Acquisition parameters can be improved through forward modeling employing ray tracing theory. If<br>previous information about a certain target area is available, and depending on the desired acquisition<br>geometry, a 2D or 3D elastic earth model driven by the subsurface geology and structure can be constructed;<br>and its seismic response compared with the available seismic information used to obtain the underlying<br>structural interpretation. Such a model can be used to simulate wave propagation in the subsurface as a<br>function of different parameters, allowing for the selection of the best cost-illumination acquisition design<br>to improve seismic image quality.


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