Digital Imaging and Deconvolution: The ABCs of Seismic Exploration and Processing

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Digital Imaging and Deconvolution: The ABCs of Seismic Exploration and Processing
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Series Geophysical References Series
Title Digital Imaging and Deconvolution: The ABCs of Seismic Exploration and Processing
Author Enders A. Robinson and Sven Treitel
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1190/1.9781560801610
ISBN 9781560801481
Store SEG Online Store

Digital Imaging and Deconvolution: The ABCs of Seismic Exploration and Processing (SEG Geophysical References Series No. 15) covers the basic ideas and methods used in seismic processing, concentrating on the fundamentals of seismic imaging and deconvolution. Most chapters are followed by problem sets. Some exercises supplement textual material; others are meant to stimulate classroom discussions. Text and exercises deal mostly with simple examples that can be solved with nothing more than pencil and paper.

The book covers wave motion; digital imaging; digital filtering; various visualization aspects of the seismic reflection method; sampling theory; the frequency spectrum; synthetic seismograms; wavelets and wavelet processing; deconvolution; the need for continuing interaction between the seismic interpreter and the computer; seismic attributes; phase rotation; and seismic attenuation. The last of the 15 chapters provide a detailed mathematical overview. Digital Imaging and Deconvolution, nominated for the Association of Earth Science Editors award for best geoscience publication of 2008–2009, will interest professional geophysicists, graduate students, and upper-level undergraduates in geophysics. The book also will be helpful to scientists and engineers in other disciplines who use digital signal processing to analyze and image wave-motion data in remote-detection applications. The methods described are important in optical imaging, video imaging, medical and biological imaging, acoustical analysis, radar, and sonar.


Chapter 1: Wave motion


Chapter 2: Digital imaging


Chapter 3: Visualization


Chapter 4: Sampling


Chapter 5: Filtering


Chapter 6: Frequency


Chapter 7: Wavelets


Chapter 8: Synthetics


Chapter 9: Wavelet processing


Chapter 10: Deconvolution


Chapter 11: Fine points


Chapter 12: Attributes


Chapter 13: Phase


Chapter 14: Absorption


Chapter 15: Input-output models