A geophone is a device that converts ground movement (velocity) into voltage, which may be recorded at a recording station. The deviation of this measured voltage from the base line is called the seismic response and is analyzed for structure of the earth.
In respect to this, how much does a geophone cost?
A typical geophone, such as the OYO Geospace GS-11D used in many of our group's measurements, costs $50, has a resonant frequency of 4.5 Hz, a proof mass of 23 grams, and a peak sensitivity of 20 V/g.
Secondly, what does geophone mean?
geophone. [ jē′?-fōn′ ] An electronic receiver designed to pick up seismic vibrations on or below the Earth's surface and to convert them into electric impulses that are proportional to the displacement, velocity, and acceleration of ground movement.
What is a 3d seismic survey?
3D surveys are acquired by laying out energy source points and receiver points in a grid over the area to be surveyed. In on-shore data acquisition the energy source for a seismic survey is either Vibroseis or an explosive charge, generally some form of dynamite or an explosive product called primacord.
When was the geophone invented?