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pure and applied geophysics

, Volume 156, Issue 1–2, pp 173–186 | Cite as

3-D Prestack-migration of Wide-angle Data from a Variscan Transition Zone

  • F. Bleibinhaus
  • M. Bopp
  • M. Simon
  • H. Gebrande
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Abstract

—In addition to the near normal-incidence observations within the German DEKORP 2 project in 1984, wide-angle observations have been carried out on a parallel profile across the boundary between the Saxothuringian and Moldanubian crust, approximately 50 km NE of the main transect to control three-dimensional variations. Explosion sources have been used for the entire survey, providing excellent conditions for wide-angle registrations. A velocity model has been derived on the basis of in- and off-line refraction measurements using a kinematic raytracer which was extended to three dimensions by interpolation of 2-D velocity fields between parallel sections. Although prestack-migration of the data led to aliasing effects due to large shot and geophone spacing, stable results were obtained by forming envelopes after single-shot migration. The migrated sections reveal a strongly reflective Moho at about 31 km depth and a steeply (50°) dipping intracrustal reflector, which seems to be related to the border between the two Variscan units.

Key Words: Variscan basement, 3-D wide-angle data, DEKORP, deep seismic sounding, crustal structure, prestack-migration. 

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© Birkhäuser-Verlag Basel, 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Bleibinhaus
    • 1
  • M. Bopp
    • 1
  • M. Simon
    • 1
  • H. Gebrande
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Allgemeine und Angewandte Geophysik, Theresienstr. 41/IV, D-80333 München, Germany.Germany

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