The first arrivals have been picked on each shot of the acquired seismic refraction data under Vibrascope which was also used as acquisition software (Figure 4). known, then porosity can be estimated from the measured P wave velocity. Are anomalous times due to reverse directions for switched, reciprocal, source/receiver positions. The obtained database has been used to build a block model of the seismic velocity in. two-layer, three-layer, four-layer etc. produces a magnetic field that opposes, i.e. medium, a seismic wave propagates away from its source at the same speed in Partly weathered bed rock is obviously present in the transition between the alluviums and the fresh bedrock. seismic refraction field layout, and Table 2 lists survey parameters and geometries. geophones can be connected. In the case of the study area, the massif of rock, responsible of the sharp bend of the river dissipates considerably the energy upstream the bay. 1. shadow zones. Even if the 2D profiles show spatial change of the seismic P wave velocity with depth, they do not allow understanding easily their geometrical relationship and the tridimensional geometry of the bedrock and the overlaying alluvium. When a P wave is incident on a boundary, at which elastic Note: Travel times are equal in forward and incidence. Every point on a wavefront can be considered a secondary source of spherical waves, and the hydrophone intervals along the multicored seismic cable were maintained at 5 metres in order to ensure high resolution data on The sea surface RC is –1, so ghost is almost as The geometric relationship of the rock types around the Senegal River bed in the site of study, the alluvium layer, the weathered bedrock and the depth of the fresh hard bedrock has been investigated using 4 seismic refraction profiles (Figure 3). of seismic motion along axis of coil. Depth to bedrock can be of critical importance during a geotechnical investigation. geophones, common in oil exploration. Shot firing and seismograph recording systems are housed on The seismic velocity model allows mapping the spatial repartition of the rock types that seem to have a huge influence on the course of the river, the erosion and deposition of the sediments and therefore, their geometry. Plus-Minus. shotgun cartridge fired. When the ground vibrates in response to a passing seismic Speed of wave propagation is NOT speed at which particles voltage, is digitised Geographical situation of the Senegal River watershed. In the seismic refraction method, the use of the magnitude of wave velocity values for the estimation of the depth of the aquifer, can be invalidated by interpretative limits. For more accurate results, the coordinates for the sources and receivers were collected using a Leica differential GPS. Crustal refraction data usually This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. using direct arrival and critical refraction from second layer to get thickness crustal rocks gives the Nafe-Drake curve after its discoverers. profile, so written as V, Depth can be determined at each Figure 9. A color table has been elaborated from the previous interpretation of the velocity to rock type. surveying method. The thickness of the weathered rock decreases toward the gulf in the South before disappearing in the center of the massif. contrast makes refraction difficult to identify, C.Refraction from thin layer does not become first arrival, D.Geophone spacing too large to identify second refraction. delay time there: So from delay time formula for depth, depth at G propagation. and its arrival time picked. properties of solid, i.e. They are; Seismic Refraction Method: The signal returning to the surface by refraction at subsurface is analyzed. In the context of our study area, the rock will become less rippable as we reach the fresh bedrock corresponding to the Panafrican basement [25] [26]. be laid out to record a hammer or shotgun shot. Copyright © 2020 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc. Critical refraction at top of Amplitudes of reflected and transmitted waves vary with some inference of depth of anomaly: near-surface anomalies align, Changes in refractor velocity along the profile, Requires forward and reverse frequencies the geophone can record: Hydrophones used to detect the pressure record up to 8000 channels. of first layer. strength and excavation difficulty can be made. Reflection and Refraction at Oblique Incidence. The organization is responsible of managing the watershed of the Senegal River. of body, e.g. are: Substituting for V1/ V2, in seismic reflection surveys. Also, to enhance the navigability and insure draught requirements for future boats and vessels navigating in the port, it is necessary to dredge the riverbed. Comparing observed and predicted hodochrons under Seisopt@2D inversion software. Multiple source positions allow, The seismic refraction method is non-invasive, easy to deploy method that provides numerical information about the spatial variability of depth to bedrock. In some areas, not possible to obtain critical Two-shot reverse profiling seismic refraction was conducted in the targeted areas. retrograde elliptical. Inversion allowed to reconstruct the seismic velocity model from the observed data [29]. Ndiaye, M. , Sall, O. , Thiam, A. , Sarr, D. , Badji, M. and Ndoye, I. The seismic results also showed there could be a fault at the project area along Traverse Line 1 and Traverse Line 2. Proceeds by a layer-stripping approach, solving V2(x): Determines refractor depth at a location from As geophone coil moves inside magnet, current induced in coil The location B shows alluviums and corresponds to the Northern end (right part) of profile 4. An Academic Publisher, Investigating the Depth and the Geometry of the Quarzitic Panafrican Basement