Introduces the field aspects of reflection seismology, examining seismic exploration in the field on land, at sea, and in between. Describes elements of seismic operation instruments, locations, people and steps taken by seismic crews to record high quality data.
Details various tasks and environments peculiar to land-oriented field work. Emphasizes use of explosive sources and safety of operations. Stresses public relations due to direct impact of land work on land owners, lessees and political bodies.
Analyzes field work at sea and in the transition zone. Examines equipment, costs and special problems, hazards, requirements and advantages of field work in marine settings. Particular attention is paid to navigational systems.
Total Number of Subtopics: 18
Introduction to Field Work
Improving the Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Multiple Coverage in Action
The Land Seismic Source
The Land Seismic Receiver
The Seismic Record
Maps and Imagery in Seismic Planning
Costs and Contracts
The Transition Zone
Organization of the Field Crew
The Location of Seismic Lines
The Observer's Report
Introduction to Field Work: References and Additional Information
Estimated Time: 6 hours 20 minutes on a full time basis