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Seismic Exploration of the Deep Continental Crust

Methods and Concepts of DEKORP and Accompanying Projects

  • Dirk Gajewski
  • Wolfgang Rabbel

Part of the Pure and Applied Geophysics(PAGEOPH) book series (PTV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Marc Tittgemeyer, Friedemann Wenzel, Trond Ryberg, Karl Fuchs
    Pages 29-52
  3. T. Weiss, S. Siegesmund, W. Rabbel, T. Bohlen, M. Pohl
    Pages 97-122
  4. Melanie Pohl, Friedemann Wenzel, Thomas Weiss, Siegfried Siegesmund, Thomas Bohlen, Wolfgang Rabbel
    Pages 139-155
  5. F. Bleibinhaus, M. Bopp, M. Simon, H. Gebrande
    Pages 173-186
  6. D. Gajewski, A. Lambrecht, O. Oncken
    Pages 207-232
  7. Burkhard Buttkus, Christian Bönnemann
    Pages 253-278
  8. Christian Bönnemann, Burkhard Buttkus
    Pages 279-301
  9. Jürgen Fertig, Margit Thomas, Rüdiger Thomas
    Pages 345-370

About this book


DEKORP, the German continental reflection seismic program, was the major focus of deep seismic research in Germany in the 1980s and 1990s. The seismic sections provided fundamental new insight into deep geological structure of the European continent and the dynamics of continental formation. They formed the basis for worldwide comparative studies of orogenic structure. The complicated signature of the reflections from the deep crust indicated that new processing and interpretation techniques must be considered to better image the crystalline crust. Results of these efforts, including pre-stack migration, 3-D imaging, shear waves and seismic anisotropy, are presented in this special volume. In part, the articles open the perspective to new and future research. In part, they document research activity triggered by technical and interpretational questions raised by DEKORP field work and profiling results. Many of the presented methods can find immediate application in industrial seismic prospecting.


Europe Inversion Seismic Interpretation Seismic Signal Processing Seismic Structure exploration formation geophysics lithosphere migration prospecting research seismic seismic prospecting

Editors and affiliations

  • Dirk Gajewski
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Rabbel
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for GeophysicsUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Institute for GeosciencesUniversity of KielKielGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Seismic Exploration of the Deep Continental Crust
  • Book Subtitle Methods and Concepts of DEKORP and Accompanying Projects
  • Editors Dirk Gajewski
    Wolfgang Rabbel
  • Series Title Pure and Applied Geophysics(PAGEOPH)
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag 1999
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Basel
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-7643-6210-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-0348-8670-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 370
  • Number of Illustrations 70 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geophysics/Geodesy
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