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  Acquisition, Processing and Interpretation of Chambon-La-Forêt magnetotelluric data

Mercredi 03 Mai 2017
Séminaires Physique des Sites Naturels
Hugo Larnier
(EOST Strasbourg)

Séminaire associé, en collaboration avec les observatoires magnétiques et l'équipe de géomagnétisme.

We conducted MT and Audio-MT data acquisition in the vicinity
of the French magnetic observatory of Chambon-La-Forêt
(CLF, Loiret), to characterize the electrical resistivity
of the subsurface around the magnetic observatory.
High-frequency data show anthropogenic signal
with large amplitude, preventing the use of standard
processing schemes.
To recover proper MT soundings,
we developed new numerical schemes,
based on the application of the continuous wavelet transform.
Geomagnetic and atmospheric waves with large signal-to-noise
ratio are first sought in MT times series,
based on their time-frequency signature,
prior to the robust computation of MT response functions,
allowing a large improvement in the
quality of MT soundings.
From the analysis of MT response functions,
we show that the conductivity distribution
can be assumed to be only vertically
varying for depths smaller than 2 km,
with values corresponding to standard sedimentary basins.
Below 2 km, MT soundings show 2D geometry,
with geological strike and depth corresponding
to the signature of the magnetic anomaly of the Paris basin.