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Objective functions for velocity inversion
Author(s): William Woodbury Symes
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Paper Abstract

The most important element in the depth imaging process for reflection seismograms is the velocity field. This field predicts the travel paths of seismic waves, and therefore determines the placement of reflector positions to explain the data. This paper investigates the mathematical structure of a number of velocity estimation algorithms, both conventional and speculative. All of these are based on optimization of an objective function of velocity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2033, Mathematical Methods in Geophysical Imaging, (1 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.164836
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William Woodbury Symes, Rice Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2033:
Mathematical Methods in Geophysical Imaging
Sergio E. Zarantonello, Editor(s)

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