Abstract

It was most interesting to read the January 1948 issue of Geophysics which was devoted to articles on multiple reflections and I would endorse the plea of Mr. Robert H. Mansfield for an issue of Geophysics to be devoted to the troublesome problems of offside energy in seismic prospecting. Trinidad has recently been the scene of intensive geophysical investigation, both gravimeter and reflection on seismic, and while neither method gives unambiguous answers to the local geologic problems, it is about the reflection seismic results which I should like to discuss. The first period of intensive seismic investigation in Trinidad was during 1938–1939 and certain anomalies observed then received further investigation during 1946–1947. During both periods of investigation, two particular phenomena were observed which may be called: 1. Near-shore effect. 2. Coning.

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