Abstract

A method for the extraction of Cole-Cole spectral parameters from time-domain induced polarization data is demonstrated. The instrumentation required to effect the measurement and analysis is described. The Cole-Cole impedance model is shown to work equally well in the time domain as in the frequency domain. Field trials show the time-domain method to generate spectral parameters consistent with those generated by frequency-domain surveys. This is shown to be possible without significant alteration to field procedures. Cole-Cole time constants of up to 100 s are shown to be resolvable given a transmitted current of a 2 s pulse-time. The process proves to have added usefulness as the Cole-Cole forward solution proves an excellent basis for quantifying noise in the measured decay.

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