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Coupled Seismo-Electromagnetic Interferometry for 2D Homogeneous SH-TE ScenariosNormal access

Authors: N. Grobbe, E.C. Slob and C.P.A. Wapenaar
Event name: 78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2016
Session: Seismic Interferometry - Theory and Applications
Publication date: 31 May 2016
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201600626
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 1.22Mb )
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We here explore the application of interferometric principles to the coupled seismo-electromagnetic system. We consider 2D homogeneous space scenarios, and focus on one of the two seismo-electromagnetic propagation modes, the SH-TE mode, where horizontally polarized shear-waves are coupled to the transverse electric mode. We start by presenting the theory for retrieving seismo-electromagnetic Green’s function responses via interferometry by cross-correlation. Using explicit homogeneous space solutions, we numerically investigate the interferometric retrieval of an electric field response and a magnetic field response due to a seismic source. We first study the theoretically desirable circular source configuration, providing illumination from all sides, followed by a more realistic line source configuration, exploiting the interferometric far-field approximation. These two numerical examples prove for the selected source-receiver type combinations, that we can indeed retrieve correct dynamic seismo-electromagnetic 2D SH-TE responses using seismic boundary sources only. This is a promising result for the next step: applying 3D seismo-electromagnetic interferometry in the field.

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