A phenomenological theory of velocity and attenuation of elastic waves in rocks is proposed and applied to Coconino sandstone and Sioux quartzite. The theory is based on two assumptions: a) that the macroscopic behaviour can be modelled as a superposition of linear dissipative processes, and b) that these processes involve thermal activation with flat distribution of activation energies over a range whose end points depend on the partial P of the volatile to which the rock is exposed. -P.Br.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Supplement|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1980|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Environmental Science(all)
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)