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Statistical Characterization of Spatial Variability in Sedimentary Rock

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Abstract

Spatial variability is a ubiquitous feature of sedimentary rock. The physical properties of sedimentary formations are not smoothly varying functions of position, but are subject to abrupt changes of various magnitudes. These abrupt contrasts in rock properties affect the propagation and dispersion of seismic energy, with potentially important implications for geophysical studies. Spatial heterogeneity is also a dominant control on fluid and contaminant movement, thereby affecting the dynamics of groundwater aquifers and petroleum reservoirs.

Keywords

Hydraulic Conductivity Spatial Variability Reflection Coefficient Sedimentary Rock Rock Property 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory AnalysesSouthwest Research InstituteSan AntonioUSA

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