"A feasible method of estimating the attenuative properties of a layered earth medium from a reflection seismogram has been developed. An average attenuation factor of n layers in the least squares sense is designated as ß and its usefulness in real applications is investigated. Techniques of extracting dissipation factors from both noise free and noisy reflection seismic traces are discussed. In order to describe the change of the factors with an increase of depth, an average dissipation curve the form of which is similar to the average velocity of layered medium is also introduced. Both the ß and the average dissipation curves are estimated using real seismic data. The result reveals that dissipation factor of each individual layer obtained shows highly fluctuating characteristics. However, both ß and the average dissipation curve exhibit reasonably reliable statistical regularity"--Abstract, page ii.
Rupert, Gerald B., 1930-2016
Frohlich, Reinhard K.
Haas, Charles J.
Clark, George Bromley, 1912-
Plummer, O. R.
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
Ph. D. in Geophysical Engineering
Western Geophysical Co. of America
University of Missouri--Rolla
viii, 82 pages
© 1972 Joong Hee Chun, All rights reserved.
Dissertation - Open Access
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Seismic reflection method
Seismic waves -- Scattering
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Chun, Joong Hee, "The average dissipation curve of an attenuative layered earth medium" (1972). Doctoral Dissertations. 1864.