Understanding the reverse time migration backscattering: noise or signal?
Reverse time migration (RTM) backscattered events are produced by the cross-correlation between waves reflected from sharp interfaces (e.g. the top of salt bodies). Commonly, these events are seen as a drawback for the RTM method because they obstruct the image of the geologic structure. Many strategies have been developed to filter out the artifacts from the conventional image. However, these events contain information that can be used to analyze kinematic synchronization between source and receiver wavefields reconstructed in the subsurface. Numeric and theoretical analysis indicate the ...
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