Effect of fabric anisotropy on compressional-wave propagation in various metamorphic rocks for the range 20-700°C at 2 kbars

Kern, H. and Fakhimi, M. (1975) Effect of fabric anisotropy on compressional-wave propagation in various metamorphic rocks for the range 20-700°C at 2 kbars Tectonophysics, 28 (4). pp. 227-244. DOI 10.1016/0040-1951(75)90039-6.

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Abstract

In all rocks investigated (peridotite, amphibolite, serpentinite, marble) the observed seismic anisotropy is primarily a consequence of preferred orientation of minerals and of the elastic anisotropy of the constituent minerals of the rocks. Generally the compressional-wave velocity decreases with temperature. The amount of velocity decrease, however, is different in the various rock types and even for different directions in the same anisotropic media. Fabric-induced seismic anisotropy is not drastically reduced with temperature. In the amphibolite, and especially in the serpentinite seismic anisotropy even increases with temperature. It is expected that the preferred orientation of minerals may have an effect on wave propagation even at great depths in the earth's crust and in the upper mantle.

Document Type: Article
Research affiliation: Kiel University
Refereed: No
DOI etc.: 10.1016/0040-1951(75)90039-6
ISSN: 0040-1951
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2012 06:55
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2012 07:33
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/15525

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