Viscoacoustic wave propagation simulation in the earth

J. M. Carcione, D. Kosloff, R. Kosloff

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The anelastic properties of real materials, particularly of porous rocks, are described using the theory of linear viscoelasticity based on Boltzmann's superposition principle. Wave-propagation simulation with this model requires implementing the convolutional relation in the equation of motion. A pseudospectral time-integration technique is used to solve the equation of motion. Applications of viscoacoustic modeling suggest the need for considering the correct attenuation-dispersion effects for various fundamental seismic problems in anelastic earth models. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)769-777
Number of pages9
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1988


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