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ground roll

1. n. [Geophysics]

A type of coherent noise generated by a surface wave, typically a low-velocity, low-frequency, high-amplitude Rayleigh wave. Ground roll can obscure signal and degrade overall data quality, but can be alleviated through careful selection of source and geophone arrays, filters and stacking parameters.

See: acquisitionarraycoherent noisemuterandom noiseRayleigh wavestacksurface wavetail mutewater-bottom roll