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National energy research seismic library; Powder River basin, Montana-Wyoming; surface reflection and vertical seismic profile data used in seismic-stratigraphic investigations for ground-water aquifers and hydrocarbon traps

January 1, 1994

This Digital Data Series publication contains both raw and processed seismic data recorded during the period 1975 through 1978 by several geophysical service companies under contract to the USGS in the following study areas of the Powder River Basin, Montana and Wyoming:

1. Powder River and Custer Counties, MT (T. 1 S., T. 1-2 N., R. 53-54 E.)
2. Carter County, MT (T. 57-58 N., R. 65 W.) and Crook County, WY (T. 9 S., R.57-58 E.)
3. Powder River and Carter Counties, MT (T. 8 S., R. 53-55 E.)
4. Niobrara County, WY (T. 36-38 N., R. 61-62 W.) and Weston County, WY (T. 45 N., R. 61 W.)

Four multichannel Vibroseis seismic lines, six Vertical Seismic Profiles (VSP's), and associated support material (observer's notes, X-Y coordinates, elevations of source and receivers, for example) are included. The raw (unprocessed) field data and a processed version of each surface profile and VSP are contained in standard SEG-Y format files; support material are in ASCII format text files. The processed surface data are versions which were reprocessed by the USGS in 1995 using state-of-the-art seismic data processing software.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1996
Title National energy research seismic library; Powder River basin, Montana-Wyoming; surface reflection and vertical seismic profile data used in seismic-stratigraphic investigations for ground-water aquifers and hydrocarbon traps
DOI 10.3133/ds32
Authors John J. Miller, M.W. Lee, R. T. Ryder, A. H. Balch
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Data Series
Series Number 32
Index ID ds32
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization