Abstract

Ultrashallow seismic-reflection data were collected at a test site in Great Bend, Kansas. The purpose of the experiment was to image seasonal submeter-scale fluctuations in the water table over a period of one year to identify the factors important in monitoring the water table when using seismic-reflection techniques. The study indicates that detailed velocity information must be used when interpreting water-table levels. Using detailed velocity information as a control when depth-converting the seismic profiles yielded correct positioning of the water table within + or -12 cm at the test site.

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