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Geophysical data analysis with wavelet transforms
Author(s): Douglas J. Foster; Charles C. Mosher; F. David Lane
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Paper Abstract

In addition to data compression, wavelet transforms also provide a powerful tool for analysis and processing of seismic data. In the frequency domain, wavelet transforms can be expressed as pairs of low and high pass filters that are repeatedly applied to seismograms. A feature of the wavelet transform is the availability of both time and frequency axes in the transform domain. Algorithms that require simultaneous access to time and frequency, such as attenuation analysis, can easily be implemented in the wavelet domain. Dual access to time and frequency comes at price, however. The filters used to implement the transform overlap in the frequency domain, which leads to internal aliasing for many algorithms, including data compression. Careful attention to the details of the aliasing terms in the transform is crucial for effective and accurate algorithms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3453, Mathematical Methods in Geophysical Imaging V, (1 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.323287
Show Author Affiliations
Douglas J. Foster, ARCO Exploration and Production Technology (United States)
Charles C. Mosher, ARCO Exploration and Production Technology (United States)
F. David Lane, Union Pacific Resources (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3453:
Mathematical Methods in Geophysical Imaging V
Siamak Hassanzadeh, Editor(s)

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