Least squares datuming with the wave equation

Yanwei Xue*, Gerard T. Schuster

*Corresponding author for this work

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The limited recording aperture of a surface seismic experiment promotes artifacts in extrapolated wavefields. To mitigate these errors, we introduce least squares datuming (LSD). Numerical results with synthetic data show that LSD significantly reduces the artifacts in datuming wave-fields recorded by narrow aperture arrays. Only inexpensive dot products of computed Green's functions with the data are required so this procedure is efficient for target-oriented reverse-time migration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2366-2370
Number of pages5
JournalSEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • 2D
  • Acoustic
  • Imaging
  • Least squares
  • Subsalt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geophysics


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