Use of Refraction-Microtremor technique (ReMi) of shallow S-wave truncation of the Northern edge of Isparta urban area Isparta yerleśim alani kuzey kesiminin siǧ S-Dalgasi kesitinin çikarilmasinda Kirinim-Mikrotitreşim tekniǧinin (ReMi) kullanilmasi

Kanbur Z. , Görmüş M. , Kanbur S.

Yerbilimleri/ Earth Sciences, vol.29, no.2, pp.77-86, 2008 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : Yerbilimleri/ Earth Sciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-86
  • Keywords: Isparta basin, Rayleigh wave dispersion, Refraction microtremor technique, Shear-wave velocity


The refraction-microtremor (ReMi) technique has been recently developed to obtain near subsurface average shear-wave velocity. The technique is used in this study for the purpose of delineating the subsurface structure between the Upper Cretaceous carbonates, Paleocene-Eocene clastics and the Plio-Quaternary sediments. ReMi data along a profile at the edge of the northernmost Isparta Basin were collected at 15 sites and converted to velocity and depth section. In addition to the basement topography, the subsurface layers and their depths, and velocities were determined. By considering depth and the corresponding velocity along the profile, possible fault location was interpreted. The field and ReMi data obtained suggest that the Pli-Quaternary topography is controlled by possible WNW and NW-SE normal fault systems. In conclusion, this study shows that the ReMi technique may also be useful method for delineating near surface bedrock topography and involving structure such as fault in addition to shear-wave velocity information.