JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

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[E] Poster

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-TT Technology & Techniques

[M-TT50] Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing for Geophysical Applications

convener:Matthew Becker(California State University Long Beach), Xiangfang Zeng(Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences), Ziqiu Xue(Research Institute of Innovative Tech for the Earth), Herbert F Wang(University of Wisconsin Madison)

[MTT50-P03] Combining DAS and air-gun: a cost-effective medium change monitoring system

*Xiangfang Zeng1, Baoshan Wang2, Jun Yang3, Yuansheng Zhang4, Zhenghong Song2,1, Xiaobin Li4, Rongbin Lin1, Manzhong Qin4, Congxin Wei4 (1.State Key Laboratory of Geodesy and Earth's Dynamics, Innovation Academy for Precision Measurement Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2.School of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, 3.Earthquake Agency of Yunnan Province, 4.Earthquake Agency of Gansu Province)

Keywords:medium change, air-gun, distributed acoustic sensing

The large-volume air-gun systems have been installed in serval water reservoirs to excite high similar signal. The air-gun signal can be detected up to 150 km that make it possible to monitor medium change at large scale. The deployment cost of monitoring system can be significantly reduced with the low-cost DAS system. Two DAS air-gun experiments were conducted at two sites with different settings. A telecommunication fiber-optic cable in urban area was used in the first experiment. After stacking, the air-gun signal emerges on the 30-km DAS array at about 9 km epicentral distance. A 5-km cable was deployed starting from the air-gun source to about 2 km away. About 800-m cable was frozen into the ice above the air-gun and provided clear single-shot signals. The rest cable was lay on the road and the part across a fault is cemented. On the stacking multiple shots’ records, the wavefield in fault zone emerges too. These two experiments demonstrate the feasibility of using various fiber-optic cables as dense array to acquire air-gun signal in different environments.