On S-waves generated by conventional sources: a synthetic experiment

Saúl Ernesto Guevara, Gary F. Margrave

Field experiments and theoretical studies have shown that S-waves can be generated by conventional sources of energy, such as vibrators or explosives. However they are rarely identified in conventional surface seismic data. A synthetic model experiment illustrates these events as well as the possibility of generating an image using PreSTM applied to SS reflections. The relation with real data is also considered.