Time‐frequency analysis of magnetotelluric data

Chant I.J. and Hastie L.M. (1992) Time‐frequency analysis of magnetotelluric data. Geophysical Journal International, 111 2: 399-413. doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.1992.tb00586.x


Author Chant I.J.
Hastie L.M.
Title Time‐frequency analysis of magnetotelluric data
Journal name Geophysical Journal International   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1365-246X
Publication date 1992-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-246X.1992.tb00586.x
Volume 111
Issue 2
Start page 399
End page 413
Total pages 15
Subject 1908 Geophysics
1906 Geochemistry and Petrology
Abstract The natural signal magnetotelluric (MT) and audiomagnetotelluric (AMT) geophysical prospecting methods utilize the spectra of associated time‐varying horizontal electric and magnetic fields at the Earth's surface to determine a frequency‐dependent impedance tensor. Most present methods of analysis determine the spectra using variations on the Fourier transform and therefore must assume either that the signals under analysis are stationary over the record length or that any distortion in the spectral estimations due to non‐stationarity will occur in an equivalent manner in the spectra of both the electric and magnetic fields and thus not effect the impedance estimates. We use time‐frequency distribution (TFD) analysis techniques to show that this is not the case, and that the impedance tensor is affected by non‐stationary source field fluctuations. We further show that TFD analysis techniques can be used to overcome these problems and obtain stable and reliable estimates of the impedance tensor. These techniques are compared with previous techniques by using a standard data set (EMSLAB). Copyright
Keyword EMSLAB
magnetotellurics
non‐stationarity
time frequency
Q-Index Code C1
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