Ray-map migration of transmitted surface waves

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Abstract

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
JournalInterpretation
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 25 2016

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