pure and applied geophysics

, Volume 99, Issue 1, pp 130–140 | Cite as

A simple direct interpretation method for an electrical sounding carried out over an inclined interface



The potential field due to a point electrode, above an inclined interface, has been given in the form of a multiple integral, involving modified Bessel functions of the second kind (Skalskaya [9]2). From this formula it is only possible to derive formulae, from which type curves may be computed, for a limited number of cases. By considering the asymptotic expansion of the Hankel transform of this potential function, it is possible to derive results which will permit the complete interpretation of a Schlumberger sounding, carried out in the direction of strike; for an arbitrary angle of dip of the contact. The method of interpretation is suitable for use on a digital computer and has been found to give rapid and reliable results.


Asymptotic Expansion Potential Function Bessel Function Potential Field Digital Computer 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeophysicsUniversity of New EnglandArmidaleAustralia

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