Reflection Seismology, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 012409600X
  • ISBN-13: 9780124096004
  • DDC: 551.22
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 272 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Authored by a geophysicist with more than 50 years of experience in research and instruction, Reflection Seismology: Theory, Data Processing and Interpretation provides a single source of foundational knowledge in reflection seismology principles and theory. Reflection seismology has a broad range of applications and is used primarily by the oil and gas industry to provide high-resolution maps and build a coherent geological story from maps of processed seismic reflections. Combined with seismic attribute analysis and other exploration geophysics tools, it aids geologists and geo-engineers in creating geological models of areas of exploration and extraction interest. Yet as important as reflection seismology is to the hydrocarbon industry, it's difficult to find a single source that synthesizes the topic without having to wade through numerous journal articles from a range of different publishers. This book is a one-stop source of reflection seismology theory, helping scientists navigates through the wealth of new data processing techniques that have emerged in recent years.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction to the Wave Theory.
2: Elastic Waves in a Perfect Elastic Solid.
3: From Elastic Waves to Seismic Waves.
4: Wave Equation Reduction with Reflection Seismic Data Processing.
5: Integral Solutions of the Wave Equation with Boundary and Initial Value Conditions.
6: Decomposition and Continuation of Seismic Wave Field.
7: Seismic Inversion.
Appendix: Finite Difference Method for Solving the Acoustic Wave Equation with Velocity and Density Variant Media.