An analysis of the induced polarization dilution factors for a spherical anomaly
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1989 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 24, Issue 4, pages 477–483, July-August 1989
How to Cite
1989), An analysis of the induced polarization dilution factors for a spherical anomaly, Radio Sci., 24(4), 477–483, doi:10.1029/RS024i004p00477.(
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 APR 1989
- Manuscript Received: 2 FEB 1989
In the theory of induced electrical polarization, a dilution factor, B, is a measure of the sensitivity of the apparent resistivity of an object to changes in the apparent resistivities of other objects. Intuitively, one would expect B to exhibit two characteristics: When measured far away from an object, B should be small. And, when measured inside an object, away from all interfaces, B should be close to unity. Surprisingly, the second expectation is not always met. The actual behavior becomes clear upon consideration of the action of charges within the object.