Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"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.

Advisor(s)

Rupert, Gerald B., 1930-2016

Committee Member(s)

Frohlich, Reinhard K.
Haas, Charles J.
Clark, George Bromley, 1912-
Plummer, O. R.

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Geophysical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Western Geophysical Co. of America

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1972

Pagination

viii, 82 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 69-71).

Rights

© 1972 Joong Hee Chun, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Seismic reflection method
Geomagnetism
Seismic waves -- Scattering

Thesis Number

T 2638

Print OCLC #

6039019

Electronic OCLC #

879210039

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