Abstract

Although volumetric coherence is the most widely used geometric attribute, accurate estimates of volumetric dip are in some ways more important. Coherence, amplitude gradients, and gray-level co-occurrence matrix textures should be computed along structural dip. Curvature and aberrancy are computed from volumetric estimates of structural dip. Because of both differences in resolution and sensitivity to coherent noise, different frequency components may exhibit different dip. In recent years, improvements in coherence have been noticed where covariance matrices of individual spectral components are summed rather than summing the original broadband data. We extend the same concepts to compute multispectral dip estimates by using a gradient structure tensor algorithm. The results are sharper, less smeared images on the dip components. The higher-resolution dip estimates result in higher-resolution curvature and aberrancy estimates. Availability of sharper estimates of dip to guide coherence attribute results in more continuous, less noisy discontinuities.

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