Abstract

Variation of P-wave velocities and electrical resistivities of several suites of water-saturated recent volcanics was investigated. Both P-velocities and resistivities exhibited strong dependence on porosity. Resistivity was also dependent upon degree of water saturation and temperature. P-wave velocities, while showing a strong dependence on porosity, appear to be independent of water saturation and temperature. Volcanics, in general, exhibit higher resistivities compared to other igneous rocks and sediments. Electric resistivity of fine-grained basalts is anomalously low, probably due to higher content of disseminated iron. Pyroclastics and volcanic breccia, on the other hand, exhibit higher resistivities in relation to fine-grained basalts.

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