Articles | Volume 6, issue 1
Research article
13 Jan 2015
Research article |  | 13 Jan 2015

Finite-difference modelling to evaluate seismic P-wave and shear-wave field data

T. Burschil, T. Beilecke, and C. M. Krawczyk

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In this paper, we compared, measured and simulated reflection seismology data for different wave types. P wave and shear wave land data were acquired in the field while the synthetic data were generated by finite-difference modelling. Major features of the P waves were imaged, but simulations cannot clarify the signal-to-noise ratio of the shear wave field data. Future modelling approaches will consider additional features for a better understanding of near-surface seismic measurements.