Image-based Q tomography using reverse time Q migration

Yi Shen, Tieyuan Zhu

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This paper first developed a technique to tomographically estimate a Q model from the migrated image using two-way wavefield continuation method. When compared with the previous work with a one-way downward-continuation method, this technique exhibits better capability of handling the steep structure, e.g. the salt flank. Numerical results on a complex model with a salt body demonstrate the effectiveness of this two-way method on resolving the overturned wave propagation introduced by the steep structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3694-3698
Number of pages5
JournalSEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts
StatePublished - 2015
EventSEG New Orleans Annual Meeting, SEG 2015 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Oct 18 2011Oct 23 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geophysics


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