Application of multifocusing seismic processing to the GPR data analysis

Alex Berkovitch, Lev Eppelbaum, Uri Basson

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A multifocusing seismic processing (MFSP) is based on the homeomorphic imaging theory and consists of stacking seismic data with arbitrary source-receiver distribution according to a new local moveout correction. Three-parameter travel time representation allows to obtain a precise approximation not only for the CMP travel time curves, but also for the full multi-coverage travel time surfaces. In MFSP observed data are stacked along a full travel time surface whereas in the CMP are used only hyperbolas. MFSP does not require any knowledge of the subsurface model and produces an accurate zero offset section, even in the cases of complicated geological structure and low relation signal/noise. The optimal sets of parameters obtaining in MFSP (emergence angle of normal rays and two fundamental solutions of differential equations of wavefront) play an important role in the analysis of wavefield distribution. These parameters can be used as initial ones for inverse problem solution and construction of velocity model. MFSP with some modification may be applied for the ground penetrating radar data processing. We illustrate application of MFSP technique to GPR profile aimed to map stratigraphy at quarry “Nesher” in the Central Israel. The obtained results show that the presented method may be effectively used together with conventional procedures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the symposium on the Application of geophysics to engineering and environmental problems, February 20-24, 2000, Arlington, VA
Subtitle of host publicationThe Annual Meeting of the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society
EditorsMichael H. Powers, Abou-Bakr Ibrahim, Lynn Cramer
Place of PublicationWheat Ridge, CO
PublisherEnvironmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS)
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2000
Event13th Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems: SAGEEP 2000 - Hyatt Regency, Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia, United States
Duration: 20 Feb 200024 Feb 2000
Conference number: 13

Publication series

NameProceedings of SAGEEP
PublisherEnvironmental and Engineering Geophysical Society
ISSN (Print)1554-8015


Conference13th Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCrystal City, Arlington, Virginia


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