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Seismic Resolution

Published:
January 01, 2004

Abstract

The seismic method is limited in its ability to resolve small anomalies. The definition of “small” is governed generally by the seismic wavelength. Wavelength is given by the ratio of phase velocity to temporal frequency (i.e., λ = v/f). Because there is little we can do about a rock's seismic velocity, we can change the seismic wavelength only by changing the temporal frequency. We shall see that reducing the wavelength by increasing the frequency will help improve both vertical and horizontal resolution.

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Geophysical Monograph Series

Fundamentals of Geophysical Interpretation

Laurence R. Lines
Laurence R. Lines
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Rachel T. Newrick
Rachel T. Newrick
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Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Volume
13
ISBN electronic:
9781560801726
Publication date:
January 01, 2004

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