Seismic Investigation in the Bertioga Coastal Plain, Brazil

Emílio Eduardo Moreira Barbosa, Renato Luiz Prado, Matheus Cafaro Arouca Sobreira, Rodrigo Dias Samões, Célia Regina de Gouveia Souza


This paper presents results of seismic data from shallow seismic reflection onshore acquisition in the coastal plain of Bertioga (São Paulo State, Brazil) in order to support studies of its geological-geomorphological evolution. By using data from a CMP survey, we sought to analyze and interpret the record of three distinct events: reflected waves, refracted waves and surface waves. From the data processing, three sections were generated: stacked section of the reflected waves, tomographic section from the inversion of travel times of refracted P waves, and S-wave velocity section obtained from the inversion of dispersion curves of surface waves. The integration provided a detailed geological section with information about important contacts of quaternary units, surface of the basement rock and a geological structure that suggests a quaternary reactivation of an inferred fault.

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