Definition of seismic reflection in English:

seismic reflection

Line breaks: seis|mic re|flec¦tion


[mass noun] Geology
  • The reflection of elastic waves at boundaries between different rock formations, especially as a technique for prospecting or research.
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    • The upcoming experiment will be conducted using both seismic reflection and refraction techniques to probe deep within the subduction zone.
    • The geometrical relationships within and between depositional sequences are observable from geophysical data, particularly seismic reflection profiles, which represent an acoustic image through a rock sequence.
    • In contrast, the overwhelmingly clastic Palaeozoic section is largely unreflective and seismic reflection interpretation of Palaeozoic horizons is highly speculative in many areas.

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