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seismic trace

1. n. [Geophysics]

The seismic data recorded for one channel. A seismic trace represents the response of the elastic wavefield to velocity and density contrasts across interfaces of layers of rock or sediments as energy travels from a source through the subsurface to a receiver or receiver array.

Synonyms: trace

See: arraychanneldensitygatherreceivervelocity