Doubling the spectrum of time-domain induced polarization by harmonic de-noising, drift/spike removal and tapered gating

G. Fiandaca, P. I. Olsson, J. J. Larsen, T. Dahlin, E. Auken

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Abstract

The extraction of spectral information in the inversion process of time-domain (TD) induced polarization (IP) data is changing the use of the TDIP method. Data interpretation is evolving from a qualitative description of the subsurface, able only to discriminate the presence of contrasts in chargeability parameters, towards a quantitative analysis of the investigated media, which allows for detailed soil-And rock-Type characterization. Two major limitations restrict the extraction of the spectral information of TDIP data in the field: i) the difficulty of acquiring reliable early-Time measurements, and ii) the selfpotential drift in the measured potentials distorting the shape of the late time. For measuring at early times, we developed a new method for removing harmonic noise from the data. Furthermore, a new scheme for spike removal was developed and tapered windows are used in the data gating. For measuring at late times, we developed a drift-removal scheme that model the polarization effect and allows for preserving the shape of the IP responses at late times. Overall, the removal of harmonic noise, spikes, self-potential drift, tapered windowing, and the uncertainty estimation allows for doubling the usable range of TDIP data to almost four decades in time.

Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event22nd European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Near Surface Geoscience 2016 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 4 Sep 20168 Sep 2016

Conference

Conference22nd European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Near Surface Geoscience 2016
Country/TerritorySpain
CityBarcelona
Period4/09/168/09/16

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 2: Water Resources

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