Green's function for migration: Continuous recording geometry

Gerard T. Schuster*, Jianxing Hu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Analytical formulas are derived to give the point scatterer responses for the zero-offset and nonzero-offset migration operators. These formulas are derived under the far-field approximation for a continuous distribution of sources and receivers, and are denoted as migration Green's functions. By specifying a homogeneous velocity model with irregular layers, these Green's functions can be used to quickly compute the synthetic migrated sections without having to compute the modeled data. Thus, these formulas provide a fundamental understanding of migration artifacts and their relationship to the image point location and source-receiver configuration. This understanding lays the foundation for the next step, elimination of these artifacts by migration deconvolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-175
Number of pages9
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology


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