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3D Modelling of Diffractions Observed on Deep Reflection Line Dekorp 2-S

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P. Sadowiak
P. Sadowiak
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J. Voss
J. Voss
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R. Meissner
R. Meissner
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Institut fur Geophysik, Christian-Albrechts-Universitat, Olshausenstr. 40, 2300 Kiel 1, F.R.G.
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Published:
January 01, 2016

Abstract

DEKORP 2-S is the first profile carried out in the German continental reflection seismic programme. Besides numerous reflections in the lower crust, the seismic section is characterized by strongly curved events that are interpreted as diffractions. These diffractions occur as clusters, mainly in two areas of the profile: the Dinkelsbiihl and the Spessart area. This paper deals with the Dinkelsbiihl diffractions where three-dimensional control is available. The control is provided by two additional profiles P-l and Q-40 which run parallel and perpendicular to the main line, DEKORP 2-S. The type and the location of the diffractors are determined by traveltime-modelling using crustal velocity functions derived from in-line wide-angle observations. A model with inclined line diffractors provides the best fit to the data for all three profiles. Projections of these line diffractors to the surface show that they are aligned parallel to the strike direction of the Variscides. This suggests that the diffractions are associated with the suture zone between the Saxothuringian and Moldanubian geological provinces.

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Society of Exploration Geophysicists Geophysics Reprint Series

Seismic Diffraction

Kamil Klem-Musatov
Kamil Klem-Musatov
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Henning Hoeber
Henning Hoeber
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Michael Pelissier
Michael Pelissier
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Tijmen Jan Moser
Tijmen Jan Moser
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Society of Exploration Geophysicists
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30
ISBN electronic:
9781560803188
Publication date:
January 01, 2016

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