Transient Electromagnetic Method in the Keritis basin (Crete, Greece): Evidence of hierarchy in a complex geological structure in view of Tsallis distribution.

Filippos Vallianatos


It is being increasingly recognized that geological media are inherently rough with persistent, long-range spatial correlations in physical properties, including electrical conductivity, which spans many decades in length scale. In the present study, the ideas of a multi-scaled geological medium and the anomalous diffusion of EM eddy currents applied, in Keritis Basin (Western Crete, Greece), a complex geological system surrounded by normal faults and with the majority of formations to be calcareous and karstified. We present evidence of a multi-scaled hierarchical structure,based on observed q-exponential distributions of the resistivity, supporting our motivation to introduce fractional diffusion ideas and non-extensive statistical physics to describe the geoelectrical structure of karstified Keritis basin. The essential goal of this paper is to test in a real geological complex formation the TEM response in terms of the rough geological medium where the conductivity of the ground has a spatial distribution, which is described by a roughness parameter,and to better understand the geoelectrical properties of complex geological structure introducing the ideas of fractional diffusion and non extensive statistical physics.


Transient Electromagnetics, Fractional Diffusion, Multiscaling structure, Non extensive statistical physics, Karstic basin, Crete

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Published by INGV, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - ISSN:  2037-416X