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A characteristic phase reversal on a reflection event, usually indicating the presence of gas. The phase reversal is caused by a marked decrease in the acoustic impedence of gas-filled material which causes a strong negative reflection from the top of the gas-filled unit. Often this is accompanied by a flat spot below.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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