Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0263-5046
  • E-ISSN: 1365-2397


The source in seismic reflection surveys generates elastic waves in the ground. These may be considered as a transient disturbance which radiates outwards into the earth. Along the propagation path, inhomogeneous, anisotropic and imperfectly elastic media are encountered, and hence the amplitude of the disturbance will decay in a complicated manner as it propagates, dependent on the charactéristics of the media through which it passes. The amplitude of the reflected signal which we attribute to a certain horizon cannot therefore be directly related to the contrast in velocities and densities encountered by the seismic wavelet at the reflector, because many other perturbing factors exist.


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