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A Simple Theory for Seismic Diffractions

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A. W. Trorey
A. W. Trorey
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Published:
January 01, 2016

Abstract

Existing diffraction theory is often cast in such a way as to preclude a ready qualitative understanding of diffraction phenomena. This difficulty can be overcome by making simplifying but realistic approximations which permit the diffractive response of an arbitrary subsurface with point-source excitation to be obtained in a simple closed form. The main approximations are that the subsurface behaves as an acoustic medium, that its average velocity is constant, and that its reflectivity is low. An objective of this paper is to provide the field interpreter with a practical understanding of diffraction behavior.

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Society of Exploration Geophysicists Geophysics Reprint Series

Seismic Diffraction

Kamil Klem-Musatov
Kamil Klem-Musatov
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Henning Hoeber
Henning Hoeber
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Michael Pelissier
Michael Pelissier
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Tijmen Jan Moser
Tijmen Jan Moser
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Society of Exploration Geophysicists
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30
ISBN electronic:
9781560803188
Publication date:
January 01, 2016

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