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TitleReflection seismology: a very valuable method for environmental assessments
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorDietiker, BORCID logo; Pugin, A; Cartwright, T; Brewer, K; Crow, HORCID logo; Griffiths, MORCID logo
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Scientific Presentation 84E, 2018, 1 sheet, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is a translation of La sismique réflexion : Une précieuse méthode pour les évaluations environnementales
RelatedThis publication is related to the following publications
File formatpdf
Subjectsgeophysics; environmental geology; stratigraphy; hydrogeology; environmental studies; geophysical surveys; seismic reflection surveys; seismic waves; seismic profiles; seismic velocities; bedrock geology; structural features; sediments; groundwater flow; stratigraphic analyses; environmental assessment; Methodology; Data processing
Illustrationsphotographs; schematic representations; seismic reflection profiles; stratigraphic cross-sections; seismic images
ProgramGroundwater Geoscience Aquifer Assessment & support to mapping
Released2018 05 29
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
As part of the 175th anniversary of the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC), staff of the Booth Street Complex in Ottawa participated in the Doors Open 2017 event. The near surface geophysics group showcased reflection seismology by explaining this geophysical method and displaying various tools like geophones, seismic sources and data recorders. This poster explains the different types of seismic waves, their type of movement in the subsurface and their use in creating images of the ground beneath our feet. Explanations are delivered with few words and many sketches. It is also described how the data recorded in the field are processed to create the seismic images, and one interpreted image of the subsurface is shown as the final product.

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