An experimental study of the time-domain electromagnetic response of a buried conductive plateTime-domain EM Response of a Buried Plate Academic Article uri icon


  • It is important to understand the effects of a buried metal object on electromagnetic data, whether the object is a source of cultural noise or a target of interest. The time-domain electromagnetic response of a buried metal plate exhibits several remarkable properties. An experimental study has been undertaken to confirm these properties. The spatial response of a shallow-buried plate is temporally self-similar and exhibits a late-time dipolelike response. Clutter-generated noise can be significant if the plate is poorly coupled to the primary transmitter flux. A vertical plate exhibits a transition from a horizontal to a vertical mode of eddy current induction. © 2005 Society of Exploration Geophysicists. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Everett, M. E., Benavides, A., & Pierce, C. J.

citation count

  • 8

publication date

  • January 2005