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Title: 3D Seismic Experimentation and Advanced Processing/Inversion Development for Investigations of the Shallow Subsurface

The work plan for this project was to develop and apply advanced seismic reflection and wide-angle processing and inversion techniques to high resolution seismic data for the shallow subsurface to seismically characterize the shallow subsurface at hazardous waste sites as an aid to containment and cleanup activities. We proposed to continue work on seismic data that we had already acquired under a previous DoE grant, as well as to acquire additional new datasets for analysis. The project successfully developed and/or implemented the use of 3D reflection seismology algorithms, waveform tomography and finite-frequency tomography using compressional and shear waves for high resolution characterization of the shallow subsurface at two waste sites. These two sites have markedly different near-surface structures, groundwater flow patterns, and hazardous waste problems. This is documented in the list of refereed documents, conference proceedings, and Rice graduate theses, listed below.
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  1. Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States). Earth Science Department
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
Final Technical Report
DOE Contract Number:
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Rice University, Houston, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM), Office of Science and Technology (EM-50)
Contributing Orgs:
Rice University, Houston, TX (United States). Earth Science Department 6100 Main Street Houston TX 77005
Country of Publication:
United States
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 58 GEOSCIENCES High resolution seismic imaging; seismic characterization; groundwater; hazardous waste