Vol. 60 No. 3 (2021): Geofísica Internacional

New Semi Quantitative Approach for Interpreting Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES) Measurements by Using Fractal Modeling Technique, Case Study from Khanasser Valley, Northern Syria

Jamal Asfahani
Atomic Energy Commission Of Syria (AECS)

Published 2021-06-24


  • Fractal modeling,
  • Concentration-Number (C-N) model,
  • VES technique,
  • Khanasser Valley,
  • Syria

How to Cite

Asfahani, J. (2021). New Semi Quantitative Approach for Interpreting Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES) Measurements by Using Fractal Modeling Technique, Case Study from Khanasser Valley, Northern Syria. Geofísica Internacional, 60(3), 211-228. https://doi.org/10.22201/igeof.00167169p.2021.60.3.1920


Fractal modeling technique, with adapting the concentration-number (C-N) model and the threshold break points concept is newly proposed to interpret vertical electrical sounding (VES) measurements distributed along a given profile. New semi quantitative approach is consequently proposed to rapidly differentiate between different apparent resistivity populations, where 2D semi quantitative interpretation and a primary geological analysis could be constructed. The new technique is practiced and tested on a case study taken from Khanasser Valley, Northern Syria, where different selected profiles (LP1, LP2, LP3, and TP5) are interpreted. The availability and the feasibility of the proposed approached are confirmed and approved through the different comparisons between the multi fractal established cross sections and the traditional 1D VES interpretation models. It is recommended to routinely use this new proposed fractal approach in the geoelectrical researches for interpreting VES measurements distributed along a given profile.


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