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Theory of Seismic Imaging : Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences - John A. Scales

Theory of Seismic Imaging

Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences

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Seismic imaging methods are currently used to produce images of the Earth's subsurface properties at diverse length scales, from high-resolution, near-surface environmental studies for oil and gas exploration to long-period images of the entire planet. This book presents the physical and mathematical basis of imaging algorithms in the context of controlled-source reflection seismology. The approach taken is motivated by physical optics and theoretical seismology. The theory is constantly put into practice via a graded sequence of computer exercises using the widely available SU (Seismic Unix) software package. The material covered in this book is more than enough for a one-semester graduate course in seismic imaging, by the end of which students will not only be writing their own migration codes, patterned on codes in the book, but will be well-prepared to read the current literature.

Preface
Introduction to Seismic Migrationp. 1
Harmonic Analysis, Delta Functions and All Thatp. 23
Equations of Motion of the Earthp. 43
Elastic Wave Equationsp. 57
Ray Theoryp. 85
Kirchhoff Migrationp. 101
Kirchhoff Migration/Inversionp. 113
The Method of Stationary Phasep. 121
Downward Continuation of the Seismic Wavefieldp. 127
Plane Wave Decomposition of Seismogramsp. 157
Numerical Methods for Tracing Raysp. 171
Finite Difference Methods for Wave Propagation and Migrationp. 187
A. SU User's Manualp. 217
B. SUB User's Guidep. 259
Referencesp. 287
Indexp. 289
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ISBN: 9783540590514
ISBN-10: 354059051X
Series: Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 291
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.44