Seismic imaging and illumination with internal multiples

Malcolm, Alison and Ursin, Bjørn and de Hoop, Maarten (2009) Seismic imaging and illumination with internal multiples. Geophysical Journal International, 176 (3). pp. 847-864. ISSN 0956-540X

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Abstract

If singly scattered seismic waves illuminate the entirety of a subsurface structure of interest, standard methods can be applied to image it. It is generally the case, however, that with a combination of restricted acquisition geometry and imperfect velocity models, it is not possible to illuminate all structures with only singly scattered waves. We present an approach to use multiply scattered waves to illuminate structures not sensed by singly scattered waves. It can be viewed as a refinement of past work in which a method to predict artefacts in imaging with multiply scattered waves was developed. We propose an algorithm and carry out numerical experiments, representative of imaging of the bottom and flanks of salt, demonstrating the effectiveness of our approach.

Item Type: Article
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/12784
Item ID: 12784
Keywords: Computational seismology, Theoretical seismology, Wave scattering and diffraction
Department(s): Science, Faculty of > Earth Sciences
Date: 1 March 2009
Date Type: Publication
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