metal plate to spread the impact on the geological basement and so thus to record the impact signal through the geophones. The hammer it is used manually for each shot. Thereby, the designed seismic source represents an alternative to the hammer, being not dependent on conventional energy sources, as it is manually operated, modular and easily installable, pretending to be as lightweight and easy to be moved as possible, and can regulate the intensity of impact.

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