Enhancing Shallow Subsurface Models with Reconstructed S-Wave Velocity Profiles
We propose a scientific approach to combine reconstructed shear wave velocity profiles with boreholes, Cone
Penetration Tests (CPTs), and geological/geomorphological map and model data to create a high-resolution shallow
subsurface model. The availability of reconstructed S-wave velocity profile data at a 50-meter interval provides
much denser information compared to traditional point-based data such as boreholes and CPTs. This allows for the
detection of geological features and anomalies, even in areas with limited point-based subsurface data, which can
greatly benefit subsurface schematization along infrastructure.
The main goal of this proposal is to assess the feasibility of using S-wave velocity profiles as a feature for improving
the accuracy and resolution of shallow subsurface models. To achieve this, we will test different machine learning
algorithms, data aggregation methods, and interpolation methods available within DataFusionTools. Additionally,
we will test additional features that are indicative of subsurface composition, such as the geological map and
For this project, we will use the S-wave velocity profiles computed from the Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) data
acquired by fiber-optic cables between km 32.7 - 37.4 of the Hanzelijn. The proposed data fusion scheme could be
further implemented with improved S-wave profiles, which may be constrained using body wave data retrieved from
the same DAS dataset, as proposed in a separate proposal.
Enrolled in a relevant MSc program software development, data science, earth observation,
or innovative technologies for modeling or monitoring.
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Program duration is 6 – 9 months starting September 2023.
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