Abstract

Motivated by the desire for greater resolution in PS data, and an interest in methods designed to produce this, we have explored some fundamental concepts of PS resolution in order to better understand proposed methods. Our study has produced three key results: PS-to-PP mapping using either interval or average velocity ratios yields identical results. Although mapping changes the bandwidth of the PS signal, it does not change its wavelength or resolution. Modest increases in resolution can be realized after mapping if the wavelet is known, but any method designed to increase bandwidth without such knowledge should be treated with caution.

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