Processing and interpretation of 2D seismic data from Inglewood Park, Calgary, Alberta

Bobby J. Gunning and Don C. Lawton


Significant rainfall and rapid snowmelt occurred in June of 2013 in Southern Alberta. The largest flood, on record, of the Bow River and its tributaries was triggered from the heavy rainfall and snowmelt. Following the flooding event, several 2D seismic lines were recorded on a point bar near the intersections of the Bow and Elbow Rivers in Calgary Alberta. Several seismic data processing steps were used to attempt to create an image, representative of geology, of the subsurface beneath Calgary. The near surface was searched for signs of fluvial geomorphology and two major drape structures were identified from the seismic. The seismic line processed for this paper shows a complex near-surface geomorphology.

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