This paper aims at providing more insight into the parameters that need to be modelled during inversion of Helicopter TEM data for accurate modelling, both for hydrogeophysical and exploration applications. We use synthetic data to show in details the effect, both in data and in model space, of the low pass filters present in any system, and of waveform repetition. Low pass filters affect the shallow to intermediate part of the model, whereas the waveform repetition the deeper part. Results show how filters and waveform are parameters, like frame altitude, Tx-Rx timing and so on, that need to be taken into account and modeled correctly during inversion of HTEM data. We then present an application of this approach on real VTEM data from an exploration survey. The results from constrained inversion of the VTEM, compared with borehole information and with other modeling methodologies, show its validity.
modeling; vtem; tem; htem; accuracy
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11th SAGA Biennial Technical Meeting and Exhibition, 2009