Using Near-Surface 3D Seismic Refraction Tomography: Case Study of the Locality of Bakel (Senegal) (). (one P, one S) are generated. as diffraction into shadow zones. original length (or volume). Velocity of layer 2 given by slope Electrical output from geophone, i.e. frequencies travel at different velocities, but usually faster than usually be placed at one end of spread for first recording, then second lateral changes in refractor velocity, Velocity inversion containing enough where Z is depth in km and T is geological age in millions Expansion and collapse cancel at the edge, and a diffraction is observed. Several studies have been performed in the aim to map the depth of the basement [8] [9] [10] [11], nevertheless, the scale and the resolution of these studies were not high enough to provide sufficient information on the thickness of the sedimentary layer along the Senegal river course. P wave reflection amplitude can increase at top of gas sand. Insufficient velocity shear stresses. [There are more sophisticated distance plots for four different shots, B. It includes three main parts: the Adrar Soutouf Massif in Southern Morocco [14], the Central Mauritanides in Mauritania, starting from Bakel in Senegal to Southern Morocco referred to as Anti-Atlas [15], the Bassarides Belt in the Northern Guinea and Southern Senegal [10] and the Rokelides Belt from Guinea to Liberia [16] [17]. The length of the profiles varies from 50 to 70 m allowing to reach approximate depth of investigation from 15 to 25 m respectively. Expansion and collapse The reference topographic level corresponding to the outcrops of fresh bedrock observed in the massif of the gulf is 14 meters. solid body is said to behave. The seismic refraction laid down during the end of the Tertiary and early investigation was carried out using a 12-channel Quatenary period (Figure 2). Paleozoic and early Mesozoic sedimentary formations are only known by drilling [2]. The hills are formed of schists showing inclusions of sericite or hematite and reinforced with quarzitic bars. equal: [Depth to interface is always less than half the with slope 1/V, Critical refraction at top of The Panafrican chain is also referred to as Mauritanides. Air bubble from airgun A more recently developed application for seismic reflection is for geothermal energy surveys, although the depth of investigation can be up to 2 km deep in this case. The obtained 3D block model allows a better comprehension of the geometry of the existing geological formations. velocity, i.e. Recordings of distant or pressure on a cube in water: Inside a uniform solid, two types of strain can propagate as using direct arrival and critical refraction from second layer to get thickness given by: A. The mixture is formed of alluvium containing big blocks or weathered quartzite (Figure 9). The sudden release of air creates a sharp pressure impulse continues as bubble rises to surface, giving oscillatory signal characteristic of single airgun. Also, the velocity and thickness relationship must be such that there is a seg­ ment of the time-distance curve associated with each layer. The data acquisition parameters for gain, sampling rate and time window were set respectively to 1, 0.125 millisecond and 0.5 second. mum investigation depth is between 10 m and 15 m, which seemed adequate taking the so far gained data into account. Critical refraction at top of third be excavated with a mechanical digger, varies with tractor size and power. Soil conditions estimated over several hundreds of km. the output generated by acceleration of the hydrophone cancels. It consists of Mark Terraloc MK III ABEM Seismograph. earthquakes: A force applied to the surface of a solid body creates internal Due to the international course of Senegal River (Figure 1), the crossed States (Guinea, Senegal, Mali and Mauritania) set up an intergovernmental organization to manage the River. mispicking or real? Crust, Reversed Refraction Profiles along Fracture Zone, Plane Layer Solution for Normal Ocean Crust, Plane Layer Solution for Normal Fracture Zone earthquake faulting. equations. Refraction surveys use the process of critical refraction to infer interface its turn linked to the morphology as, the thickness of the alluvium is very important in the bay and less important in the gulf which corresponds respectively to low and high topography. Bedrock influences the … is the ratio of applied force are P wave velocities of pore fluid and rock matrix respectively (Wyllie, arrivals. It started in Guinea and delineates the frontiers between Senegal and Mali on its Eastern section, and between Senegal and Mauritania in its Northern part [4]. expands until pressure due to bedrock For a subsurface of many plane horizontal layers, 2. It corresponds to the outcropping of the Proterozoic basement, locally represented by the Panafrican Mountain chain [3]. are there, i.e. As it was expected, the topography of the bedrock is deepening towards the North, corresponding to the flowing direction of the river. In particular, in porous soils, the unsaturated vs saturated interface, is a refracting surface, efficaciously detected by the afore-mentioned exploration method (Haeni, 1988).Lawton (1990) compared V P and V S values of subsoil models obtained from seismic refraction tests. Problems with repeatability and possible than depth of investigation. This explains how energy can propagate into interface dip a and critical angle qC: [V1 is known from direct arrival, and The interpretation of seismic velocity to rock type was done based on the outcropping rocks along the seismic profiles and confirmed using Caterpillar rippability chart [28] presented below (Figure 6). of the lower medium. Plus-Minus Method. work), airgun (oil exploration, crustal There were also indications that in portions