Volume 35 Number 7
  • E-ISSN: 1365-2478



A hybrid seismic modelling technique has been developed to investigate complex geological phenomena. Those parts of a geological structure which are too complicated to be treated theoretically are studied by two‐dimensional physical models; other sections of the structure which can be treated theoretically, i.e., inhomogeneities in the vertical direction, are modelled by computer methods. A feedback process is used to combine the results of both physical and computer modelling.

Horizontally layered coal‐seam models are presented to test the hybrid modelling technique for normal incidence. A comparison of the hybrid seismograms with pure synthetic seismograms shows an acceptable conformity for normal incidence. A hybrid zero‐offset section is shown to investigate a complex geological structure in the Ruhr coalfield in Germany.


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