Near-Surface Characterization from Remote Sensing Data

A. Laake
2006 Near Surface 2006 - 12th EAGE European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics   unpublished
The understanding of the near-surface elastic properties is among the biggest challenges in onshore surface seismic technology. The coupling of sources and receivers to the surface as well as the propagation of the seismic waves in the near-surface attributes to more than 80 % of the degradation of the surface seismic signal. Optical remote sensing using visible, near-infrared and shortwave infrared data allow the mapping of the immediate surface. Thermal infrared data provide also information
more » ... bout the shallow near-surface through conversion of the sunlight into heat radiation. Radar remote sensing using microwave scattering from the surface and the shallow near-surface provides information about the texture and in dry areas about the size of boulders in rough areas. Remote sensing data can be interpreted for elastic properties of the surface with application to seismic data quality estimation and logistic planning.
doi:10.3997/2214-4609.201402755 fatcat:yvlcmzyfrza2bopn5ti2zf5dy4