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Finite-difference modeling experiments for seismic interferometry

Jan W. Thorbecke and Deyan Draganov
Finite-difference modeling experiments for seismic interferometry
Geophysics (November 2011) 76 (6): H1-H18


In passive seismic interferometry, new reflection data can be retrieved by crosscorrelating recorded noise data. The quality of the retrieved reflection data is, among others, dependent on the duration and number of passive sources present during the recording time, the source distribution, and the source strength. To investigate these relations we set up several numerical modeling studies. To carry out the modeling in a feasible time, we design a finite-difference algorithm for the simulation of long-duration passive seismic measurements of band-limited noise signatures in the subsurface. Novel features of the algorithm include the modeling of thousands of randomly placed sources during one modeling run. The modeling experiments explore the dependency relation between the retrieved reflections and source-signature length, source positions, number of sources, and source amplitude variations. From these experiments we observed that the positions of the passive sources and the length of the source signals are of direct influence on the quality of the retrieved reflections. Random amplitude variations among source signals do not seem to have a big impact on the retrieved reflections.

ISSN: 0016-8033
EISSN: 1942-2156
Coden: GPYSA7
Serial Title: Geophysics
Serial Volume: 76
Serial Issue: 6
Title: Finite-difference modeling experiments for seismic interferometry
Affiliation: Delft University of Technology, Department of Geotechnology, Delft, Netherlands
Pages: H1-H18
Published: 20111101
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 26
Accession Number: 2012-056571
Categories: Applied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. table
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 201229
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