Seismic reflection

ADVERTISEMENT
From SEG Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Seismic reflection (or reflection seismology) is a method of exploration geophysics that uses the principles of seismology to estimate the properties of the Earth's subsurface from reflected seismic waves. The method requires a controlled seismic source of energy, such as dynamite, a specialized air gun or a seismic vibrator, commonly known by the trademark name Vibroseis.