The SHIELD’21 deep seismic experiment

Authors

  • V. Starostenko
  • T. Janik
  • W. Czuba
  • P. Środa
  • A. Murovskaya
  • T. Yegorova
  • A. Verpakhovska
  • K. Kolomiyets
  • D. Lysynchuk
  • D. Wójcik
  • V. Omelchenko
  • T. Amashukeli
  • O. Legostaeva
  • D. Gryn
  • S. Chulkov

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24028/gj.v45i1.275126

Keywords:

WARR studies, SHIELD’21 profile, Ukraine, Ukrainian Shield, crust, upper mantle

Abstract

The wide-angle reflection and refraction (WARR) SHIELD’21 profile carried out in 2021 crosses from SW to NE the main tectonic of Ukraine. The SHIELD’21 targeted the structure of the Earth’s crust and upper mantle of the southwestern margin of the East European Craton with overlying Neogene Carpathian Foredeep and Vendian-Paleozoic Volyn-Podolian Monocline, Archaean and Paleoproterozoic segments of Ukrainian Shield and Late Paleozoic Dnieper-Donets Basin. The ~650 km long profile is an extension of realized in 2014 RomUkrSeis line in Romania and Ukraine from Apuseni Mountains to southwestern Ukrainian Shield. The field work performed in 2021, included the deployment of autonomous seismic stations and drilling-explosive works. A total of 264 seismic receivers were deployed (160 DATA-CUBE and 104 TEXAN stations) with the average spacing between the observation points  about 2.65 km. The sampling interval for all stations was 0.01 s. Seismic energy was generated by 10 shot points with ~50 km of distance between them and total charge in all wells 5775 kg. The SHIELD’21 experiment using TEXAN and DATA-CUBE short-period seismic stations provided high-quality seismic records. The main recorded seismic waves are the refractions of P- and S-waves in sediments, basement, crust and upper-most mantle, and reflections from crustal boundaries, Moho interface and boundaries in the uppermost mantle. Correlation of travel time arrivals of seismic waves provides calculation of the velocity model for both P- and S-waves. The main objective of the SHIELD’21 project is to get new seismic data that increase our knowledge on the lithosphere structure as well as geodynamics of the oil-and-gas-bearing and ore regions of Ukraine.

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2023-03-22

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Starostenko, V., Janik , T., Czuba , W., Środa, P., Murovskaya, A., Yegorova, T., Verpakhovska, A., Kolomiyets, K., Lysynchuk, D., Wójcik, D., Omelchenko, V., Amashukeli, T., Legostaeva, O., Gryn, D., & Chulkov, S. (2023). The SHIELD’21 deep seismic experiment. Geofizičeskij žurnal, 45(1). https://doi.org/10.24028/gj.v45i1.275126

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