Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Research article
03 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 03 Mar 2022

Distributed acoustic sensing as a tool for subsurface mapping and seismic event monitoring: a proof of concept

Nicola Piana Agostinetti, Alberto Villa, and Gilberto Saccorotti

Data sets

Brady's Geothermal Field - Map of DAS University of Wisconsin

Model code and software

Generic Mapping Tools: Improved Version Released P. Wessel, W. H. F. Smith, R. Scharroo, J. Luis, and F. Wobbe

Short summary
Sensing the Earth is a fundamental operation for the future where georesources, like geothermal energy and CO2 underground storage, will become important tools for addressing societal challenges. The development of networks of optical fibre cables gives the possibility of a sensing grid with an unprecedented spatial coverage. Here, we investigate the potential of using portions of a optical fibre cable as a standard seismometer for exploring the subsurface and monitoring georesources.