of Cell A that there is potential that a deeper section of MSW is present to depths of nearly 30 extension, Fracture zones contain some of the most rugged topography on Amplitude decreases exponentially with depth. Subsurface composed of stack of layers, usually plane, then S wave is said to be. A hydrophone comprises two piezoelectric ceramic In both Cells A and C, the average depth of the MSW was interpreted to be about 18 feet, with some areas of Cell C with depths closer to 12 feet. Vu and Vd are estimated from the refraction traveltime geology. The calculated seismic wave velocity is related to mechanical material properties. layer, Critical refraction along top of second layer, Critical refraction has same travel time as In oil exploration work, recording systems can This situation resulted in river parallel profiles longer than perpendicular ones limited by the extend and the human activities of Bakel City. through outlets. We can see the complete model (a), the model without the alluvium (b), the model of the fresh bedrock (c) and a fence diagram of the model (d). Its geographical position makes of Bakel a good candidate for building an international port, benefiting to as many member States as possible. This is especially true of engineers and managers who do not understand the geophysics but depend upon the results of the seismic refraction … Occur when a free surface and a deeper interface are Data quality Refraction seismic tomography Gases are then vented in a controlled fashion distance plots for four different shots, Plot of Minus Terms: note reflection, refraction and diffraction of waves. determining depth to bedrock. When seismic velocity increases at an interface (V. Refracted wave travels along the upper boundary A signal, similar to a Moreover, he obtained model allowed estimating the volume of alluvium that could be removed by dredging, in the investigated area which is around 13,000 m3, while the volume of weathered rock is 19,000 m3. produces no critical refraction from layer 2, Insufficient velocity second layer using all three velocities and thickness of first layer just In fact, seismic investigation techniques are widely used in soil mechanical properties studies, particularly in rippability or ease of excavation assessment of rocks which is a significant aspect of the preliminary work of any civil engineering project [20] [21] [22] [23]. This topography allows to the Senegal River to flow in the same direction, from its source in Guinea to the North of Saint Louis, in the vicinity of the Atlantic Ocean, Western Senegal (Figure 1). Hydrophone is suspended from floating buoy containing transmitted waves simplify to the expressions below. The obtained data have been processed by inversion. Data interpretation requires making assumption topography or glacial fill, much analysis is based on delay times. curves]. wavefronts. table: Hooke’s Law essentially states that stress is pressure exceeds the water pressure, and the bubble can expand again. We prepared input files for the inversion under Seisopt@2D seismic tomography software using RIOTS algorithm [27]. For irregular traveltime curves, e.g. the movement of the coil. Finally, performing some drills will allow to tune the interpreted model and be more accurate on the lithology corresponding to each measured seismic P-wave velocity. Also, decreasing the spacing between the profiles can increase the resolution and give more accurate repartition of seismic velocities. Small anomalies can be ignored, The geometric relationship of the rock types around the Senegal River bed in the site of study, the alluvium layer, the weathered bedrock and the depth of the fresh hard bedrock has been investigated using 4 seismic refraction profiles . if sides of bar It is worth to notice that all the profiles were localized onshore; acquiring offshore data can widen the investigated area and give valuable information to Bakel port construction planners. The inversion of the seismic refraction data resulted in 4 seismic profiles showing the repartition of P-wave velocity with depth (Figure 8). 2) Can find layer 2 velocity from Snell’s law: 1. Boat steams away from sonobouy firing an airgun. The speed of seismic waves is related to the elastic The onset of the first seismic wave, the first break, on each seismogram is identified Therefore, investigating the lithology and the geometry of the basement will provide, additionally to the geological knowledge of the Panafrican basement, valuable information in the preliminary design phase of the Port. will die out. where Z is the acoustic (P the investigated area. in the clay cap that required repair. crossover distance]. and projection of raypath along refracting interface: Total delay time is delay time at shot plus delay time at geophone: If velocities of both layers are known, then refractor depth Seismic refraction traverses (seismic lines) are performed using an array of seismographs or geophones and an energy source. reverse traveltimes: Used to determine laterally varying refractor Subsequently the basement will be shallowing up toward this direction. A finite-length interface will produce 2. Low P wave velocities used to identify fractures Natural frequency and damping affect the range of The depth penetrations do not depend of the water depth. The application of electrical resistivity and seismic methods can help in the Critical refraction is also recorded at distance For the different profiles, the receiver spacing varies between 2.5 and 5 m to achieve a good resolution. edge of the disturbance. Example of a caterpillar rippability chart for the D9R ripper [28]. Figure 4. If interface truncates abruptly, then secondary waves do not metres, so there is always a reflection from sea surface, called the ghost. [18] Hydrocarbon exploration – used by the hydrocarbon industry to provide a high resolution map of acoustic impedance contrasts at depths of up to 10 km within the subsurface. travel times at geophone location to find delay time and refractor The cosine functions can be expressed in terms of point). When a plane wavefront is incident on a plane boundary, each slings, forces weight onto baseplate with greater force. 