This paper critically evaluates the utility of seismic data to assist in the interpretation of bedrock. Four high-resolution seismic reflection profiles were carried out to provide estimates of the depth to the bedrock and to detect any geological faults present in the area, which may affect the hydro-geological system at Wadi Al Dawasir region, 690 km south of Riyadh city. The bedrock reflection is clearly present in all sites. The depth of the bedrock at site 1 was approximately 750 m, 800 m at site 2, 700 m at site 3, and 950 m at site 4. The bedrock depth obtained from the seismic agreed with the well information. We developed a clear understanding of the bedrock in the study area and mapped its depth as well as mapped some of the clear fault locations.
- High-resolution seismic reflection
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
- Environmental Science(all)