Introduction to seismic theory, measurements and processing of seismic data to final focussed image for geological and/or physical interpretation.This course deals with the most important aspects of reflection seismics. Theory of seismic waves, aspects of data acquisition (seismic sources, receivers and recorders), and of data processing (CMP processing, velocity analysis, stacking, migration) will be dealt with. The course will be supplemented by a practical of 6 afternoons where the students will see the most important data-processing steps via exercises (in Matlab).

This course is designed to understand:

  • the measurements of raw seismic data, in terms of seismic wave propagation and characteristics of the instrumentation used;
  • the basic ideas of coming from raw seismic data to a migrated seismic reflection image of the subsurface.
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