Print Email Facebook Twitter Geological characterization of the Dutch Wadden Sea using shallow reflection seismics Title Geological characterization of the Dutch Wadden Sea using shallow reflection seismics Author Paap, B.F. Dubelaar, C.W. Gunnink, J.L. Publication year 2010 Abstract Mapping of the Dutch Wadden Sea is a major challenge as it is an intertidal zone and therefore has limited accessibility by surveying vessels. Hence, the current subsurface model of the Dutch Wadden Sea is based on a sparse density of lithological information derived from core samples and seismic data. To improve the vertical and lateral detail of the current model of the shallow subsurface of the Wadden Sea area, additional seismic surveys were performed during 2007 and 2008. Four types of source and receiver systems were deployed simultaneously to provide subsurface information at different depth ranges. Results indicate that the amount of distorting interference by deploying different seismic sources simultaneously was insignificant for the major part of the data. Lithostratigraphic horizons, as defined in the existing subsurface model, were correlated to seismic horizons. The outcomes of the study showed that the use of seismic data, in addition to core samples, provides valued information for mapping and modeling of the shallow subsurface of the Dutch Wadden Sea. As a next step, this information derived from multiple shallow reflection seismics can be used to improve the current subsurface model. Subject Earth / EnvironmentalGM - GeomodellingEELS - Earth, Environmental and Life SciencesGeological Survey NetherlandsGeosciencesEnergy / Geological Survey NetherlandsGeophysicsLithologySeismic prospectingSeismic responseSeismic wavesCurrent modelingIntertidal zonesLitho-stratigraphicReflection seismicsShallow subsurfaceSparse densitiesSubsurface informationSubsurface modelCore samples To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:8ec66978-8d23-4606-9acf-aec2f8be31fa TNO identifier 493115 Publisher European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE Source 16th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Near Surface 2010, 6 September 2010 through 8 September 2010, Zurich Bibliographical note Sponsors: Amberg Technologies; FNSNF; IRIS Instruments; Nagra; Swiss Federal Istitute of Technology Zurich (ETH) Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.