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Geosciences 2017, 7(3), 90; doi:10.3390/geosciences7030090

Quantitative Examination of Piezoelectric/Seismoelectric Anomalies from Near-Surface Targets

School of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
Received: 21 August 2017 / Revised: 8 September 2017 / Accepted: 13 September 2017 / Published: 19 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Remote Sensing and Geosciences for Archaeology)
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The piezoelectric and seismo-electrokinetic phenomena are manifested by electrical and electromagnetic processes that occur in rocks under the influence of elastic oscillations triggered by shots or mechanical impacts. Differences in piezoelectric properties between the studied targets and host media determine the possibilities of the piezoelectric/seismoelectric method application. Over a long time, an interpretation of obtained data is carried out by the use of methods developed in seismic prospecting. Examination of nature of piezoelectric/seismoelectric anomalies observed in subsurface indicates that these may be related (mainly) to electric potential field. In this paper, it is shown that quantitative analysis of piezoelectric/seismoelectric anomalies may be performed by the advanced and reliable methodologies developed in magnetic prospecting. Some examples from mining geophysics (Russia) and ancient metallurgical site (Israel) confirm applicability of the suggested approach. View Full-Text
Keywords: piezoelectric/seismoelectric anomalies; subsurface geophysics; archaeology; quantitative analysis; interpretation methodology piezoelectric/seismoelectric anomalies; subsurface geophysics; archaeology; quantitative analysis; interpretation methodology
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