Diffraction imaging by a focusing-defocusing approach

V. Khaidukov, E. Landa*, T. J. Moser

*Corresponding author for this work

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Diffractions always need more advertizing. It is true that conventional seismic processing and migration is usually successful in using specular reflections to estimate subsurface velocities and reconstruct the geometry of strong and continuous reflectors. At the same time, correct identification of geological discontinuities, such as faults, pinch-outs and small-size scattering objects, is an important problem in the interpretation of seismic data. It is precisely the seismic response from these structural features that is encoded in the diffracted wavefield. Diffractions, however, are typically lost during the conventional processing sequence.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting, SEG 2003 - Dallas, United States
Duration: 26 Oct 200331 Oct 2003


Conference2003 Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting, SEG 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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