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Green's function for migration; continuous recording geometry

Gerard T. Schuster and Jianxing Hu
Green's function for migration; continuous recording geometry
Geophysics (February 2000) 65 (1): 167-175


Analytical formulas are derived to give the point scatterer responses for the zero-offset and nonzero-offset migration operators. These formulas are derived under the far-field approximation for a continuous distribution of sources and receivers, and are denoted as migration Green's functions. By specifying a homogeneous velocity model with irregular layers, these Green's functions can be used to quickly compute the synthetic migrated sections without having to compute the modeled data. Thus, these formulas provide a fundamental understanding of migration artifacts and their relationship to the image point location and source-receiver configuration. This understanding lays the foundation for the next step, elimination of these artifacts by migration deconvolution.

ISSN: 0016-8033
EISSN: 1942-2156
Coden: GPYSA7
Serial Title: Geophysics
Serial Volume: 65
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Green's function for migration; continuous recording geometry
Affiliation: University of Utah, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Pages: 167-175
Published: 200002
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 6
Accession Number: 2000-029660
Categories: Applied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 200010
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