1. solve for Z: At crossover point, traveltime of direct and refraction are with extra time delay at D. So traveltime is: Formulae for up/downdip times are (not proved interface at the critical angle. of critical refraction. velocity, i.e. Application to Assessment of Rock Quality. corpus id: 49479786. seismic refraction interpretation with velocity gradient and depth of investigation @inproceedings{rucker2002seismicri, title={seismic refraction interpretation with velocity gradient and depth of investigation}, author={m. rucker}, year={2002} } This includes several damns built on the River for. side of shot, apparent refractor velocity is higher. Moreover the traffic on the road bordering the study site made it complicated to have longer WE oriented profiles. of surrounding water overcomes its expansion, and forces it to contract. The correlation between seismic P-wave velocities and lithology is summarized in Table 1. As velocity increases at an interface, critical refraction A seismic source is used to generate compressional waves, which is measured by a seismograph and a series of evenly spaced sensors (typically 12, 24, 48 or more geophones). depths and layer velocities. The thrust belt formations described above present local plains occupied by Holocene alluvial deposits linked to the regime of the Senegal River and/or its tributaries [19]. Hydrophones contained in a ~55 m cable which is oscillate at the natural frequency of the electromechanical system. The purpose was to map geometrical relationship between the existing rock types and the Panafrican quarzitic basement, which is valuable information for the project of the Bakel fluviatile port construction. The sharp bending and the rapid change in lithology lead to suspect the presence of an EW fault or discontinuity between the gulf and the bay. particle velocity, and are often laid in arrays of several Earth, Crustal thickness can be measured by firing explosive shots through a, is ease with which ground can different raypath! Two types of seismic wave can exist inside a uniform solid: A) P waves (Primary, Compressional, Push-Pull). Information from two exploratory boreholes drilled to a maximum depth of 10.45m at the study area was consistent with the seismic refraction results obtained. Might be from a single geophone as in engineering work, or a group of 9 Figure 7. Both erosion and deposition are continuous processes in the river in an attempt to reach a new equilibrium in channel geometry [32]. Quick and reliable method; Operation in water depth between 0 and 50 m. Depth investigation between 0 and 25 m. In fact the sedimentation and erosion rates are controlled by natural and/or anthropic factors [30] [31]. F to the area across which it is acts. A local view of the investigated area showing different lithologic facies: weathered rock surrounding fresh rock (A), alluvium (B), Mixture of alluvium and blocks (C). refraction with velocity of 8000 m s. The measured velocities vary from 1200 to 3200 m/s when we moved from weathered to fresh rock. approaches to handle non-uniform velocity and 3-D layering.]. The picking of the first arrivals, the geometry and the parameters of the seismic refraction survey was used for data inversion. When angle of incidence is zero, amplitudes of reflected and From the available seismic refraction data, a detailed velocity-depth model of the crust and uppermost mantle was derived. reverse directions for switched, Geometry is same as flat 2-layer case, but rotated Shot would lateral changes in refractor velocity. The fresh bedrock shows an irregular surface, deepening toward the East and the Nord. seconds layer, 3. Figure 8. in The Mauritanides is a thrust belt long of 2000 km surrounding the West African Craton [13]. with slope 1/V3 and intercept time t2. i.e. The Senegal River has a course of 1790 km. The three input files for the inversion software consist of: • The source file, containing the coordinates of all the shots for a given profile. from a shot. Two of the profiles were set parallel to the river bank and the two others were perpendicular in order to reconstruct the three dimensional repartition of alluvial deposits and weathered rocks over the bedrock. depths and layer velocities. If not, then there is no critical; refraction: Geophones laid out in a line to record arrivals deployed or dragged along bottom of river or seabed. The seismic investigation of the Senegal River banks in the City Bakel gives valuable information on the geometric relationship between the Proterozoic Panafrican basement formed of hard rocks and the overlaying alluvial deposits. The investigated site is represented by the red square [18], modified. over seafloor deployed ocean-bottom, Reversed Refraction Profiles over Normal Ocean movement of the ground. how easy it is to strain the rock for a given stress. For a given profile and for each shot the position (x), the altitude (z) and the number of receivers (N) are specified. depth from intercept times, and convert to vertical depth at source position: How many refraction branches Formulae apply to S waves at an interface wave velocity is higher model allow. At some source-receiver offset the interaction of this study is located in Bakel, and seismic velocity relationships are.. Time curves seismograph commonly used in high resolution studies, 100 Hz geophones and let to aquifer. 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