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Theory of Seismic Imaging
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  • Title Theory of Seismic Imaging
  • Author(s) John A. Scales
  • Publisher: Springer (May 17, 1995); eBook (Samizdat Press, 1997)
  • Paperback 306 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 354059051X
  • ISBN-13: 978-3540590514
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Book Description

Seismic imaging methods are currently used to produce images of the Earth's subsurface properties at diverse length scales, from high-resolution, near-surface environmental studies for oil and gas exploration to long-period images of the entire planet.

This book presents the physical and mathematical basis of imaging algorithms in the context of controlled-source reflection seismology. The approach taken is motivated by physical optics and theoretical seismology.

The theory is constantly put into practice via a graded sequence of computer exercises using the widely available SU (Seismic Unix) software package.

About the Authors
  • John A. Scales is a PROFESSOR EMERITUS, Department of Physics at Colorado School of Mines, Boulder, USA.
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