This article is the continuation of a two-part tutorial. The first part (October, 2004) reviewed methods of estimating signal and understanding noise in a given project area, discussed the concepts of trace density and statistical diversity, and addressed concepts in prestack migration. This part begins with a brief discussion of the merits of various model types, which will lead to a discussion of robustness during implementation. The tutorial concludes by suggesting a data simulation method to evaluate the characteristics of a survey design.

Much discussion about survey design has focused around the potential advantages of different survey geometries or model...

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