Experimental Techniques in Mineral and Rock Physics

The Schreiber Volume

  • Robert C. Liebermann
  • Carl H. Sondergeld

Part of the Pageoph Topical Volumes book series (PTV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Robert C. Liebermann, Carl H. Sondergeld
      Pages 209-209
  3. Reflections on the Career of Edward Schreiber

    1. Robert C. Liebermann, William A. Bassett
      Pages 211-217
  4. Rocks and Rock Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Carl H. Sondergeld, Chandra S. Rai
      Pages 249-268
    3. Flavio S. Anselmetti, Gregor P. Eberli
      Pages 287-323
  5. Acoustic Studies of the Elasticity and Equation of State of Minerals

  6. Diamond-anvil Cell Experiments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 485-485
    2. W. A. Bassett, A. H. Shen, M. Bucknum, I-Ming Chou
      Pages 487-495
    3. Jeffrey S. Sweeney, Dion L. Heinz
      Pages 497-507
  7. Rheological Investigations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 521-521
    2. Tracy N. Tingle, Harry W. Green II, Thomas E. Young, Ted A. Koczynski
      Pages 523-543
    3. Ivan C. Getting, Ganglin Chen, Jennifer A. Brown
      Pages 545-577
    4. Gilles Y. Bussod, Tomoo Katsura, David C. Rubie
      Pages 579-599
    5. Tadashi Kondo, Hiroshi Sawamoto, Akira Yoneda, Manabu Kato, Akihito Matsumuro, Takehiko Yagi et al.
      Pages 601-611
  8. Advances in High-pressure Calorimetry, Diffusion, Sealing and Calibration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 613-613
    2. Craig S. Schwandt, Randall T. Cygan, Henry R. Westrich
      Pages 631-642
    3. Keiji Kusaba, Laurence Galoisy, Yanbin Wang, Michael T. Vaughan, Donald J. Weidner
      Pages 643-652
    4. Ted Koczynski, Erich Scholz
      Pages 653-657

About this book


Knowledge of the relation between sonic velocity in sediments and rock lithology is one of the keys to interpreting data from seismic sections or from acoustic logs of sedimentary sequences. Reliable correlations of rock velocity with other petrophysical parameters, such as porosity or density, are essential for calculating impedance models for synthetic seismic sections (BIDDLE et al. , 1992; CAMPBELL and STAFLEU, 1992) or identifying the origin of reflectivity on seismic lines (SELLAMI et al. , 1990; CHRISTENSEN and SZYMANSKI, 1991). Velocity is thus an important parameter for correlating lithological with geophysical data. Recent studies have increased our understanding of elastic rock properties in siliciclastic or shaly sediments. The causes for variations in velocity have been investigated for siliciclastic rocks (VERNIK and NUR, 1992), mixed carbonate siliciclastic sediments (CHRISTENSEN and SZYMANSKI, 1991), synthetic sand-clay mixtures (MARION et aI. , 1992) or claystones (JAPSEN, 1993). The concepts derived from these studies are however only partly applicable in pure carbonates. Carbon­ ates do not have large compositional variations that are, as is the case in the other sedimentary rocks, responsible for velocity contrasts. Pure carbonates are character­ ized by the lack of any clay or siliciclastic content, but are mostly produced and deposited on the top or on the slope of isolated or detached carbonate platforms, that have no hinterland as a source of terrigeneous material (WILSON, 1975; EBERLI, 1991).


geophysics mineral sediment sedimentary rock seismic

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert C. Liebermann
    • 1
  • Carl H. Sondergeld
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for High Pressure Research, Department of Earth and Space SciencesUniversity at Stony BrookStony BrookUSA
  2. 2.Rock Properties, Theoretical Geophysical ResearchAmoco Production Company Research CenterTulsaUSA

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