High-resolution Reflection Imaging for the Planning of a Double Train-track Tunnel in the City of Varberg, Sweden
M. Dehghannejad, A. Malehmir, E. Lundberg, H. Möller and M. Svensson
Event name: Near Surface Geoscience 2016 - 22nd European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics
Session: High Resolution Engineering Seismic Studies I
Publication date: 04 September 2016
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A newly developed broadband MEMs-based seismic landstreamer system was employed for the planning of a double train-track tunnel in the city of Varberg, southwest Sweden. In addition to the refraction analysis and velocity tomographic modeling, reflection processing of the data was considered given the good quality of the data and realization of reflections in some raw shot gathers. Bedrock is strongly reflective in most cases and only at occasions when reaches near the surface it disappears in the reflection section. Bedrock undulation is clearly noticeable in most reflection sections and at one occasion it appears to be strongly diffractive. The diffraction signature is now known to be associated with a buried water tank used in fire emergency situations. Reflection seismic data greatly complements tomographic models and may support a deep bedrock at where the tunnel is planned to be excavated in the downtown Varberg.