2D and 3D ground penetrating radar data from the Late Jurassic Hanifa Fm outcrop - Wadi Birk, Central Saudi Arabia: Shallow marine carbonate platform sediments equivalent to Arabian subsurface reservoirs

Published: 23 June 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/ttswxmffm7.1


2D and 3D ground penetrating radar (GPR) data were recorded in March 2019 from the Late Jurassic (Oxfordian – Early Kimmeridgian) Hanifa Fm outcrop – Wadi Birk, Central Saudi Arabia. The primary objective of these data is to complement outcrop data with behind-the-outcrop geophysical images for a three-dimensional outcrop facies interpretation. All GPR surveys conducted in this dataset are constant offset reflection surveys where the separation between transceiver and receiver antennas is constant at 1 m. We utilized PulseEKKO© Smart Cart Acquisition System to record the data. The transceiver and receiver antennas were mounted on a draggable cart, allowing both of them to be moved along a profile line or a 3D grid. The 2D dataset was acquired using 50 MHz and 100 MHz antennas, while the 3D dataset utilized 50 MHz antennas only. We provided the 2D raw data in PulseEKKO© format with trace coordinates in .dst format that can be opened in the standard ASCII editor software. Please check the README.txt for the table format of the .dst files. The 3D data is already embedded with trace coordinates. A pdf file summarizing the study area, processing steps, and an example of the processed line is provided.



King Abdullah University of Science and Technology


Ground-Penetrating Radar