Analytical expression for Fresnel volumes and interface Fresnel zones of seismic body waves. Part 1: Direct and unconverted reflected waves

Michal Kvasnicka & Vlastislav Cerveny


Fresnel volumes, plane-sectional Fresnel zones and interface Fresnel zones of direct and unconverted reflected waves are studied. Exact analytical expressions for various parameters of Fresnel volumes and Fresnel zones are derived and discussed. Among others, these expressions are related to semi-axes of Fresnel zones, to overshooting and penetration distances, and to the off-ray shifts of Fresnel zones.


Fresnel volumes, interface Fresnel zones, seismic body waves, seismic ray methods, first arrival travel times

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Stud. geophys. geod., 40 (1996), 136-155.
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