Numerical Modeling At Coso Geothermal Area (1997)
Exploration Activity: Numerical Modeling At Coso Geothermal Area (1997)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Coso Geothermal Area|
|Exploration Technique||Numerical Modeling|
Develop tool to identify low velocity zones by modeling fault-zone guided waves of microearthquakes
A numerical method has been employed to simulate the guided-wave propagation from microearthquakes through the fault zone. By comparing observed and synthetic waveforms the fault-zone width and its P-wave and S-wave velocity structure have been estimated. It is suggested that the identification and modeling of guided waves is an effective tool to locate fracture-induced, low-velocity fault-zone structures in geothermal fields.
- Lou, M.; Rial, J.A. ; Malin, P.E. (1 July 1997) Modeling fault-zone guided waves of microearthquakes in a geothermal reservoir