Articles | Volume 41
08 Sep 2015
 | 08 Sep 2015

The installation campaign of 9 seismic stations around the KTB site to test anisotropy detection by the Receiver Function Technique

I. Bianchi, M. Anselmi, M. T. Apoloner, E. Qorbani, K. Gribovski, and G. Bokelmann

Abstract. The project at hand is a field test around the KTB (Kontinentale Tiefbohrung) site in the Oberpfalz, Southeastern Germany, at the northwestern edge of the Bohemian Massif. The region has been extensively studied through the analysis of several seismic reflection lines deployed around the drilling site. The deep borehole had been placed into gneiss rocks of the Zone Erbendorf-Vohenstrauss. Drilling activity lasted from 1987 to 1994, and it descended down to a depth of 9101 m.

In our experiment, we aim to recover structural information as well as anisotropy of the upper crust using the receiver function technique. This retrieved information is the basis for comparing the out-coming anisotropy amount and orientation with information of rock samples from up to 9 km depth, and with high-frequency seismic experiments around the drill site.

For that purpose, we installed 9 seismic stations, and recorded seismicity continuously for two years from June 2012 to July 2014.