Using refracted shear waves for velocity estimation

Citation:
Pautet, L, Kuperman WA, Dorman L.  2001.  Using refracted shear waves for velocity estimation. Geophysical Prospecting. 49:281-286.

Date Published:

Mar

Keywords:

reflection, stacking technique

Abstract:

The most difficult parr of multicomponent processing is the estimation of the shear-wave velocity map for migration. We used refracted shear waves and a simple iterative method called wavefield continuation (WFC) to evaluate the shallow shear-wave velocity profile on a real data example. The WFC was developed in 1981 by Clayton and McMechan to determine compressional-wave velocity profiles from refracted compressional waves. The application to refracted shear waves is straightforward. The real data example shows that shear structure can be easily determined independently of the compressional structure.

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DOI:

10.1046/j.1365-2478.2001.00252.x