Constraining magnetic amplitude inversion with magnetotelluric data to image volcanic units
- Kaijun Xu (Department of Geophysics, China University of Petroleum (EastChina), Qingdao, Shandong, China) | Yaoguo Li (Center for Gravity, Electrical, and Magnetic Studies, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, USA)
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- Society of Exploration Geophysicists
- SEG International Exposition and Annual Meeting, 15-20 September, San Antonio, Texas, USA
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- 2019. Society of Exploration Geophysicists
- Magnetotelluric, Volcanics, Magnetics
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We present a method to constrain magnetic inversions by magnetotelluric (MT) sounding data at sparse locations for the purpose of imaging volcanic units in the gas exploration. Magnetic data are a cost-efficient means to map volcanic units but lack the necessary depth information. MT data can provide the required depth information. Integrating MT with 3D magnetic amplitude inversion therefore leads to better recovered effective susceptibility. We have found that the magnetic amplitude inversion with the structural constraint from the 1D blocky inversions at even a small number of MT stations can dramatically improve the inverted effective susceptibility model and help better image the distribution of the volcanics. We demonstrate the approach using a case study from Dayangshu Basin in China.
Presentation Date: Monday, September 16, 2019
Session Start Time: 1:50 PM
Presentation Time: 2:15 PM
Location: Poster Station 1
Presentation Type: Poster
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