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Recording with linear profile on 1D structure

This data set was recorded at a site with a predominantly 1D subsurface structure. Approximate location of the site:


48.95329°N, 9.11502°E 

Approximately 15 m of loess, loam and gravel is overlying solid dolomite and limestone of the Upper Muschelkalk. Data was recorded with vertical geophones (10 Hz eigenfrequency). Both. a simple hammer blow and an explosive source ("Seismic Impulse Source System", S.I.S.Sy.) were used as a source. A joint inversion of wavefield expansion coefficients (including body waves and Rayleigh waves) and P-wave arrival times was applied to this data set (Forbriger, 2003a and b). Further, the full waveform of the field data was modeled from the final model and the force-time function of the source was derived (Forbriger, 2004). Forbriger (2001) gives a detailed description of the site.


Raw seismogram gather

A hammer blow was used for the recording of this exemplary shot gather.

Velocity model which results from the joint inversion

Recording with array configuration on 3D structure

At a second location near Bietigheim we recorded data in an array configuration. At this location the surface of the basement (Oberer Muschelkalk) has a clear and smooth topography as inferred by inversion of refracted P-wave travel time (Hecht, 2001). The depth of the discontinuity varies from 4m to 8m on a horizontal distance of 60m.

Additional data

Drill logs and Cobra soundings are available for the recording sites and nearby locations (Hecht, 2001).


  • Forbriger, T., 2001. Inversion flachseismischer Wellenfelder. Dissertation. Institut für Geophysik, Universität Stuttgart. urn:nbn:de:bsz:93-opus-8610
  • Forbriger, T., 2003a. Inversion of shallow-seismic wavefields: I. Wavefield transformation. Geophys. J. Int., 153, 719-734.  doi:10.1046/j.1365-246X.2003.01929.x
  • Forbriger, T., 2003b. Inversion of shallow-seismic wavefields: II. Inferring subsurface properties from wavefield transforms. Geophys. J. Int., 153, 735-752.  doi:10.1046/j.1365-246X.2003.01985.x
  • Forbriger, T., 2004. Dynamics of the Hammer Blow. In: Symposium in Memoriam of Prof. Gerhard Müller, J. Schweitzer (ed.). Deutsche Geophysikalische Gesellschaft, ISSN-Nr. 0934-6554, I/2004, 93-97.  urn:nbn:de:swb:90-78180
  • Hecht, S. (2001): Anwendung refraktionsseismischer Methoden zur Erkundung des oberflächennahen Untergrundes. Stuttg. Geogr. Stud. 131. 165 S.