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dc.contributor.advisorAlison Malcolm.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHess, Clarion Hadleighen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-27T14:18:49Z
dc.date.available2018-03-27T14:18:49Z
dc.date.copyright2012en_US
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/114353
dc.descriptionThesis: S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, 2012.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 53-54).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe scattering diffusion coefficient between two points can theoretically be extracted from a random distribution of sources. An improved ability to measure the diffusion coefficient of the Earth's crust would simplify the process of characterizing the fracture network for applications in geothermal energy. This has the potential to make geothermal wells more economical to make, more efficient to operate, and longer lived. Previous work has shown the diffusion coefficient can be extracted from synthetic datasets in both one dimension and three dimensions using seismic interferometry. This paper attempts to recover the diffusion coefficient for a realistic source distribution taken from a microseismic dataset from a geothermal field in Indonesia. This dataset did not have an ideal distribution of sources, so the estimated diffusion coefficient did not match the expected value. A better estimate of the expected diffusion coefficient and an improved dataset with sources more evenly distributed in all directions around the receivers would likely give a better result.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Clarion Hadleigh Hess.en_US
dc.format.extent54 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsMIT theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed, downloaded, or printed from this source but further reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectEarth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences.en_US
dc.titleThe Green's function for the diffusion coefficienten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.B.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc1028979427en_US


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