Phenomenological theory of attenuation and propagation velocity in rocks.

J. M. Richardson, B. R. Tittmann

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A phenomenological theory of velocity and attenuation of elastic waves in rocks is proposed and applied to Coconino sandstone and Sioux quartzite. The theory is based on two assumptions: a) that the macroscopic behaviour can be modelled as a superposition of linear dissipative processes, and b) that these processes involve thermal activation with flat distribution of activation energies over a range whose end points depend on the partial P of the volatile to which the rock is exposed. -P.Br.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1837-1846
Number of pages10
JournalGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Supplement
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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