Ray-map migration of transmitted surface waves

Jing Li, Gerard T. Schuster

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Near-surface normal faults can sometimes separate two distinct zones of velocity heterogeneity, where the medium on one side of the fault has a faster velocity than on the other side. Therefore, the slope of surface-wave arrivals in a common-shot gather should abruptly change near the surface projection of the fault. We present ray-map imaging method that migrates transmitted surface waves to the fault plane, and therefore it roughly estimates the orientation, depth, and location of the near-surface fault. The main benefits of this method are that it is computationally inexpensive and robust in the presence of noise.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)SQ33-SQ40
Number of pages1
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 25 2016

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: We thank the 2016 sponsors of Center for Subsurface Imaging and Fluid Modeling (CSIM) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) for their support.


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