Wave-equation Q tomography and least-squares migration

  • Gaurav Dutta

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


This thesis designs new methods for Q tomography and Q-compensated prestack depth migration when the recorded seismic data suffer from strong attenuation. A motivation of this work is that the presence of gas clouds or mud channels in overburden structures leads to the distortion of amplitudes and phases in seismic waves propagating inside the earth. If the attenuation parameter Q is very strong, i.e., Q
Date of AwardMar 2016
Original languageEnglish (US)
Awarding Institution
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering
SupervisorGerard Schuster (Supervisor)


  • Attenuation
  • Tomography
  • Least-squares
  • RTM
  • Q-compensation

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