ABSTRACT

The commonly used stable factor methods for the inverse Q-filter achieve good performance in seismic data processing; however, the constant gain-limit assumption in these methods is not associated with the effective frequency band of seismic data and cannot obtain desirable results with high resolution and high signal-to-noise ratio (S/N). Our extended stable factor method for the inverse Q-filter extends these methods by introducing two parameters and constant or self-adaptive gain limit to achieve the desirable high-resolution and high-S/N result. The extended stable factor method for the inverse Q-filter can be implemented in the frequency or time-frequency domain; the latter implementation achieves a higher S/N. Analysis of synthetic signals and field seismic data application illustrate that our method can produce a desirable high-resolution and high-S/N result.

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