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In seismology, impedance of a rock layer is defined as,
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In seismology, impedance of a rock layer is defined as the product of bulk density ''&rho;''<sub>B</sub> and P-wave velocity ''V''<sub>P</sub>:
  
<math>Z = \rho_{B} V_{P}</math>
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<math>Z_\mathrm{P} = \rho_\mathrm{B} V_\mathrm{P}\ </math>
  
the product of bulk density and P-wave velocity.
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The normal incidence (vertical) reflection coefficient between an upper layer ''i'' and a lower layer ''i'' + 1 is given by
The normal incidence (vertical) reflection coefficient between an upper layer 'i' and a lower layer 'i+1' is given by,
 
  
 
<math>R_{i} = \frac{Z_{i}-Z_{i+1}}{Z_{i}+Z_{i+1}} </math>
 
<math>R_{i} = \frac{Z_{i}-Z_{i+1}}{Z_{i}+Z_{i+1}} </math>
  
 
==Shear impedance==
 
==Shear impedance==
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S-wave impedance is the product of bulk density and S-wave velocity
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<math>Z_\mathrm{S} = \rho_\mathrm{B} V_\mathrm{S}\ </math>
  
S-wave impedance is the product of bulk density and S-wave velocity
 
 
==Elastic impedance==
 
==Elastic impedance==
 
 
[[Elastic impedance]] (EI) is an offset (or angle) dependent property for non-normal angles of incidence. It was first described by Connolly, 1999.  
 
[[Elastic impedance]] (EI) is an offset (or angle) dependent property for non-normal angles of incidence. It was first described by Connolly, 1999.  
 
  
 
==P to S converted wave elastic impedance (PSEI)==
 
==P to S converted wave elastic impedance (PSEI)==
Also called [[Shear wave impedance]]  
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Also called [[Shear wave impedance]].
  
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[[Category:Rock physics]]
 
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Revision as of 14:23, 13 December 2012

In seismology, impedance of a rock layer is defined as the product of bulk density ρB and P-wave velocity VP:

The normal incidence (vertical) reflection coefficient between an upper layer i and a lower layer i + 1 is given by

Shear impedance

S-wave impedance is the product of bulk density and S-wave velocity

Elastic impedance

Elastic impedance (EI) is an offset (or angle) dependent property for non-normal angles of incidence. It was first described by Connolly, 1999.

P to S converted wave elastic impedance (PSEI)

Also called Shear wave impedance.

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