Super-virtual refraction interferometry: Field data example over a colluvial wedge

Sherif M. Hanafy, Ola Alhagan, Feras Al-Tawash

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The theory of super-virtual refraction interferometry was recently developed to enhance the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of far-offset traces in refraction surveys. This enhancement of SNR is proportional to N, and can be as high as N if an iterative procedure is used. Here N is the number of post-critical shot positions that coincides with the receiver locations. We now demonstrate the enhancement of SNR of the super-virtual refraction traces for seismic data collected over a normal fault in Saudi Arabia. Results show that both the SNR of the super-virtual data set and the number of reliable first-arrival-traveltime picks are significantly increased. © 2011 Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3814-3818
Number of pages5
JournalSEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts 2011
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 25 2012

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geophysics


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