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Seismic reflection line through a salt dome (halite); the surrounding rocks are limestone and sandstone.

Rock

Sound Velocity (m/sec)

Halite

4500 m/sec

Limestone and Sandstone

5000 m/sec

What do we measure to create this diagram?

What do the black lines in the profile (not the annotation) show?

How deep can we image in the sandstone and limestone on the edges of the figure? (Compute a number, and insure your method is clear).

How deep can we image in the halite in the center of the figure? (Compute a number, and insure your method is clear).

If the diagram were not annotated, could you identify the halite and differentiate it from the other rocks?

Is the dip of rock along the edge of the salt dome correct or distorted?