Volume 42 Number 2
  • E-ISSN: 1365-2478



A new definition of apparent resistivity for the presentation of magnetotelluric sounding data is proposed. The new definition is based on the frequency‐normalized impedance function. Both the existing and proposed definitions of apparent resistivity are analysed theoretically and are compared using model curves computed for a 1D earth model. Apparent resistivity curves computed using the proposed definition are a better approximation to the true resistivity values of the subsurface layers. In addition, the layers are more noticeable on the apparent resistivity curves, which is an advantage, especially for the ascending and descending type of apparent resistivity curve.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
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