On S-waves generated by conventional sources: a numerical experiment

Saul E. Guevara and Gary F. Margrave

ABSTRACT

Field experiments and theoretical studies have shown that S-waves can be generated by conventional sources of energy, such as vibrators or explosives. However they are rarely identified in conventional surface seismic data. A synthetic model experiment illustrates these events as well as the possibility of generating an image using PreSTM applied to SS reflections. The relation with real data is also considered.

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