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Quasi-Monte Carlo approach to efficient 3D seismic image reconstruction
Author(s): Yongshe Sun; Gerard T. Schuster; Kris Sikorski
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Paper Abstract

Wozniakowski recently achieved a mathematical breakthrough in understanding the tractability of multidimensional integration using nearly-optimal quasi-Monte Carlo methods. Inspired by the new mathematical insights, we have studied the feasibility of applying quasi-Monte Carlo methods to seismic imaging by 3D pre-stack Kirchhoff migration. This earth imaging technique involves computing a large (109) number of 3- or 4-dimensional integrals. Our numerical studies show that nearly-optimal quasi-Monte Carlo migration can produce the same or better quality earth images using only a small fraction (one fifth or less) of the data required by a conventional Kirchhoff migration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2301, Mathematical Methods in Geophysical Imaging II, (23 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187488
Show Author Affiliations
Yongshe Sun, Univ. of Utah (United States)
Gerard T. Schuster, Univ. of Utah (United States)
Kris Sikorski, Univ. of Utah (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2301:
Mathematical Methods in Geophysical Imaging II
Siamak Hassanzadeh, Editor(s)

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