True and apparent spectra of buried polarizable targets

Guptasarma, D. (1984) True and apparent spectra of buried polarizable targets Geophysics, 49 (2). pp. 171-176. ISSN 0016-8033

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If the chargeability of a buried target is not infinitesimal, the popularly used low chargeability approximation formulated by Seigel (1959) can produce large errors in the computation of apparent polarizability spectra. A more accurate alternative approximation, based on a complex, frequency dependent "dilution factor" is presented. It turns out that for dispersions of the minimum phase shift type this approximation can be somewhat simplified and that for targets with such a dispersion, buried in a nondispersive host rock, the apparent log-phase spectrum is only slightly different from a vertically shifted version of the true phase spectrum of the target. These results should be useful for the computation of apparent polarizabilities in numerical modeling for IP, and in attempts for mineral discrimination through field measurements of phase spectra.

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