vertical electrical sounding

Mathematical modeling and interpretaion VES data for a complex surface relief

Algorithms for the mathematical modeling of the direct current electrical prospecting in the 3D complex boundary geomedia are presented. Methods of normalization VES data for the interpretation accounting any surface relief are suggested. Effective algorithms of the direct problem solution for a horizontal layered halfspace are chosen. On the basis of the above the software for electrical prospecting modeling and VES data interpretation is developed.

Calculating the influence of a terrain relief on data of vertical electric sounding

Purpose. The main aim of the research is creation of methods for a calculation of a terrain relief influence on the vertical electric sounding (VES) data using the boundary element technique and also presentation of applying these methods for VES to test examples and real mountain terrains. Methodology. An apparent resistivity is equal to true resistivity of a medium in a homogeneous half-space. In the case of a relief surface of the homogeneous medium the ratio of the apparent resistivity to the real resistivity determines the influence value on the electrical resistivity data.