Feasibility studies

Altcom feasibility study and network design studies typically include:

  • Location uncertainty due to arrival time pick & hodogram uncertainty for a user specified monitoring network geometry and velocity model
  • Moment magnitude (Mw) sensitivity for a given network and attenuation behaviour, based on both empirical and physics based models.
  • Generation of synthetic focal mechanism data for sensitivity analysis.
  • Location uncertainty associated with velocity model uncertainty, including systematic shifts between two specific velocity models and random uncertainty associated with a base model.
  • Modelling of migration-based large surface/downhole array acquisition and processing sequences
  • Finite-Difference (FD) elastic model simulation of earthquake sources, including wave-front animation and generation of synthetic seismograms. This module can be used to investigate arrival genesis within the subsurface (eg head-waves) and provide simulation data for the investigation of processing sequences